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Swinerton Builders Orange County: August 28, 2014

Swinerton Builders Completes Work on Educational Building in California

General contractor Swinerton Builders has completed construction work on new $17 million Enclave at Costa Mesa Middle School in California, US.

The project has been designed by HMC Architects with McCarthy Building Companies serving as the construction manager.

Work involved creation of a new Type-2 state-of-the-art science building covering an area of 31,000 square feet.

The new building houses fifteen classrooms, four science labs, administration space as well as bathroom facilities.

The largest classroom dubbed as the Exploring Technologies Centre, features very high exposed ceilings and will serve as a 30-station computer lab.

The exterior of the building is made of three varied systems which include a brick veneer front, set on top of plaster, which is set on top of composite metal panels, with a waterproofing barrier system to help resist a Category-5 hurricane.

Thin solar panels have been rolled onto the slanted aluminium panels on top of the building's front exterior, which has created 9kw of power to be used as a learning display for the students.

The outside of the building features a host of large garden planters which will help students learn about horticulture.

The building has incorporated multiple green features, such as reducing paper use through use of BIM to check steel shop drawings and MEP coordination, and use of Total Station for surveying.

Work on the project commenced on December 2012 and classes are expected to begin by 2014 end.

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