Location: Creve Coeur, MO
Services: Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
Category: Education – Day care center
Area: 18,600 sq. Ft
Software: REVIT, HAP 5.11, Bluebeam, COMcheck, McQuay, Ductsizer

3S MEP provided comprehensive mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design services,for the Missouri School located in Creve Coeur. The project at the Higher Ground School, covering 18,600 sq ft and involving Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) work in both the Nido and Toddler rooms, was a detailed and thorough initiative designed to guarantee the utmost functionality, safety, and comfort for the young occupants. The focus of the design was on occupant comfort, proper ventilation, and the efficient delivery of heating, cooling, plumbing, lighting, and power services.

The building is designed and renovated to transform it into a mixed-use space, featuring a daycare center on the lower level and an office area on the upper level. This posed a challenge in establishing electrical connections without disrupting the office area. Additionally, we crafted layouts in accordance with NEC compliance.

The plumbing division designed the domestic water supply, sanitary waste disposal, and the installation of a grease system for the kitchen service. Our main focus was to ensure proper supply, efficient drainage, and adherence to plumbing codes and regulations. Careful consideration was given to the selection of plumbing equipment and fixtures to meet the specific domestic water demands of the school facility.

The HVAC system was designed using a roof top unit, furnaces, and condensing units with  economizer systems as needed for optimal heating, cooling, and ventilation. We utilized Wall cap for efficient air intake and exhaust, maintaining proper pressure in each room for human comfort. We designed an adequate HVAC system to meet the requirements of multi-utility facilities such as toddlers, Nido, Children’s Houses, kitchenettes, restrooms, and other areas within the school. Special attention was given to occupant comfort and ventilation needs.

The project encountered multiple challenges that needed to be addressed. Firstly, ensuring ample ventilation and maintaining a comfortable environment for the occupants throughout the facility was a key concern, particularly due to the specific requirements of an early childhood education building. Secondly, it was crucial to effectively coordinate the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems to ensure seamless integration and functionality. Additionally, a major focus was placed on avoiding any design alterations or modifications that could potentially disrupt the overall project timeline and budget. Throughout the MEP project, strict adherence to the codes was paramount, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and guaranteeing the highest standards of safety and quality. The MEP design and implementation aimed not only to meet functional requirements but also to contribute significantly to the holistic well-being and development of the children within the Higher Ground School’s Nido and Toddler rooms.