Location: Sun Praire, WI
Services: Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
Category: Education- Day care center
Area: 11,740 sq. Ft
Software: AutoCAD, HAP 5.11, Bluebeam, COMcheck, McQuay Dutsizer

3S MEP delivered extensive mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design solutions for the Wisconsin School situated in Sun Prairie. The undertaking at the Higher Ground School, spanning 11,740 sq.ft and encompassing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) tasks in both the Nido and Toddler rooms, was crafted to ensure optimal functionality, safety, and comfort for the children. The design emphasized occupant comfort, effective ventilation, and the proficient provision of heating, cooling, plumbing, lighting, and power services.

Effectively coordinating the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems to ensure seamless integration and functionality presented a challenge. The plumbing team designed the domestic water supply, sanitary waste disposal, and the installation of a grease system for the kitchen service. The primary emphasis was on designing an adequate domestic water supply and drainage system while complying with plumbing codes and regulations. We meticulously selected plumbing equipment and fixtures, taking into account the particular domestic water demands of the school facility.

Electrical design services included lighting and power layout that considered both functionality and energy efficiency. The team conducted load calculations to determine the electrical demand and designed the electrical system accordingly. Developed a Single Line Diagram (SLD) to illustrate the electrical connections and distribution within the facility.

The HVAC system was designed using roof top units with  economizer systems as needed for optimal heating, cooling, and ventilation. 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 faced various challenges that required attention. Primarily, addressing the specific requirements of an early childhood education building, ensuring sufficient ventilation, and maintaining a comfortable environment for occupants throughout the facility were key concerns. 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 ICC 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.