S&P Completes Construction of $12.2 Million HISD Relief Elementary School


S&P Completes Construction of $12.2 Million HISD Relief Elementary School   | hou_txbz, satterfield, pontikes,

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. (S&P) recently completed construction of Neff-White Relief Elementary School for the Houston Independent School District.

The 88,000-square-foot facility was built to relieve overcrowded conditions at Pat Neff and Ed White elementary schools in southwest Houston.

Designed by PDG Architects, the new $12.2 million school will serve 750 students in grades 2–5.

To optimize energy efficiency, the school was designed and constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. With a goal to earn a minimum LEED Certified rating, key features include improved air quality, increased use of natural light, low-consumption plumbing fixtures, and energy-efficient systems and controls.

A variable refrigerant volume HVAC system, which can provide considerable savings on energy costs and space requirements, is used for climate control. Rice & Gardner provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for the project.

Features of the new two-story facility include a structural steel frame with brick veneer and glass curtain wall. Interior finishes include VCT flooring and painted gypsum board walls. Site work consisted of paving, detention pond, underground drainage, fire lanes, canopies and bus drop-off area.