Carroll County Career and Technology Center
Project Quick Facts
- Carroll County Career and Technology Center
- Owner: Carroll County Public Schools
- Type of project: Renovation/Addition
- Location: Westminster, MD
All Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electric systems were replaced in a phased while occupied construction process. Work included new utilities such as water and electric.
Phase 1 -included planning and construction of an addition to the current building. Phase II- includes renovation of the existing building to bring it into conformance with current building and life safety codes.
The MEP systems were replaced in their entirety. The existing building is 112,190 sq. ft., with an addition of 108,205 sq. ft., and a renovation of 88,735 sq. ft. Demolition includes 23,455 sq. ft., with a proposed total of 196,940 sq. ft. CCCTC includes collision repair, automotive technology, carpentry, diesel technology, HVAC, masonry, welding, and much more.
The existing facility utilized a central chilled water-cooling plant and Unit Ventilators that had to remain functional throughout all phases of work. By utilizing a decentralized VRF system, areas of the building could be zoned to support both the educational programming and operational functionality by renovating a portion of the facility without affecting occupied areas. The building had limited infrastructure space and limited structural roof capacity for new equipment and systems. Packaged Gas fired Rooftop DOAS units and VRF Condensing Units were strategically located and coordinated in concert with the structural engineer requirements.
As part of the expansion, a three-story addition was constructed at the north end of the building. Two stories will match the existing building levels with a third story above. The addition will house the Business and Retail and Health and Biosciences clusters, half of the Information Technology and Transportation clusters, along with administrative and shared use spaces. The remaining program spaces will be housed in the revitalized existing facility. Each program in the revitalized facility will be located and size-adjusted to meet the programmatic goals outlined by the school system.