Upper Dublin High School

Upper Dublin High School

D’Huy assisted the Owner in planning and the selection of the design team for this first referendum school project in Pennsylvania. Once the Design Team was selected, D’Huy played an integral role in managing the preparation of the plans and providing value engineering recommendations to ensure the District received the highest quality project at the best value.

The complexities of this three-phase construction project included demolition of the existing structure and construction the new facility virtually on top of the existing footprint without disrupting school programs or extracurricular activities. 

This LEED project includes HVAC ground source water heat pump system, a white reflective roof, 3” exterior spray-on insulation, and lighting controls to maximize LEED credits for energy savings. Construction phase sustainable practices were implemented by D’Huy included a waste management program in which over 80% of construction debris was diverted from landfills, and an indoor air quality program to minimize the introduction of moisture into building systems and reduce the quantity of VOCs in building components. The installation of regionally harvested materials, recycled materials and certified wood products were a critical factor in obtaining LEED Certification. Although the District, through design, planned for Silver LEED certification, the project ultimately was granted Gold certification. D’Huy Engineering, Inc. completed this complex project on time and below budget.

Client

The School District of Upper Dublin

1580 Fort Washington Avenue

Maple Glen, PA 19002

Location

800 Loch Alsh Avenue

Fort Washington, PA 19034

Project Description

New Construction: 360,000 sq. ft.

Project Dates

Start: May 2008

Completion: August 2012

Costs

Pre-Bid Estimate: $98,000,000

Actual Bid Cost: $95,797,624

Final Construction Cost*: $97,916,991

*Majority of increase due to unsuitable/toxic soil remediation and Owner increased scope