SCH Number 2005071077
- California School for the Deaf - Riverside - Dormitory Replacement and Chiller Project
- The California Department of Education proposes to replace existing dormitories at the California School for the Deaf - Riverside, and construct a new central chiller plant. The campus is a State facility, located on State-owned property. Currently, the school has residential facilities to accommodate up to 300 students. However, the existing dormitories were originally constructed in the early 1950's, and have not undergone any major remodeling or rehabilitation. The project is needed to construct new residential buildings that conform with current building fire and electrical codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provide a reasonable indoor environment by upgrading the mechanical systems for heating and cooling. The proposed project would demolish and remove 13 dormitories totaling approximately 90,000 sf, and construct 14 new residential buildings totaling approximately 130,400 sf. The new buildings would consist of: 7 High School and Special Needs Dormitories, 2 Middle School Dormitories, 2 Elementary School Dormitories, 1 Special Needs Apartment, and 2 High School Apartment Buildings. The buildings would be single-story, 1-hour fire rated, steel frame construction, with brick and stucco siding, designed to architecturally blend with existing structures on the campus. The project would also provide 15,600 sf of replacement parking, and would construct associated walkways, lighting, landscaping, and irrigation. The project improvements to the dormitories will provide a modern home-like environment, designed to be responsive to the needs of the hearing impaired students. In addition, the project would construct a new chiller plant, which consists of a new, approximately 5,500 sf steel frame and masonry building to house the offices, restrooms, main chillder plant, cooling towers, and electrical room, and a thermal energy storage tank 50 feet high and 65 feet in diameter.
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