SAU39 - Amherst, NH

Key Factors for Clark-Wilkins

The current status and key issues

Clark Wilkins Mechanical Existing Conditions Summary

Clark-Wilkins Current Conditions Gallery

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Key Issues at Clark

  • Inadequate number of classrooms
  • Improper egress – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Inefficient exterior envelope (siding and lintels in masonry)
  • Mechanical systems at end-of-life¬†
  • Poor air quality (due to older mechanical systems)¬† resulting in highly variable temperatures in many rooms *recent control system upgrades have been made to help with this in interim
  • Limited access to electricity in education areas – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Lack of Special Education space – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Lack of ADA accessible restrooms and clearances throughout
  • Undersized classrooms as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Constrained site not allowing for significant expansion
  • Lack of storage areas as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Lack of staff work areas as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • All mechanical systems are at end-of-life, and need to be replaced
  • All plumbing systems are at end-of-life, and should be replaced with code-compliant systems *Septic system was completed, interior piping has been replaced on first floor, continued maintenance required
  • All electrical systems are inadequate for a modern technology rich school environment, and should be replaced
  • Emergency electical systems are inadequate, as there is no generator
  • Two buildings cost more to maintain and staff as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation

Key Issues at Wilkins

  • Inadequate number of classrooms
  • Inadequate space for Special Education and Intervention
  • Inadequate acoustical separation, particularly in Special Education areas
  • Lack of access to electricity in education areas
  • Dislocated grade levels
  • Classrooms without sinks
  • Mechanical systems at end of life
  • Some ADA accessibility issues, particularly restrooms
  • Poor air quality (due to older mechanical systems) resulting in highly variable temperatures in many rooms
  • Site paving at end of life
  • Lack of separate cafeteria and gymnasium spaces
  • Missing 2-3 classrooms per grade to accommodate target class sizes
  • Missing 8 classrooms to accommodate 5th grade
  • All mecanical sytems are at end-of-life, and need to be replaced
  • All plumbing systems are at end-of-life, and should be replaced with code-compliant systems
  • All electrical systems are inadequate for a modern technology rich school environment, and should be replaced
  • Emergency electical systems are inadequate, as there is no generator
  • Lighting is at end-of-life, not energy efficient, and should be replaced
  • Two buildings cost more to maintain and staff