College of Southern Nevada HVAC Center of Excellence Expansion

Martin-Harris’s Special Projects Group completed this CMAR expansion project for the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) at their Western High School location. Their HVAC/R Technologies Program was taught in 3 separate buildings across 3 CSN campuses. The goal of this project was to consolidate the program into 1 location to better serve the students and make for a more efficient education facility. 

This 26,430 SF expansion and renovation turned an existing computer lab into instructional classrooms, a sheet metal lab, dedicated labs for residential HVAC systems, commercial HVAC systems, and critical systems, offices, and storage space. The scope of work included an overhaul of electrical and mechanical systems, framing and installing new mechanical and HVAC labs, new finishes, and storefront glazing. It required demolition and new installation of some existing walls, doors, windows, ceilings, and flooring; and structural improvements to accommodate a new overhead door. 

This CMAR project was undertaken in 2 phases: Preconstruction and Construction Services. During preconstruction, Martin-Harris worked with CSN’s Facilities Management Department and the Architect during the design and construction documents preparation phase to provide expertise; analysis and feedback regarding material, methods, systems, schedule, sequencing, labor and other conditions affecting construction; lifecycle cost analysis; value analysis; and options for cost savings. We provided labor and materials estimates at regular design intervals to assist CSN with making decisions that keep the project within the budget. We also developed a construction schedule to assist CSN with detecting scheduling or constructability problems that could delay the construction.

The campus remained fully functional throughout the course of construction. This is a testament to the quality of Martin-Harris’s Safety Program and our ability to keep workers, students, staff and the visiting public safe during an occupied renovation.

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