DJG was part of the project team that doubled the size of the York County library to 22,000 SF. The new design included new browsing areas, study rooms, conference rooms, and multi-purpose assembly spaces. After conducting field visits, DJG added a centralized building lighting control system, a new distribution panel, and other adjustments to ensure current code compliance.
DJG’s mechanical engineers performed an evaluation of the existing HVAC system and determined with some modifications that it would satisfactorily serve the renovated portion of the building for many more years. The building addition includes a 30-ton packaged rooftop variable air volume (VAV) air handling unit and single-duct VAV terminal units with electric reheat coils. A new building automation system was specified as well as the integration with the County’s energy management system.
As a part of the renovation and building addition, the plumbing system was essentially completely replaced. The domestic hot water system was specified to be very cost-effective, with several smaller storage tank water heaters serving local fixtures. Domestic hot water temperature maintenance systems were specified to reduce hot water time to fixture and improve water efficiency.
The Library’s existing electrical service was calculated to be adequate for the renovation and addition, but the existing main distribution panel did not meet NEC requirements and needed to be replaced. DJG was able to rectify this situation early in the design process to ensure budget impacts were quantified.
DJG has a long-standing relationship with national library design experts, HBM Architects & Interior Designers. This directly befits the cutting-edge results York County is received.
If you’re looking for a long-term partner for your next architectural engineering project, you need DJG. With offices located in Williamsburg, VA and Raleigh, NC, we’re ready to consult on your next engineering project.