Photo by Robert Benson
Solution

Engineering and Science University Magnet School

West Haven, CT

Completion

2017

Awards

2018 Project Team Award, Connecticut Building Congress
Engineering and Science University Magnet School in West Haven
Engineering and Science University Magnet School in West Haven

Photo by Robert Benson

Engineering and Science University Magnet School in West Haven

Photo by Robert Benson

Located on the University of New Haven’s campus, the Engineering and Science Magnet School focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for middle and high school students. The new 122,000 sq ft building provides collaborative learning space and a laboratory to support the school’s innovative curriculums. SGH consulted on the building enclosure.

Scope | Solutions

SGH consulted on the building enclosure, including foundation waterproofing, flashing, masonry cavity walls, curtain walls, windows, roofing, and skylights. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Reviewed the proposed designs and provided recommendations to improve building enclosure performance

  • Helped develop details to integrate the various building enclosure systems

  • Observed construction of curtain wall and masonry cavity wall mockups, which established standards for the project

  • Visited the unitized curtain wall manufacturing facility to review fabrication processes and recommended changes to the manufacturing and quality control program

  • Responded to contractor requests for information and reviewed submittals to compare with the design intent

  • Visited the site to observe construction to compare with the project requirements

  • Performed water testing of curtain walls and other glazing systems to evaluate as-built performance

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