The new ESH Greene Elementary School, renamed Cardinal Elementary School, accommodates 1,000 students. This 118,901 square foot, two-story, state-of-the-art facility, is designed to include school […]
The new ESH Greene Elementary School, renamed Cardinal Elementary School, accommodates 1,000 students. This 118,901 square foot, two-story, state-of-the-art facility, is designed to include school and community green space, be energy efficient and feature highly-advanced security systems.
The new elementary school was built adjacent to the existing school which remained fully operational during construction. Once new construction was complete, and the existing elementary school vacated, it will be demolished and completion of any remaining site construction and improvements are being performed.
Site construction consisted of work on approximately 14.98 acres, including erosion and sediment control measures, clearing and grubbing, storm water piping and retention ponds, building pad preparation, utilities including a forced main sanitary system, temporary and permanent parking areas and driveways, bus loop, concrete walks, areas of concrete and segmented retaining walls, fencing and other miscellaneous site work.
The construction consisted of a combination of a steel framed structure and load-bearing exterior masonry. The superstructure is comprised of slab on grade concrete floors with elevated composite slab areas supported by a steel frame system with beams, columns, and joists. Exterior walls are primarily brick with aluminum composite metal panel systems. Exterior windows and doors are prefinished curtain wall and storefront systems. The roof is a combination of asphalt shingle, single ply polyvinyl-chloride, white membrane and standing seam metal roof all with prefinished metal copings and trim. The interior floors are primarily terrazzo and rubber tile products with areas of carpet tile. Interior walls are painted concrete masonry unit and impact resistant gypsum drywall. Ceilings are suspended acoustical ceiling tile and wood slat materials.
Building equipment includes kitchen equipment and systems, hydraulic elevator and media center furnishings. Mechanical system is rooftop HVAC packaged units with air distribution provided through a Variable Air Volume (“VAV”) system. Plumbing systems are sanitary, storm, domestic hot and cold water and fire protection sprinkler piping. Electrical systems are lighting, power and low-voltage systems for auxiliary systems.
Demolition next to an active school
Community Green Space
Advanced Security System
New Bus Loop
Teaching Spaces Equipped with Marker and Tack Boards
Check out the new ESH Greene Elementary School, renamed Cardinal Elementary School, in South Richmond, Virginia.
Get a look at the final phase of construction for Cardinal Elementary School and learn how SBBCC
workers navigate the work site during COVID-19.
Check out SBBCC’s progress on the new Cardinal Elementary School being built to replace the current
Take a look at the progress by S.B. Ballard Construction Company on the new elementary school for
Richmond Public Schools.