Wylie Independent School District is located in southern Collin County just 24 miles northeast of the Dallas metroplex. This fast-growing school system is well over a century old and contains 20 campuses and serves more than 14,500 students. ATMAC Mechanical has contributed to the critical renovation and expansion efforts needed to help the school system thrive.
The city of Grand Prairie has opened Fire Station No. 10 to serve neighborhoods in the Joe Pool Lake area. The 12,332-square-foot station contains four drive-through apparatus bays, eight dorm rooms, officer’s quarters, a day room, a commercial kitchen, and a workshop. It also has a safe room designed to withstand a category 4/5 storm. Building aesthetics play off of the nearby marine setting by featuring a nautical motif, with clapboard siding, mooring rope chains, and even a working lighthouse feature.
From the beginning, the administration at Church of the Incarnation wanted new additions to feel as familiar as the current building. The gothic architecture and attention to finish details succeed in blending the old with the new. The new facility includes a three hundred seat chapel, a three-story education wing, and a large, gathering space with a new front entry.
ATMAC installed the complete plumbing system in the 60,000 sq ft expansion, including sewer and plumbing fixtures for restrooms and several small kitchens.
Denton County offices have room to grow in the new 42,000 square-foot facility where residents can conveniently access county services. Offices for County Clerk, Tax Office, Constable, Justice of the Peace, Community Supervision and Corrections, Veterans Services, Department of Public Safety, and Precinct 3 County Commissioner are included in the space. The building features a grand front porch wrapped in cast stone and arched windows along a colonnade.
Wylie High School’s new 7,000 sq ft culinary arts wing includes a state-of-the-art kitchen and “The 544,” a student-run restaurant. Both facilities are new additions to the 18-year-old campus, part of Wylie Independent School District, and are products of a district-wide improvement plan funded by a local 2014 bond package. These innovative learning spaces are designed to complement each other and provide flexible training areas where students can practice and perfect their culinary skills.
The Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center had been on the books for nearly a decade. Expectations were high for a stunning facility and ATMAC Mechanical delivered.
The $5.5 million project located at Oak Point Park in Plano includes a visitor’s center, nature center, multi-use event rooms and office space for city staff. A commercial grade kitchen is also available for catered events. ATMAC constructed the plumbing lines and added the plumbing fixtures used in the 20,000 square foot facility. ATMAC technicians also added the 12-ton heating and ventilation system.
ATMAC Mechanical worked on Farmers Branch Aquatic Center, completing the plumbing and HVAC work with equipment selection and insulation installation. LG Mini-Split air-conditioning units were installed in the Margaret Young Natatorium to take advantage of changeable panels and allergy reduction filters. Outdoors, ATMAC constructed the plumbing lines for the outdoor splash pool, water slides, lazy river, and lagoon pool.
Replacing the HVAC systems and bringing the plumbing up to current standards for a 70-year old historic building presents a whole range of challenges. Add to it, partial occupancy and serving as a medical teaching facility and you’ve got some serious planning to do.
In 1924 everything was smaller, including elevators and ceiling space. Installation of three 200-ton chillers meant cutting into concrete, taking apart new equipment and putting it back together, and finding innovative solutions to fit all new plumbing and electrical into small spaces, while figuring out how to install new med-gas piping and code-approved fire protection systems.