Commercial/Recreational – Newport YMCA Pool Building

Project: Pool Facility
Client: Newport County YMCA, Middletown, Rhode Island
Architect/Engineer: Urban Design Group, Bristol, RI
Delivery Method: Design/Build
Size: 5,700 SF
Duration: Three Months

Advanced Building Concepts was brought in early during the planning phase of the Newport YMCA pool project to help the owner select an architect. The Design/Build approach was used to construct the building to save time so that the YMCA could open its pool doors to members as soon as possible.

ABC’s value engineering recommendation to change the mechanical system from an electric dehumidification system to an air exchange system saved the YMCA $50,000 in installation costs plus considerable long-term utility savings.

The building team recommended the introduction of natural light inside the pool area with a wall of windows along the east side of the facility. Work on the project included the demolition of the building down to the foundation, the replacement of wood walls with masonry, installation of a vapor tight ventilating insulated roof system and an efficient heat recovery/air exchanger to control the air quality, temperature and humidity of the building.

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