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Case Study: Inwood Academy for Leadership

The Inwood Academy for Leadership is a well-established charter school located in the northernmost neighborhood of Manhattan. The school selected Truline as its CM/GC for the construction of its first stand alone high school.

The site, occupied by a two-story building which is approximately 115 years old, had functioned as a parking facility since being constructed. The challenge was to convert an ill maintained building with very little infrastructure into a state-of-the-art high school that will serve the community for many years to come. It was a complex task.

Due to the building’s prior automotive use and its proximity to the elevated subway there were myriad city and state agencies involved; occasionally with conflicting requirements. Input and approvals were required from OER, MTA, DEC, DEP, DOB, ConEd, Board of Health, FDNY, DOT, and NYC Parks Dept. among others.

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The physical work comprised approximately 60,000sf. The building required all new infrastructure. In addition to the elements of a more typical interior fit-out, the project included:

-Removal of the existing car ramps, the ground floor slab, and the entire roof
-Extensive structural alterations
-Three new staircases
-A new elevator
-A new electrical service and switchgear
-A new gas service
-Two new domestic water services
-All new storm and waste lines
-New sprinkler standpipe and fire pump
-A rooftop diesel generator and all associated fuel storage and piping.
-A rooftop chiller and associated AHU’s
-A rooftop MAU
-An SSDS system
-Two new boilers
-Two new hot water heaters
-New fin tube radiators throughout
-All associated pumps
-Extensive façade restoration
-New triple paned, high STC glazing.

The project was completed under budget and in time for the start of the 2019/20 school year.