Iowa High School to Upgrade HVAC System

For the first time ever, the main gymnasium and cafeteria at Fort Dodge Senior High School in Fort Dodge, Iowa, will have air conditioning when the next school year begins this fall.

The school board for the Fort Dodge Community School District recently approved a $2.2-million HVAC addition and replacement project at Fort Dodge Senior High School. The board approved a bid from Kolacia Construction on Monday, Jan. 24. Work is expected to begin about May 31 and finish by Aug. 12, before the 2022–23 school year begins.

This will be the first HVAC system for the school’s cafeteria area and main gymnasium, according to District Communications Director Jen Lane. Work will include a new rooftop unit, new chiller and chiller piping upgrades, fire suppression systems and new hydronic piping. The work will also entail new interior finishes and electrical work in the cafeteria, kitchen serving area and commons areas.

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