Crawfordsville Middle School


Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


Crawfordsville Community School Corporation

Services Provided

  • Building Automation
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
Students sitting in a middle school cafeteria

Value Delivered

Shambaugh & Son is honored to have been on the Design-Build team selected to perform the mechanical, plumbing, temperature controls, electrical, security, communications and fire protection design and construction for the $32 million, 152,000 sf Crawfordsville Middle School. Because the school was built in an established neighborhood on the same property (6.2 acres) as the original which opened in 1960 and within some of the same footprint, the building was constructed in two phases. The first phase was built next to the existing building and would house the two story academic wing. The second phase would be constructed only after the first phase was completed and the existing building was demolished, all while school was in session in the new academic wing. The second phase consisted of the support areas—administration, cafeteria, large instructional (LGI), two gymnasiums, wrestling room, concession area and locker rooms.

Client Objectives

Build a state-of-the-art educational facility to last over 40 years with the intent to provide support for academic success, character education, and development and parental and community involvement.

Scope of Services

Shambaugh & Son provided preconstruction Design-Build and Value Engineering, as well as complete construction for the single-source combination mechanical, electrical, temperature controls, security, communications and fire protection.

  • High efficiency incremental water-source heat pump system utilizing fluid cooler and condensing boilers serving academic, administrative, athletic and support areas
  • Building Automation System (BAS) is web-enabled open-protocol accessible via remote access
  • Educational integration of BAS using kiosk in main lobby showing actual electrical and gas usage as well as status of major equipment
  • Systems for fully functional kitchen
  • Special exhaust for Arts, Science and Gateway to Technology areas
  • Energy saving technology utilizing occupancy sensors controlling lighting, ventilation and setback within classrooms as well as CO2 sensors for large gathering spaces such as gymnasiums, cafeteria and LGI areas
  • Wireless system providing 1:1 student access
  • Security provided using perimeter intrusion detection, IP video surveillance and video door entry systems


Rooms and areas are independently controlled thus allowing each to heat or cool depending on immediate need. Overall design exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 by over 20%. Once completed, the building will be one of the most efficient in the Crawfordsville School District and will achieve Energy Star certification.