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ACE Prepatory Academy

ACE Prepatory Academy

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Market: Educational
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Patterson Horth General Contractors had asked Comfort Systems USA Indiana to be a Design / Build partner for this project.  The Architect was skeptical of letting this project be performed on Design / Build basis per their experiences in the past.


The CSUSA-Indiana Team engaged an exisitng relationship with Patterson Horth General Contractors.  The HVAC work consisted of self performed Autocad drawings with building load calculations for state filing and acquiring City of Indianapolis HVAC permits. HVAC zoning with RTUs, ductwork, grilles, ventilation and external duct insulation. All RTU's are controlled by digital programmable thermostats. Co2 class room sensors will control motorized economizers for fresh air requirements.

Plumbing work consisted of self performed Autocad drawings with plumbing isometrics for state filing and for acquiring of City of Indianapolis Plumbing permit. Sanitary drainage, vent, domestic cold water supply, doemstic hot water supply and return lines and plumbing fiberglass piping insulation.

Engineering was started Oct 15, 2015 with state filing on November 26, 2015. The construction was very fast, starting 01/05/2016 and the project being completed on 05/30/2016.

A Closer Look

The CSUSA-Indiana team engaged on this innovative project and received the ABC Award for Excellence in 'Educational Under $3M'.    The project was completed with no safety incidents.