th+a completed substantial infrastructure upgrades for Cabell Elementary School as part of the DISD 2008 $1.1 Billion Bond Program, which provided upgrades across the entire DISD system. Due in part to th+a's successful completion of five school renovation projects for the 2004 Bond Program, DISD selected our firm for a number of their latest renovation and expansion projects.

The work included replacing an outdated and inefficient HVAC system in the primary classroom wings of the school with a new hydronic VAV system. This necessitated the replacement of most of the corridor ceilings and corridor lighting. Major HVAC components such as the rooftop air handlers, boilers and hydronic pumps were also replaced.

The interior of the school also received a significant facelift, which included new wood doors and repainting of all walls in the corridors and public spaces. The team specified lockdown-capable hardware at all new classroom doors to improve school security. Existing lockers received a new electrostatic paint coating to complete the refreshed look.

Student toilet rooms received new floor drains and new ceramic tile flooring, wainscots, new fixtures and water-conserving, auto shut-off fittings and vandal resistant toilet partitions. The teachers were pleased to have a new Teacher's Resource Room and accessible staff restroom included as a part of the renovation as well.

Exterior trim and other paintable surfaces were properly prepped and repainted, and the teacher parking lot received much-needed repair. We also added a new gated masonry dumpster enclosure in order to bring it to conform with the City of Dallas Zoning Ordinance, which requires that they be shielded from view of the surrounding neighborhood.The improvements were all completed within a carefully phased schedule, accomplished with minimal impact to the school schedule and programs.