503 7th St N, Ste 200
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Phone: (701) 478-6336
Fax: (701) 478-6340

1661 Boyson Square Drive
Suite 200A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
Phone: (319) 832-1589

Portfolio » Educational Facilities

Davies High School

MBN Engineering provided civil, mechanical and electrical engineering for this new high
school.  The 280,000 square foot building is located on a 60 acre site.  The site design
included an athletic complex with track and field events, grandstands and a football field.
  The rest of the site included two practice football fields, two practice soccer fields,
eight tennis courts, four softball fields and a baseball field. The mechanical systems
include ground source heat pumps, water-to-water heat pumps for in-floor heating,
energy recovery for ventilation and dehumidification for an indoor pool.  There is special
exhaust in the science rooms, kitchen and a paint booth.  This was one of the first
buildings in Fargo to include water-less urinals for reduced water consumption.  The
electrical design included a generator, power distribution, lighting and controls,
telecommunications, and a sound system for the auditorium.  Davies High School has the
lowest energy consumption of the three high schools in Fargo, North Dakota.

Shanley Athletic Complex

The project was a new football, soccer and track facility for Shanley High School in
Fargo.  The complex included a new artificial surface football and soccer field, a running
track and bleachers.  MBN Engineering provided engineering design and construction
phase services for the football field lighting system, the concessions and press box
power and lighting systems and the sound system for the complex.

Thief River Falls Lincoln High School

The Lincoln High School project was an addition and renovation of the existing high school in Thief River Falls, MN.  The project was completed in two phases and included a new commons area, new building trades, new metals shop, and new fire alarm, lighting and lighting controls through most of the school.

Thief River Falls Franklin Middle School

The Franklin Middle School project was an electrical and HVAC upgrade to the middle school in Thief River Falls, MN.  The project included a new electrical service, remodeled commons area, new lighting and lighting controls and fire alarm systems throughout the school.

West Fargo Liberty Middle School

The project was a new middle school in West Fargo, ND that MBN Engineering provided engineering design and construction phase services for the lighting systems, lighting controls system, power distribution system, generator and emergency power distribution system, fire alarm system, auditorium lighting system, auditorium sound system, telecommunications cabling infrastructure, access control system and audio system infrastructure.

Kindred High School

The new Kindred School is a new 7-12th grade school for the Kindred
Public School district.  The building includes general classrooms,
science classrooms, computer classrooms, office space, gymnasium
space with an integral stage for theatrical performances, fitness
room, a commons, full kitchen and locker room spaces.  The electrical
design for the building included interior and exterior lighting and
automatic controls with override, power distribution system design
including a generator to power emergency equipment, fire alarm system
design, telecommunications infrastructure, backbone cabling design
and horizontal cabling design, sound system design for the stage
and gymnasium, theatrical lighting design for the gymnasium, class
call system design, and security systems design.  The mechanical design
was designed with ground source heat pumps, dedicated energy
recovery ventilation units, welding hoods in the metal shop, a dust collector in the wood shop, chemical resistant plumbing systems in the science rooms, and low flow plumbing fixtures. This project’s design was presented with challenges due to the high water table, a lack of a city storm sewer system, and existing topography.  Due to these reasons, the storm water drainage was designed as a sheet flow design to be carried to the existing ditches.  Concrete paving was also needed for the south parking lot due to its ability to handle flatter grades than its counterpart Asphalt paving.  On the north side of the school, an asphalt fire truck access road and parking lot were designed as well as a concrete dumpster area.  As part of the design, a drain tile system was also designed to lower the water table under the parking lot and new building.  The water main was designed to accommodate fire hydrant placement around the site and to provide both domestic and fire protection services to the new building.  A new sanitary sewer service was designed for the new building and connects to the existing city sanitary sewer system.  The final grading portion of the project was a practice football field located west of the south parking lot.