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KAI Texas Signs on to Fort Worth Schools’ Major Renovation


As a part of the $594 million upgrades to school facilities in the Fort Worth (Texas) Independent School District, the firm of KAI Texas has begun design work to renovate the Eastern Hills High School.

Fort Worth, TX, June 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) will remodel Eastern Hills High School and Eastern Hills Elementary with the help of the architectural firm KAI Texas.

The 1,400-student school at 5701 Shelton St., Fort Worth, Texas, will receive a $3.9 million upgrade that is scheduled to be completed by February 2011.

Renovations to the 15,000-square-foot structure will include technology and electrical upgrades, roofing replacement, air conditioning and heating upgrades, ceiling and lighting replacement, and the installation of a new digital control system for the air conditioning and heating systems.

Most classrooms will be fitted with Promethean interactive whiteboards to aid teaching and note-taking. The project will also include additional emergency lighting and upgrades to the fire safety system in the main building. Exterior alterations will be minimal.

The renovation is part of FWISD’s $593.6 million Capital Improvement Program, overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2007.

Additionally, KAI Texas has been hired to provide design services for Luella Merritt Elementary School and Leonard 6th Grade Center.

About KAI Texas

KAI Texas, LC is a Texas Corporation headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1999 and led by president & COO Darren L. James, AIA, KAI Texas has a staff of over 25 design and build professionals (with an additional 65 personnel through its sister company) that provide program management, construction management, architecture, and mechanical/ electrical/ plumbing (MEP) engineering services. KAI Texas is involved in many DFW-area projects with clients including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), both public school districts in Dallas and Fort Worth, the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman’s University. KAI Texas is a leader in building information modeling (BIM), applying it to architectural, engineering and construction projects firm-wide.

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