Town of Topsfield Facilities Assessment

Municipal
Architect DRA Architects, Inc.
Size Various

Working as part of multi-disciplinary master planning team, CES recently completed a town-wide facility assessment for the town of Topsfield. CES evaluated seven facilities for the comprehensive study including the Town Hall, the Topsfield Police and Fire Department buildings, Topsfield’s Highway Department, the Topsfield Town Library, and the Steward and Proctor Schools. CES reviewed all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems in conformance with applicable State and National codes and regulations.

The Town of Topsfield is now implementing the recommendations of the 2013 study beginning with a first phase schematic for improvements to its 11,500 sq.ft. historic Town Hall built in 1872, the focal point of the Nationally Registered Topsfield Town Common Historic District. The three story Second Empire Style building requires significant upgrades to its building systems to meet 21st century needs. CES is outlining an approach to system upgrades that address the Town’s sustainability goals aligned with its budget for the renovation. CES proposed engineering solutions that enhance the energy efficiency of building systems and work with the team to outline a process capable of achieving LEED certification.