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Kingston K-14 School District unveils plan for its high school gymnasium and fine arts complex


Integrated Facility Services is serving as the mechanical and building controls contractor for the project

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kingston K-14 School District has unveiled the plan for the 19,876-square-foot high school gymnasium and fine arts complex addition now under construction in Cadet, Missouri. Integrated Facility Services is serving as the mechanical and building controls contractor for the project. The IFS team is overseeing the design, equipment procurement and installation for the comprehensive HVAC project. IFS’ HVAC solution is designed to ensure optimal climate control, energy management, reliability and energy efficiency throughout the premises.  

The new addition will house a new performance gymnasium with mezzanine and support spaces such as locker rooms, concessions and restrooms and also new vocal and band classrooms and practice rooms. The addition will connect to the classroom portion of the original building by a 1,272-square-foot masonry addition that will house an egress stair relocated from the existing building. The project will be ready for use by the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

IFS’ design solution includes state-of-the-art packaged rooftop units (RTUs), with features such non-fused disconnects, hail guards, power economizers and hot gas reheat. To ensure seamless functionality, adherence to safety standards and on-time/in-budget project delivery, IFS will meticulously guide the provision and installation of the RTUs and essential components such as exhaust fans, propane gas piping connections and RTU condensate drains.

In alignment with the district’s commitment to sustainability and technological advancement, IFS is integrating six programmable thermostats for precise temperature control and energy management, further enhancing efficiency. The IFS team is also implementing exterior galvanized ductwork with interior insulation to maintain optimal temperatures, efficiency and durability. When complete, IFS-certified technicians will conduct rigorous testing and balancing of the systems utilizing professional equipment startup services. 

“We are excited to add a beautiful high school gym to our school district. This will be a great benefit to our community for many years to come,” said Chris Clapp, Facility Director of Kingston School District. “It is reassuring to have IFS at the helm in installing our HVAC system. They are always committed to doing things right and getting the project completed in a timely manner. At the end of the day, we know IFS will provide a quality product for the students and staff of our district.”

The project represents a significant investment in the future of education, aligning seamlessly with the district’s vision of excellence and innovation. Kingston initiated the project to modernize and enlarge the high school footprint and take the pressure off of the elementary and primary buildings that currently house junior high and high school athletics and events.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection, and building automation firm with over 250 professional and trade employees. Established in 1966, IFS delivers integrated mechanical engineering and construction, installation, service and planned maintenance, and energy conservation solutions to ensure occupant comfort, improve efficiency, and reduce operational costs. IFS is ranked among the top 100 HVAC contractors in the country by Contractor Magazine, is a Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by Engineering News-Record, and is the fifth largest mechanical contractor in the St. Louis region, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. IFS serves clients in Missouri and Illinois, with offices in St. Louis and Columbia, MO. For more information, call (636) 680-2100 or (573) 442-6100 and visit


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