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SIP Vet Clinic Hettinger ND

203 US Hwy 12 E
Hettinger, ND 58639

Project information:
West River Vet Clinic
203 US Hwy 12 E
Hettinger, ND 58639

Date Completed: April 2016
Total cost of project: $2,739,000
Dimensions of building: 85' x 163‘
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 11,691

Built By:
David Parrill Construction
Bottineau, ND 58318
Phone: 701-934-7361

Panels Manufactured By: Enercept, Inc.

Designed By:
Nostdahl Liptack Architects
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-200-8042

The West River Veterinary Clinic (WRVC) is a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic, animal hospital and retail center in the Southwestern North Dakota agricultural community of Hettinger. The WRVC services a large geographic area with five veterinarians and numerous technicians.  Having outgrown their existing facility the owners were determined to build new, and to build as energy efficient as possible with a long-term value view. The entire envelope is constructed with SIPs.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 8" EPS
SIP roof thickness and core material: 10" EPS

The SIPs installation went quickly considering the number of design details; the building was holding heat well with two temporary electrical units so finish work could be completed over the Winter.  The roof SIPs were laid over 4' O.C. trusses to provide the interior retail space with a wide-open, rustic ceiling treatment while providing optimum energy efficiency.

HVAC system used on the project: Heating and cooling needs are met with a Geo-Thermal system from thirty-one 200' deep water wells, coupled to Bryant air handling units and radiant in-floor heat. There are two 5,000-watt electric heaters in the shop area entryways to add make-up heat in extreme winter conditions.

All of the windows are Andersen Series 400 with insulated glass (U-value 27). All doors in the working part of the building are insulated steel combination doors with insulated glass; doors in the retail store are insulated aluminum doors with insulated glass. Overhead doors are Midland 3" Energy Saver doors.  LP Smart siding was chosen to provide a long-term maintenance free exterior. 40 Year Heritage Architectural Grade asphalt shingles were used.  LED lighting is used in the barn area, shop and surgical suites. High-efficiency fluorescent lighting is featured in the retail space.

The clinic receives its domestic water from a regional "rural water" cooperative. A redundant system was built to allow the clinic to draw barn "wash-water" form the Geo-Thermal wells, reducing the load on the municipal water source. Two separate septic systems were constructed, one for the clinic's everyday drains, and another for the barn drains (to accommodate animal waste and wash-water).



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Builder Information

David Parrill Construction
David ParrillPO Box 347
Bottineau, ND 58318

Phone: 701-934-7361

Panels manufactured by Enercept, Inc..

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