Bond Progress Report - 9/9/2009
September 9, 2009
Santa Rita Project:
We are running a little late on opening the office at Santa Rita, but it is looking great. It has been an amazing transformation and the contractors have done an excellent job. The office and restrooms will be ready to open no later than September 14 and look great. The contractor will then move on to the north wing and continue work in there with a projected completion looking closer to Thanksgiving than Christmas. They have been able to get some prep work completed in the north area while finishing the main office so they are a little ahead of schedule. Please free to go by after the 14th and take a look around.
We have accepted the guaranteed maximum price for Holiman at slightly over $6,000,000. This is still about $333,000 less than our budget. We are waiting for pricing to add two classrooms that I believe will be needed at Holiman so I think we will be very close to our budget on this project. The construction fencing is in place and contractors have begun moving trailers into place. Dirt work will be by mid September with a completion of the new wing schedule for July, 2010.
Templeton Construction has the bid on the street for the Lee project. The architect and contractor have both submitted estimates that appear to be below our budget on this project. We will open the bid on October 6, 2009 and will see how close we are to the estimates. It is looking good at this time and portable moves have been completed and are working great.
Mid-Tex of Midland moved portables this summer to be ready for construction around the first of the year. We are working with Gary Donaldson on the design and are almost finished with our schematic design. We are hoping to have the GMax Pricing in November 2009 and construction should start in February/March 2010 with a completion date of December 2011. These dates will be refined as we get further into the project.
San Jacinto Project:
I am meeting with the architect, principal, and maintenance staff to develop our plans for San Jacinto. There are several structural issues we will need to address and these will cause us to rethink some of our standards for air conditioning these older buildings. As we work further with architects and engineers, we will begin to pull our plan together. I hope to have the design ready for bid in November.
Lee Lewis Construction has been approved as the Construction Manager At Risk for Central and we have had several meetings with them. They have given us a preliminary estimate for the project that will be well within our budget. I have had several meetings with architects and the staff at Central. We have reviewed the current plans and have looked at modifications suggested by the campus staff. I anticipate the GMax Pricing in March 2010 with construction starting in June 2010. These dates will be refined as we get further into the project. There will be multiple phases for this project and some of the smaller additions may be bid in the next 6 months.
Glenmore was experiencing some difficulties with handicap accessibility due to some safety concerns on the campus. As a result, we made modifications to the front entrance to provide an accessible route to the front of the school. Craig Kinney developed plans for the new entrance to the school and it turned out great. We still have one connecting sidewalk to add and the project will be complete. This new design will be expanded as we move to the Glenmore project.