The south wall foundation 5-18-13
Wonder what’s happening up on the hill, behind the construction fence?
CCHS Senior Matt Cuomo has a radio controlled helicopter with a camera mounted on it. He’s been taking pictures of the construction and shared these photos from March 26th with us. Thanks Matt!
Beginning February 25, 2013, new parking and traffic patterns will be in affect at CCHS
We are all very excited that the Building Project is finally underway! While this is great news, there will be some changes to daily life on our campus. The most significant change that will impact you as parents is the way in which you pick-up, drop-off and park. So here goes…
While some of this might take us a few days to get used to, please remember that these inconveniences are minor compared to what would have to go through if we were undergoing major renovations.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great February Break!
The CCHS Building Committee voted to approve funding that authorizes Turner Construction to begin site work and demolition activities in the coming weeks. The unanimous approval means that the contractor will capture the site with fencing, install temporary utilities, start demolition activities and begin earth work.
At an earlier meeting, the CCHS Building Committee requested KVA to perform an analysis on the cost of re-using existing bus depot trailers and the cost of Turner Construction providing construction trailers. KVA reported the results of the analysis at the January 30 meeting and it was determined that it was more cost effective for Turner to provide the trailers. This approach will save the project an estimated $289,220.
Cost estimates based on the 60% Construction Drawings were reviewed by the CCHS Building Committee at the January 30th meeting. Both Turner Construction and independent estimator D.J. Jones prepared estimates that were within three-tenths of one percent of the target budget; confirming the project to be on budget.
It is a major achievement for a $75 million capital project such as the CCHS to be tracking precisely on budget at this point in the project life cycle. The CCHS Building Committee is pleased to achieve this milestone. The accomplishment reflects the diligent efforts of the project management team and verifies that the CCHS Building Committee oversight process is working.
The CCHS Building Committee reached another important project milestone by advancing the design to 60% construction drawings. Achieving this milestone and level of detail in the plans allows the team to begin preparing important bid packages for construction materials and construction trades.
These drawings and specification were released to the project estimators in December and the estimating process is nearing completion. The CCHS Building Committee expects to formally submit the 60% drawing package to the MSBA in early February and will quickly follow with the 90% package in early March and the 100% package in early April. Initial contractor mobilization including fencing, surveying, trailers and limited demolition is expected to begin in early/mid February with full scale site work and earth moving following in March.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has reinstated funding for the Concord-Carlisle High School project. In a letter dated January 10, the MSBA offered an amendment to the Project Funding Agreement (PFA) which affirms the original agreement between the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District and the MSBA . Once both parties sign the amendment, the project can begin to submit requests for reimbursement as outlined in the PFA for more than $28 million.
View the letter HERE or in the Document–> MSBA section of this web site. The amended Project Funding Agreement will be posted once it has been executed.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) gave it’s approval to the Detailed Design for CCHS.
In a letter dated 12-27-12, Christine M. Lynch, Director of School Goverance and Facility Support for DESE, wrote:
“Based on a review of the most recent changes to the proposed project as outlined in a November 1, 2012 letter from the District Central Office, I am writing to confirm approval of the revised project under the provisions of G.L. Chapter 70B, Section 6(6) as noted above.”
The following is the monthly report by Stan Durlacher, Chair of the CCHS Building Committee:
1. Project Schedule
Despite the delays in progressing into the Construction Document phase between April and September, the project is maintaining completion dates within the PFA schedule. The following are major milestone dates that the project team is currently working within. A full schedule is included in the monthly OPM reports, which are posted under the “ “Documents” section of the http://www.cchsbuilding.org project web site under the “Project Manager” tab.
2. Project Design
Change Variances from Design Development As if the issuance of this report, there is only one significant potential design change that the project team is grappling with. It appears that specific Town Authorities will not allow a diesel emergency generator to be utilized on site due to groundwater conservancy district concerns. However, other Town Authorities would prefer to utilization of a diesel generator. The project team is evaluating the design and cost impact of changing to a natural gas generator. The change to a gas-powered generator will be a significant cost addition to the project. Further information will be shared upon resolution.
3. Project Budget
Variances / Budget Revision Requests (“BRR”) The only budget transfer which was executed recently was Budget Reallocation Request (“BRR”) #6. This BRR transferred money from the Owner’s (soft cost) contingency to fund the consultant fees for the bus depot study. Please note that a full budget schedule is included in the monthly OPM reports which are posted under the “Important Documents” section of the http://www.cchsbuilding.org project web site.