The Edmond Sun

Education

September 5, 2012

New elementary to get additional classrooms

EDMOND — At Monday night’s Edmond School Board meeting, board members voted for the addition of two early childhood classrooms and an associated common area at a cost of $305,000 to the existing agreement with Atlas General Contracting for the new elementary school to be built on Pennsylvania Avenue north of Danforth Road.

This was presented as Alternate One at the time of the bids being let by the district.

Bret Towne, associate superintendent of district operations, told members at the time of bidding funds were not available in the budget to approve this Alternate One, however, through a combination of value engineering and subsequent bids through the summer coming in under budget, funds are now available for this addition.

“The contractor has continued to hold his bid price of $305,000 for Alternate One,” Towne said. “It is important to note that even with the approval of this request added to the original bid amount, the contractor would still remain the low bidder by $3,000 instead of the $1,000 bid difference just on the base bid.”

Towne went on to say the current student population estimates for this elementary when it opens in August of 2013 are 450 to 480 students. These classrooms, if not needed at opening, will be required to house students the following year.

“Due to value engineering that reduces costs of this project by $136,800.83, the overall adjusted increase to the contract amount is $168,199.17,” Towne said.

Towne described change orders for September which would defray the cost of the $305,000 for the Alternate One early childhood classrooms.

“Several months have been spent evaluating suggestions, comparing products and working with City of Edmond officials on items which reduce cost, delay installation to a future year and/or material substitutions which maintain quality, but lower costs,” Towne said.

The change orders affecting the new elementary included deducting mechanical items including: heat exchangers, grease trap size, piping and valves (-$15,000); deduct concrete items for paving (-26,577.75), add additional storm sewer structure per City of Edmond review comments (+$21,800), product substitution of polished terrazzo block in lieu of Prairie Stone (-$12,000, deduct second cafeteria serving line equipment (-35,140.71), change waterproofing material (-$8,000), changes and substitutions in lighting and equipment (-$45,043); substitute door hardware (-$1,000), delete west fire lane (-$26,577), delete volleyball standards (-1,010), leave soil on site (-$8,100), removal of roof walk pads (-$2,000), fire marshal approved changes to smoke walls (-$800), and adds, deletions for contractor time, labor, overhead, profit, insurance and bonding bring the total deduct to $136,800.83.

Changes to the Angie Debo/Washington Irving Road and Infrastructure Project added $4,478 to their contract amount.

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