Construction Update - November, 2019

Eugene Field and College Hill Early Learning Centers

BG Consultants/Alloy Architects and BHS/Hutton – Clint Hibbs, Bob Faires and Patrick Schutter

Early Childhood Team – Laura Thilges, Naomi Brandenburg, Tara Rosenow, Teri Bailey-Johnson, Elisabeth Nelson, Brandy Kirk, Andy Hutchinson, Micah Karl and Lisa Heller

District Administration Representatives – Eric Reid, Matt Davis and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

  • College Hill bids were received on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Bids that were received came in over budget. The team has been working to bring the project into budget by doing some value engineering (VE). We had a F&G meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to discuss the VE items on the list. The administration group will meet again on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, to discuss the budget on see if the project is where it needs to be.

Oliver Brown Elementary School

BG Consultants/Alloy Architects and BHS/Hutton – Clint Hibbs, Bob Faires, Spencer Levin, Patrick Schutter

District Wide Elementary Representatives – Courtney Smith, Debra Schapaugh, Elise Wall, Heather, Augustine, Kira Pearce, Miranda Robinson, Scott Snyder

District Administration Representatives - Eric Reid, Matt Davis and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt, Darell Edie, Dave Colburn, Karla Hagemeister, Lew Faust, Lucas Shivers, Marvin Wade, Mike Ribble, Andrea Tiede and Lisa Heller

  • Met with Heather Augustine about the casework for the music room. We had a good conversation as to how much and where things need to be located. Information was passed on to the design team for them to incorporate into the documents.
  • Have been answering emails from the design team on last minute questions they have before the drawings are done.

Eisenhower and Anthony Middle Schools

BG Consultants/Alloy Architects and McCown Gordon Construction – Clint Hibbs, Barry Schmidt, Jeff Sherrard, Charlie Ochs, Tucker Peddicord, Bob Faires, Craig Lofton

Middle School Principals and Assistants –Vickie Kline, Tracy Newell, Angela Bunger, Erica Roberts, Krista Wolgast and Lisa Heller

District Administration Representatives - Eric Reid, Matt Davis and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

  • The design team is working to finish up the documents by the middle of December.
  • That will give McCown Gordon time to do a final estimate of the project.
  • We will do one more meeting with the city design team to make sure that we have everything covered for the connection and any IT, security and hardware.
  • Projects are still bidding the first of January and will be presented to F&G and BOE in February.

Manhattan High School

Gould Evans and McCown Gordon Construction – Adam Sterns, Whitney Lange, Tucker Peddicord

MHS West – Michael Dorst, Adam O’Neill, Chelsea Barten, David Holloway, Karyn Sullivan, Kristy Nyp, Lena Gruenbacher, Lisa Heller, Mike Marsh

District Administration Representatives – Eric Reid, Matt Davis, Mike Ribble, Karla Hagemeister and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

  • On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the design team and part of the leadership team meet with numerous user groups to go over their existing spaces and to make sure items and space was being accounted for.
  • We still need to meet with a couple more user groups before we are done designing the layouts.
  • The design team had a meeting with Parks & Rec and the Zoo about the "North Egypt" road. We were asking if they would be willing to allow for future access and shared drive. However, neither city entity is interested in that. They are willing to give us access for construction on the road and possible through the tree line as was done during the last bond.

Keith Noll Maintenance Center

Gould Evans and McCown Gordon Construction – Adam Sterns, Tucker Peddicord

Keith Noll Maintenance Center – Matt Davis, Jack Platt and Tina Sierer

District Administration Representatives – Eric Reid, Matt Davis and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

  • The asbestos abatement is complete.
  • The demolition began on Monday, November 11, 2019, and is complete as of Friday, November 15, 2019.
  • MGC will begin on Monday, November 18, 2019, with the dirt work and partial demo of the dock and canopy.
  • We are excited to see this portion of the demo complete in such short amount of time.

Marlatt Elementary School

BG Consultants and BHS-Hutton – Clint Hibbs and Patrick Schutter

Marlatt Elementary – Sheila Stephens

District Administration Representatives – Eric Reid, Matt Davis and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

  • Clint, Matt and Trisha meet with Sheila to go over what was in the bond for their school on Monday, October 28, 2019.
  • Sheila mentioned that she would be talking to the site council on Monday, November 4, 2019. Trisha and Matt will present the bond items for the school to the site council.
  • Sheila is working on putting the committee together for the building.
  • Once the committee has been establish we will then come up with a regular day and time for the building committee meetings.

Lee Elementary School

BG Consultants and BHS-Hutton – Clint Hibbs and Patrick Schutter

Lee Elementary – Erica Bammes, Darin Stous, Anita Van Nevel, Mary Scharfe, Angela Moore and Nora Gibson

District Administration Representatives – Eric Reid, Matt Davis and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

  • We have had our second building committee meeting on Monday, November 11, 2019.
  • The committee brought back information that they had shared with the rest of the faculty. They are in agreement that they would be okay with a two phase project.
  • There will be a parking lot reconfiguration of parking and parent drop off on Lee and bus pull off lane on Lee as well. This would be one phase.
  • Second phase would be the annexes to be tore down and another parking lot placed there for staff.
  • We will meet again in three weeks.

Frank Bergman Elementary School

BG Consultants and BHS-Hutton – Clint Hibbs and Patrick Schutter

Bergman – Steve Koch, Debra Schapaugh, Alison Soppe, Brandy Watson, Janea Wollenberg, Amanda Campanella, Kathy Dahnke, Chris Delforge, Shelly Gaskill, Melissa Huff and Johnita Wheeler

District Administration Representatives – Eric Reid, Matt Davis and Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

  • We had a kick off meeting with just the principal to go over what was in the bond for Bergman.
  • We talked about the process of how the building committee would work and how he should put his team together.
  • We discussed the process from beginning to end with design approvals and then into construction.
  • Trisha Brooke-Fruendt and Matt Davis then present a high level view of the bond project to the site council. A lot of questions were asked. A lot of concern was brought up about the fund raising of the playground. Trisha advised that they should do nothing with it until they plans for the addition and the parking lot have been finalized. The addition and parking lot need to go where is makes sense logistically and financially for the school and district. But we all needed to work together on this.
  • The first building committee will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
  • Next meeting will be on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Amanda Arnold Elementary School

  • Project is COMPLETE!