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|Scope Reduced in Master Facilities Plan
|The Galesburg District 205 Master Facilities Implementation and Building Committees met back-to-back Wednesday to reduce the cost burden on one phase the project.
It was decided that about four percent needed to be cut in order to meet the $15.7 million budget for Galesburg High School athletic renovations before the project scope goes to bid.
The District along with the help of the architects performed some "value engineering" as it's commonly referred to meet the budget constraint.
Interim Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Jim Rich says the final numbers were a tedious gathering process.
"Russell [Construction] has put pen to paper and calculators. They called, talked to various sub-contractors, specialists in the area, to put dollar amounts to each little bold and screw -- board -- used in the project," Rich said. "It came out, with the updated version, of $600,000 over budget."
Items such as eliminating two openings to the gym and eliminating two of the sidewalks at Galesburg High School were recommended as cost savings measures.
Rich says that over the course of four hours earlier this week, several items were moved to alternate scope bids and were then ranked at yesterday's meetings.
The project goes to bid April 16th and, if the bids come in under budget, additional scope may be pulled from the alternates.
As it stands right now, cross court basketball hoops, synthetic football field turf, and sunken dugouts would be the first to be put back into the project.
The recommendation goes to the full board on Monday.
|03 07 13 by Newsroom
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