Frazier School Board hires consultants for school construction
Frazier School Board took action on Thursday night on its $21 million elementary/middle school construction project.
The board hired Construction Engineering Consultants as the independent quality control/quality assurance company to perform site testing on items associated with the project.
The contracted price for the services is $54,500.
Before the board took action to hire the consultants, Dave Disque of Massaro and Mark Scheller of Eckles Construction Co. presented an update on the project during a work session.
Scheller recommended that the board move ahead with plans to prepare requests for proposals for commissioning to the mechanical portion of the project at an estimated cost of about $70,000.
The school board will be required to pay Eckles no more than $7,000 or 3 to 4 percent to prepare the RFPs, Scheller said.
“The commissioning is to make sure that the school district gets a balanced contract for the project,” he said. “We have about 20 to 30 days to put the program together, because the actual construction of the building has already begun.”
Disque showed school board members and administrators drawings of the site work near Frazier High School.
“I wanted to take a moment to show you what we're doing outside,” Disque said. “We're taking steps to make it a balanced site. We're skimming the topsoil and creating a surface where we can actually construct the building.”
Contractors are placing crushed limestone at the site where the footer that will hold the building will be laid, he said.
“We're building up the stone at the site,” he said. “This is going to cost $456,000. We're preparing the site for the footers.”
Disque said a controversial issue is being discussed about drainage pipes that could be laid underneath the building.
“We're concerned about this issue because water may eventually find its way underneath the building,” Scheller said. “It's not going to happen now or a year from now, but it could happen 10 years down the road.”
The construction companies are expected to meet to discuss potential water problems.
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- 3 donors to match, help ministries reach campaign goal
- Senator opens Connellsville office
- Lynn: Brownfield Seniors schedule Valentine Dinner
- Big future seen for former Fayette grocery warehouse
- New owners have big plans for Fayette County landmark Braddock Inn
- Report on cause of Uniontown train derailment not due for weeks
- Twin pizza shop owners in Connellsville rise to The Challenge
- Fayette County relies on Westmoreland response team for pet rescues
- 7 rail cars go off tracks in Uniontown, no injuries reported
- Connellsville mother leads charge for medical marijuana
- Conn-Area, Geibel Catholic open houses Sunday