Woodson High School Renovation Project
Construction Information Briefing February 14, 2006
· Approximately 110,000 square feet of additions, 301,000 sf existing, 411,000 sf total
· Cost approximately $52M
· Capacity approx 2,200 students – including Woodson ED Center capacity
· 1,062 Parking Spaces
· Additions include new admin (9K), auditorium (45K), science (45K) and PE (15K)
· New stadium press box, softball press box, concession stand and ticket booth
· Project currently in permitting phase
· The bid will occur in Summer 2006
· Construction will begin in Fall 2006
· The project will be completed in Fall 2009
· 34 temporary classroom buildings (including two administrative trailers) will be used to facilitate construction
· Each trailer will be equipped with cable TV, data, sound and security
· A toilet trailer will be provided near the classroom trailers
Design and Construction Staff:
· Design and Construction will have onsite representation at all times when the contractor is working
· A full-time liaison will be utilized to assist the administration staff to handle the responsibilities associated with the project
· The construction manager is responsible for all facets of the project once the contract has been awarded, including the D&C personnel
· The contractor will begin activities in Fall 2006
· The contractor’s staging area (area where deliveries are made, materials kept and trailers placed, etc…) will be located on the southeast corner of the site
· The General contractor and major sub-contractors have been especially pre-qualified for this project
· The contractor will operate two work shifts: The first one beginning in the morning and the second in the afternoon and evenings. The contractor will also work weekends and certain holidays
· All workers are required to wear construction badges. The badges will have a number which will be used to identify the individual
· Construction workers are prohibited from smoking, consuming alcohol, using illicit drugs, carrying and possessing weapons while on school grounds
Major Project Scope:
· All major mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems will be replaced.
· There will be a new fire alarm, data network (including wireless capability), sound, security, CATV and sprinkler systems installed.
· All of the rooms will have doors.
· Flooring, ceilings and finishes will be replaced (including the walls where the partitions are presently located) in every space.
· The parking lot and bus loop will be repaved.
· An entire new keying system will be installed and implemented.
What to expect:
· All exterior work will occur during daylight hours (some activities which are too loud and disrupt instruction will occur on weekends or holidays).
· Roofing will occur during daylight hours over unoccupied space.
· The corridor ceilings will be removed, and reinstalled when possible (some may remain out for the project duration).
· The contractor’s activities will be limited to allow the school to function as required (i.e. beginning and end of the school day, testing, and other activities which must occur).
· The evening work shift can occur either four or five nights a week (typically half an hour after the end of the school day), and is used primarily to work in the corridors or other pertinent locations outside of the construction area.
· Rooms not within the contractors work area may require some work in order to facilitate other phases of construction.
Relocating and Moving:
· Rooms designated for relocation are designated by the phasing plan, the school administration and Design and Construction.
· Contractors hired by Design and Construction will perform the moves.
· The liaison will coordinate and manage all moves.
· The school based staff members are expected to pack loose articles (books, files, etc…) in boxes supplied by Design & Construction.
· Moves can occur after school hours, or on the weekend.
· The school based staff members do not have to be present during moves, but may provide diagrams displaying their desired room arrangement.
Safety and Security:
· All exterior construction areas will be separated by a fence.
· Existing walls, doors or temporary barricades will separate the interior construction areas.
· All construction areas will be posted designating them as construction areas.
· Design and Construction and the contractor will monitor indoor air quality.
· Specific complaints will be routed through Design and Construction. If the need arises, additional specialists will be asked to evaluate an issue.
· The D&C Safety Specialist will inspect the site for safety and other construction related items on a bi-weekly basis, or as required.
· Most of the construction materials (paint, carpet, tile and roofing) are not considered hazardous; in fact, many are used primarily because of the low amount of off gassing and hazard.
· Activities considered hazardous (welding, equipment craning, steel placement and welding) will occur during non school hours.
· The means of egress, ingress and traffic patterns will change as a result of the construction. D&C and the Fire Marshall’s office will make certain that all changes are conveyed to staff.
Do’s and Don’ts:
· Do report any construction employee who is fraternizing with a student.
· Do report any construction activity which is causing a safety concern.
· Do inform the school administration or a D&C Representative of items which you feel may have been lost, stolen or damaged as a result of construction.
· Do not enter any construction area, unless permission has been granted by Design and Construction.
· Do not attempt to direct the contractor in matters pertaining to their execution of the project (changes are made by D&C and the school administration.