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Building Bulletin

BB 2015-11

March 20, 2015

 

Fayette schools hope to take big step with bond issue


The Fayette County school system plans to seek the approval of nearly $39 million from voters June 13 in a school construction bond issue that has been posted on the school system’s website. The total bond would be worth $66.5 million with $25.1 million coming from the state School Building Authority.

 

The projects listed on the bond call released include:

 

–new construction                   Mount Hope Elementary School                                $12.7 million

 

–new construction                   Collins Middle School                                                    $28 million

 

–renovation                             Midland Trail High School                                               $17 million

 

–renovation                             Oak Hill High School                                                     $2.6 million

 

–HVAC replacement              Ansted Middle School                                                    $1.3 million

 

–athletic fields renovation       Valley High School                                                       $2.7 million

 

–classroom addition                Fayette Plateau Vo-Tech                                                  $650,000

 

The plan also includes the closings of both Fayetteville and Meadow Bridge high schools. The Fayette County school system is currently under the direction of the state Board of Education.

 

REPORT STATES WV HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES REQUIRE $50 MILLION IN OVERDUE MAINTENANCE

 

According to a report presented to the state Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), a dozen of West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities need $50 million of annual spending on overdue maintenance. The $709,000 report was assembled after a six-month review by Guildford, Connecticut-based Sightlines – the education-facilities advisement company. The report determined that HEPC facilities are the second oldest in a group of nine other systems the company works with – finding Shepard University to be the youngest and West Virginia University Institute of Technology campus to be the oldest. The study also analyzed money spent on campus facilities and concluded that “capital investment has been sporadic and reliant on one-time funding.” However, state lawmakers recently approved a budget with a $4.6 million cut to higher education funding.

 

Vice Chancellor for Finance for the HEPC and the state CTC system, Ed Magee, said the report conveys to him the importance of state appropriations to higher education institutions, which he believes are exhausting their ability to raise tuition and fees to fund repairs. Magee will use the report to develop a facilities master plan for HEPC campuses, which could take a year or longer.

REGISTER TODAY FOR EXPO SEMINARS

 

The 36th annual West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO) features over 85 quality seminars, many offering continuing education credit. The EXPO website provides free advance registration, information on local hotels, show hours and much more. Some of the seminars being offered this year include:

 

#18: BIM for Pre-Design Programming & Space Planning

Presented by Adrianna Schneider, Advanced Solutions.

Learn how to extend the benefits of BIM to the early design phases of complex building projects. See how to achieve faster planning, less rework and better collaboration with Trelligence Affinity: programming, design, & analysis software for the AEC industry that is compatible with key BIM tools, such as SketchUp and Autodesk Revit.

 

Wednesday, March 25 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

#22: Thermal Integrity Profiling for Quality Control Testing of Drilled Shafts

Presented by Matt Silveston, P.E., Terracon Consultants.

Using Thermal Integrity Profiling as an evaluation tool for drilled shaft construction. This presentation will outline the theory behind this emerging technology and provide several real world examples of data and its evaluation for drilled shafts.

 

Wednesday, March 25 – 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 

#45: Thermal Integrity Profiling for Quality Control Testing of Drilled Shafts

Presented by Art Hallstrom, AD Hall & Associates.

Today, the choice is yours. Technology exists today to make a building either max tech (lowest energy usage before renewable energy like solar) or net zero - no off site energy use on an annual basis. Learn about EUI metrics, WV energy code requirements, how they relate to max tech and net zero, benefits of a high performance/low energy use building and as an owner or designer - how to get one. The ASHRAE bEQ Labeling Hurricane City Building will be an example for how to get to max tech or net zero energy use.

 

Wednesday, March 25 – 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

 

Modular Classroom, Geneva Kent Elementary School, Cabell County


(iSqFt Project ID# 2331328) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 3/31/2015 for installation of a new modular classroom for Geneva Kent Elementary School, Huntington. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 3/24/2015 at 1:30 PM at Geneva Kent Elementary School, 68 Holley Avenue, Huntington. Bids should be submitted to Cabell County Board of Education, 2850 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 (304)528-5064. Plans and specifications are available from ZMM Architects & Engineers, 222 Lee Street, West, Charleston, WV  25302 (304)342-0159.

Plans and specifications are available for viewing in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.

 

Painting, Station Place, Charleston


(iSqFt Project ID# 2332402) Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on 4/10/2015 for surface preparation, priming, painting and caulking of the former C&O Depot, Charleston. To schedule a mandatory pre-bid walk through and bid package call (304) 343-2201. Bids should be submitted to General Corporation, P. O. Box 6190, Charleston, WV 25362 (304)343-2201. Plans and specifications are available from General Corporation, 350 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV 25362 (304)343-2201.

 

Roof Repair/ Gutter Repair, Station Place, Charleston


(iSqFt Project ID# 2332455) Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on 4/6/2015 for roof repair and gutter repair/replacement at Station Place (former C&O Depot), in Charleston, WV. To schedule a mandatory pre-bid walk through and bid package call (304) 343-2201. Bids should be submitted to General Corporation, P. O. Box 6190, Charleston, WV 25362 (304)343-2201. Plans and specifications are available from General Corporation, 350 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, P. O. Box 6190, Charleston, WV 25362 (304)343-2201. 

 

Landscaping, Tamarack conference center


(iSqFt Project ID# 2332456) Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 3/26/2015 for landscaping services for the area around and including Tamarack Conference Center, Beckley. Bids should be submitted to WV Parkways Authority, 3310 Piedmont Road, P. O. Box 1469, Charleston, WV 25306 (304)926-1900. Plans and specifications are available from WV Parkways Authority, 3310 Piedmont Road, P. O. Box 1469, Charleston, WV 25306 (304)926-1900. Plans and specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.

 

Demolition, Fairmont


(iSqFt Project ID# 2332933) Bids will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 4/14/2015 for demolition of the structure located at 126 Jackson Street, Fairmont. Bids should be submitted to City of Fairmont, 200 Jackson Street, Fairmont, WV 26555 (304)366-6212. Plans and specifications are available from City of Fairmont, 200 Jackson Street, Fairmont, WV 26555 (304)366-6212. Plans and specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.

 

HVAC Upgrades, South Charleston Middle School Gym/Auditorium


(iSqFt Project ID# 2333813) Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 4/9/2015 for installation of new HVAC equipment for gym and auditorium with all additional electrical, natural gas, and structural support and construction, modification to the 2013 roof for the HVAC installation, DDC controls, painting of affected areas, installation of fire alarm system for school including carbon monoxide monitoring, provide testing, adjusting and balancing of systems for the South Charleston Middle School. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 3/27/2015 at 2:00 PM at South Charleston Middle School, 400 Third Avenue, South Charleston. Bids should be submitted to Kanawha County Board of Education, 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302 (304)348-6148. Plans and specifications are available from ZDS Design / Consulting Services, 281 Smiley Drive, Saint Albans, WV 25177 (304)755-0075. Plans and specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.

 

The Market, Alum Creek, Lincoln County


(iSqFt Project ID# 2334156) Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 4/10/2015 for civil/site work includes gravel drives and parking areas, concrete sidewalks and pads, stormwater collection system, sanitary sewer lines to future system, and gas, electric and water service extensions.

Construction includes two structures: an open-air Pavilion with a covered vendor area, comprised of wood columns on concrete foundations, wood trusses and deck supporting a metal roof system and a concrete floor, and a single story building with interior space for

vendors, a toilet room, a janitor’s closet, mechanical room, and an office area; comprised of wood framed walls, partitions and roof, conventional spread footings and a sealed finish concrete slab-on-grade, with conventional wood trusses and deck with a metal roof. A pre-bid meeting will be held on 3/27/2015 at 2:00 PM at 502 Midway Road, Alum Creek. Bids should be submitted to Lincoln County Economic Development Authority, 6888 McClellan Street, Suite 2, West Hamlin, WV 25571. Plans and specifications are available from The Thrasher Group, Inc., 600 White Oaks Boulevard, Bridgeport, WV 26330 (304)624-4108. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.

 

Electrical/ HVAC Upgrades, Wetzel County Courthouse


(iSqFt Project ID# 2335214) Bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM on 4/28/2015 for electrical and HVAC upgrades including selective demolition, limited structural and new finishes, new electrical, and new mechanical for the Wetzel County Courthouse. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 4/7/2015 at 1:00 PM at Wetzel County Commission Chambers, 200 Main Street, New Martinsville. Bids should be submitted to Wetzel County Commission, 200 Main Street, P.O. Box 156, New Martinsville, WV 26155 (304)455-8217. Plans and specifications are available from Silling Associates, 405 Capitol Street, Upper Atrium, Charleston, WV 25301 (304)346-0565. Plans and specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.

 

A/E, South Berkeley Fire Building Conversion

 

(iSqFt Project ID# 2335245) Proposals from professional firms for the conversion of the former Barnhart's Grocery Store for the proposed South Berkeley Fire Building, Inwood will be accepted until 5:00 PM on 4/9/2015. Proposals should be submitted to Berkeley County Fire Service Board, Inc., 440 West Stephen Street, Suite 206, Martinsburg, WV 25401 (304)262-8494. For additional information contact Berkeley County Fire Service Board, Inc., Julia Quidala, Office Administrator, 440 West Stephen Street, Suite 206, Martinsburg, WV 25401 (304)262-8494. Specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.

 

Health Suite Expansion, North Hagerstown High School


(iSqFt Project ID# 2335402) Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 4/9/2015 for interior renovations for the Health Suite Expansion at North Hagerstown High School.   A pre-bid meeting will be held on 3/24/2015 at 4:00 PM at North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, MD.  Bids should be submitted to Washington County Public Schools, 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21741 (301)766-2841. Plans and specifications are available from Bushey Feight Morin Architects Inc., 473 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 (301)733-5600. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com.