Bond Projects

Issaquah Middle School Rebuild

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The new Issaquah Middle School will be located north of the recently rebuilt Issaquah High School, creating a 54 acre academic campus for students from grade 6 – 12. The new school will open September 2016.

The new Issaquah Middle School will be located north of the recently rebuilt Issaquah High School and will create a 54 acre academic campus for students from grade 6 – 12.  The new school will open September 2016. The adjacency of the two schools will offer numerous program, curriculum and functional advantages. The middle school will serve an enrollment of (900) students with space reserved for 8 portable classrooms.  Future expansion to accommodate the projected growth within the district core area is included in the master site plan.  Related site work will include bus loop which will be shared with the high school, parking, and loading area.  New playfield with artificial turf and rubber surfaced track to be constructed beginning summer 2017.

The existing Clark Elementary School and Tiger Mountain Community High School (TMCHS) will remain in operation during construction of the middle school. Demolition of the existing Clark building and TMCHS will occur after the existing Issaquah Middle School site is renovated to accommodate the new Clark Elementary and Gibson Ek High School campus.

The district is using an alternative contracting method for the complex projects of relocating Issaquah Middle School, Clark Elementary School, and constructing Gibson Ek High School —The General Contractor Construction Management (GC/CM) method. Different from a traditional bidding process, a general contracting firm is brought into the process very early on in the design phase of the multi-phase project. The district would benefit far earlier from the contractor's expertise in design, materials, and efficiencies which can translate into shortening the construction schedule and cost savings. Other benefits of the GC/CM approach include fewer potential construction conflicts and delays when one GC/CM firm manages and can more smoothly synchronize all phases of a project. Subcontract work is still competitively bid to assure costs are competitive and work is available to a large pool of subcontractors. GC/CM is a rigorous, competitive, and transparent process and well accepted in Washington State for school construction projects. The state Capital Projects Advisory Review Board has reviewed and approved the district's GC/CM proposal and Cornerstone General Construction was selected as the GC/CM for the Issaquah School District Core Area Projects.  In addition, the Mechanical and Electrical subcontractors became part of the team early in the process through the GC/CM and EC/CM process.

Project Information
Original Project Estimate:
Project Budget:
Budget: $64,000,000
Explanation:
Funding source: 2012 Bond
Project status: Substantially Complete
Architect: Mahlum Architects
Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors
Estimated completion: September 1, 2016
Issaquah Middle
Address: 600 2nd Ave. SE
Issaquah, Washington 98027
Principal: Seth Adams
Website: http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/middle/ims/default.aspx
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September 2017

  • The new bus lane will open in approximately two weeks once the new sidewalk is completed on the north side of the bus lane.
  • Installation of the signal at 2nd Avenue and Sunset is complete other than minor punch list items. The signal light will be activated September 28th barring any unforeseen conditions.
  • Mass grading for the completion of the bus lane and student drop off area, covered play shed, baseball and athletic field, rubberized track and softball field is complete with most retaining walls installed.
  • Work along 2nd Avenue was delayed due to slow response from Comcast’s removal of utilities from the PSE utility poles. The poles are now removed and the remaining sidewalks have been poured.
  • The concrete strike and a Phase Two permit delay has affected the schedule somewhat. The contractor worked where he could but we have lost approximately 2-4 weeks with some parts of the project.

July/August 2017

  • The signal at 2nd Avenue and Sunset has signal pole bases poured on all four corners. Curbs and sidewalks are poured on three corners. The fourth corner, closest to the fire station, will start next week with demolition of the sidewalk and some pavement from the corner near Sunset all the way to Memorial field for the installation of a fiber conduit so the city can connect fiber from the new signal light to the light on Front and Sunset.
  • Clark Elementary School has been demolished and the area is in the process of mass grading for the completion of the bus lane and student drop off area, covered play shed, baseball and athletic field, rubberized track and softball field.
  • All portables have been removed from the Tiger Mountain Campus and old Clark Elementary. Some portables are temporarily stored at Issaquah Middle and High School until they can be moved to their new locations.
  • Work along 2nd Avenue for relocation of the overhead power and low voltage utilities is progressing at a reasonable rate. We are waiting for permitting to install/relocate water lines.
  • We do not know if the concrete drivers’ will strike and are uncertain how it may affect this project.

June 2017

  • Planning continues for work on phase two beginning this summer.

May 2017

  • No noticeable change from April other than continued preparation for phase two work to start. Phase two includes demolishing Clark Elementary and Tiger Mountain Campus, extending the student drop off, extending the bus lane, a new softball field, completing the covered play shed, a new rubber track and synthetic field, extending the north parking area, and improving the section of Evans Street located north of the middle school.

April 2017

  • Punch list is nearly completed, but given there is a second phase of construction, some was able to slide until the contractor is back on site and fully staffed.
  • Puget Sound Energy has started it's design of power required to be installed underground along 2nd Avenue has started. Work will start once the school year is over and power to Clark and Tiger Mountain can be shut down.
  • Contractors are providing submittals for phase two. Phase two includes demolishing Clark Elementary and Tiger Mountain Campus, extending the student drop off, extending the bus lane, a new softball field, completing the covered play shed, a new rubber track and synthetic field, extending the north parking area, and improving the section of Evans Street located north of the middle school.
  • Irrigation is 75% complete and will have to wait until spring for completion of phase one irrigation work.
  • Road improvements and stop light installation at 2nd Avenue and Sunset Avenue is prepping to start work as soon as school is out.
  • School District driven needs, not included in the construction contract, are evaluated and addressed as required.

March 2017

  • Punch list back-check is nearly completed by the architect and consultants.
  • Irrigation is 75% complete and will have to wait until spring for completion of phase one irrigation work.
  • School District driven needs, not included in the construction contract, are evaluated and addressed as required.

February 2017

  • Punch list back-check is nearly completed by the architect and consultants.
  • Irrigation is 75% complete and will have to wait until spring for completion of phase one irrigation work.
  • School District driven needs, not included in the construction contract, are evaluated and addressed as required.

January 2017

 
  • Punch list is nearly complete and the architect has started the back-check. Over the winter break many small punch list items were completed due to the freedom of the contractors not competing with class schedules.
  • Phase one shrubs, trees and ground cover have been installed. Bark has been placed in all required areas. Irrigation is 75% complete and will have to wait until spring for completion of phase one irrigation work.
  • School District driven needs, not included in the construction contract, are evaluated and addressed as required.

November/December 2016

  • There is little change in the sequence of work from the previous month with the exception that the punch list is nearly complete.
  • Most phase one shrubs, trees and ground cover have been installed. Irrigation is 75% complete.
  • School District driven needs, not included in the construction contract, are evaluated and addressed as required.

October 2016

  • There is little change in the sequence of work from the previous month with the exception that the punch list is now much smaller.
  • Irrigation and landscape work is proceeding with many of the plants for phase one are installed.
  • School District driven needs, not included in the construction contract, are evaluated and addressed as required.

September 2016

  • IMS is occupied with a temporary occupancy for phase one of the construction work.
  • Work is near completion for items that could not be completed before school opened but did not affect the school function. These were deferred until after school started to allow priority work to be completed.
  • The punch list repairs are proceeding at a steady rate.
  • Irrigation and landscape work is underway.

August 2016

  • Small finish items are being completed and we are waiting for final inspection and occupancy permits.
  • Furniture is being moved into the building.
  • Staff are moving into offices and setting up classrooms.
  • Irrigation and landscape work is underway.

June 2016

  • Three-story classroom building: Most trades are near completion other than testing. Initial cleaning has started so HVAC systems can be started for commissioning. Restrooms are complete with partitions and dispenser installation under way. Locker installation has started.
  • Gyms and locker rooms: The locker rooms are near completion and locker installation is nearly finished. The main gym is a wood floor and the sanding will complete this week. The auxiliary gym rubber first layer has started. The concrete corridor floors north of the main entry and north and west of the main gym have been ground and polished.
  • Administration and Library: The rooms are all near completion with all of the final finishes and equipment being installed. The final 5% can take much longer due to the details.
  • Commons, Kitchen, and Fine Arts area: The Music rooms, Media/Video, Art and Stage are in the final stages. Most case work has been installed. Electrical and mechanical rough-in is complete and finish trim has started. Flooring is installed in all the spaces. Grinding and polishing of the concrete floors is complete.
  • Exterior: All areas are 100% weather protected. Roofing is complete other than the covered walkway areas white cap sheet. The Hardi-Panel wall siding is complete and approximately 98% painted. Masonry is complete with sealing and graffiti resistant sealers 75%.

May 2016

  • 3-story classroom building: Painting is complete other than touch up. Carpet and rubber flooring is complete in the classrooms other than rubber base and nearly complete in the corridors other than base. The elevator is installed. Mechanical and electrical systems are well under way with finish trim. Wall coverings are nearing completion. Casework is in the final stages of miscellaneous hardware installation such as locks and handles, while starting items on an early punch list. Doors and hardware are about half completed. Restrooms are complete other than partitions and dispenser installation. Lockers will arrive within approximately one week.
  • Gyms and locker rooms: The locker rooms are near completion other than mechanical and electrical finish trim, rubber base board (the floors are sealed concrete) and locker installation. The basketball backboards and supports, along with the wrestling mat lifts, are installed. The painting, lights and mechanical systems are installed and maple and rubber flooring has arrived. The main gym is a wood floor and the auxiliary is glazed rubber. The concrete corridor floors north of the main entry and north and west of the main gym have been ground and polished.
  • Administration and Library: The rooms are near completion with carpet and miscellaneous flooring well on its way. The health room, lounge and workroom casework is close to completion. Interior glazing has yet to be installed but the doors and door hardware has started.
  • Commons, Kitchen, and Fine Arts area: The Music rooms, Media/Video, Art and Stage are in the final stages of paint, ceiling grid and some ceiling tile is installed. Most case work has been installed. Electrical and mechanical rough-in is complete and finish trim has started. No flooring is installed other than the kitchen. Grinding and polishing has started in the commons.
  • Exterior: All areas are 100% weather protected. Roofing is complete other than the covered walkway between the music rooms and the classroom building and the loading dock roof. The covered walkway was recently erected knowing large equipment didn’t need access to the center courtyard. The Hardi-Panel wall siding is complete and approximately 50% painted. Masonry is complete other than minor corrections. Sealing and graffiti resistant sealers will start next week if weather permits.

April 2016

  • 3-story classroom building: Framing is complete. Gypsum wall board (GWB) and taping is complete other than touch up. Wall painting is 95% complete on all floors. Mechanical and electrical rough-in is about 95% complete. Windows frames and glazing is installed. The lights and plumbing fixtures are installed. The science casework is 95% complete and the epoxy resin counter tops have arrived and are installed. Restrooms are tiled and plumbing fixtures have been set awaiting toilet partitions. Ceiling grid along with all necessary tile are installed so ceiling fans, occupancy sensors, sound enhancement speakers, smoke detection and fire sprinkler devices can be installed. Approximately 50% of the remaining ceiling tile is installed.
  • Gyms and Locker rooms: In the locker room the framing, electrical and plumbing rough-in complete. GWB, doors and relite frames are installed. Floor tile is starting in the shower and toilet area. In the gyms the GWB is complete and painted, windows are installed, and the basketball hoops, wrestling mat lifts and lights are installed.
  • Administration and Library: Framing, electrical and mechanical is complete. GWB and taping is complete in both areas. Window frames and glazing is installed. Ceiling grid is complete in the office and has started in the library. Lights are installed in both.
  • Commons, Kitchen, and Fine Arts area (1st and 2nd floor): Framing is complete other than minor room transition areas. The music rooms, art and media are taped and painted. Painting has started on the stage. Electrical and mechanical rough-in is complete and awaiting ceiling grid. 90% of the GWB and taping is complete. Painting will occur shortly so the ceiling clouds can start. The kitchen floor has started and the protective wall panels will follow on its heels.
  • Building Exterior: All areas are 100% weather protected. Roofing is approximately 95% complete with only a small amount of white mineral cap-sheet left to complete.The thermal insulation, Hardi-Panel and metal siding are complete with the exception of the trim metal. Hardi-Panel painting has started with the majority of the interior courtyard complete. Masonry has started and approximately 95% is installed. Masonry cleaning is next.
  • Site Work: Courtyard grading has started, the surface has been prepped for courtyard concrete and ramps, retaining and seat walls are currently under way. The rain garden is dug and the light poles bases have been installed. The concrete stairs, ramps, and sidewalk dividing the high school from the middle school is 75% complete. The east portion of the bus loading area grading and retaining wall is 60% complete.

March 2016

  • 3-story classroom building: Framing 98% is complete. Gypsum wall board (GWB) and taping is 90% complete on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor. Wall painting is 90% complete on the 1st and 2nd floor. Mechanical and electrical rough-in is about 95% complete. Windows frames are 95% complete and 90% of the glazing is installed.
  • Gyms and Locker rooms: Framing is 85% complete and electrical and plumbing rough-in is 70% complete.
  • Administration and Library: Framing, electrical and mechanical rough-in are approximately 80% complete. GWB and taping is approximately 90% in the office area. GWB and is approximately 85% in the library. Window frames are 90% complete and 85% of the glazing is installed.
  • Commons, Kitchen, and Fine Arts area: Framing is near completion in the commons, kitchen and 2nd floor. The music rooms and stage are about 80% framed. Electrical and mechanical rough-in is approximately 70% complete. Window frames are approximately 80% complete.
  • Exterior: All areas are 100% weather protected. Roofing is approximately 90% complete with much of the white mineral cap-sheet installed. As part of sequence, the thermal insulation (insulation is on the exterior of the building envelope) is slightly ahead of the Hardi-Panel and metal siding which is about 70%. Masonry has started and approximately 30% is installed.
  • Courtyard preliminary grading has started.

February 2016

  • 3-story classroom building: 95% of the framing is complete. Gypsum wall board (GWB) and taping is 85% complete on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor. Wall painting is 75% complete on the 1st and 2nd floor. Mechanical and electrical rough-in is about 90% complete. Windows frames are 90% complete and 80% of the glazing is installed.
  • Gyms and Locker rooms: Framing is 85% complete and electrical and plumbing rough-in is 70% complete.
  • Administration and Library: Framing, electrical and mechanical rough-in are approximately 80% complete. GWB and taping is approximately 75% in the office area. GWB and is approximately 75% in the library. Window frames are 90% complete and 75% of the glazing is installed.
  • Commons, Kitchen, and Fine Arts area: Framing is near completion in the commons, kitchen and 2nd floor. The music rooms and stage are about 60% framed. Electrical and mechanical rough-in is approximately 60% complete. Window frames are approximately 40% complete.
  • Exterior: All areas are 100% weather protected. Roofing is approximately 80% complete (not including white mineral cap-sheet). As part of sequence, the thermal insulation (insulation is on the exterior of the building envelope) is slightly ahead of the Hardi-Panel and metal siding which is about 50%. Masonry has started and approximately 500 square feet is installed.

Janaury 2016

  • Three-story classroom building: 80% of the steel framing and backing is completed. Gypsum wall board (GWB) is 75% complete on the first floor and finish taping is following close behind. Door frame and wall painting has started. Mechanical and electrical rough-in is about 90% complete. Windows frames are 90% complete and 80% of the glazing is installed.
  • Gyms and Locker rooms: framing is 75% complete and electrical and plumbing rough-in is 60% complete.
  • Administration and Library: framing, electrical and mechanical rough-in are approximately 70-80% complete. GWB has started in the office area. Window frames are 90% complete and 75% of the glazing is installed.
  • Commons, Kitchen, and Fine Arts area: framing is near completion in the commons, kitchen and 2nd floor. The music rooms and stage are about 25% framed. Electrical and mechanical rough-in is approximately 50% complete. Window frames are approximately 30% complete.
  • All areas are 100% weather protected. Roofing is approximately 80% complete (not including white mineral cap-sheet).

December 2015

  • All slabs have been poured. Nearly all framing is completed in 3-story classroom building.
  • Steel exterior framing and sheathing is 90% complete.Exterior vapor barrier is 90% complete.Roof is about 30% complete.Windows are installed on the west side of the classroom building and installation is beginning on east side. All stairwells are in.
  • Office and library areas are 90% framed and electrical and plumbing are keeping up with framing.
  • Contractor starting to hang gypsum wall board on first floor of classroom wing.

October 2015

  • The new Transportation entrance is completed enough for the buses and staff to use the entrance while the site lighting, fencing and landscape work is underway. The contractor has also started restoration work in the wetland buffer. Pavement striping and stencils will be completed after the landscapers have completed and the pavement is cleaned.
  • The large steel frame and footings have been completed for the new middle school. Almost all slabs on all three levels have been poured except a few of the polished concrete areas. Concrete slabs on the roof used to absorb energy and sound from the large HVAC units are complete.
  • Steel framing is completed around approximately 50 percent of the exterior. Interior walls have started and are nearly complete in the science and special education area. Plumbing and electrical have started in the first floor of the classroom building. Exterior sheathing is approximately 50 percent complete on the classroom building and the weather protection/moisture barrier is following closely behind.
  • 50 percent of the roof is dried-in with a torch-down vapor barrier. This is over the classroom, commons and library building. This will hold out most of the weather until the mechanical and skylight curbs can be installed allowing the rooftop insulation and roofing to start.
  • Most on-site sanitary sewer and fire lines/hydrants are complete. A large portion of the storm system is installed along with connection to all the footing drains.
  • Capital Projects is meeting regularly with Issaquah Middle School staff to review furniture selection process and determine needs for students and teachers.

 


October 2015

  • The new Transportation entrance is completed enough for the buses and staff to use the entrance while the site lighting, fencing and landscape work is underway. The contractor has also started restoration work in the wetland buffer. Pavement striping and stencils will be completed after the landscapers have completed and the pavement is cleaned.
  • The large steel frame and footings have been completed for the new Middle School. Almost all slabs on all three levels have been poured except a few of the polished concrete areas. Concrete slabs on the roof used to absorb energy and sound from the large HVAC units are complete.
  • Steel framing is completed around approximately 50 percent of the exterior. Interior walls have started and are nearly complete in the science and special education area. Plumbing and electrical have started in the first floor of the classroom building. Exterior sheathing is approximately 50 percent complete on the classroom building and the weather protection/moisture barrier is following closely behind.
  • 50 percent of the roof is dried-in with a torch-down vapor barrier. This is over the classroom, commons and library building. This will hold out most of the weather until the mechanical and skylight curbs can be installed allowing the rooftop insulation and roofing to start.
  • Most on-site sanitary sewer and fire lines/hydrants are complete. A large portion of the storm system is installed along with connection to all the footing drains.
  • Capital Projects is meeting regularly with Issaquah Middle School staff to review furniture selection process and determine needs for students and teachers.

August 2015

  • The City is still reviewing permits but they have approved the foundation and steel erection along with the underground utilities. Permit review is near completion except for landscape and should be released soon.
  • Nearly all footing and foundations are poured for the building. Concrete slabs are finished on the first floor in most areas except the commons and entry corridor. These slabs will be polished concrete and will get poured after steel erection to reduce possible damage.
  • The large retaining wall separating the high school softball field and the middle school has been poured and backfilled. This wall is approximately 250 feet long.
  • The relocated transportation entrance is well underway with the trees removed, the grades on the west side of the site are ready for concrete curb, and the retaining walls have been poured and are being stripped of their forms. Following backfill of the retaining wall the rest if the site can be graded for asphalt treated base (ATB) and asphalt. The contractor is working hard to get the bus entrance drive ready before school starts but is also making an extra effort to complete the adjoining parking.
  • A temporary parking area and bypass lane has been created at Clark to help separate the student pick up from the buses. ATB will be placed on the bypass lane to reduce pick up confusion and reduce rutting and maintenance.

August 2015

  • The City is still reviewing permits but they have approved the foundation and steel erection along with the underground utilities. Permit review is near completion except for landscape and should be released soon.
  • Nearly all footing and foundations are poured for the building. Concrete slabs are finished on the first floor in most areas except the commons and entry corridor. These slabs will be polished concrete and will get poured after steel erection to reduce possible damage.
  • The large retaining wall separating the high school softball field and the middle school has been poured and backfilled. This wall is approximately 250 feet long.
  • The relocated transportation entrance is well underway with the trees removed, the grades on the west side of the site are ready for concrete curb, and the retaining walls have been poured and are being stripped of their forms. Following backfill of the retaining wall the rest if the site can be graded for asphalt treated base (ATB) and asphalt. The contractor is working hard to get the bus entrance drive ready before school starts but is also making an extra effort to complete the adjoining parking.
  • A temporary parking area and bypass lane has been created at Clark to help separate the student pick up from the buses. ATB will be placed on the bypass lane to reduce pick up confusion and reduce rutting and maintenance.

May 2015

  • The contractor has mobilized to the Clark site and has fenced the all-weather playfield off from the Clark staff and students. There is a small village of contractor job shacks that are occupying the NW corner of the sand field.
  • The contractor has removed all the loosely compacted soils from under the building pad and replaced it in compacted lifts to ensure a firm subgrade for the building. Approximately 1700 cubic yards were considered unsuitable for reuse and were removed from site.
  • PSE removed two large high tension power poles and installed two new taller poles closer to the high school’s softball field. Straightening of the power lines eliminated the guy wires that interfere with retaining walls, kept power lines from hanging over the parking lot, and provided better layout of the new IMS parking lot.
  • The city approved the Master Site Development Plan and Site Development Permit. The building permit is under review with the goal of an early release of the foundation and underground utility work.

December 2014

  • The architects and their consultants are working diligently to submit to the City of Issaquah by mid-December for a site and exterior building package.

October 2014

  • Final estimation and cost reconciliation of Design Development plans is occurring.
  • Design Development plan review is occurring by Capital Projects.
  • Design Team working to complete site permit package for submittal mid-December.
  • Design Team working to complete building permit package for submittal in mid-January.
  • Diamond B Constructors has been selected as the EC/CM (Electrical Contractor/Construction Manager) for the project.They will assist with design, system and equipment selections and cost estimating for the mechanical and plumbing systems.
  • Milne Electric Inc. has been selected as the MC/CM (Mechanical Contractor/Construction Manager) for the project.They will assist with design, system and equipment selections and cost estimating for the electrical, communications, alarm and data systems.
  • A cost estimate and cost model developed by Cornerstone Construction Inc. (GC/CM) at the end of June indicated the project was over budget.
  • A significant value engineering effort involving the GC/CM, MC/CM, EC/CM, Design Team and Capital Projects staff has resulted in a project with enhanced functionality which can be built at a substantially lower cost that is within budget.
  • The Design Team has been given direction to proceed and will be working with “all hands on deck” to complete the Construction Documents and revised permit submittals.
  • Site construction work is scheduled to start in April 2015. At that time, structural steel and other long lead or fabrication time equipment will be ordered.
  • Substantial Completion (owner move-in starts) is planned for July 22, 2016 with staff move-in planned for August 22, 2016.
  • Following the end of school in June 2017, the existing Clark Elementary School will close.Shortly thereafter, demolition of the existing facility will occur to allow construction of the new IMS football/field and track, softball field and remaining site facilities.
  • Completion of the fields and site facilities is planned to occur in October 2017.

April 2014

  • A partial redesign of the site and building has been required to provide for projected future urban growth within the City of Issaquah. The Architects have incorporated the changes and they are being reviewed by the school district.
  • The individual teaching groups have been updated as to changes and have input. Overall, it is believed the revised layout is an improvement.
  • The architect is preparing a preliminary package for submittal to the City of Issaquah.

August 2014

  • Cornerstone General Contractors was hired as the General Contractor/Construction Manager for the Core Area Project.
  • The design team has been working with the GC/CM and District to revise the building and site design to reduce costs and fit within the budget. No instructional spaces have been lost in the re-design. Revised Design Development Drawings went to print 8/21 to allow Cornerstone General Contractors to develop a new cost estimate for the project.
  • Diamond B Mechanical and Milne Electric have been hired as the MC/CM and EC/CM through the GC/CM process to provide assistance with constructability review, offer value engineering ideas, provide scheduling suggestions, and create an accurate estimate for the electrical and mechanical portions of the work.

June 2014

  • The architect has submitted to the City of Issaquah for the Master Site Plan and Land Use.
  • The design team is working with the GC/CM and District to refine the design and reduce costs to fit within the budget. Revised drawings are required for the building permit submittal.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors was hired as the General Contractor for the GC/CM contract.

May 2014

  • The architect has submitted to the City of Issaquah for the Master Site Plan and Land Use.
  • The architect is continuing design for building permit submittal documents.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors was hired as the General Contractor for the GC/CM contract.
  • It was determined to hire the Mechanical and Electrical contractor early through the GC/CM to provide assistance with constructability review, offer value engineering ideas, provide scheduling suggestions, and create an accurate estimate for the electrical and mechanical portions of the work.

September 2013

  • The design team is reviewing Capital Projects proposed revisions to the site development plan.
  • Design Development is underway and the architect is working to address the first round of Capital Project’s red-line mark-ups.
  • Soil resting has been expanded to help narrow down the extent of fill soil where the new middle school footprint will be.
  • Additional soil samples were taken near the northeast corner of the site to determine the extent of the contaminated soil from the old gun range.A soil remediation plan is being formulated from the results of the tests.

May 2013

  • Issaquah Middle School Design Development plans are in the final stages as the updated plans are being prepared so Capital Projects can review them.  The Design Development specifications will lag approximately two weeks behind the plans, lending well to review timing.

March 2013

  • Schematic Plans were reviewed by Capital Projects and Issaquah MS staff. Mahlum Architects are addressing review comments as part of Design Development.A Pre-Application meeting is scheduled with the City of Issaquah on March 20th.

 


February 2013

  • Schematic Design has finished with plans provided to Capital Projects and Issaquah Middle School for review comments. The comments were given to the architects and they are proceeding to incorporate the notes and changes into the plans.
  • Design Development has just started and a review of the plan changes is scheduled next week by Capital Projects and the Issaquah Middle School Principal.

November 2012

  • Issaquah Middle School is nearing completion of Schematic Design. Capital Projects met with Issaquah Middle School staff to gather useful information as to how they use their current spaces and how it fits into their program. Building layout on the site is nearly finalized and fields, parking, and service areas are continuing to take shape around the new building layout. Issaquah High School is currently using some of this site so planning involves relocating existing softball fields and parking to create a contiguous high school and middle school. Tiger Mountain High School and Clark will remain active while building the new middle school so strategies are being developed to reduce impact to their daily programs.