Planning & Construction Updates
Submitted the 90% Street Improvement Plan to SDOT for review. Installed structural steel with metal decking in area 1. Placed the elevated concrete floor slab. Started masonry walls in area 1. Installed mechanical equipment in the existing building. Underground primary electrical conduit and under-slab electrical installed. Continued final grading and capillary course in preparation for slabs. Reinforced concrete footings and stem walls at main entry, loading dock and gym being placed. Plumbing, ducting and metal studs are being installed in Level 1 and 2 of existing building. Began metal studs and drywall in existing building. The new principal toured the site, and the architect began working with school staff on furniture selection.
60% Street Improvement Plan comments were received from SDOT and resubmitted. The architect presented interior finishes to staff. Drilling of the geothermal wells continued, and the manifold piping was in progress. Aggregate piers were installed under the new footings, and placing of footings for the west section of the new building began. The crawlspace was dug out and new mechanical room concrete slabs placed. Plumbing pipe and ductwork was installed in the basement. Structural enhancements to the existing building continued.
The 60% Street Improvement Plan revisions were under review by the city. A Total Contract Cost (TCC) amendment was signed by Skanska and routed for district signatures. The D-9 documentation was submitted to the state Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction. The D-10 authorizing execution of General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM) contract was received. The Notice to Proceed on Group D packages was issued to Skanska, the GCCM. Hazardous materials abatement and selective demolition continued. Geothermal well drilling and site utilities installation were in progress.
The phase II building permit was received and work began. The 60% street improvement plan revisions were resubmitted to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The project value analysis continues. The Seattle School Board approved the total contract cost amendment. The Notice to Proceed on portions of the Group C package was issued through the Skanska. Hazardous materials abatement and selective demolition continues. Drilling has begun for the geothermal wells. Installation of site utilities is in progress.
The phase I building permit was received and work began. The phase II cycle 3 responses were sent to the City of Seattle. The 60% street improvement plan comments have been received. Bid group C and D were opened, and a project value analysis will be done due to the bid results. The Board Action Report for the total contract cost amendment was presented to the Seattle School Board Operations Committee, who put it on the Board agenda for January. The contractor has mobilized. Hazardous materials abatement and site demolition continues.
Phase 1 building permit cycle comments are complete and the construction team is waiting for the King County storm water permit to be issued. The King County discharge permit is under review and revisions were submitted. Phase 2building permit cycle 3 is under review. The 60% street improvement plan is under review. The Landmarks Board issued the Certificate of Approval. A Board Action Report is being drafted for the total contract cost (TCC) amendment. The contractor has mobilized and abatement is underway.
The construction document (CD) phase is complete. Comments were received on the phase 1 building permit cycle 4, and responses were sent to the city. The King County discharge permit is under review. Comments were received on the phase 2 building permit cycle 2, and responses were sent to the city. The street improvement plan was submitted for 60% review. The final presentation was made to the Landmarks Board.
Major activity completed this month: Reached 95% construction document (CD). Received phase I building permit cycle 2 and 3 comments and responded to the City. Advanced the street improvement plan to 60%. Held briefing with Landmarks Board and finalized the application package. Issued Notice to Proceed on group A packages through Skanska (GCCM). Completed structural package and advertised group B bid package.
The construction document (CD) phase continued. The 75% construction document estimate reconciliation was completed. Comments were received on the phase 1 building permit cycle 1, and responses were sent to the city. Comments were received on the phase 2 building permit cycle 1, and responses were being developed. The street improvement plan was under review and the team met with the city. The Landmarks Board was briefed and the application package was being finalized. The school community was moved to the John Marshall School and portables were relocated.
Completed 75% construction documents and started 75% construction document estimate. The Master Use Permit decision was upheld and the permit approved. The street improvement plan is under review. Minor adjustments are being made to address landmark concerns.
Design development (DD) phase estimate reconciliation is complete, and the construction document phase began. The Master Use Permit Decision was upheld, with judicial appeal due by May 27. The project team met with Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to review the building assessment and made a presentation to the Landmark Board’s Architectural Review Committee. D-5 documents are complete.
The design development (DD) phase estimate was received and reconciliation began. The Master Use Permit appeal hearing occurred on April 27, 2016. The contract has been executed for commissioning services. A presentation was made to the Landmark’s Architectural Review Committee.
Completed design development (DD) phase. The Master Use Permit environmental review decision, including departures was posted. A contract executed for commissioning services. The CD-5 documents are complete. Presentation was made to the Landmark’s Architectural Review Committee.
Design development continues with 100 percent of design development (DD) due in mid-March. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) reviewed the departures. The Master Use Permit environmental review comment period has closed. The project team met with DPD for the building permit pre-application meeting. A presentation was made to the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT), the PTA and school staff. Staff also made a presentation to the Landmark’s Architectural Review Committee. Work is underway on the D-5.
Continued design development, which is now at 50 percent. Departures and permitting work continues. The envelope consultant is under contract and the commissioning agent has been selected.
Continued design development. Completed conductivity geothermal test well. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) reviewed the project departures. Master Use Permit Environmental Review comment period took place. Received and reviewed the request for proposal (RFP) for commissioning services.
Continued design development. Learned the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Departure Committee voted against all departures. Issued minority report to DON on departures. The SEPA DNS was affirmed by Hearing Examiner. Reviewed Master Use Permit. Executed contract for envelope consultant. Received request for proposal responses for commissioning services.
Design development continues. The SEPA Hearing final written arguments were submitted. The Master Use Permit was reviewed.
The schematic design has been approved and design development began. The Department of Neighborhoods departures meeting was rescheduled. The SEPA hearing was held and the Master Use Permit was submitted.
Design, planning and permitting work continues. The Department of Neighborhoods selected the departures committee Schematic Design refinement complete Skanska completed Schematic Design estimate and team began reconciliation Department of Neighborhoods selected Departures committee. The final SEPA Checklist and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) has been appealed. The value engineering (VE) Board Action Request was drafted. A contract has been executed for building envelope consulting, and inspections and testing are underway at the existing building to help mitigate unforeseen conditions.
In July, the project team worked on schematic design refinement and a cost-reduction analysis to align with the project budget. Development continued development of sustainable systems/passive options. The final SEPA checklist and determination of non-significance was advertised. The value engineering draft report was received and VE items selected for the final report. A professional services contract was awarded for the envelope consulting.
Planning, design and document preparation continues. Public comments were received on the SEPA Checklist draft. The value engineering student took place.
Design work and planning continue. Development is in progress to include sustainable systems/passive options with a target of 20 Energy Use Intensity.
Design work and planning continues. The General Contractor/Construction Manager selection is complete and the contract awarded to Skanska.
The schematic design phase continues. Selection process for the general contractor/construction management (GC/CM) firm is complete. Work continued on development of sustainable systems. The draft geotechnical study has been delivered and the project eco-charrette took place. A landmarks designation has been issued and planning began on controls and incentives related to that designation. The zoning departures summary was issued to the Department of Neighborhoods.
The schematic design phase began. The project team started the geotechnical survey, completed the tree inventory and continued the traffic study. Work is underway on development of sustainable systems/passive options, target 20 Energy Use Intensity (EUI). There was a landmarks nomination hearing and site tour.
School Design Advisory Team meetings are underway.