New School Remains On-time and Under Budget

With the new Clarke County High School now more than halfway toward completion, school officials say that project costs continue to remain under budget and that the facility is on track for a March 2012 completion.

School cash flow v. Shockey invoicing (Click to enlarge)

On Monday night Clarke County School Board members approved Shockey & Sons, Inc.’s May, 2011 invoice for $1.44M. As of May 31, 2011, payments to Shockey total $11.96M with net contract change orders totaling a negative $86K.

Although the $86K savings construction savings demonstrates the School Board’s continued close scrutiny of the project to date, the construction of a new greenhouse on the site is expected to erase the current project savings once greenhouse construction commences later this summer.

While construction crews are welcoming the recent stretch of dry weather, Battlefield Estates residents may not be. School Board member Robina Boufault (White Post) said that although water trucks are working to keep the construction site damp in order to prevent dust, the tires on the water trucks are responsible for a portion of the dust problem.

“We’re sorry about the dust” Bouffault said and thanked Battlefield Estates residents for persevering through the dirt.

Construction activities will continue at the site through next year with activities planned for June including:

Paving faculty and visitor parking lot

Fine grading, stoning and paving access road to Mosby.

Rough grading, seeding and placing straw East of parking lots

Begin slab on grade placement in area B.

Begin exterior brick veneer.

Continue interior CMU walls in area B & D.

Begin structural steel placement in area B.

Complete joist erection for building except for front entrance.

Continue placement of roofing membrane above classroom wing, auditorium and ag-tech wing.

Shockey & Sons, Inc. payment summary (Click to enlarge)

Continue to set hollow metal door frames throughout.

Begin installation of windows.

Begin installation of interior drywall partitions.

Begin installation of roof-top units.

Continue domestic and sanitary rough-in throughout building.

Continue electrical rough-in throughout building

Terminate switchgear and obtain permanent power.

Continue sprinkler piping install in area A and begin in area D

According to Gannett Fleming, the School Board’s onsite manager for the project, the new high school project is 58% complete with 52% of the project invoiced as of May 31, 2011.


Clarke County High School, May, 2011 - Photo courtesy Urban Engineering