Wausa Public Schools is nearing key milestones related to the district’s upcoming renovation and construction project, and local subcontractors are encouraged to participate in upcoming outreach events where they can learn more about the project.
Construction manager Boyd Jones will complete its preparation of the bid package for demolition in early February. The company plans to send the demo package out to bid around mid-February, with bids due back to Boyd Jones later in the month or in early March. Specific dates will be released and shared through various media channels as more information becomes available.
“We are so excited to start this process,” said Wausa Superintendent Brad Hoesing. “Although it will be a challenge to move 108 years’ worth of inventory, as well as five classrooms, office space, and students out of the old building, we are willing and able to do so with the knowledge that this building will bring so many additional educational opportunities not just to the students of Wausa, but to the community, as well.”
“We will continue to work hard in collaboration with Carlson West Povondra Architects and Boyd Jones to move forward with our goal of providing a quality educational facility on time and at or under budget. We are excited to move forward!” Hoesing said.
The first subcontractor outreach events hosted by Boyd Jones will be held during the first half of March, with firm dates to be published in local media once they are determined. Subcontractors interested in bidding any portions of the full scope of work for the project should plan to attend these meetings, where Boyd Jones will share information related to project phasing, scope, and other requirements.
The full project is expected to go out to bid around mid-March, with those bids due back to Boyd Jones later in the month.
Project demolition is expected to begin around early May. Staff will begin moving supplies out of the existing high school in early April. Boyd Jones anticipates crews will begin removing the building’s boiler around mid-April, about the same time pre-demolition efforts will begin. Demolition can begin when students are sent home for the summer.
Subcontractors seeking more information should contact project manager Brian Dembowski by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.