Costs rise for construction at Maywood, Liberty

July 17, 2012

By Staff

To the tune of $203,787, the Issaquah School Board approved several changes to the construction at Maywood Middle School and Liberty High School at the board’s brief July 11 meeting.

Twenty-five changes were made to Maywood’s modernization bill, adding $130,881 to the school’s previous $13.7 million contract.

The most expensive of those additions was $25,045 to add partition walls between two sets of rooms. Another $32,476 was earmarked for the demolition of various existing structures. Vinyl end closures for telescoping bleachers rang in at $4,940 and additional drywall work added $4,706 to the bill.

However, not everything on the change order list upped the cost. One item amounted to a $1,039 credit for waste piping revisions.

The $72,906 increase to the bill for phase one at Liberty covers 11 changes to the school’s addition and modernization plan. The two largest items on the list are $19,719 to redesign the underground plumbing and $19,054 to switch the fire alarm panel.

Other charges include $2,147 for drinking fountain plumbing and $3,088 to install electronic latches on the interior theater doors.

Liberty’s original contract was set at $14.2 million and has since increased by more than a half-million by various change orders, including the latest one.

View the complete change order lists at www.issaquah.wednet.edu. Under the “school board” tab, select “Agendas and minutes,” and then click on “7-11-2012.” The seventh and eighth items on the consent agenda include links to PDF files of the Maywood and Liberty change orders.

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