School construction cost increases $72,000
March 5, 2013
The cost of construction at Maywood Middle School has gone up $72,000.
The Issaquah School Board approved a change order for $72,001.80 on Feb. 13 during its regular board meeting. The total includes nearly $6,000 in state taxes.
Overtime work, at $39,461, accounts for more than half of the additional costs. Other increases include about $8,500 for fire alarm troubleshooting; $5,200 for backsplashes around electrical outlets that were not shown on the original architectural plans; and $2,167 to replace one hose bib in the courtyard.
Not all items on the change order, however, added to the cost of construction at the school. The district received a nearly $2,500 credit for work that wasn’t done on a beam in the music room.
This was the 12th addition to the contract, which started out at a little more than $12 million before taxes. The project’s cost after taxes and 12 additions is nearly $14.5 million.