School construction cost increases $72,000

March 5, 2013

By Staff

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.

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One Response to “School construction cost increases $72,000”

  1. Smoley on March 6th, 2013 10:27 pm

    Over two thousand dollars to replace a hose bib???? Sheesh, I’m in the wrong business.

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