The Richmond Register

Education

May 31, 2014

Renovations at new central office may cost $875,000

RICHMOND — The estimated cost for renovation of the Madison County Schools’ new center is $875,000. About $650,000 is for construction. Other costs are: $75,000, equipment and furnishings; $61,000, architect’s fee; $25,000, computers; $11,500, wiring and technology; and $20,000 for bidding and miscellaneous. Also, a 5-percent contingency, $32,500, must be budgeted.

Kevin Cheeks of the architectural firm Sherman, Carter, Barnhart presented those figures to the school board Thursday as he discussed initial renovation plans for the district’s new 22,000-square foot central office at 301 Highland Lakes Dr.

The total amounts likely will be adjusted after the firm’s engineer reviews completed floor plans, Cheeks said.

The architect fee was based on the state education department’s fee schedule, he explained. But that fee also reflects construction costs. For example, if the district were to use its own paint crew, the architect fee would be reduced.

Cheeks said his firm was willing to work with the district to reduce costs.

When the firm was hired in March, Superintendent Elmer Thomas said the building is in good shape, but the project will involve constructing walls and doors to make offices, installing carpet and painting, as well as creating a new board meeting room.

The district’s current 7,500-square foot central office at 550 Keeneland Drive (valued at $550,000 in 2009), plus an additional $101 million, was used to purchase the Highland Lakes property valued at $2.5 million in 2009.

The architectural firm Clotfelter-Samokar has managed construction projects for the district since 2000, but Thomas said the central office renovations will be “a good trial for another architect” who will be considered for future projects.

The Sherman, Carter Barnhart team has worked on 11 other districts’ central offices in the past, Thomas said.

He noted that money for the project will come from residual capital funds saved from past construction projects and not the general fund.

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