School board approves construction changes

A small construction contract

and three change orders were approved by the Shelby County Board of Education at a recent meeting.

The board approved a small contract with Yarbrough Mechanical & General Contractor Inc. for heating and air conditioning in the classroom addition at Pelham High School at a cost of $30,400.

The contract includes a four-ton split heat pump system, a two-and-a-half-ton split heat pump system and a three-ton split heat pump system.

The board also approved the following change orders:

To Metro D Construction Inc. of Talladega, an increase cost of $6,693.17 for additions and alterations to Vincent High School including: add water heater and hot water piping to boys’ and girls’ toilet room lavatories; change Door 209 from

20-minute fire rate to 45-minute fire rates; remove

unsuitable soils at northwest corner of classroom building and replace with compacted stone in accordance with soils engineer recommendations; in southeast corner of library addition, along existing building wall, remove soft soil and replace with compacted stone and change footing design to underpin existing edge of turned down floor slab; provide metal canopy in color as selected by owner and identified in architect’s correspondence dated June 28, 2002; and add door 119B in accordance with architect’s correspondence dated Oct. 10, 2002.

To McCrory Building of Birmingham, an increase of $12,952 for additions and alterations to Oak Mountain Elementary School including: underground electrical pull box per request/requirement of Alabama Power Company; delete two scheduled C windows in Corridor H638 (material only) from project; excavate 1,086 cub yards of poor soil and replace with compacted fill, in accordance with instructions provided by PSI, owner’s soils testing agency; change bid allowance No. 1 for lawn sprinkler system from $5,000 to $9,874; change Door H623 from 20-minute fire rated to 45-minute fire rated; excavate 880 cubic yards of unsuitable soils at southwest corner of Building 1 and replace with compacted engineered fill material in accordance with owner’s soils testing agency recommendations;

change 1-inch water supply line on the south side of site serving lawn sprinkler system to 2-inch supply line; provide adjustable height computer counters in 13 classrooms (in lieu of fixed height as scheduled);

change 4 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch hinges at (10) aluminum and glass doors to 4 1/2-inch x 4-inch hinges; and change bid allowance number two for computer wiring (power and data) for one classroom from $10,000 to $1,326.

To McCrory Building of Birmingham, an increase of $1,711 for additions and alterations at Oak Mountain Middle School to change two scheduled B-type windows at Classroom C-13 to A-type windows