Columbiana Middle construction completion on target

Columbiana Middle School additions and renovations are on target for a June 25 completion date.

Assistant Superintendent of Operations Tom Ferguson gave the update in a construction report to the Shelby County Board of Education at its June

meeting at the central office.

Ferguson reported that a June 25 deadline for final inspection at Columbiana Middle School is still on schedule.

He said however, sewer work will require the only change order for the project.

The CMS project is being carried out with Adams Design as architect and Cheaha Construction as the contractor. The project there includes eight additional classrooms, locker room and bathroom renovation.

&uot;We are monitoring the progress daily and along with the contractor have developed a day-by-day schedule to follow,&uot; Ferguson said.

He said the contractor has received praise from school system staff and state building inspection for efforts of the past two weeks.

Ferguson noted that above ceiling inspection passed with no significant citations; all interior and exterior finishes are ongoing; and work on canopies is ongoing and was expected to be completed within the week.

&uot;We are continuing to work on pricing and scope of work for the lining of the existing sewer line. Anticipate a change order for this portion of the work.

&uot;It took us a while to get where we are now, but when this project is completed we will have made as great an impact as any additional upgrade we have done,&uot; he said. &uot;When we are finished, we will have a facility we can all be proud of.&uot;

Ferguson updated other school projects as follows :

At Oak Mountain High School, block masonry is 90 percent complete; metal trusses are being set on the classroom addition; and banjoist are set on the dining expansion. Electrical and plumbing rough-ins are under way on the dining area expansion, and the job is on schedule. Rick Lathan & Associates is the architect, and Eighteen Oaks Construction is the contractor.

This

project includes 14 additional classrooms and a dining room expansion.

At Calera Elementary, load bearing masonry walls are 80 percent complete; the roof deck was to be installed within the week; and the job is on schedule. The architect is Adams Design, the contractor is Lovelady Construction Inc., and the project includes six additional classrooms.

At Calera High, classroom walls are 90 percent complete, gym locker room addition footings have been placed, and the job is on schedule. The architect is Rick Lathan & Associates, and the contractor is Jones Williams Construction. This project includes interior renovations for additional classrooms and locker room renovation.

At Shelby County High School, auditorium renovation is going well.

The sloped floor is in place and drywall is 90 percent complete. Classroom addition footings are in place. Below slab electrical and plumbing rough-ins are complete, and the job is progressing well. The architect is Rick Lathan & Associates and the contractor is Professional Builders Inc. This project includes four additional classrooms and auditorium renovation.

Thompson High School foundation block is in place. Electrical rough-ins are under way. However, due to bad soil and rain, the project is 55 days behind schedule. The architect is Rick Lathan & Associates, the contractor is Pilot Construction, and the project includes 13 additional classrooms.

A pre-construction meeting has been set for MT Laurel for this week. The architect is Rick Lathan & Associates, and the contractor is Gary C. Wyatt Inc.

MT Laurel is slated to open for the 2004-05 school year. It will be a K-5 elementary school situated in the Town of MT Laurel Community.

The school will be located in Chelsea High School attendance zone and will serve a portion of the students now attending Chelsea Elementary and future students who move into the zone. Children attending Mt. Laurel Elementary will go to Chelsea Middle and Chelsea High