Fort River School Building Committee
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September 17, 2019
Independent cost estimate conducted and reconciled.
Second community engagement meeting held.
Development of independent cost estimate procurement.
Cost estimates for design alternatives developed.
First community engagement meeting held.
Survey and geotechnical reports received.
Revision of cost estimates received.
Geotechnical evaluation performed.
Initial cost estimates received.
Initial options development considering enrollment figures, educational plans, HVAC options, and zero energy design.
Solicitation of geotechnical evaluation.
TSKP works with the Committee and School authorities to understand current conditions and programming needs.
TSKP Studios begins work on feasibility study.
Indoor air quality report is made. No major issues found at Fort River.
TSKP Studios is selected as designer for the feasibility study.
Solicitation of site survey.
Designer evaluation, selection, and contract negotiation.
Qualifications from interested designers due.
Performance of indoor air quality testing.
Final drafting of RFQ for feasibility study designer.
Continued drafting of indoor air quality testing solicitation and RFQ for feasibility study designer.
Drafting of indoor air quality testing solicitation.
Drafting of RFQ for feasibility study designer.
Decisions made on use of OPM and MSBA procedures.
Working groups established.
November 30, 2017
First meeting of the Fort River School Building Committee held.
October 17, 2017
Building Committee formed by School Committee.
Feasibility Study 2019-09-13
Geotechnical Report (Preliminary) by O'Reilly, Talbot & Okun
Site Survey (Preliminary) by Berkshire Design
Indoor Air Quality Testing by ATC Group Services
Byline with Stan Rosenberg Season 1, Episode 6: "Fort River Feasibility Study Building Committee, Part 1" 2019-02-08
Amherst Bulletin Letter to the Editor 2018-05-24
Environmental Study 09/05/2018
Hiring of Design Firm 07/2018
Release of RFQ 05/09/2018
Contacting the Committee 03/2018
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Designer Services
Seeking Written Quotations (SWQ) for Indoor Air Quality Testing
Submission - ATC
Seeking Written Quotations (SWQ) for Site Survey
Seeking Written Quotations (SWQ) for Geotechnical Evaluation
Round 1 - Not Awarded
Seeking Written Quotations (SWQ) for Independent Cost Estimation
Community Outreach Outline Revised 02/06/2019
Community Outreach Outline Proposal 04/23/2018
Community Outreach Outline Proposal - Draft 04/20/2018
Estimated Project Timeline - Summary 03/18/2018
Estimated Project Timeline - Detail 03/18/2018
Estimated Project Cost 03/18/2018
Letter to the MSBA 02/2018
Design and Programming
Presentation of Feasibility Study 2019-09-17
Rare Species Letter 2019-03-14
Total Project Budget 2019-03-13
Site Presentation 2019-03-13
Community Outreach Presentation 2019-02-13
Community Outreach Presentation Draft 2019-02-06
Budget Presentation 2019-01-23
Budget Presentation 2019-01-09
Budget Presentation 2018-12-20
Cost Estimates 2018-12-18
Budget Presentation 2018-12-12
Cost Estimates 2018-12-12
School Committee Presentation 2018-11-27
School Committee Presentation Draft 2018-11-20
Space Summary Previous Project 2018-10-24
Response to Initial Feedback 2018-10-23
Options D and E Draft 2018-10-10
Proposed Space Summary 2018-09-26
Proposed Space Summary (315) 2018-08-28
Proposed Space Summary (420) 2018-08-06
Proposed Space Summary (315) 2018-08-06
Programming Meeting Minutes 2018-07-23
References and Studies
Existing Conditions Site Development 2018-09-26
Existing Conditions Building Systems 2018-09-26
Existing Structural Conditions Report 2018-09-24
Existing Building Plan 2018-08-24
Proposed Schedule 2018-08-06
Site Diagram with Boring Locations 1 2018-08-06
Site Diagram with Boring Locations 2 2018-08-06
Existing Building Plan 2018-08-06
Fort River Elementary School
Fort River MSBA SOI 2018
Roof study 2017
|Authority:||Town Meeting 2017 Article 15B|
|Appointing Authority:||School Committee|
|Voting Members:||Twelve (12): (1) Fort River Principal or designee; (1) Fort River teacher; (1) Fort River staff member; (1) Facilities Director or designee; (1) School Committee member; (1) Green energy/architectural background expert; (1) SEPAC designee; (1) Fort River PGO appointee; (1) Town Finance person; (1) parent at large; (2) community members at large|
|Non-voting Members:||Two (2): (1) Superintendent or designee; (1) Family Center liaison|
|Jonathan Salvon, Chair||10/17/2017||Fort River PGO|
|Eric Nakajima, Vice Chair||10/17/2017||Amherst School Committee|
|Maria Kopicki, Vice Chair||10/17/2017||Community member|
|Diane Chamberlain||10/17/2017||Fort River Principal|
|Anthony P. Delaney||04/23/2018||Town Finance|
|Ben Herrington||12/19/2018||Fort River staff|
|Mike Morris (non-voting)||10/17/2017||Superintendent|
|Allison Page||10/17/2017||Community member|
|Rudy Perkins||12/19/2018||Green energy expert|
|vacant (non-voting)||Family Center|
|vacant||Fort River teacher|
In the Spring of 2017, Town Meeting approved Article 15B by a 2/3 vote, borrowing $250,000 for the purpose of examining site and building feasibility and schematic design options for Fort River Elementary School, including: site, structural, and environmental analysis; implementation of a community engagement process; formation of a school building committee; development of an education program; selection of an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM); initial schematic drawings of selected preferred options; and initial schematic designs and independent cost estimates of those designs.
|Jean Fay||10/17/2017-12/14/2017||Fort River staff|
|Claire McGinnis||10/17/2017-02/26/2018||Town Finance|
|Jim McPherson||12/26/2017-11/06/2018||Facilities Director|
|Kristine Royal||10/17/2017-10/19/2018||Green energy expert|
|Nicole Singer||10/17/2017-02/26/2018||Fort River teacher|