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Blacow Elementary School - Modernization: Technology Infrastructure

MODERNIZATION  TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE

Project Info

District Measure E Bond Program IT Upgrades — Blacow Elementary School
40404 Sundale Dr.

Overview

  • FUSD Districtwide IT Upgrades Project consisted of 34 campuses.
  • Each project consisted of installation of all new data cabling and data racks for wired and Wireless internet Access Points as well as future VoIP clocks, bells, speakers, and telephones.
  • The total project cost for the 34 campuses was $50,152,643.
  • Each of these projects was delivered with a design-bid-build approach.

History/Rationale

In 2012, the District established the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) that included a review of the facilities needs at each District site. A list of priority projects from the LRFP was developed to be included in the Measure E Bond.  Staff recommended moving forward with design and construction of these projects using the Design-Build delivery method in order to complete them within the required timeline.

Key Project Successes

Able to keep campus systems live with zero down time while installing a completely new parallel system.

Interesting or unique details

  • Projects were constructed during the Districtwide development of IT standards.
  • Walks were conducted at each site to allow input from site administrators, combined with District IT staff, to identify unique challenges at each campus and to offer and offer cost effective resolutions to avoid in-progress change orders.

 

Architect
LCA Architects

Program Manager
Vanir Construction Management

Construction Manager
Roebbelen Construction Management Services, Inc.

Contractor
S & H Construction, Inc.

Delivery Method
Design-Build

Square Footage
58,894

Date approved by Board
Aug. 12, 2015

Construction Duration
Nov. 2016 – July 2018

Approved Project Budget
$1,485,440

RELATED BOARD ACTIONS:

Aug. 12, 2015— Authorize staff to enter into agreement with LCA Architects for architectural services for Priority 2, Package 3 IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $323,860 (includes various schools & projects) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program)

Apr. 13, 2016— Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with AMS.NET for the purchase and installation of technology hardware devices needed for the Measure E IT upgrade projects.

Amount: $7,000,000 (includes 33 schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program)

June 29, 2016— Authorize staff to amend the agreement with LCA Architects for the IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $40,484 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program)

Sept. 28, 2016— Authorize the budget reallocation for IT projects at 30 sites.

Amount: $17,787,934 (includes 30 sites) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Sept. 28, 2016— Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with S&H Construction, Inc. for the construction of Priority 2, Package 3 IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $768,906 (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Sept. 28, 2016— Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Terraphase Engineering, Inc. for construction phase environmental consulting services for the Priority 2, Package 3 IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $14,025 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Sept. 28, 2016— Authorize staff to enter into agreement with DSA School Inspectors for construction phase project inspector services for the Priority 2, Package 3 IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $29,325 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Sept. 28, 2016— Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Earth Systems Pacific for materials testing and special inspection services for Priority 2, Package 3 IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $9,887 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

June 28, 2017— Authorize staff to amend the agreement with DSA School Inspectors for construction phase project inspector services for Priority 2, Package 3 IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $8,075 (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Oct. 25, 2017— Authorize staff to amend the agreement with DSA School Inspectors for construction phase project inspector services for the Priority 2, Package 3 IT upgrade project at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $22,337 (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Mar. 28, 2018— Authorize staff to reallocate unused project contingency funds from the modernization project at Mission San Jose High School for IT upgrades at Blacow Elementary School.

Amount: $100,000 (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).

Apr. 18, 2018— Authorize staff to execute the final change order with S&H Construction for the modernization projects for IT upgrades at Blacow Elementary School and file a notice of completion.

Amount: $-1,872 (includes various schools) (Fund 21 Measure E Bond Program).