Office of Financial Management Washington State Major Project Status Report June 30, 2008 Agency Number: 657 Agency: State Board for Community And Technical Colleges Project Number: 04-1-214 Project Title: Lower Columbia College – Fine Arts Center Bill Reference: Chapter 26-03X-787 Contact Name, phone number, email: Ellen Peres 360-442-2201 [email protected] Project Description: The Fine Arts Center for Lower Columbia College is a replacement construction project and is the development and the construction of a 54,000 square foot fine arts center. The new facility features a 500 seat auditorium designed for multiple uses, including performances by Lower Columbia College’s drama, music and speech/forensic programs. The facility also includes multi-functional classrooms, a thrust theater (also serving as a lecture hall), seminar/conference rooms, art gallery, music practice rooms, MIDI piano lab, offices, support spaces and appropriate storage accommodation. The new Fine Arts Center is replacing a former small fine arts building, (originally constructed in 1960). The college purchased 1.5 acres on a major corner in Longview which had two buildings on it that have been demolished Square feet: 54,000 Project Total Cost: Phase Biennium Approp. Code Pre-design/design Land Acquisition Construction Total: 2003 – 05 2003 – 05 2005 – 07 G28 H74 H07 Schedule: Pre-design Completion Schematic Design Completion Design/Development Completion Land Acquisition Construction Documents Completion Demolition Completion Bid Award Completion (Construction) Begin Construction Substantial Completion Final Acceptance Amount $1,949,000 2,500,000 20,212,775 $24,661,775 April 30, 2004 July 30, 2004 March 30, 2005 July 8, 2005 December 05, 2005 June 30, 2006 July 19, 2006 July 19, 2006 March 21, 2008 July, 2008 Project Status and discussion of Critical Path for Construction: The original critical path and contracted schedule was to reach substantial completion on September 21, 2007, however, weather delays, a union strike of one of our subcontractors, and design errors pushed that date out to March 21, 2008. We are currently in the final stages of the punch list with only a few items remaining. It is anticipated that final sign off will occur in July 2008. Contract Award History: A/E Agreement: Original Agreement Amendments Pending Changes Total $ $ $ $ 1,315,921 764,567 2,080,488 Construction Contract(excl. sales tax): Bid Award Amount $15,967,861 Change Orders $1,368,921 Pending Changes $0 Total $17,333,782 Potential for Project Cost Overruns/Claims: The contractor submitted a claim for extended overhead costs due to 52 days of time extensions. With the assistant of the State E&A staff, an agreement to pay the contractor an extend overhead amount of $290,484.00 was negotiated. Additional costs will be covered by donations received by the college. Discussion of Project Quality: Every effort was made to ensure that this new facility is designed and constructed to perform as an instructional facility. The building technology is state of the art for each discipline and program. There was an emphasis on quality, functionality, sustainability, maintain-ability and overall efficiency. Despite the need to adjust the project in light of the bid proposals, the quality and function of the facility has not been compromised. LCC had a project representative on-site providing daily observation of construction quality. As previously reported, the college received a substantial donation to be used for this project. As a result, the college has been determined that the wood interior finishes, that had to be deleted to reduce the costs at the time of the bidding, will be added back into the building.