Current Cost Escalation/Market Conditions
We continue to see an average of 24% annual increase year over year in construction cost escalation since 2020 due to supply shortages, manufacturer product delays, shipping, and delivery delays for our recent projects. 2021 to 2022 data is consistent with this trend, and we anticipate a 0.65-0.75% increase per month through 2022.
New Project Updates
Miller Middle School
Design Development package is submitted and being estimated by Bryan Construction. We will be issuing an RFP to the asbestos consultant in June.
Career and Innovation Center
Design Development is in progress. Schematic Design and budget strategy was presented to 9-R Board of Education in May. Geotechnical Report is complete. Furniture vendor RFP has been issues for CIC and Miller. Beginning to work on site logistics plans in preparation for construction to start later this fall.
State permits were approved and construction began June 6 at DHS, EMS, AVES, and NES.
Construction Documents are 95% complete, and pending BEST grant results for: Park ES, Fort Lewis Mesa ES, Sunnyside ES, and Florida Mesa ES.
Fort Lewis Mesa ES construction is underway and 100% complete with punch list items remaining.
Needham ES construction began June 6. Sunnyside ES is slated to begin mid-June and Park ES to begin in early July.
Construction documents are being finalized for Phase 2 at: Florida Mesa ES, Riverview ES, Escalante MS and DHS during summer of 2023-24
Asphalt / Concrete
Needham ES work began June 6 with FCI Construction. Sunnyside work is scheduled to begin June 25. Work at Escalante MS, Riverview ES, Animas Valley ES will follow later this summer.
Work has the delayed start due to subcontractor issues.
Durango High Schools Improvements
The Schematic Design is complete, and Design Development is in progress. The scope of the project includes HVAC upgrades, accessibility issues, doors/lockers, interior finish repairs, and is planned for Summer 2023.
Needham Elementary School Improvements
Boiler room shutdown and demolition is complete with new boilers ready to be set. All other construction projects began June 6: HVAC upgrades, doors/windows, interior finish repairs, and select flooring.
Park Elementary School Improvements
Boiler room shutdown and demolition is complete for 2/3 rooms. All other projects began Jun e6: HVAC upgrades, exterior/interior finish repairs, select flooring, kitchen improvements, and exterior door/window improvements.
Sunnyside ES Improvements
Construction projects began June 13. The scope includes select HVAC and controls upgrades, door & window improvements, and interior & exterior finish repairs.
HVAC will be completed in the fall die to extended lead times of unit ventilators.
A second round of bus purchase is currently on hold due to factory shutdowns.
Fiber installation to rural schools, along with Chromebook purchases.
Charter Schools Allocation
All contracts are in place with each Charter School.
Juniper Elementary School has withdrawn 66% of their available funds.
Mountain Middle School has withdrawn 94% of their available funds.
Animas High School has withdrawn 100% of their available funds.
Future Projects 2023
Escalante MS contract executed with Hord Coplan Macht, with schematic design in progress. Its estimated that this project will take two summers to complete.
Florida Mesa ES contract has been executed with Hord Coplan Macht, with schematic design in progress.
Future Projects 2024
Riverview ES contract has been executed with FBT Architects, and the Schematic Design is in progress.
Animas Valley ES contract has been executed with FBT Architects, and the Schematic Design is in progress.