The School District was awarded a Federal Impact Aid grant which allowed them to replace an Elementary School at the end of it’s useful life with a modern, secure facility. Students were not reaching their full potential, and deserved the benefits of a 21st century education.
Consolidated Construction was retained by a competitive process compliant with North Dakota Century Code. The School District had many negative experiences on previous construction projects, and required a positive experience that would involve and benefit their community. Consolidated’s commitments included diligent cost management in the pre-construction phase, obtaining a larger quantity of competitive bids than previous firms had obtained, and working with Tribal members and firms on the facility.
Working closely with the Architect, Consolidated studied multiple options to hit the School Board’s approved budget. When project costs were impacted by poor soils and federal tariffs on steel materials, Consolidated assisted the School District in obtaining additional funding. A constructability review was conducted, which identified many issues with the plans and specifications–corrected prior to issuing for bid.
The School District was pleased with the 128 bids received, and bid results were under the School Board’s approved budget. Consolidated’s Guaranteed Maximum Price was approved unanimously, and the project was completed on time and under budget.