Update On Dec. 15, the C.O.D. Board of Trustees
approved an award of contract to EVS Construction Company for the
Early Childhood Center (EC) project. Construction
is expected to start in late January. A project sign is being fabricated
and will be posted at the site.
General contractor bids are expected to
be received on Dec. 7. Building permit response to the Village of
Glen Ellyn is currently being compiled and will be issued in late
November/early December.Construction documents are in the process
of being revised according to the value engineering options. Re-bid
is anticipated to occur in November.Value engineering efforts with the architect
and design team have been completed. Re-bid is anticipated to occur
in October.Bids were received on July 21 from eight
general contractors. All bids were rejected at the Board meeting on
July 28, due to budget constraints. The project is currently in a
value engineering phase and scheduled to be re-bid during the month
of October. The 100 percent design documents have been
delivered to the building committee for the final review prior to
bidding the project for contractors. It is anticipated that the bidding
of this project will take place in June, with construction slated
to start in July.The project is still within the 50 percent
Construction Document Phase. In this phase, the specifications are
being prepared to the requirements of all the user groups. Additionally,
the mechanical systems design is being completed to incorporate the
geothermal ground source heating and cooling system.
Work on the Early Childhood Center
is progressing from the design development phase
into the 50 percent construction documents phase. Final construction
documents are anticipated to be complete by June 2005, and construction
bids will be issued by June 2005.
The Early Childhood Center is
currently in the construction document phase. The project should be
proceeding for construction bids in April. C.O.D. has received a response
from the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation regarding the grant application.
C.O.D. is preparing additional information for their review.
C.O.D. has submitted a grant application to the
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, based on utilizing an
innovative geo-thermal ground source heating and cooling system for
the building. This type of innovative system will eliminate gas service
and fossil fuel emissions. The building is also designed to utilize
an under-floor heating system (through floor registers), which will
be particularly beneficial in a childcare setting where occupants
are closer to the floor.
C.O.D. is completing the design development phase and soon will begin
production of construction documents for bidding in the spring.
The project is now in the completion of the design development phase.
The building committee comprised of key stakeholders and Facilities
Planning & Construction staff will soon review the plans, selected
materials and systems in interactive sessions with Ross Barney + Jankowski
The Schematic Design for the new Early Childhood Education Center
was approved by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 11, 2004. The Building
Committee is actively working with the architect to develop the design
and prepare for construction.