|Terracon Consulting Drilling for Soil Samples|
- November 11-15, 2011
Terracon completed their drilling of the soil samples on the 92 acre site. The Geo-Technical Engineering Report should be available by the middle of December 2011. Early indications show no major surprises with the condition of the soil.
- November 15, 2011
HSR solicited and received bids for the Soil Conductivity Tests. The District selected A-One GeoThermal out of Earlham, Iowa to perform this service. They were the low bid at $10,900. HSR had estimated this service to cost approximately $14,000 - 15,000, so we were very pleased to see their bid come in under budget.
- November 8 – 22, 2011
HSR Associates continues to update and tweak the floor plans based on feedback received from the District Reps, the Project Oversight Committee, staff and coaches. HSR expected to have updated floor plans available for the District Reps by Monday, November 28, 2011. After the District Reps and Project Oversight Committee give the update floor plans a final review, the plans will be shared with staff and coaches.
- November 21, 2011
Brad Simonson and Bob Freerks of HSR attended the Board of Education meeting to update the Board and public on the progress of the floor plan and the Geo-Technical work performed by Terracon. The Board also discussed the need for a meeting to plan the layout of the 92 acre site plan. A meeting has been scheduled for November 30th. Representatives from various community groups (City, County, Farm to School, Environmental, Energy, Trails Association, MHI, District Grounds & Maintenance, among others) are in the process of being invited to join Brad Simonson and the civil engineers from HSR to discuss the 92 site plan. HSR also reported that the project remains on schedule for bidding in early 2012.
- November 22, 2011
HSR Associates held their initial meeting with the acoustic engineering consultant. The goal is to ensure that key spaces, such as the auditorium and gymnasium, provide our visitors with the experience they expect.
- November 30, 2011
HSR Associates will be attending a special board meeting scheduled for November 30, 2011 at 6 PM at West Elementary Commons to share the proposed floor plans to the Board for approval. The community is encouraged to attend to see the results of the all the great feedback and suggestions from staff that we incorporated into the plans.