District Needs Construction Manager

Sheridan County School District 2 will seek the services of a construction manager at risk to oversee renovations of Sheridan High School's locker room area.

Trustees approved the action at their meeting this week following a presentation by district Facilities Director Julie Carroll. Carroll said the renovation project is multi-phased and complex, which is the reason she recommended hiring a construction manager at risk.

She told trustees the construction manager approach means the district will only have one contract – with the construction manager, who will be responsible for scheduling and delivering the completed project.

At the beginning of the project, the construction manager at risk will provide the district with a maximum price for the work to be done, and will guarantee by bond that the project will be done at or below that price. In addition, if the project is finished at a lower price than the construction manager's maximum, the school district will get back the money saved.

The facilities director said the goals in hiring a construction manager are to hold down costs of the project and to get the work done with the least disruption to students.

Also at their meeting this week, trustees authorized proceeding with an agreement with TSP Architects of Sheridan for the locker room renovation design.

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