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April 17, 2013

Joplin board accepts bids for work at high school site

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Board of Education accepted more than $34 million in bids for work at Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center at its Wednesday night meeting.

Mike Johnson, the district’s director of construction, said the bids represent the bulk of the work to be done at the high school site after the approval in February of the school’s final design from the Corner Greer and Associates architectural firm.

A handful of projects, such as landscaping, asphalt and sports fields, will be bid at a later date, Johnson said.

Construction supervisors told the board that erection of the structural steel, which began in mid-March, is steadily continuing in the part of the work site in which the footings have been largely completed. Steel for the western portion of the high school is expected on site in the next few weeks, they said.

They said the next milestone at the high school site will be roofing, which is tracking to begin in July and could last through the rest of the year.

Meanwhile, the district looks to start construction of its safe room project at the beginning of June. The goal is to build safe rooms at each school in the district, beginning this summer with Cecil Floyd, Eastmorland, McKinley and Stapleton elementary schools, as well as Junge Field.

Designs for those first five safe rooms are currently pending approval from the federal and state emergency management agencies, which is expected to happen toward the end of May. The construction documents could be put out for bid as early as next week and approved by the school board by the end of May, according to the project manager, Nabholz Construction Services.

“We’ll be excited to see some of that going on,” board President Randy Steele said.

The bids approved Wednesday consisted of:

• $1.47 million from Emery Sapp and Sons Inc. for utilities.

• $5.54 million from Walker Masonry and Sons Inc. for masonry.

• $1.15 million from HME Inc. for structural and miscellaneous steel.

• $450,000 from HME Inc. for decorative metal fencing.

• $5.88 million from Saratoga Roofing for roofing and sheet metal.

• $374,414 from Restoration and Waterproofing Contractors Inc. for weather barriers and joint sealants.

• $2.13 million from Commercial Glass and Metal for aluminum storefront and glazing.

• $9.25 million from Performance Contracting Inc. for metal studs, drywall and ceilings.

• $1.53 million from Commercial Floorworks Inc. for tiling.

• $244,380 from Sports Unlimited Inc. for wood flooring.

• $1 million from Commercial Floorworks Inc. for floor coverings.

• $1.06 million from MVP Painting for painting and wall coverings.

• $217,750 from Athco for interior athletic equipment.

• $959,897 from B&J Peerless Food Service Equipment Co. for food service equipment.

• $595,543 from Associated Theatrical Contractors for theatrical equipment.

• $1.76 million from FADCO Inc. for finished carpentry casework and tops.

• $328,045 from Stuppy Inc. for greenhouse systems.

• $400,925 from Schindler Elevator Corp. for elevators.

In other business Wednesday, the board approved two course additions — dual-credit education and psychology classes — to the high school curriculum for next year, as well as a proposal to enhance security features for the district’s computer network.

New leadership

THE JOPLIN SCHOOL BOARD elected Jeff Flowers as president and Michael D. Landis as vice president. Flowers has served on the board since 2008, Landis since 2001.

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