City Council Report
City Council Meeting: June 14, 2011
Agenda Item: 3-E
To: Mayor and City Council
From: Martin Pastucha, Director of Public Works
Subject: Temporary Trailer Lease Extension for the Big Blue Bus Administrative Building Construction Project
On August 10, 2010, Council approved a construction contract with Thomco Construction, Inc., to perform tenant improvements in the Big Blue Bus administration building. Council also approved a contract in the amount of $253,000 with Design Space Modular to lease temporary trailers to house Big Blue Bus staff during construction.
The Big Blue Bus administration building construction began on December 20, 2010. Upon interior demolition, unforeseen conditions were discovered, delaying the completion of the project. These existing conditions include:
· Large holes were cut into the existing building steel beams and the holes need to be repaired;
· Restroom plumbing piping was in very poor condition and drain lines did not properly slope to the drains; and
· Existing fire rated walls needed to be reconstructed and much of the existing wall framing needed to be brought up to current building and fire codes.
In order to address these unforeseen conditions, drawings and details were prepared and re-submitted for plan check. Once the plan check process is complete, the repairs can be made and inspected. Staff anticipates that the construction completion will be delayed by approximately four months to finalize the design, plan check, and implement the corrections. Therefore, Big Blue Bus staff will need to be housed in temporary trailers for four additional months. Construction is scheduled to be completed fall 2011.
The lease extension amount to be awarded to Design Space Modular is $56,800, for a total lease contract of $309,800. Funds are included in the FY2010-11 budget in account C410104.589100, Campus Expansion.