Agenda Item No. VI. A. 8.

Washburn University Board of Regents



SUBJECT: Change Order - Transitional Housing Project



DESCRIPTION:



The information offered below is to assist in the explanation and recommended approval of Change Order No. 3 for the Transitional Housing project.



ITEM #1

PR #5 - RE-ROUTING OF WATERLINE TO EAST SIDE OF JEWELL AVE.:

Upon review of the construction drawings by the City of Topeka, the Water Department determined the presented layout of the waterline on the site to its connection on 21st street was unacceptable. Their opposition was its location under the berm on the west side of Jewell Ave. and its inaccessibility for maintenance. An alternate design was presented and accepted placing the waterline on the east side of Jewell Ave. Changes involve boring under the street and an increase in pipe length of 94 linear feet.

Contract Add: $2,194.00

Schedule Implications: No Impact



ITEM #2

PR #11 - ADDITIONAL STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT AT STAIR TOWERS:

Upon assemblage of shop drawings for building stair structures, the steel fabricator requested additional information regarding connections to vertical supports and to connecting walkways. In review, the structural engineer determined additional structural steel and connections were necessary to adequately complete stair installation. Revised design drawings were submitted and additional steel channels and connections were priced and submitted for approval.

Contract Add: $5,803.00

Schedule Implications: No Impact



ITEM #3

PR #4 - REVISIONS TO STRUCTURAL SHEER WALLS ON BUILDINGS:

City of Topeka building inspection review determined all exterior walls on buildings were required to be 1-hour rated thereby increasing the required wall composition from 1/2" plywood to 5/8" plywood and 5/8" gypsum sheathing. This increase in building material thickness in addition to escalation in costs of wood construction materials since bidding has resulted in this increase in construction costs.

Contract Add: $19,366.00

Schedule Implications: No Impact



ITEM #4

DELETION OF ROUND-ABOUT FROM CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

Upon further review of traffic implications that would be the result of the addition of a round-about at the intersection of Durow Drive and Jewell Avenue, it was determined the round-about would be eliminated in lieu of the 3-way stop. Concern primarily focused on the question of whether the round-about could adequately stop traffic for handicapped crossing at Falley Field and ultimately south of KTWU. The drop off at the entry to the complex will continue to be included in the construction scope.

Contract Deduct: $29,600.00

(Original contract price for Round-About was $30,384; Contractor had already purchased the required area inlet; also deducted were bonds already purchased.)

Schedule Implications: No Impact

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



The total Contract Revision proposed by CO-03 to date is as follows:



Construction Cost Decrease - ($2,237.00)

Construction Schedule Increase - NO IMPACT



Original construction contingency: $350,892. The total commitment from contingency is $26,296, leaving a $324,596 contingency balance.



RECOMMENDATION:

President Farley recommends the Board of Regents approve Change Order #03 as detailed above.



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Date Jerry B. Farley, President


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