Agenda Item No. V. A. 4.

Washburn University Board of Regents



SUBJECT: Change Order - Transitional Housing Project



DESCRIPTION:



The information below is to assist in the explanation and recommended approval of Change Order No. 5 for the Transitional Housing Project.



ITEM #1

PR #6 - LIGHTING ADDITIONS:

Revisions to the design drawings prior to bidding resulted in the addition of a telecommunication closet in each building. Lighting to these closets however was overlooked. In order to provide adequate lighting in these closets, new fixtures and wiring will need to be added. Total cost:

Contract Add: $659.00

Schedule Implications: No Impact



ITEM #2

SPRINKLE SYSTEM UPGRADE FOR COMMONS BUILDING:

Upon review of fire sprinkler drawings by the City of Topeka, the Topeka Fire Marshall rejected the "light hazard" sprinkler system design for the Commons building basement. Upgrading the system to "Ordinary Hazard" will require the installation of additional sprinkler heads and larger pipe size. Total cost:

Contract Add: $ 855.00

Schedule Implications: No Impact



ITEM #3

INCREASE IN BEAM SIZE:

During construction of Pod "A" it was discovered a header beam that was listed as an L3 (5 " x 9 ") had 2x12's framing into it and needed to be enlarged to 5 " x 11 7/8". Total cost for the increase size of the header beam:

Contract Add: $163.00

Schedule Implications: No Impact



ITEM #4

PR#7--ADDITION OF GENERATOR TO COMMONS BUILDING:

During excavation for the basement of the Commons Building, a fair amount of ground water began seeping into the excavated area. Past history of excavations on the south part of campus have resulted in similar situations with regard to underground water flow to the south, and this excavation occurred during the drier part of the summer. It is felt that a storm might cause an electrical failure, and the sump pump (powered by electricity) would not be able to keep water from accumulating in the basement and flooding would result. The addition of the generator, which will be activated in the event of an electrical failure, would provide enough power to keep the pump working so significant property damage would be avoided. In addition, a deeper sump will also be provided as a stop-gap. Total cost:

Contract Add: $7,135.00

Schedule Implications: No Impact



ITEM #5

WATER LINE REVISIONS SERVICING COMPLEX:

Rerouting of the waterline on the site has changed from the original design drawings as a result of a separate project the University will be conducting to provide a new waterline for fire protection. As a result, the line to be provided on the site is shortened and the distance to access the water main is shortened. Total cost for the revised waterline to service the complex:

Contract Deduct: ($6,344.00)

Schedule Implications: No Impact



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



The total Contract Revision proposed by CO-05 to date is as follows:



Construction Cost Increase - $2,468.00

Construction Schedule Increase - NO IMPACT

Original construction contingency: $350,892. The total commitment from contingency, including this change order is, $36,862, leaving a $314,030 contingency balance.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends the Board of Regents approve Change Order #05 as detailed above.



_____________________ ____________________________

Date Jerry B. Farley, President


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