Bond Project Information
Original Project Budget: $6,200,000
Revised Project Budget: $6,703,500
Construction GMP: $5,603,500
Bond Issuance Date: April 2021
Construction Start Date: October 2021
Estimated Completion Date: February 2023
Architect: FWA Group
Construction Manager-At-Risk: NA
Building Square Footage: 27,400
Operating Impact: $114,324
Student Services Center (12,203 SF):
• Academic Advising
• Veteran Services
• Counseling Services
• Financial Aid
• Student Payment Services
Student Services Learning
Bond Project Updates
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Resolute Builders continues to be non-responsive to the College’s requests for resolution on the open items (stair nosing, grass reseeding, replacing plants that have died). Resolute has been given a 10-day letter to provide a resolution per the contract and they did not respond. We are now moving forward with the next steps per the contract and will be meeting with State Construction on November 9th.
As of August 4th, the general contractor, Resolute Builders, has two remaining items to complete. One item is the installation of stair nosing on the monumental exterior entrance stairs. The second item is the reseeding of the grasses. This last item will require the College to hold back retainage until the work is completed. Closeout of the project will also be pushed out until we are comfortable that the grasses have developed as specified.
Completion of the project has slowed due to poor site conditions due to the continued rain. The interior of the building is close to complete with final cleaning underway. Sitework continues slowly due to poor site conditions. Furniture delivery began on 1/26 with some office furniture delayed until 3/6. We expect to have our final State Construction inspection the week of 2/20 and will move staff over to the building over Spring Break. The project continues to remain on budget.
The project continues to remain on budget and is approximately 97% complete as of 12/22/2022. The contracted completion date of 12/16/22 was not met by the contractor. The building is close to completion, the final painting is underway, carpet installation is almost complete, and the final data line installation is ongoing. Exterior work has been delayed due to the rainy conditions slowing down the completion of sidewalks and curbs. The College is working to complete the final fiber connections to the building and install switches in the IT closet. The contractor understands if they cannot have a final certificate of occupancy by 1/9/23, they will have to take responsibility for new furniture storage costs and may also be subject to $300 per day in liquidated damages back to 12/17/22. The College is still planning to move staff into the building starting 1/30/23.
Student Services Center – Grading on the exterior has started and the main lobby receptionist desk has been installed. The Student Service Center is approximately 95% complete and has a completion date of December 16, 2022. Furniture and equipment will start being installed on January 9, 2023, and staff will begin to move back on January 30, 2023. The Student Services Center is on schedule and within budget.
The project continues to remain on budget and on schedule and is approximately 88% complete. Highlights of current progress include: permanent power has been connected to the building, ceiling grid has been completed, glass has been installed in large rear curtain wall, painting continues, most window frames and glass is now installed, elevator installation has started and exterior final grading and sidewalk installation will begin in the next few weeks.
The project continues to remain on budget and on schedule and is approximately 81% complete. Highlights of current progress include: masonry is close to completion, the curtainwall is installed, ceiling grid is starting to be installed and most windows have been installed. Prime painting and some finish interior painting has been completed. In the next 30 days, ACC expects glazing/glass for the large rear curtainwall to be installed, ceiling grid installation to continue, interior painting to continue, fire alarm and telecom wiring to be installed. Permanent power to the building continues to be of concern for this project as well as the BCoE project. Due to issues with Hurricane Ian, there is a concern from the general contractor that permanent power could be pushed out for weeks. To reduce the potential risk of lost time on interior work, the College has agreed that the GC should secure a generator so the temporary power can be used to continue work on the interior of the building.
The project is 72% complete while being on schedule and on budget. ACC is in the process of setting the rooftop HVAC units, installing an elevator, and installing exterior metal panels. The Student Services Center is scheduled to have permanent power by the end of August 2022.
The project continues to remain on budget and on schedule and is approximately 69% complete. Highlights of current progress include: Electrical conduit is being run in first and second floor area and is almost complete. Sprinkler pipe is being run throughout the project and HVAC units and ductwork are being installed. Spray insulation, roofing and flashing is being installed. The monumental metal stair is installed. Concrete infill still needs to be completed.
The project continues to remain on budget and on schedule. Electrical conduit is being run in the first and second floor area, the sprinkler piping for the building is being run and HVAC units and ductwork are being installed. Exterior stud walls are being erected on both floors and exterior dense glass is being installed.
Steel columns for the building have been erected and the majority of the beams are now in place. Bar joists are schedule to arrive on 4/25. The project is moving along well with the fire line and domestic water line complete as well as the data duct bank installed. The contractors continue to backfill and waterproof the retaining wall and have poured the slab on grade. The project is on budget and on schedule. The beam signing event for this project is scheduled to be held on Friday, 4/29/22.
A new project manager has been assigned by Resolute Builders at the request of the College and we are seeing much better progress and communication on the project. Footing preparation is ongoing and rebar is set. They have also excavated for the elevator pit. Concrete forms have also been set for the pouring of the retaining walls. We expect foundations, underslab rough-in and storm drainage work to begin late December. The project is on schedule for completion December 2022.
Site work has started on the project with tree removal close to completion. The contractor is working to order long lead items but is still concerned about delivery timeframes for steel bar joists. They are currently working with their supplier to provide the College with some more specific schedules and how that item may impact the overall schedule of the project. A successful Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on October 22nd with many in attendance.
State Construction has finalized the General Contractor contract and all parties have now signed. Site work preparation has begun with changes implemented in parking and traffic flow at the front of Main Building at the site of the project. Survey work is to be completed the first week of October with the construction fence and silt fence installation planned for the week of October 11th. The State Construction pre-construction meeting will be held on October 11th.
Additional funding of $503,500 was approved in August 2021 by the Board of Commissioners for a revised Project Budget of $6,703,500. Construction bid was awarded to Resolute Building Company, being the most favorable, lowest, most responsive and responsible bidder. While waiting for the NC Office of State Construction to approve the contract, the project team is coordinating pricing and delivery of steel and other scarce materials. A Groundbreaking Ceremony will be scheduled in the coming weeks.
Buildings & Grounds Committee
Nov. 6, 2020
On Nov. 6, 2020, the design team presented an update regarding the schematic design process. Visuals were shared of various options that may be considered for the general design and the approximate site for a new Student Services building.
Buildings & Grounds Committee
May 5, 2020
On March 25th, twenty-two design proposals were received from architectural design firms. A proposal selection committee was established to include the Vice President of Student Success, Coordinator of Disability Services, Director of Administrative Services, Facilities Director and Graphic Design Technician. The committee met virtually to review the proposals and recommend the top three firms to be interviewed by the Building & Grounds Committee.
On May 5, 2020, the top three design firms participated in interviews and made presentations virtually to the Building & Grounds Committee. The three firms that were invited for interviews were FWA Group, HH Architecture and LaBella Associates. The Buildings and Grounds Committee evaluated and scored each firm with FWA Group receiving the highest average score of 154 points out of a total possible 175 points. Firms were evaluated on their understanding of the project, proposed project team, proposed project management, related project experience, current HUB status and plan to recruit HUB participation as well as experience with the College and proximity and familiarity with Alamance County.
DESIGN FIRM SCORE RANK
FWA Group 154 1
HH Architecture 151 2
LaBella Associates 150 3
At the May 5, 2020 meeting, the Building & Grounds Committee recommended FWA Group as the selected design firm for the Student Services Center Project. Once approved by the full Board, College Administration will work with the North Carolina State Construction Office to negotiate the design contract with the firm.
Action Required: College Administration requests that the Board of Trustees approve FWA Group, as the design firm for the Student Services Center Project.
An RFP for design proposals for the Student Services Center produced 27 applications that were received by the March 27, 2020 deadline. The ACC team is working on digital solutions for interviews and review of these RFPs.
The Student Services Building RFP for design services will be released in February. The selection committee will review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees at their May 2020 meeting.
On November 6, 2018, the voters of Alamance County approved a bond referendum in the
amount of $39.6 million for Alamance Community College. The bond referendum was for
multiple renovation and construction projects. The Student Services Center project is estimated
to cost $6,200,000.
On Monday, August 5, 2019, the Board of Commissioners approved a bond reimbursement resolution which will advance Alamance Community College $497,040 for
the cost of architectural services and other up-front costs as needed. The County will be
reimbursed from bond proceeds once the bonds are sold. The estimated bond sale date for this
project is during Fiscal Year 2022.