Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:34

Work being done to get shovels in the ground for EBHS modernization project

Written by  Jamie Rieger
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The shovel is a little closer to being put to the dirt for the Eagle Butte High School modernization projects when Prairie Rose School Division officials met with those who will be doing the construction.


The purpose of the meeting was to look at the first steps of the project, including phasing, safety, and equipment placement, as well as a start date for the construction.
"Some of the work will be done while the students are in class, so our primary concern is the safety of the students," said Ryan Boser, PRSD secretary treasurer.
"The less amount of disruption for the students, the better," he added.
Boser noted that the first phase of the project will likely include a new CTS shop and bathrooms.
Wahl Construction beat out four other companies for the tender of the project, that is set to cost $6,238,600 plus GST. Boser said a number of factors play into the selection process.
"There are many aspects that go into it. It isn't always the lowest bidder. We look at their experience in school buildings, their past work, which is basically a reference check. All that information goes into it. In this case, though, they were the lowest bidder," he said.
The contract agreement was signed on March 29 by Rick Wahl (Wahl Construction), Dave Cocks (FWB Architects), Boser, and Roger Clarke (PRSD superintendent.
The Eagle Butte Modernization Project was initially approved by the Alberta Government in October 2015, however was delayed due to planning and design setbacks.
The timeline for the project has yet to be determined.

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