Community Forum Update

On Monday, May 16th, the Allenstown School Board hosted a New School Community Forum to give Allenstown residents a chance to see the new school building drawing designs and site layout.  The forum was facilitated by the Owner's Project Manager, Gordon Bristol; with presentations by Doug Proctor, the principal architect; and Erin Lambert, the civil engineer for the site.  Mr. Bristol closed the forum out with the reminder to all that he does have project updates on the new school website and to feel free to email him, or the Allenstown School Board with any questions that arise regarding the new school project.

New K-8 School

Welcome and thank you for visiting the NEW K-8 school progress web page. We will keep this section up to date with the latest renderings, information, and historical data.

September 19th, 2022 Update

Good day.  This is the September 19  report.  We will be  publishing for the Community of Allenstown School District a weekly progress report of your new building project.  We plan to publish these reports on every Monday going forward.

I am your Owners Project Manager.  One part of my role is to keep you, the Community, informed of the progress of the project.  I will be giving weekly reports that are written and monthly reports, in person, to the School Board.

Here is some of the progress this past week.

Footings

Your construction crew is underway with digging for the footings for the new building. See photos below.

This process will take about a month to get the footings in good hold and be ready for the steel to arrive.  The process will take place in increments consistent with the delivery of the concrete.

Submittals

What is a submittal?  At the time of design of the project an item for the school is specified.  Let use as example a door knob.

The project is bid out and we get in competitive bids. We award a winning bidder.

Before the bidder orders the items they get in an exact specification from the manufacturer of the item.  Models change, colors change, alternative manufactures are sometime suggested.  When the vendor has chosen what they propose to install they send in a SUBMITTAL.  This is checked most carefully by the Architect.  It is also checked by the Construction Manager and Owners Project Manager.  But the most scrutiny is given by the Architect who must sign and approve the submittal.

This is the final check and balance of an item that is purchased.  Needless to say we have thousands of submittals. The process works and we are well underway.

Budget and Purchases

We are currently working with our Construction Manager, Milestone, to ensure all the contracts to their sub vendors have been issued and prices have been locked in place.  We are also choosing which contract items will be done by Milestone also know as “self perform”.

We are underway, lets have a safe, secure and quality job site.  Lets all end this project with the same excitement and vigor as we are starting.

Also, please feel free to call me at 802-380-1157 or write me at [email protected]

Wildlife Assessment

"All of our site plans are fully reviewed by a number of New Hampshire state agencies.  We have not had any mention of eagle disturbance during any of our conversations with the State.  We feel comfortable that there are no eagle issues as we have vetted your plans widely”.  Erin Lambert, PE, LEED AP, Wilcox & Barton, Inc.