The Coeur d'Alene School District has awarded two contracts totaling $9.2 million to Spokane and Coeur d'Alene contractors for construction projects planned at Canfield Middle School and Sorensen Magnet School, says Laura Rumpler, spokeswoman for the district. Work on both projects is scheduled to start next week.
T.W. Clark Construction LLC, of Spokane, won the Canfield contract with a $5.8 million bid to renovate the existing structure and construct additions to the school, which is located at the southeast corner of 15th Street and Dalton Avenue in northeast Coeur d'Alene.
The additions will replace 12 classrooms in six portable buildings separate from the 38-year-old main school building, Rumpler says. The project also will expand the consumer sciences space, where the school plans to incorporate a professional-technical education program.
T.W. Clark also will construct an additional gymnasium, which will reduce scheduling problems for the school's physical education programs in the current gym, she says.
The project also will include new technology infrastructure and upgrades to Canfield's failing heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system.
Four contractors bid on the project. T.W. Clark's bid came in well below the $8.2 million budget, Rumpler says.
The remodel portion of the project is scheduled to be completed before the start of school next fall, and the additions are scheduled to be ready for use when students return from winter break in January 2014, she says.
Ginno Construction Inc., of Coeur d'Alene, won the Sorensen job with a $3.4 million bid, Rumpler says.
The existing 57-year-old structure at 310 N. Ninth, a few blocks northeast of downtown Coeur d'Alene, will be reconfigured to allow more classroom space. The project will include construction of an addition that will provide space for a multipurpose cafeteria with a kitchen, the school library, a computer lab, and the school's administrative offices, Rumpler says. It also also will include student safety, security, and HVAC upgrades.
The Sorenson project is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 27.
Architects West Inc., of Coeur d'Alene, designed both projects, which are being funded through a $32.7 million bond measure approved by voters last October. Proceeds from that bond measure also will fund renovations at Bryan, Borah, and Winton elementary schools, HVAC replacement projects at five other schools, and technology upgrades throughout the district.
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