Skanska USA selected to by school board’s construction management firm for middle school project

Skanksa USA has been selected by the Pulaski County School Board to serve as the construction management firm for the new middle school project.

In its role, Skanksa USA will act as the school board’s project manager and represent the board in all facets of the project, from planning and bidding to construction and completion.

Skanksa USA will provide updates on the construction process on a monthly basis, as well as reporting on costs and change orders.

Skanska USA is one of the largest construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial.

Skanska has its corporate offices in New York, New Jersey and Alexandria, with offices in 31 metro areas – including Charlotte and Atlanta.

While Skanska also has offices and projects in several European countries, its largest single market is the United States with projects in almost all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

According to Assistant School Superintendent for Finance and Business Operations Chris Stafford, Skanska will be paid $650,000 for their work, which includes a fixed fee of $545,000 for construction management services, plus an estimated $105,000 for commissioning services.

Construction management includes project supervision by staff and other expenses for PCMS.  This includes the design phase, bid phase/contractor procurement, and construction phase of the project.

Commissioning services include commissioning of all HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.  New building commissioning is the process of verifying all of the systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire/life safety, lighting, security, etc.) achieve the project requirements as intended by the school system and as designed by the building architect and engineers.

In other news:

2018-19 School Calendar Approved

The school board approved the school calendar for 2018-19.

Orientation day for students in kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades is Aug. 15, with the first day of school planned for Aug. 16.

The last day of school next school year is tentatively set for May 24.

By Mike Williams, The Patriot