The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of architects and construction managers for services related to eight General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $72.9 million, during their regular monthly meeting.
Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. The following are details of the projects:
Miami Springs Senior High School – The scope of work for this project includes: resurfacing and re-striping of parking lots, drives and basketball courts; replacement of basketball goals, damaged concrete walks, and damaged classroom lavatories; selective replacement of ceiling tiles, flooring, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) components and interior fluorescent light fixtures; renovations to one facility and group toilet renovations; and selective interior paint and kitchen upgrades.
Total project allocation – $12.4 million (partial GOB funding) Completion – March 2022
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE 10 percent
Flamingo Elementary School – The scope of work for this project includes: a new elevator, play area, kitchen water heater, covered walkway and additional drop-off location; selective demolition, site restoration, addition of entry court, replacement of exterior doors, re-roofing, toilet renovation; replacement of interior lighting and ceilings and exterior paint; replacement of existing Kindergarten play area, exterior railing system including stairs, windows, flooring, acoustical ceiling tile, grid and interior lighting, sanitary sewage and domestic water piping; removal of boiler and components; water coolers with Hi/Low ADA compliant units; repair/replacement of HVAC, electrical service upgrades, PA and clock system as required; re-coating and re-striping of parking areas and drives; install security cameras and security alarm systems; and upgrades to fire alarm, sound system and stage lighting.
Total project allocation – $8.9 million Completion – March 2022
Total Sub-Consultant Construction Management at Risk M/WBE 10 percent
Palmetto Middle School – The scope of work for this project includes: new covered walkway to Drop-off, storage rooms, and sidewalk to connect one building to a central breezeway; selective roof repair, replacement of windows, HVAC repair/replacement and electrical service upgrades as required, including new electric energy management system and interior and exterior painting as needed; replacement of drinking fountains with filling station style fountains; remodeling/renovation of group toilets; removal of lockers, including base wall, patch and repaint; enclosure of shower area in locker rooms.
GOB Projects / add one
Total project allocation – $4.1 million (partial GOB funding) Completion – July 2021
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE 26 percent
North Miami Beach Senior High School – The scope of work for this project includes: new multi-purpose play field/running track with rubberized surface, new fire-retardant stage curtain, new auditorium lighting and sound system, marquee sign at entry, and 680 feet of fencing including three double gates with panic hardware; selective replacement of acoustical ceiling and fluorescent lighting with new Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures, flooring replacement, cabinets, electrical upgrades, security alarm system upgrades, and HVAC repair/replacement and electrical service upgrades as required; removal of lockers and free-standing cases in entry common spaces and creation of in-wall trophy cases; replacement of smoke doors with new fire-rated glass panels and four double-entry doors with new impact glazed steel doors and frames and hardware; washer and dryer, fire suppression for the kitchen, movable partitions for auditorium seating area, seating repairs; resurfacing and re-stripping four basketball courts; exterior painting, including repair and preparing surfaces for painting throughout.
Also included are various ADA renovations throughout the entire facility including the following: replacement of electrical water coolers with bottle fillers, built-in reception counter in the administration area, ramps and railing, retractable bleachers in the gym with end rails and wheelchair spaces, campus-wide signage and related finishes; and selective replacement of fixtures in newly renovated group restrooms.
Total project allocation – $7.2 million (partial GOB funding) Completion – April 2021
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE 44.7 percent
Joella C. Good Elementary School – The scope of work for this project includes: new fire alarm system, aluminum covered walkway connecting the parent drop-off to the building walkway on the east side of the school, digital marquee sign and security cameras; resealing and re-striping the staff/visitors parking lot, the main entrance bus drop-off, and the parent drop off; resurfacing and re-striping of basketball courts; selective upgrade of perimeter fencing, window repair and replacement, HVAC repair/replacement and electrical service upgrades as required renovation of restrooms; upgrade door signage to comply with ADA throughout the facility; replacement of canopy lights throughout the facility; exterior painting, including repair and preparing surfaces for painting throughout entire campus.
Total project allocation – $3.1 million (partial GOB funding) Completion – August 2021
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE 35 percent
New Elementary School – This project to be located at S.W. 157th Avenue and S.W. 174th Street in Miami, includes the re-use of M-DCPS’ Doral Grand Bay K-8 (Phase I) plus construction of a two-story building (approximately 59,225 gross square feet), on a vacant parcel of approximately 6.72 acres, which is part of the South Region, with a capacity of 750 student stations. The facility will include seven Kindergarten classrooms with individual toilet rooms; 20 primary classrooms, eight individual toilet rooms on the first floor); 10 intermediate classrooms; two Exceptional Education classrooms; Skills Development Lab comprised of one general purpose classroom, and one bilingual education classroom; art, music/performance platform; resource and teacher planning rooms; media center with reading room, technical processing/media resource, audio visual storage, and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV); administration, Student Services and support spaces; dining/multipurpose room and full production kitchen, support spaces and serving areas; student group toilet and staff toilet rooms; custodial, electrical, and mechanical rooms and all required ancillary spaces; and P.E. shelter, playground and two hard courts. Note: Primary Play Area will be planned but is not-in-contract for construction in this project.
GOB Projects / add two
Total project allocation – $18.9 million (partial GOB funding) Completion – May 2021
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE 14.2 percent
Comstock Elementary School – The scope of work for this project includes: a new, three-story classroom building, approximately 38,140 gross square feet, with covered walkways, landscaping, grading and drainage; selective demolition; a new parking area, landscaping, drainage and lighting; a new emergency generator and a new Energy Management System (EMS); fire alarm system with connections to all campus facilities (exception for Building 1, which is scheduled to be demolished in Phase II); new security cameras connecting to the existing security camera system; and exterior painting, including repair and preparing surfaces for painting throughout entire campus.
Total project allocation – $13.9 million (partial GOB funding) Completion – July 2021
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE 26.8 percent
Miami Lakes Middle School – The scope of work for this project includes: recoating and restriping of parking lot, service yard and drives; demolition of four portables and site restoration (as needed); resurfacing and restriping hardcourts; new drinking fountain at hardcourts; replace 28 exterior metal doors; selective replacement of windows; convert/reconfigure/renovate spaces throughout facility to
create new classrooms, including walls, doors, flooring, lighting, HVAC, fire sprinkler, etc.; selective upgrade toilet rooms; replace movable partitions in back of auditorium; selective upgrade of lighting; selective replacement of flooring; seal all wall and ceiling penetrations (corridors for smoke & electrical rooms for fire); hard wire emergency lights at cafeteria; selective HVAC repair/replacement and electrical service upgrades as required; new eye wash for chemical mixing and dousing shower; and exterior painting.
Total project allocation – $4.4 million (partial GOB funding) Completion – March 2021
Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE 42 percent
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