•  MIT
     
     
    Program Management Team: Brailsford and Dunlavey | RGM & AssociatesB&D      RGM   
     
    Status: Schematic Design
    Contact Us: Don Dias
     
     
     
     
    Other Project Details: 
     

    Welcome to the McKinley Institute of Technology Measure T Bond website. Below you will find periodic and important updates about your school. Over the next several months the Bond Program Team will present updates on the design and construction progress at your school. Your school is being designed by Spencer Associates with support from your Site Council, Principal, Teachers, Staff, and local community.

     

    We thank you for your support of this bond and its associated projects.

     Progress Timeline
  • McKinley Modernization Monthly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Assaf on 3/1/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Construction Update: March 2019

    Project: Measure T Modernization

    Construction Update: Last month, Modernization Phase 1 and 2 were completed, which included demolition of existing CAT 5 cables, instllation of new wiremold, pulling new CAT 6/6A cables, new data ports, and installation of new WAP brackets in 14 classrooms. Phase 3 began for the same upgrades for an additional 6 classrooms. 

    One Month Look Ahead: Modernization Phase 4 to include demolition of existing CAT 5 cables, installation of new wiremold, pulling new CAT 6/^A cables, new data ports, and installation of new WAP brackets for 5 additional classrooms. Further, the demolition of the exterior exit stairs will be completed and site preparationg for the new stairs and landing at the front os school will begin. 

    Immediate Impacts:

    MIT Construction Impact

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  • McKinley Modernization Weekly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Assaf on 2/17/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Weekly Construction Update: Week of February 18, 2018

    Project: Measure T Modernization

    Construction Update: Last week, modernization Phase 2 teachers moved back to their original classrooms. Phase 3 classrooms have been vacated by teachers, and the general contractor has begun work on modernization (to include demolition of existing CAT 5 cables, installation of new wiremold, pull of new CAT 6/6A cables, new data ports, and installation of new WAP brackets).

    One Week Look Ahead: Continue phase 3 of modernization of six impacted classrooms (to include demolition of existing CAT 5 cables, installation of new wiremold, pull new CAT 6/6A cables, new data ports, and installation of new WAP brackets). Finish flooring and tack boards in the last Phase 2 classroom. Next weekend, demolition will begin at the exterior exit stairs at the front of school for ADA upgrades, weather permitting. 

    Immediate Impacts:

    MIT Construction Impact

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  • McKinley Modernization Weekly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Assaf on 2/8/2019 7:00:00 PM

    Weekly Construction Update: Week of February 11, 2018

    Project: Measure T Modernization

    Description of Work: Turn over eight of nine classroom sto the school for teachers to move back to their originally assigned classrooms. Installation of new security cameras.

    One Week Look Ahead: Continue phase 3 of modernization six impacted classrooms - demolition of existing CAT 5 cables, installation of new wiremold, pull new CAT 6/6A cables, new data, install new WAP brackets at new locations. Finish flooring and tack boards in the last Phase 2 classrooms. 

    Immediate Impacts:

    MIT 190211

     

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  • McKinley Modernization Construction Weekly Update

    Posted by Neta Assaf on 2/1/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Weekly Construction Update: Week of February 4, 2018

    Project: Measure T Modernization

    Description of Work: Set up at nine impacted classrooms for modernization phase. Furniture moved to middle of classrooms and covered for dust protection

    One Week Look Ahead: Continue modernization at nine impacted classrooms - demolition of existing CAT 5 cables, installation of new wiremold, pull new CAT 6/6A cables, new data, install new WAP brackets at new locations.

    Immediate Impacts:

    MIT

     

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  • McKinley Design Update

    Posted by Neta Assaf on 9/30/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Another summer full of fun (and work) has come and gone at McKinley Institute of Technology! Welcome back, we hope your school year is successful. The Bond Team is propelling the Measure T Bond Measure’s vision into reality. The design and construction process is being carefully guided, with everyone focused on making the Redwood City School District (RCSD) the best place for learning and exploration it can be.

     

    McKinley has already seen the completion of a new double bay lunch enclosure with benches in November 2017.

     

    This summer, McKinley has been full of activity:

    • A Construction-Related Testing and Inspection Agreement with Ninyo and Moore was approved by the Board.
    • The Board has approved a Construction Management Consultant Agreement with Kitchell Corporation for McKinley.
    • Division of the State Architect Sign off was received for this project in summer 2018.
    • With DSA sign off, McKinley has been bundled with North Star, and Orion as a single bid package to make the value of the construction more efficient. A bid walk for contractors was held in August 2018. Bids were received September 11, 2018.

     

    Next steps for McKinley include a review of bid submissions for the Orion Alternative, McKinley Institute of Technology, and North Star Academy bid package, followed by the start of the construction phase.

     

    The Bond Team is happy to share that the timeline for completing all RCSD school site projects has been shortened to five years instead of the previously expected seven. Construction on some District sites is expected to begin as early as the start of 2019.

     

    For further information and inquiry, please contact Don Dias.

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  • McKinley Lunch Shelter Weekly Update

    Posted by Ty Specht on 11/6/2017

    Weekly Construction Update: Week of October 30 - November 3

    Project: HVAC Upgrade

    Description of Work: General Contractor has completed the installation of new asphalt. The column locations have been confirmed by the Shade Structure installer.  The hole cutting is complete for the post locations. 

    One Week Schedule: Shade Structure installer to set steel plates, steel posts, and grout.

    Immediate Site Impacts:

      Y N   Nature of Impact        
    Traffic   X    
    Sound   X    
    Smell   X    
    Classroom Impact   X    
    After Hours work   X    
    Weekend Work   X    
    Weather Delay   X    

    MIT 1

    MIT 2

    MIT 3

    MIT 4

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  • McKinley Lunch Shelter Weekly Update

    Posted by Ty Specht on 10/30/2017

    Weekly Construction Update: Week of October 30 - November 3

    Project: Lunch Shelter

    Description of Work: General Contractor has  completed all utility rerouting, removal, and repair.  Compaction and backfill of trenches, off haul of all concrete debris is complete.

    One Week Schedule: No construction activities scheduled.

    Immediate Site Impacts:

      Y N   Nature of Impact      
    Traffic   X    
    Sound    X     
    Smell   X    
    Power   X    
    Classroom Impact      
    After Hours work   X    
    Weekend Work   X    
    Weather Delay   X    

     

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  • McKinley Lunch Shelter Weekly Update

    Posted by Ty Specht on 10/23/2017 11:50:00 AM

    Weekly Construction Update: Week of October 23-27

    Project: HVAC Upgrade

    Description of Work: Construction company is digging to place underground utilities to include sewer and electrical lines.  Existing utilities are removed to install new.

    One Week Schedule: The following site work will occur:  Concrete demolition and ground leveling.

    Immediate Site Impacts:

      Y N   Nature of Impact      
    Traffic   X    
    Sound X     Loud demolition and heavy equipment noise.
    Smell   X    
    Power   X    
    Classroom Impact X     Impacts the outdoor P.E. activities and recess.
    After Hours work   X    
    Weekend Work   X    
    Weather Delay   X    

    MIT Lunch Shelter

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  • McKinley Lunch Shelter Schedule Update

    Posted by Ty Specht on 8/22/2017 12:00:00 PM

    To the Communities of Fair Oaks, Roy Cloud, John F. Kennedy, North Star Academy, and MIT Schools,

     

    The Bond Program Team would like to update you on the progress of the Lunch Shelter Projects scheduled to start this summer while the students were on break.

     

    We are equally disappointed the lunch shelters are not installed but State of California Regulations sometimes slow projects down, as they did in this case. These regulations are in place to ensure the absolute safety of students and staff and provide the oversite for all safety on State Property. I appreciate these checks and balances as nothing is more important than the safety of our students.

     

    The California Geological Survey (CGS), working in partnership with the Division of State Architects (DSA), identified issues with the soil in "liquefaction zones" at some of our sites that require additional design review, hence the delay in approval at those identified sites and where we are today.

     

    The Bond Team negotiated a large purchase discount by agreeing to install all five shelters at the same time. We agreed this to ensure all five projects meet the budget. All shelters will be shipped to the schools when final design approval is granted for all sites. There is a Special Inspector assigned to this manufacturing plant that oversaw the construction to ensure all welds are properly performed on these structures during the entire production process.

     

    We will have two different Contractors performing the on-site work, the first does all the ground preparation and accessibility update requirements and the second installs the actual structures.

     

    Next step is awarding a contractor to complete the ground work. Bid opening is on August 24. Unfortunately, no contractors bid on this project during the first solicitation over the summer citing their summer schedules were full. Once on-site, this contractor will be required to fence off the area of work to physically separate the students from the construction for safety.

     

    Following that, the structures will be delivered and installed. With the lunch shelters in place, the final ground work will be completed and then picnic tables will be installed. We appreciate your patience with this process. We know it is disappointing, but student safety must never be compromised for the sake of a paper or verbal schedule.

     

    Regards,

     

    The Measure T Bond Program Team

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  • McKinley Conceptual Design

    Posted by Ty Specht on 8/17/2017 10:00:00 AM

    There are multiple phases of design that your school will progress through over the next several month. Those phases include:

     

    • Conceptual Design
    • Schematic Design
    • Design Development
    • Construction Documents
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    A critical part of every project is the budget and ensuring that the design maximizes the budget. The architect of your school was provided a set budget and a design objective based on the goals of the Master Facility Plan and the board approved Gap Analysis finding. The attached document reflects the architect’s conceptual design for your site. Conceptual designs can be considered the first drawings that outline desires and opportunities. The level of detail is limited in this phase. The next phase, schematic development, will show addition details like wall locations, doors, and windows.

     

    The Bond Program Team is in constant contact with the school principal to confirm design developments through the entire process for feedback and design confirmation.

     

    Conceptual Design

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