• Taft
     
     
    Program Management Team: Brailsford and Dunlavey | RGM & AssociatesB&D      RGM   
     
    Status: DSA Review
    Contact Us: Don Dias
     
     
     
     
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    Welcome to the Taft Community School 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 DLM-HED Architects 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 Map

  • Taft Electrical Upgrade Monthly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Miller on 11/5/2019 3:10:00 PM

    Update: November 2019

    Project: Electrical Upgrades

    Construction Update: In October, trenching and feeder conduit placement continued, and the conduit installation was ongoing. Bond Team is coordinating with PG&E for gas line reroute and logistics of turnover to the new electrical system.

    One Month Look Ahead: Trenching and conduit installation will continue, and the Bond Team will continue to coordinate with PG&E.

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  • Taft Monthly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Miller on 10/10/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Update: October 2019

    Project: Electrical Upgrades

    Construction Update: In September, trenching and feeder conduit placement continued, and the project was put on hold due to PG&E requirements.

    One Month Look Ahead: Project is on hold due to PG&E requirements for a gas line reroute.

     

    Taft Electrical September

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  • Taft Summer 2019 Update

    Posted by Neta Miller on 9/12/2019 3:05:00 PM

    Welcome back to another beautiful school year! The Bond Team has been busy all summer, bringing the Measure T Bond Measure to life. From construction to design progress, the Bond Program is well on its way to transform and modernize the Redwood City School District.

     

    This summer, the district was full of construction:

    • 30 interim housing units were installed for use at the start of the 2019/20 school year
    • Eleven schools had active construction on their campus
    • Five school Modernization projects mobilized
    • Four solar projects mobilized
    • Four Electric Vehicle Charging projects mobilized

     

    Taft School saw the following progress:

    • Preparation of concrete pads for new electrical equipment began
    • Trenching for the electrical equipment began
    • Procurement for new electrical equipment began
    • Lunch tables and umbrellas procured and installed

     

    Currently, the Taft Modernization scope is under review by the Division of the State Architect (DSA). DSA is a government body that provides design and construction oversight for K-12 school, and once the Bond Team receives DSA sign-off, procurement for construction will begin.

     

    The District and the Bond Team look forward to continued progress on campus and across the district, and to serving our community. Everyone is working hard to make the Redwood City School District the best learning environment it can be!

     

    For further information or inquiry, please contact Don Dias.

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  • Taft Electrical Upgrade Monthly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Miller on 9/4/2019 7:15:00 AM

    Update: September 2019

    Project: Electrical Upgrades

    Construction Update: In August, trenching for new electrical upgrades and procurement of equipment began.

    One Month Look Ahead: In September, trenching and procurement  will continue, and the form work for the concrete will begin.

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  • Taft Monthly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Miller on 8/5/2019 7:05:00 AM

    Update: August 2019

    Project: Electrical Upgrades

    Construction Update: In July, this project was mobilized, and prep work for concrete pads for new electrical equipment began.

    One Month Look Ahead: In August, trenching for the new electrical upgrades and procurement of equipment will begin.

    Immediate Impacts:
    Taft August Outages: Traffic, sound, power

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  • Taft Electrical Upgrade Monthly Construction Update

    Posted by Neta Miller on 6/7/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Construction Update: June 2019

    Project: Electrical Upgrades

    Construction Update: In May, this project entered the bidding phase.

    One Month Look Ahead: In June, this project will be awarded after bid reviews, and construction will begin. June construction is expected to include the start of the removal of existing electrical equipment.

    Immediate Impacts:Taft June Impacts

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  • Taft April Update

    Posted by Neta Assaf on 4/15/2019 7:00:00 AM

    This school year is gearing up to be an exciting one for Redwood City School District, and the Bond Team is looking forward to a year of continued progress for our schools as we work to bring more educational opportunities for the future leaders of our community.

     

    In the 2017-18 school year, the Taft Community School Modernization project went through Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document phases.

     

    The Taft Modernization project has, as of December 2018, been submitted to the Division of the State Architect (DSA). DSA is a government body that provides design and construction oversight for K-12 schools, and will review Taft’s Modernization Construction Documents for compliance and accessibility.

     

    The scope of work submitted to DSA for Taft Modernization includes, and is not limited to, the following:

    • New two-story building to include elementary, science, and middle school classrooms, as well as administrative space, student services center, staff collaboration/work rooms, and a new library/media center
    • New kitchen equipment
    • New lunch tables and umbrellas
    • New parking lot and concrete walkways
    • Updated storm water drainage system
    • New bus loop area
    • Exterior patch and paint
    • Selective flooring
    • Updated safety locks for all classroom doors
    • Emergency response and wayfinding signage
    • Safety fencing and decorative gate
    • Fire alarm system upgrades
    • Security camera installation
    • Classroom technology package (includes Redcat Access classroom voice enhancement system and flat screen TVs on motorized, adjustable carts)

     

    All scope is subject to change. The Taft Modernization project is expected to complete DSA review in Fall 2019.

     

    Taft will additionally complete an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations project. The EV Charging Stations design is currently 50% complete.

     

    The Bond Team and the District are excited to see the progress being made to transform our schools into 21st century learning environments, and the progress and effect this Bond will have on our community.

     

    For further information or inquiry, please contact Don Dias.

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  • Taft 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 Taft Community School! 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.

     

    This summer, Taft has been full of activity:

    • A Construction-Related Testing and Inspection Agreement with Ninyo and Moore was approved by the Board.
    • Currently Taft is in the California Environmental Quality Act’s Department of Toxic Substance Control process, with on-site testing having already been completed. The team is awaiting results.
    • The team received the Design Development set for Taft, which expands on Schematic Design, finalizing the design, specific building materials, and engages additional design experts (i.e. structural, mechanical, and landscape engineers).
    • The team received a 50% Construction Documents notice – this phase will produce drawings with greater detail which will be used during construction.
    • Pre-construction work to upgrade the site’s electrical services is underway. Design is currently being developed and a construction schedule will be developed after PG&E and DSA approval.

     

    Next steps for Taft include concluding the Construction Documents phase, followed by submission to the Division of the State Architect (DSA). After review and sign off from DSA, Taft will begin the bidding and construction phases.

     

    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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  • Taft Conceptual Design

    Posted by Ty Specht on 8/17/2017 9:45:00 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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  • Taft Neighborhood Meeting

    Posted by Ty Specht on 8/17/2017 9:30:00 AM

    The Redwood City School District Measure T Bond Team invited the local community to attend an informational session about their school on one of three days in April or May of 2017. The content of the meeting included a welcome message from Dr. John Baker, Superintendent, a Measure T overall Bond Update, as well as school specific updates in a breakout session.

     

    Attached is a copy of the presentation provided at the Town Hall meeting.

    Neighborhood Meeting - Overview

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