Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Schools

September 13, 2011

Work on time at Glasgow High School

GLASGOW — Construction on the renovated Glasgow High School is going as planned, according to school and construction officials.

The outside walls and foundation are in place, concrete slabs are about to be poured and a lane entry road is in place. Members of the Glasgow Board of Education now have a good idea of the scale of the building size. The only thing the city council can’t see is the roof.

“We don’t have a specific date for the roof,” said Scott Holt of architecture firm Sherman Carter Barnhart. “We’re aiming to have a roof structure in place by the end of the year.”

Holt estimated board members could tour the building with the roof on in November or December.

Holt and project manager Kevin Cheek showed the board pictures of the progress, including the tearing down of the stage in the original gym, installed electricity and plumbing.

Cheek also said hopefully the board will have color samples to consider at the next meeting.

In addition to the update, change orders that amounted to a roughly $152,000 credit was discussed. The credits came from both different materials used inside the building and less “unsuitable soil” found at the construction site than was originally estimated when inspectors looked at the property.

The board members were pleased with the progress of the building as they reviewed the change orders and the photos of the continuing construction.

“I have already had the opportunity to tour the facility and I am impressed with the scale of the building,” said board president Elaine Richardson. “It has a traditional look and it will be a timeless building that we will use for years and years.”

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