Washington High School Construction Costs Increased by $138,000

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Issaquah (Wash.) School Board approved an increase of $138,328 to Liberty High School’s construction bill Jan. 9.

Most of the 13 items that accounted for the increase range between $1,000 and $6,000, including $4,668 to restore power to the parking lot lighting, $3,599 to reconnect cold water in the boiler room and $2,031 to demolish greenhouses that were not originally shown on the drawings. The change order also include two big ticket items — $77,207 for electrical conduit additions to provide power to the stadium expansion in Phase 3, and $21,596 to add an ADA bridge to the temporary locker rooms.

The increase, which includes $12,000 in taxes, brings Liberty’s construction bill total to $19,989,583.

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