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MSBA approves PSBA for new Tisbury School building project

At the February 14th meeting of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), it was voted – unanimously – to approve the new Tisbury School project. Pursuant to MSBA’s regulations, the Town has 120 days after the date of the MSBA’s vote to acquire local approval. A copy of the Tisbury School Project Scope and Budget Authorization Board Action Letter from the MSBA, and other project information, can be found in the Documents section.

The new Tisbury School project will be voted on at the Town Meeting on April 10th followed by a ballot vote on April 24th.


 

Board of Selectmen approve submission to MSBA

December 18, 2017 – The Tisbury School Building Committee (TSBC), the Tisbury School Committee, and the Tisbury Board of Selectmen met to review the status of the current project and budget on Thursday, December 14th and voted to submit the current Schematic Design and budget to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The Committees and Board jointly approved the submission.

The full presentation can be viewed on the Documents page. The next TSBC meeting is scheduled for January 8th. More information can be found on the Meetings & Events page.


 

Project Delivery Method Discussed

The TSBC met on January 22nd to review and discuss two possible project delivery methods: Design/Bid/Build (D/B/B) and Construction Manager at Risk (CM-R). The Owner’s Project Manager presented a list of positives and negatives for each option, case studies for each method, and potential cost implications of each choice. Members of the TSBC, after a lengthy and detailed discussion, voted to proceed with the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method and continue the discussion at the next meeting.

The Architect also presented updated progress renderings of the new school building, including some early interior spaces. The renderings are still under development and more detail will be released in the coming weeks.

The full presentation can be viewed on the Documents page.
The next TSBC meeting is scheduled for February 12th at 5pm. More information can be found on the Meetings & Events page.


 

Budget Updates and Savings from Potential VE Items Discussed

On January 8th, the TSBC met and reviewed updates to the project budget. The total project costs were submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) at $46,969,476 (Tisbury share of $33,377,807) including construction, soft and continuous costs. The MSBA has raised the Tisbury School project reimbursement percentage slightly to 41.26% and increased the square-footage cap, reducing the overall Town share.

A detailed list of “Value Engineering” (VE) items was reviewed and discussed to determine where project costs could be reduced. Several items were taken/accepted as changes, reflecting a savings of approximately $287,500.

The full presentation can be viewed on the Documents page. The next TSBC meeting is scheduled for January 22nd. More information can be found on the Meetings & Events page. At the next meeting, the TSBC will vote on Design/Bid/Build (DBB)or Construction Manager at Risk (CM-R) for a delivery method, as well as the bid alternates.


 

Updates and Options for Exterior Design

The Tisbury School Building Committee met on Monday, December 11th review Safety/Security with the Tisbury Fire, Police, and Ambulance Chiefs and discuss minor revisions to the exterior design and site. Discussion on exterior options included dormers, roof materials, window variations, brick patterns, and window trim colors.

An album of the current renderings can be found on the Photos & Video page. The PDF of the full presentation to the TSBC can be found on the Documents page.