TRIR September 9, 2019 Web Update
We are happy to report that the “Good-bye to the old…Hello to the new Tucker Road Ice Rink” celebration has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2019. This event will afford the public an opportunity to share reflections from their past experiences at the Tucker Road facility and wishes for the new ice rink. A variety of other activities is planned too.
The TRIR project team has recently completed the following items: finalized detailed negotiations of contractual terms and conditions of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) with Forrester Construction, the construction manager for the project; completion of facility construction documents, procurement of the services of a Third-Party Inspection consultant/engineering firm and secured utility cut-off notices from Verizon and WSSC. Finalization of the GMP was particularly time-consuming due to the need to negotiate material changes in its terms and conditions.
Other completed tasks include: execution of the GMP, procuring consultant services for building construction inspection services, and obtaining formal service termination verification from Verizon and WSSC in order to secure county permits to raze the building and demolish the ice rink.
A summary completed and anticipated project milestones is as follows:
- August 2019 – Executed Guaranteed Maximum Price
- August 2019 – Raze Permit Obtained for Demolition
- September 2019 – Mobilization on site
- September 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM – Farewell Event
- Fall 2019 – Site Permits released and Building Permit Submission expected
- Fall 2019 – Demolition/ New Construction begins
- Late Fall 2020 – Completion of on-site construction activities
Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change.
The current projected schedule reflects the additional time that was required to complete the initial procurement process, and the time associated with securing supplemental funding during the FY19 budget process. The anticipated project completion is late Fall of 2020. Forrester Construction will continue to refine the project schedule based on work progress and other factors that influence the project delivery.