It is the job of the Construction Manager to supervise and direct various operations within a building project. A Construction Manager must ensure a project is being constructed to the highest levels of safety and quality while making sure the project runs on time and within the allocated budget allowance. The Construction Manager selected for the Smith … Continued
FAQ Topic: Smith School MSBA Project
*This reflects total project costs, not the Town of Danvers share.
As part of the MSBA funding assistance approval process, a projected student enrollment analysis was performed for all K-5 students in the District. Please note the following from the MSBA’s October 13, 2016 Enrollment Certification Letter: The average grade K-5 base enrollment forecast for the projected period through the 2025-2026 school year is 1,905 students. … Continued
Facts Figure Square Footage 83,000 SF Student Capacity 465 students Parking Space 123 spaces Total Project Cost (11/1/18) $52.0 m Estimated Town Share $31.5 m School Stabilization Fund (FY19) $5.84m Special Town Meeting February 4, 2019 Project Start Fall 2019 Project Completion Spring 2021
Over the past 20 years, the Town of Danvers has seen stable enrollment at all five elementary schools. Recently, development has occurred on the north side of town, within the Ivan G. Smith School area. Therefore, we have seen a natural increase in enrollment for the Ivan G. Smith School, including the need for an … Continued
Tappe Architects of Boston, MA has been selected as the designer for the Smith Elementary School Project. For the past 40 years, Tappe has focused much of their practice on public schools with a vast majority of their projects being completed in Massachusetts. Similar projects include the Lunenburg Middle/High School, Melrose Elementary School Additions, Clyde … Continued
It is the job of the Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) to represent the Town during the entire duration of the construction project. Among many other responsibilities, the OPM oversees the hiring of the Architect and General Contractor/Construction Manager, manages the project schedule and budget, and coordinates communication between the Town and the Massachusetts School Building … Continued
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) is a quasi-independent government authority created to reform the process of funding capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools. The MSBA strives to work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts. The Legislature created the MSBA in 2004 to replace the former … Continued
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Pending approval by Town Meeting on February 4, 2019, the estimated construction start date is September 2019, and the new school will be opened for the September 2021 school year. Please refer to the Project Timeline tab for more detailed information related to MSBA submittals. Other important dates include: Board of Selectman Hearing – Tuesday, … Continued