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East Ward project still a 'go'

Friday, April 20, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Reports received last week indicated that contractors who began work on the East Ward Village project had been called off of the job site and were speculating the Senior Housing project had been canceled. The McCook Housing Agency, manager for the senior housing construction project, announced Thursday that they have been working with a new contractor to negotiate a guaranteed maximum price for the project and completion is still anticipated before the end of the year.

If an acceptable price is agreed to with the new contractor, EAD Constructors, construction could start in early May. Hampton Construction was the original contractor for preconstruction services, but an acceptable guaranteed maximum price agreement could not be reached, prompting East Ward Village directors to pursue other avenues to bring the project to within the expected budget, according to the McCook Housing Agency.

"The need to bring in a General Contractor who had experience in the rehabilitation of old buildings was key in selecting a general construction partner for the project. "We have had some challenges in site plans and designs but have worked our way through those temporary setbacks and believe that the project will come in under budget and can still be completed in 2012. We are very happy to have the opportunity to work with EAD as they did a wonderful job on the Keystone building," the housing agency announced in Thursday's release.

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Who is the manager of this project? Now all of a sudden they have to find another contractor? Someone is not doing the job they were hired to do! Maybe Dennis and Nick should investigate this and give the taxpayer some answers!!!

-- Posted by smz on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 2:48 PM

Good think'n smallz. The original contractor for the pre construction services of the project began with the demo as they gathered the construction portion cost of the project, as the construction numbers came in, they found that they could not do the project for the price that was needed so the construction portion of the contract was not awarded to the original general contractor. The search for a new general contractor began, and as the article mentioned, the McCook Housing Agency honed down their sights to a more select and specialized set of construction managers, ones which had experience in old building rehabilitation and restoration. EAD was the company which fit the bill. They now have the contract, have selected a majority of their subs and are gearing up for the project.

What was your question and or concern smallz? Seems pretty streight forward and to the point to me.

-- Posted by Nick Mercy on Fri, May 25, 2012, at 11:25 PM

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