April 17, 2024

Architects clarify timeline for work at NVHS

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Daric O’Neal, a project manager with Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, reassured the Nodaway Valley board members during their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13 that the goal is for their upcoming HVAC and roof project on the high school building to be finished by the end of August this year.

Legislation circulating through the Iowa Capitol could allow schools to begin classes the Tuesday following the Iowa State Fair this year, which is Aug. 20. This is three days earlier than the previous requirement to not start before Aug. 23.

NV leaders have passed a number of measures for the upcoming work that will place more efficient heating and cooling units on the roof of mainly the north portion of the school. The new systems will operate in accordance with an area’s occupancy.

O’Neal reminded the board that bid letting for this project will be Feb. 29. Bids will be opened March 20 with action taken on them at a meeting one week later. Substational completion of the project is due for late August with most of the work happening during the summer.

New heating and cooling systems for the kitchen area of the school have been added, otherwise the project’s overall scope has remained unchanged. Because of the type of roof over the office and entryway areas of the building, Superintendent Paul Croghan asked about the roof being replaced on those areas also.

There is also a security aspect to the project as the front entryway to the building will be reconfigured to increase security.

Officials said that a crane will be needed on site to lift various components onto the building’s roof. Within the contract to be approved later will be measures that will cover damages if a crane causes damage to the school grounds.

A previous alternate to the project added the possibility of putting a new heating and cooling system in the gymnasium.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.