April Construction Update

Woodland Hills Elementary School – 1120 S 95th Street, West Des Moines, IA  50266-9020

April Update:

  • Drywall and ceiling-grid installation are complete with the exception of the kindergarten wing and the main office area.  Painting is on-going throughout the building.  MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) rough in is ongoing.  Locker bases are complete.  Window installation is approx. 90% complete.


Vince Meyer Learning Center (1917 Facility)
Approval of Design Development is the second of three steps in the preliminary construction process. On September 10 the Board approved the Schematic Design phase of this project.  The final step will be the approval of the construction documents, hearing and approval of lowest responsible bidder all at the same board meeting.

April  Update

  • Building demo is complete.  Mechanical rough in is ongoing in mechanical room and kitchen.  Work continues on elevator shaft – openings have been cut on all floors. Action Item – Approve Change Order #1 – $28,405 (deduct) – 6 items – a combination of City requirements and unknown conditions.


Timberline Schematic Design
The design process for school buildings consists of three (3) stages of development.  (1) Schematic Design (2) Design Development and (3) Construction Documents.  We have been working with our architect firm, Frevert Ramsey Kobes (FRK), over the past several months on the schematic design for Timberline School, the new 8/9 grade facility scheduled to bid this spring and open for the 2015/16 school year.  Representatives with FRK presented the schematic design to the Board and answered questions Board members had. Once approved, FRK will begin work on the “detail” of these schematics in the design development phase.  We tentatively have design development scheduled to come back to the board for approval at the November 26 school board meeting.  The estimated cost for this project is approximately $25 million and would be paid for using SILO funds.  Firmer cost estimates will be provided as we continue to move through the planning phase.  The work is slated for a July 2015 completion date.

April Update

  • Site Plan and Final Plat to P & Z on Tuesday, April 9  followed by City Council on Monday, April 15.  Coordination continues with the City of Waukee on LA Grant improvements and with VSA on the soccer fields.

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701