Rain forced a delay on the construction of the new Department of Public Works building near the National Guard Armory at Freeman Field on Tuesday. The first building is scheduled for completion in mid-November. PHOTO BY AARON PIPER
Rain forced a delay on the construction of the new Department of Public Works building Tuesday near the National Guard Armory at Freeman Field. The first building is scheduled for completion in mid-November. PHOTO BY AARON PIPER
Construction of Seymour’s new Department of Public Works garage is under way at Freeman Field and is costing the city nearly $50,000 less than originally planned.
Seymour Redevelopment Commission signed off on a change order for the project Monday that reduces the expense of the work by $48,649, bringing the total cost to $3,768,500.
That savings was made possible after commissioner Jim Lucas met with engineers from RQAW and contractors from Dunlap Inc. before construction to go over the plans to see if anything could be altered.
“We were able to implement some value engineering that should have been initiated from the beginning to bring down the cost,” Lucas said. “There were some heating and cooling issues and some minor design changes, especially to the roof, that added up to a nice savings.”
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