Alamo Colleges District Support Operations Building

San Antonio, TX
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DSO Building Update: June 11 - 15, 2018

This Week's Activities:

  • Steel Connection Building "B/C"
  • Cooling Tower
  • Precast Erection at Parking Garage
  • MEP rough in Building "A"
  • Glulam Beams Level 3 Building "A"

Next Week's Activities:

  • Continue Steel Building "C"
  • Continue Glulam Beams Level 3 Building A
  • Continue Precast at Parking Garage
  • Continue MEP Rough - in Building "A"
  • Concrete Slab at bridge between Building "A/B"

DSO Building Update: June 4 - 8, 2018

This Week's Activities:

  • Steel Bridge Building "A/B"
  • Framing Level 2 Building "A"
  • Precast Erection at Parking Garage
  • Continue Overhead rough in Building "A"
  • Metal Decking Level 3 Building "B"

Next Week's Activities:

  • Steel Connections between Building "B/C"
  • Continue Framing Level 2 Building "A"
  • Continue Metal Decking at Building "B"
  • Continue MEP Rough - in Building "A"
  • Metal Decking at bridge between Building "A/B"

DSO Building Update: May 28 - June 1, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Steel Decking Building B
  • Continue Framing Building A
  • South Retaining wall backfill at Garage
  • Continue Overhead rough in Building A
  • Concrete at Elevator Pit

Next week's activities:

  • Equipment pads level 2 Building A
  • Framing Level 2 Building A
  • Continue Metal Decking at Building B
  • MEP Rough in Building A
  • Mechanical Equipment arrival

DSO Building Update: May 21- 25, 2018

This Week's Activities:

  • Place Level 3 Concrete Building A
  • Continue Framing Building A
  • Ramp backfill
  • Overhead rough in Building A
  • Roof steel Building A

Next Week's Activities:

  • Continue Roof steel at Building A
  • Elevator Pit concrete pour at Garage
  • Metal Decking at Building B
  • MEP Rough - in Building A
  • Generator Housekeeping Pads

DSO Building Update: May 7-11, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Erect tilt wall panels at building C
  • Place RA/RB columns
  • Formwork rebar at ramp walls
  • Place building E tilt panels
  • Erect columns at building C

Next week's activities:

  • Place level 2 slab building A
  • Sleeves, penetrations and mesh for level 3 slab building A
  • Place garage ramp walls
  • Place remaining tilt panels at building E
  • Framing building A level 1

DSO Building Update: April 30 - May 4, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Detailing Sequence 2 steel
  • Decking and detailing for sequence 1-2
  • CMU wall construction at CEP
  • Excavation for elevator pit
  • South retaining wall formwork

Next Week's Activities:

  • Erection of tilt columns at Building C
  • Placement of Building D2 casting slab
  • Erection of Sequence 4
  • Beams and columns A/D bridge
  • Crawlspace MEP

DSO Building Update: April 16-20, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Erect TW panels for building "B"
  • Continue the erection of the structural steel for building "A"
  • Form and place north patio grade beams
  • Crawl space MEP rough-in and temp power
  • Continue forming panels for building "D"

Next week's activities:

  • Continue steel erection and decking for building "A"
  • Start erecting steel for building "B"
  • Place TW panels in building "D"
  • Start layout and forms for building "E" TW panels
  • Complete grade beams in parking garage

DSO Building Update: April 9-13, 2018

This week's update:

  • Place building C tiltwall panels
  • Continue grade beams and pier caps in parking garage
  • Form and place south wall footing
  • Start steel erection in building A
  • Continue forming TW columns for B/C

Next week's activities:

  • Erect building B tiltwall panels
  • Place grade beams on north end building B/C
  • Continue excavation and installation of the storm sewer
  • Place south retaining wall footing in PG
  • Continue erecting steel and decking on building A

DSO Building Update: April 2-6, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Erect the building A tiltwall panels
  • Continue forming tiltwall panels for building C
  • Grade beams and pier caps in parking garage
  • Tiltwall rough-in for MEP system
  • Re-open N. Alamo St. at Cunningham St.
  • Excavate for south retaining wall at parking garage

Next week's activities:

  • Place building C tiltwall panels
  • Continue grade beams and pier caps in parking garage
  • Form and place south wall footing
  • Start steel erection in building A
  • Continue forming TW columns for B/C

DSO Building Update: March 26-30, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Tilt wall panels at Building "B"
  • Forms for building "C" tilt walls
  • Placing casting bed between "B" and "C"
  • Continue retaining wall at garage
  • Forming columns at building "D" and "E"
  • Paving at Cunningham Street

Next week's activities:

  • Form and place casting bed north "B" building
  • Continue work at garage retaining wall
  • continue forms for building "C" tilt walls
  • Rebar and embeds for tilt wall at building "C"
  • Underground roughing at garage

DSO Building Update: March 19-23, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Place of casting bed "C"
  • Forms for building "B"
  • Wreck of north retaining walls forms
  • wreck forms on tilt walls on area "A"
  • Layout building "B" tilt walls

Next week's activities:

  • Forms for building "B" tilt walls
  • Forms for building "C" tilt walls
  • Placing casting bed on north "B"
  • Continue retaining wall at garage
  • Forming columns at building "D" and "E"

DSO Building Update: March 12-16, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Place of casting bed "B1"
  • Place of tilt wall panels "A1-A19"
  • Wreck of north retaining wall forms
  • Storm connections
  • Layout Bldg. "B" tilt walls
  • Columns Bldg. "A"

Next week's activities:

  • Forms for Bldg. "B" tilt walls
  • Columns Bldg. "A"
  • Wreck forms on tilt walls on area "A"
  • Cooling tower pad excavation and fill
  • Garage UG piping

DSO Building Update: February 19-23, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Wrecking Building D formwork.
  • Parking garage retaining wall footings.
  • Parking garage pier drilling.
  • Tilt wall formwork and casting bed grading.
  • Tilt wall mockup.

Next week's activities:

  • Continuing pier drilling.
  • Setting form and Rebar at retaining wall.
  • Connection of storm line.
  • Permanent relocation of power. New CPS pole.
  • Continuing tilt wall formwork and casting bed.

DSO Building Update: February 12-16, 2018

This week's activities:

  • Placing concrete for A1 casting bed
  • Base placement on parking garage pad
  • Asphalt in Cunningham St.
  • Excavation and installation of site lighting raceway
  • Building B/C below grade waterproofing
  • Building E concrete placement
  • Formwork and concrete for pier caps B/C

Next week's activities:

  • Wrecking building D formwork
  • Parking garage retaining wall footings
  • Parking garage pier drilling
  • Tilt wall formwork and casting bed grading

DSO Building Update- February 5- 9, 2018

This Week's Activities:

  • concrete pour at building D area
  • base placement on parking garage pad
  • setting collars and connections to existing storm
  • excavation and installation of site lighting raceway
  • building B backfill and perimeter drain installation
  • building E formwork and rebar
  • wrecking building B and C

Next Week's Activities:

  • wrecking building D
  • formwork and rebar building E
  • backfill and perimeter drain building B and C



DSO Building Update: November 13-17

This week's activities:

  • Continue forming building A foundation
  • Started installing reinforcing at building A foundation
  • Continue to haul spoils offsite
  • Started underground fire line installation
  • Installed new fence at east side of future parking garage
  • Working on temp power at north end site
  • Plumbing and electrical layout for building A

Next week:

  • Complete the forming of building A foundation
  • Continue installing reinforcing in building A foundation
  • Complete fire line installation
  • Continue to haul off excavated soil
  • Continue plumbing and electrical layout for building A

DSO Building Update: October 30 - November 3

This week's activities:

  • Completed sanitary and domestic utility tie-in at Alamo St.
  • Placed mud slabs at building A and C
  • Started to form the foundation to building A
  • Continued to remove pier spoils
  • Waterproofed elevator pit in building C and E
  • removed trees east of future parking garage
  • Installed conduit under mud slab in building E
  • Worked on temp power at north end of site

Next week:

  • Continue forming building A foundation
  • Placing building E mud slab
  • Placing sidewalk at Alamo Street utility tie-ins
  • Sanitary utility at north end of site
  • Continue to deliver form work material
  • Continue to haul off excavated soil
  • Install new fence where trees were removed east of parking garage


DSO Building Update: July 17-21, 2017

This Week’s Activities:

  • Continue communication and gas duct bank
  • South parking irrigation sleeves
  • South parking lot grading
  • Storm pipe installation and backfill


Next Week's Activities:

  • Subgrade and base for south parking lot
  • Curbs of south parking lot installation
  • Continue storm installation and backfill
  • Tentative to start parking garage haul off
  • Trenching north side lighting


DSO Building Update: July 10-14, 2017

This Week’s Activities:

  • South parking lot underground electrical
  • Storm line trenching and installation at north parking lots
  • Excavation of building pads C & D


Next Week's Activities:

  • Continue electrical underground
  • Begin parking garage soil haul off
  • Continue storm utilities
  • Begin installing base at South parking log

DSO Building Update: July 3-7, 2017

This Week’s Activities:

  • Electrical/com/gas/duct bank installation
  • Grading activities for building pads ongoing
  • Spoil haul-off ongoing


Next Week's Activities:

  • Continue duct bank installation
  • Excavate and install site lighting
  • Excavate and install storm sewer piping and junction boxes
  • Continue spoil haul-off
  • Excavate and grade the two remaining pads

DSO Building Update: June 26- June 29

This Week’s Activities:

  • Removed existing utilities
  • Continued fill & compaction activities throughout site
  • Continued excavation of building pad
  • Began underground electrical


Next Week's Activities:

  • Continuing fill and compaction
  • Continuing excavation of building pad
  • Continuing underground electrical


DSO Building Weekly Update: June 19, 2017

This Week’s Activities:

  • Completed haul-off of topsoil stockpile
  • Removed existing utilities
  • Completed rough grade excavation for parking garage and south parking lot
  • Continued fill and compaction activities at central site
  • Began digging building pad


Next Week's Activities:

  • Continuing fill and compaction
  • Continuing digging building pads

DSO Building Weekly Update: June 12, 2017

DSO Building Weekly Update: June 12, 2017

This Week’s Activities:

  • Removed existing storm and water lines
  • Removed existing concrete structures
  • Began mass excavation at parking garage
  • Hauled off 2,00 CY of topsoil stockpiles to FRA site
  • Rough grading and balancing site


Next Week's Activities:

  • Continue mass excavation of site
  • Continue demolition of existing utilities

DSO Building Weekly Update: June 5, 2017

This Week’s Activities:

  • Demolition of sanitary sewer lines
  • Stripping of top layer of site soil
  • Began mass excavation


Next Week's Activities:

  • Continuing of mass excavation of site
  • Continuing of demolition of existing utilities
  • Continuing stripping of top layer of site soil

Board Reviews Concept and Master Plan

On July 19, 2016, the Board of Trustees was briefed on the concept rendering and master plan for the

District Support Operations building.  The Citizens Advisory Committee will be charged with next steps.

Board Awards Construction Manager Contract

May 17, 2016 - Discussion and Possible Action on the Purchase of Construction Manager-at-Risk
Services for a District Support Operations Administration Complex.

On a motion by Trustee Dr. Sprague, seconded by Trustee Dr. Katz, and by unanimous vote
of the Board of Trustees, the following amended minute order was adopted:

“The Board of Trustees hereby awards the contract to Skanska USA Building, Inc. for
the Purchase of Construction Manager-at-Risk Services for a District Support
Operations Administration Complex for the Guaranteed Maximum Price of $45,000,000
which includes a Pre-Construction fee in the amount of $130,000, a Construction Phase
fee in the amount of $1,282,500 (approximately 2.85% of $45,000,000), and a General
Conditions fee of $1,543,765, for a total fee award of $2,956,265, as requested by the
Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Operation and Construction Management. If for
any reason a selected Offeror fails to enter into a contract for this project within a
reasonable period of time, staff is directed to formally terminate negotiations and
proceed to negotiate with the next-ranked Offeror.”

Board Authorizes Arch/Eng Contract

May 17, 2016 - Discussion and Possible Action on the Purchase of Architectural and Engineering Services for the District Support Operations Administration Complex. 

On a motion by Trustee McClendon, seconded by Trustee Dr. Sprague, and by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, the following amended minute order was adopted:

“The Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the selection of, and negotiation and execution of a contract with, Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners, teaming with West East Design Group, for the purchase of Architectural and Engineering Services for the District Support Operations Administration Complex, as requested by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Operation and Construction Management. If for any reason a selected Offeror fails to enter into a contract for this project for a reasonable price not exceeding Alamo Colleges’ published fee range for this project within a reasonable period of time, staff is directed to formally terminate negotiations and proceed to negotiate with the next-ranked Offeror.”

DSO Building Status Report

DSO Building Updates

Request for Qualifications – Architect and Engineer

1. Issued Friday 1/22, due back Tuesday 2/23

2. Select Firm MO: to Committee 3/8 with special board meeting to approve same night

3. Award Contract/Fee MO: directly to Board on 3/22 as based on % mark-up on Construction costs budget per our schedule

RFP – Construction Manager at Risk

1. Issued January 29th, responses due March 3rd , can extend to if need rework of concepts

2. Send addendum with concept drawing from Architect (if like initial concepts provided)

3. Best case: Select Firm MO go directly to Board on May 17th 

4. Allows input by Construction Manager at Risk with Facilities and the Architect to ensure a detailed engineering design that can be built within our construction budget .

Board Approves CAC Recommendation & Finalizes Site

September 15, 2015 - The Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for FY 2016 DSO Building Capital Project to build the DSO Building at 2222 N. Alamo Street.

Board Approves Need & Construction, Site Pending

July 21, 2015 - The Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees approved both the need for and that up to $55 million of debt be issued for the construction of a new DSO building during Fiscal Year 2016 funded by available debt tax revenues.  A portion of the debt will be paid off as existing facilities are vacated and sold; for a net cost of $45 million.

CAC Votes Unanimously on Need, Financing, Site

July 16, 2015 - Citizen's Advisory Committee unanimously agreed to recommend to the Board: 1) that the DSO project is necessary, 2) that the financing strategy is appropriate and 3) that Playland Park is the appropriate site that best benefits the Alamo Colleges, its employees, students and community. They also agreed that member Dr. Richard Gill will represent the committee to report at next Tuesday's Special Committee meeting. Finally, the committee recommends that the Board add a student, staff member and faculty member to the committee to contribute to the design process.

CAC Votes Unanimously DSO Building is Necessary

June 25, 2015 - On a motion by committee member Dr. Gill, seconded by committee member Ybarra, and by unanimous vote of the Committee, they validate the need for a DSO building and that the proposed funding within our existing tax rate is reasonable.

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