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Cougar Ridge Expansion Project

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Expansion project at Cougar Ridge will improve safety and security and increase permanent capacity to accommodate growing school population.
The Cougar Ridge Expansion Project includes relocation of the Administration and Special Services spaces, improving office location and security at the building. An additional 6 classrooms, activity space and an expanded Commons will meet additional space needs due to State funded Full Day Kindergarten.
Project Information
Original Project Estimate: $9,000,000
Project Budget: $9,000,000
Budget: $12,000,000
Explanation: Scope increase from original Bond plans included additional interior finishes, replacement of aged mechanical components, and escalation of costs due to City of Bellevue delays.
Funding source: 2016 Bond
Project status: Under Construction
Architect: Bassetti Architects
Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc.
Estimated completion: September 2018
Cougar Ridge Elementary
Address: 4630 167th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98006
Principal: Drew Terry
Website: http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/elementary/cougar/default.aspx
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September 2018

  • Staff have moved into their rooms and have completed unpacking.
  • New flooring has been completed throughout the school. Rubber base will be installed over the next couple of weeks.
  • Striping of the parking lot is about 90 percent completed.
  • Contractor is working on punch list items.

July/August 2018

Tenant Improvement Area:

  • The main entrance vestibule roof has been replaced due to water damage.

Classroom Addition:

  • Interior painting is approximately 90 percent completed.
  • Ceiling grid is in place in all classrooms and hallways.
  • Light fixtures are in place in classrooms.
  • Casework in classrooms is being installed.
  • Wall covering in classrooms and hallways is being installed.
  • Classroom hallway wainscot is being installed.
  • Ceramic tile in restrooms is completed.
  • Flooring in restrooms is completed.
  • New existing classroom carpet underway. Completion expected 8/15.
  • New rubber flooring of existing areas underway – follows carpet installation. Completion expected approximately 8/28.

May 2018

Tenant Improvement Area:

  • The main entrance vestibule roof has been replaced due to water damage.

Classroom Addition:

  • Interior painting is approximately 90 percent completed.
  • Ceiling grid is in place in all classrooms and hallways.
  • Light fixtures are in place in classrooms.
  • Casework in classrooms is being installed.
  • Wall covering in classrooms and hallways is being installed.
  • Classroom hallway wainscot is being installed.
  • Ceramic tile in restrooms is completed.
  • Flooring in restrooms is completed.

April 2018

Tenant Improvement Area:

  • Area is complete. Admin area is occupied and in use, along with the new vestibule entrance.
  • Special Services will move into their new spaces over summer break to avoid impacting students with the change in locations.

Classroom Addition:

  • Drywall is nearly complete.
  • Classrooms are progressing well with wall finishes and ceiling grid underway.
  • Some painting has been completed including door and window frames.

January 2018

Tenant Improvement Area:

  • Taping and mudding of sheetrock is completed.
  • Painting is approximately 60 % completed.
  • Electrical is approximately 85% completed.
  • Mechanical duct work is approximately 75% completed.
  • Plumbing rough-in is approximately 95% completed.
  • Fire sprinkler rough-in piping is approximately 95% completed.
  • Casework is being installed and is approximately 50% completed.

Classroom Addition:

  • Site utilities are 80% completed (Sewer, water, power, storm).
  • Rough framing of interior and exterior walls is approximately  95% completed.
  • Building envelope weather wrap has begun. Approximately 10 % completed.
  • Roof structure is proceeding. Approximately 45% completed.

December 2017

Tenant Improvement Area:

  • Wall framing is completed.
  • Sheetrock is 100% installed.
  • Taping and mudding of sheetrock is 80% completed.
  • Painter has started priming walls. Approximately 20% completed.
  • Electrical wall rough-in is approx. 90% completed.
  • Mechanical duct work is approx. 60% completed.
  • Plumbing rough-in is approx. 95% completed.
  • Fire sprinkler rough-in piping is approximately 90% completed.

Classroom Addition:

  • Site utilities are 80% completed (Sewer, water, power, storm).
  • Framing and rebar of perimeter footings is completed.
  • Grease interceptor is installed and operational.
  • Rough framing of interior walls is approximately 40% completed.
  • Rough grading is proceeding at the new loading dock.

October 2017

Tenant Improvement Area:

  • Demolition work is completed.
  • Wall framing is completed.
  • Below-grade mechanical work is completed.
  • Below-grade electrical work is completed.
  • Electrical wall rough-in is approximately 80% completed.
  • Mechanical duct work is approximately 50% completed.
  • Plumbing rough-in is approximately 90% completed.
  • Fire sprinkler rough-in piping is approximately 90% completed.

Classroom Addition:

  • Site utilities are 75% completed (Sewer, water, power, storm)
  • Framing and rebar of perimeter footings is 75% completed.
  • Grease interceptor is installed and operational.

September 2017

  • All temporary walls and fencing have been installed separating staff and students from construction areas.
  • Temporary trailers for office staff, health room and OT/PT are operational.
  • Demolition work in the Tenant Improvement Area (TI) is approximately 95% completed.
  • City of Bellevue has released the Building Permit for the classroom addition.

July/August 2017

  • Staff effected by the move have been relocated to their temporary classrooms.
  • Temporary trailers for the Administration staff, Health Clinic and OT/PT are in place. Power, data, and fire alarm will connected the week of August 14th.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors have begun demolition of the old Administration areas and LRC classrooms.
  • Structural shoring is being erected in the commons area.
  • The District is still waiting for the City of Bellevue to release the building permit.

June 2017

  • SEPA process is completed. One public comment was received and is being addressed.
  • First of three temporary trailers has arrived.
  • Staff continue packing. Move scheduled for the week of June 26th.

April/May 2017

  • Bassetti Architects are continuing with contract documents.
  • District has begun the SEPA process.
  • Project is advertising May 9th and 16th. Project bid date is June 8th.

March 2017

  • Bassetti Architects are continuing with contract documents and meeting with staff on program needs as required.
  • Bassetti has submitted for building permit.
  • Bassetti is scheduled for a presentation to the PTA and parents on March 13th.

February 2017

  • Bassetti Architects are continuing with design development and continuing meetings with staff on program needs.

January 2017

  • Bassetti Architects are continuing with design development and continuing meeting with staff on program needs.
  • Group Four has completed the site survey.

November/December 2016

  • Bassetti Architects are continuing with design development.
  • Group Four is currently surveying the site.

October 2016

  • Capital Projects met with Bassetti Architects and Mrs. Fowler and started the educational program phase and reviewed the scope of work for the project.
  • Bassetti is currently working on refining the program and starting schematic design.