Construction began during summer 2012 and was completed in fall 2013. The two-story classroom project represents an investment of nearly $6 million into Encanto Elementary School and the community of Encanto. The project was funded by Proposition S, the 2008 bond measure passed by voters to repair, renovate and revitalize schools for the children of San Diego.
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The nearly $1 million project was funded by a California Proposition 1D grant and San Diego Unified School District’s Proposition S. The project included remodeling existing, outdated graphic arts classroom into a new in-screen printing/graphics classroom with an adjoining computer graphics lab/classroom. Mira Mesa High's existing graphic arts classroom was upgraded/remodeled into screen printing classroom. The project also included upgrading the ventilation system, the technology infrastructure to accommodate current computer needs, and providing a visual and physical link with the main classroom. Construction began in summer 2012 and was completed in spring 2013.
For more details on CCTE and its programs, visit www.sandi.net/CCTE or call 858-503-1758. For additional information on Prop. S, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 619-637-3607.
The building design currently exceeds qualification of the California High Performance School Initiative. LED lighting throughout the entire complex, and the use of local and recycled materials will make it both efficient and environmentally friendly. Design influences were drawn from the area, including the use of heavy timbers, open glass and the colors and textures of the surrounding area.
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Due to a new law that goes into effect in January, San Diego Unified School District is soliciting prequalification information from general contractors and subcontractors (with A, B and C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43 and C-46 licenses) wishing to submit bids to the district, or to a prime contractor bidding on district work. The new legislation (AB 1565) was passed and signed into law (California Public Contract Code Section 20111.6) affects contractors performing work on school construction projects awarded on/after Jan.1, 2014.
Contractors need to have approved prequalification packages on file with San Diego Unified before they bid on district projects of $1 million or more, regardless of the value of the prime and/or subcontractors’ work on the project.
Some of the projects to be awarded in 2014 will actually go out to bid this year, and prequalification will be required for these projects. Due to the volume of work associated with this process, it is important for general contractors and subcontractors to start now.
Don’t lock yourself out of opportunities, get prequalified now. For more information, or to get your prequalification package, contact Glenda Burbery, construction contracts assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-522-5832.