COLUMBIA CITY â€” Stephen Culbert of Gibraltar Design, Inc. came before the Whitley County Consolidated School board Monday to present Eagle Tech Academy, Phase III â€” relocation of the Technology Department and the Reconfiguration of the Administrative Center.
â€śWeâ€™re very excited because this is a 21st century learning environment that we are creating in this building that is historically many different things to the community and the school system,â€ť said Culbert. â€śThis is the final project to complete the Eagle Tech Academy.â€ť
During the presentation Culbert gave the board a recap, informing members that the recommendations for bids for Phase III should be in front of them fairly soon.
â€śThe project schedule changed a little bit due to another project,â€ť said Culbert. â€śThe recommendations of the bids will be given to the school board on September 4 and have a contractor start soon thereafter.â€ť
For the construction of Phase III, Culbert estimated $1,763,000. For the construction of all three phase combined, the number adds to about $3,400,000.
In this part of the project, Culbert said the following will be addressed: modifying the central office, improving the infrastructure of the building, relocating the Technology Department, upgrading the lighting system and putting in new ceilings, carpet and paint.
â€śWeâ€™re renovating a little over 36,000 square feet, and that includes the space at Indian Springs,â€ť said Culbert.
With this being the final stage of the project, Culbert hopes the changes will be made by July of 2013.