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Osceola to name construction manager for new $75 million high school

Orlando-based Gilbane Building Co. came out on top in the rankings for construction manager at risk for Osceola County's new $75 million high school.

Purchasing Supervisor Cheryl Jessee said the recommendation will go to the School Board at its Nov. 17 meeting to commence negotiations. Gilbane was competing with 10 other construction management companies for the contract.

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Wharton-Smith, Skanska USA Building and Clancy & Theys Construction Company made up the top four.

The high school will be located on 74 acres at 3675 N. Boggy Creek Road, just down the road from East Lake Elementary School. A portion of the land will be reserved for a future middle school.

The school district posted a Request of Qualifications this week for geotechnical engineering, materials testing and threshold inspection for the project. The geotechnical engineer will be expected to work closely with the construction manager and architect to recommend any necessary design changes due to soil testing.

The consultant will also be expected to perform concrete testing and inspect the roof installation.

Responses are due Dec. 9, and Jessee said a recommendation would go to the school board on Jan. 19.

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