Cost estimates from the Preferred Schematic Report

The Wildwood School Building Project’s “Preferred Schematic Report” (Feb. 2016) included sets of renovation and new cost estimates from two different estimators, A.M. Fogarty and from P.M. & C.

Generally speaking, Fogarty had lower estimates for new construction, and PM&C had lower estimates for renovation. Fogarty’s renovation estimates were considerably higher than the state average, while PM&C’s renovation estimates were more in line with the state average.

Amherst chose Fogarty, no doubt because of its lower cost estimates for new construction. The renovation cost estimates since then have been based on Fogarty’s renovation estimates, rather than the lower PM&C’s estimates.

 

Wildwood School Building Project, Preferred Schematic Report, Feb. 2016, https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By0mz4P0v3bWVHF1OVZ0NXY5X3M/view , p. 216 and Appendix.

We include below a spreadsheet that compares, apples to apples, the estimates.

Code Upgrade Renovation portion of Current proposal for
750 student school 750 student school
Cost Estimator PM&C AM Fogarty PM&C AM Fogarty PM&C AM Fogarty
sq ft 82,000 82,000 82,000 82,000 122,714 122,714
cost/sq ft ($) 136 185 310 312 448 421
Construction ($M) 11.11 15.20 25.41 25.61 54.93 51.68
Project ($M) 13.89 19.00 31.76 32.01 68.67 64.60
Amherst ($M)* 15.25 15.37 32.96 31.01
*52% reimbursement
Costs by System ($)
Foundation 0 n/a 276,000 146,000 2,823,911 2,106,711
Superstructure 0 n/a 1,041,400 161,500 3,959,816 3,900,233
Exterior Closure 183,998 n/a 1,045,661 824,200 4,611,754 5,495,208
Roofing 0 n/a 10,000 1,662,800 1,515,052 1,714,268
Interior Construction 406,450 n/a 2,615,450 2,402,720 3,136,650 3,588,454
Staircases 0 n/a 0 0 267,324 292,782
Interior Finishes 1,568,000 n/a 1,558,000 1,910,436 2,331,566 2,609,097
Conveying Systems 0 n/a 0 0 186,000 109,750
Plumbing 492,000 n/a 984,000 1,066,000 1,472,568 1,595,633
HVAC 1,230,000 n/a 3,116,000 2,993,000 4,663,132 4,480,047
Fire Protection 369,000 n/a 369,000 410,000 552,213 647,335
Electrical 1,475,000 n/a 2,583,000 2,878,200 3,814,599 4,393,209
Equipment 0 n/a 485,840 469,250 581,030 567,650
Furnishings 656,000 n/a 720,752 651,901 1,104,754 928,058
Special Construction 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Selective Demolition 369,000 n/a 1,007,752 855,000 0 0
Total Direct Cost 6,749,448 11,170,000 15,812,855 16,431,007 31,020,369 36,969,635
Demolition 0 0 0 0 820,000 553,500
Haz Mat removal 786,000 820,000 786,000 820,000 786,000 820,000
Sitework** 250,000 100,000 1,200,000 1,156,200 3,915,164 3,167,701
Subtotal 7,785,448 12,090,000 17,798,855 18,407,207 36,541,533 41,510,836
Other Fees*** 3,325,656 3,112,162 7,610,207 7,205,657 18,391,603 10,165,071
Total Construction Costs 11,111,104 15,202,162 25,409,062 25,612,864 54,933,136 51,675,907
n/a = figures not available in provided documents
**Estimate for AM Fogarty from their 1/13/16 report; no PM&C estimate was available for the original Reno
     option so the figure used is Fogarty’s but rounded up to the nearest $100K
***Fees were calculated using the formulas of each estimator
Sources:
Preferred Schematic Report, p. 336-380 (A.M. Fogarty) and p. 450-467 (PM&C); Joint SC/SBC Meeting 1.13.16
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By0mz4P0v3bWVHF1OVZ0NXY5X3M/view?pref=2&pli=1 AND
http://wildwood.projects.joslinlesser.com/download/presentations%20wildwood/2016-01-13-WSBC-and-ASC-
Jointing-Meeting-Presentation.pdf
Only AM Fogarty estimates, higher PM&C for Code Upgrade & lower for New Construction, have been presented
These figures are in line with those based on MSBA renovation projects and much lower than the $338 presented