The roof is complete over the jail section of the law enforcement center, Fred Hutchins of PCS Associates told the Plymouth County board of supervisors Wednesday.
Construction of the roof over the secured, two-tier celled area is complete said the construction manager. The roof membrane arrived Monday and will take about three days to install along with insulation.
Wednesday he also expected to receive a revised construction schedule from Wiltgen Construction of Le Mars, the principal contractor. Hutchins said he would report to supervisors what those revisions would mean to the project. He invited supervisors to attend their Wednesday construction meetings with contractors.
Color selections are also complete for the complex, Hutchins said.
He did request a change order for the exterior of the facility on 14th Ave. East. The bid had been for a concrete stain with a five-year warrantee. Hutchins said the coating usually lasted seven years before fading. He requested a change to a thicker stain for the exterior concrete with a 10-year warrantee which would add $7,200 to the project. The 20-millimeter thick coating usually lasted 15 to 20 years, according to Hutchins. Both use the same process of a primer then a finishing coat, so the change in cost was only for materials. The thicker stain would upgrade protection to water-proof instead of damp-proofing.
Supervisor Rich Philips asked Hutchins why the better grade stain had not been included in original bids. Hutchins said that PCS was aware of the better protection option, but tried to keep costs low. Another change request was due to the fact that 14th Avenue was not improved at the time of design. Drainage had been improved by the City of Le Mars. The consultant recommended trying to tie into the drainage system, making the culverts in the original plans unnecessary. He recommended that the money saved on culverts be re-directed to Schlotfeldt's Engineering to redesign the drainage system connections.
Supervisors approved both change orders.