Maintenance Center Project
Project Summary: Maintenance Center:
The City of Lake Oswego's new Maintenance Center is complete. The new complex was built on the same property as the previous maintenance center which was located on Jean Road. It includes a new administration building with maintenance and fleet shops, a decant facility, and storage for vehicles and equipment. As an alternative to the traditional competitive bidding process, the City used a Construction Manager General Contractor (CM/GC) Method, as it allowed for more collaboration and flexibility on the complex design of the project. Use of CM/GC also allowed the City to negotiate a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) before construction began. The “do not exceed” GMP has been set at $10,631,287 for construction, with another $3 million allocated for “soft costs”, which included owners representative charges, architectural fees, and costs for new equipment, furniture, and moving. The total budget was set at $13,632,000. Construction took place in several strategic phases, as staff remained working on site while construction took place. Staff began moving into the new buildings in September. Completion of the project commenced in November.
This project incorporates several sustainability measures into the newly constructed facilities. During the design phase, the project team collaborated with the Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) to hold an Eco-Charrette. The Eco-Charrette generated ideas about different sustainability measures that could be incorporated into the facilities. Then, the SAB conducted a payback analysis to determine which measures would be the most efficient. A sustainability package of $168,000 was recommended, and City Council approved. Sustainability items for the new facilities include the following:
-Three electric charging stations for resident and employee vehicles (personal and city-owned)
-A solar hot water system
-20 “solar tube” skylights to eliminate need for artificial lighting
-Installation of a Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC system, which heats and cools at varying rates, saving energy
In addition, the project includes $176,300 in solar infrastructure. The City partnered with the Energy Trust of Oregon and received $51,000 in incentives that went towards the cost.