(CWC Board Chairman Charlie Krebs at Wednseday night’s board meeting. Joshua Scheer photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Central Wyoming College has hired SDI out of Lander to be the Construction Manager at Risk for the construction of a bunkhouse and other improvements at the college’s Sinks Canyon Center.
The decision came after Vice President for Administrative Services Ron Granger reported an update on the project, which originally planned for dorm-style housing for Outdoor Education students.
The now-planned bunkhouse, Granger said, would accommodate 24 beds and would be adjacent to the existing shower house. The change was due to utility improvement issues, and with the new plan the college can utilize what has already been constructed.
In addition to the bunkhouse, the cabins are being upgraded to be more cold-weather resistant with new roofs, doors and heaters.
Granger said the state pushed his office to hire SDI because it was the low bidder on the original project. He explained that Construction Manager at Risk means the contractor puts a maximum cost on the project, and if it goes over, the contractor must cover the costs.
As of yesterday evening the Guaranteed Maximum Price is $900,000, however Granger said a revised, and more than likely cheaper, max would be presented at the October board meeting. The vote to hire SDI was unanimous.
Additionally, the board authorized a small land swap between the college and Horny Toad LLC, owned by Dave and May Raynolds, at the Sinks Canyon Center. The swap, Granger said, would correct some odd, intermingling strips of land near the entrance to the center. In the swap, CWC acquired 1.04 acres in exchange for .78 acres.