The following is a report that I originally sent out to the expansion committee in October 2011 - Barry Munsell
Summary of building proposals received to date:
Original estimate from the first architect - more than we could afford?
Total - $3,673,340($99 sq. ft.)
Shell only - $2,132,890($58 sq. ft.)
Steppers Construction's proposal was loosely based on the first architects set of plans and included the center unfinished basement section for a total of 37,157 sq. ft. Since the plans they had did not include final structural engineering, Steppers' switched to a pre-engineered steel building with block wainscot and insulated steel wall panels. They noted that their price would cover all the costs for the engineering to complete the structural, mechanical and electrical plans as well as architectural review to coordinate the design team through to a completed stamped plan set for submission to the fire marshal.