Posts Tagged ‘Site work’

Mail Tribune: Batzer Construction Lands Hillside Elementary

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

January 15, 2011

Medford’s Batzer Construction Inc. has been awarded a $227,420 contract to do the groundwork for Eagle Point’s future Hillside Elementary School.

Batzer was selected out of 11 bidders and was awarded the contract after the lowest bidder, Medford’s Big J Construction Inc., withdrew its bid because of a mathematical error, said David McKay, director of the Project Solutions group at the Willamette Education Service District in Salem.

Groundwork construction is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks and includes removing unsuitable soil, hauling in crushed rock, constructing a rock pad for the building and creating a staging area for a contractor that will be chosen later to construct the school building.

Final design of the 54,000-square-foot building by Bend’s BBT Architects is expected to wrap up in about a month. Construction could begin as early as late March.

The district has about $12 million to finish the project.

The money comes from an insurance settlement over a fire at the old Eagle Point Junior High School. The district hopes to save some of that amount to use for other repair projects throughout the district, said Scott Whitman, the district’s business manager.

The school will be built next to and replace the 80-year-old Little Butte School, 12 N. Shasta Ave., which is over capacity and lacks modern conveniences such as centralized heat and air-conditioning.

The new school is slated to open its doors in January 2012.

Mail Tribune: Batzer picked to do groundwork for new Eagle Point school

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

January 13, 2011

Medford’s Batzer Construction Inc. has been awarded a $227,420 contract to prepare the site for Eagle Point’s future Hillside Elementary School.

Batzer was selected out of 11 bidders and was awarded the contract after the lowest bidder — Medford’s Big J Construction Inc. — withdrew its bid due to a mathematical error, said David McKay, director of the Project Solutions group at the Willamette Education Service District in Salem.

Groundwork is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks and includes removing unsuitable soil, hauling in crushed rock, constructing a rock pad for the building and creating a staging area for a contractor that will be chosen later to construct the school building.

Final design of the 54,000-square-foot building by Bend’s BBT Architects is expected to wrap up in about a month. Building construction could begin as early as late March. The school district has about $12 million to complete the project. The money comes from an insurance settlement over a fire at the old Eagle Point Junior High School. The district hopes to save some of that amount for other repair projects throughout the district, said Scott Whitman, the district’s business manager.

The school will be built next to and replace the 80-year-old Little Butte School, 12 N. Shasta Ave., which is over capacity and lacks modern conveniences such as centralized heat and air-conditioning.

The new school is slated to open its doors next January.

— Paris Achen

Just Another Day on the Job

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

2011-01-05 Applegate

January 5, was just another day on the job for our sitework crew.

2010-01-05 Applegate Guys

Heading Back Up to the Top!

2010-01-05 Going Up

And who says construction isn’t exciting and daring?

2010-01-05 Crew

What a great team!   Ralph Hansen, Mike Gamboa, James McCann, Jeff Dwire, Justin Hoyt

Equipment Operations

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ralph Hansen,  Batzer Construction equipment operator,  makes it look easy!   It’s true, he gets lots of practice on the job, but his skill level is amazing.

Anybody need some sitework done?