WC Board selects construction manager for new building

Posted Tuesday, May. 28, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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With the threat of impending weather bearing down, the Weatherford College Board of Trustees approved Fort-Worth based Steele & Freeman, Inc. as the construction manager at-risk for the construction phase of the new Health Science Building.

The decision was made at a special called meeting May 21.

Construction of the new 31,000-square-foot building, of which Steele & Freeman guaranteed a $4.9 million construction cost, should begin in mid-summer, after the demolition of the two existing older buildings on the site. Completion date is expected to be May 2014.

“This new building will enable us to consolidate our allied health programs under one roof,” said WC President Dr. Kevin Eaton. “WC has some of the best programs in the state, and now the students will have state-of-the-art facilities in which to learn.”

Additionally, the trustees certified the returns for two newly-elected trustees and voted to accept the official Canvass Report.

Local attorneyMac Smith and Don Allen, president of the Jerry Durant Auto Group, will take their places on the board at a special swearing-in ceremony Thursday at 10 a.m.

Also, the board approved a motion to donate surplus classroom and office furnishings and equipment to the school districts in both West and Moore, Okla., as needed and wanted, and to dispose of left-over materials in the usual manner – auction, sale, recycling.

“That is really great,” Board chairman Frank Martin said of the decision to help West and Moore.

In other action, the board approved Prosperity Bank for depository services from Sept. 1, 2013 through Aug. 31, 2015.

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