PBC Board Approves Contract Awards for Two Elementary School Projects

Renovations at Dunne Technology Academy to Modernize School
Modular Building to Ease Overcrowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary School

Molly Sullivan, Public Building Commission, (312) 744-9277

The Board of Commissioners of the Public Building Commission (PBC) today approved contract awards for two Chicago Public Schools (CPS) elementary school projects that will ease overcrowding and provide upgraded 21st century learning environments for students.

In the first contract award, the board approved a contract award to Old Veterans Construction, Inc. a minority-owned firm, in the amount of $1.48 million for the second phase of the Dunne Technology Academy Modernization project at 10845 South Union Avenue in the Roseland community.  This phase of the project consists of interior and exterior renovations, including the replacement of the roofing system, new windows to replace decades-old Lexan polycarbonate resin windows, upgrades to existing restrooms, ADA accessible entries to all classrooms and specialty rooms and repairs of the exterior facade concrete. The renovations will be completed in August 2015. The Board previously approved the first phase contract award for a new building at Dunne that will include a new science classroom, new pre-engineering lab and a gymnasium.

The Board also approved the contract award to OCA Construction, Inc., a woman-owned firm, for an amount of $2.28 million for the Mount Greenwood Elementary School Modular Project located at 10841 South Homan Avenue. Under terms of the contract, OCA Construction will fabricate and install a six classroom modular unit and perform the associated site work and power/communications connections to the existing school building.  The modular unit will be installed by the end of August in time for the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

About PBC: The Public Building Commission of Chicago manages construction and renovation projects for the City of Chicago and its sister agencies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel serves as the PBC’s chairman. Erin Lavin Cabonargi serves as the Executive Director of the PBC.  Additional information about the PBC and its projects can be found at www.pbcchicago.com.  You can also follow the Public Building Commission of Chicago on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest.