R. E. Shaw Building Project

  • Check here often for the latest news about the R.E. Shaw Building Project. The more recent information is listed near the bottom of the page. Except for Mr. Myers video, items are posted in chronological order.

    R.E. Shaw Elementary School

    The Millbury Public Schools' is currently soliciting Request for Services (RFS) for an Owner's Project Manager (OPM) under MSBA's Feasibility Study for Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School (Grades 4-6). This includes the possibilities of existing school renovations, existing school renovations and additions or builidng a new school. This also includes the possibility of moving Grade 3 from nearby Elmwood Street School to the R.E. Shaw Elementary School. The information below will provide you with more information. The Owner's Project Manager is one of the first steps of the Feasibility Study.

    Shaw OPM RFS Vendors that Responded to RFS 2-7-18

    Shaw OPM RFS Pre-Bid Conference Attendees 1-26-18

    Shaw OPM RFS Listing of Vendors that Requested RFS as of 1-26-18

    Shaw OPM RFS Legal Ad Solicitation 1-10-18

    Shaw MSBA Statement of Interest

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    The Town of Millbury' Shaw OPM Selection Committee has reviewed and evaluated Request for Services proposals for an Owner's Project Manager and have selected Hill International of Boston, MA as our owner's project manager for the Shaw Feasibility Study. The selection of Hill International was approved by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) on 4-2-18. The Shaw Feasibility Committee will now be working with Hill International to assist us through the process and hire an architect. Please see below the PowerPoint Hill International presented to the MSBA:

    Hill International's Presentation to MSBA on 4-2-18

    Hill International Logo

    Link to Hill International's Website

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    The Shaw Feasibility Committee with Hill International are soliciting proposals for an architect under the MSBA Designer Selection Process. See information enclosed below for further information. All questions should be directed to Hill International as described in the procurement.

    Shaw Feasibility Designer Selection RFP

    The Town of  Millbury's Shaw Feasibility Committee has reviewed and evaluated with the Massachusetts School Building Authority Board Request for Services proposals for a Designer and have selected Turowski2 Architecture, Inc. of Marion, MA as our Designer/Architect for the Shaw Feasibility Study. The MSBA approved this selection on 7-10-18. The Shaw Feasibility Committee is very excited about this selection and look forward to working with Turowski2, along with Hill International, on the feasibility portion of our project.

    Link to Turowski2 Architecture, Inc.'s Website

    T2 Logo  

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     MSBA

    For more information about the Massachusetts School Building Authority see link below.

    The MSBA Website has detailed information on the process, archived financial information on projects and reimbursement eligibility criteria.

     Link to MSBA Website

     

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    Listed below is the current schedule the Shaw Feasibility Committee, OPM and Designer are working with:

    Draft of Shaw Project Design Schedule 9-4-18

    Listed below is flyer for the Shaw Educational Visioning Session being held in September 2018:

     Shaw Educational Visioning Session - September 2018

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    Listed below is the Turowski2 PowerPoint Presentation to the Shaw Feasibility Committee on 9-19-18:

    Turowski2 PowerPoint Presentation to the Shaw Feasibility Committee on 9-19-18

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    Listed  below is the Turowski2 PowerPoint Presentation to the Shaw Feasibility Committee on 10-3-18:

    Turowski2 PowerPoint Presentation to the Shaw Feasibility Committee on 10-3-18

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     October 2018 Shaw Building Project Update Flyer is below:

    Shaw Feasibility Project Update - October 2018

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     Listed below is the Turowski2 PowerPoint Presentation to the Shaw Feasibility Committee on 10-17-18:

    T2 10-17-18 PowerPoint Presentation

    This presentation looked at a possible three (3) add/renovation scenarios and five (5) new construction scenarios.

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    November 2018 Shaw Building Project Update Flyer is below:

    Shaw Feasibility Project Update - November 2018

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    Listed below is the Turowski2 PowerPoint Presentation to the Shaw Feasibility Committee on 11-1-18:

    The presentation illustrates the design estimated costs for each option and shows some pictures of tour taken

    at Penn Brook School in Georgetown, MA

    T2 11-1-18 Shaw Feasibility Committee Presentation - Cost Estimates

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    Listed below  is the Educational Program, as submitted to the MSBA

    as part of Module #3 of the Preliminary Design Program:

    Shaw Educational Program: Module 3 of the MSBA Preliminary Design Program 11-6-18

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    Listed below is the presentation given to the R.E. Shaw Elementary School students on 11-21-18:

    Shaw Student Presentation by T2 on 11-21-18

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    Listed below is the presentation from the Community Forum held on 12-4-18:

    Shaw Feasibility Community Forum Presentation held on 12-4-18

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    Millbury Public Schools, Project Manager Hill International and Architects Turowski2 met with

    the Town of Millbury Municipal Department Heads

    and later the

    Council on Aging Senior Citizens

    on Thursday, December 20, 2018

    to discuss the status of the Shaw Feasibility Project.

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    Listed below is the presentation from the Shaw Feasibility Committee meeting on December 20, 2018:

    Shaw Feasibility Committee Meeting Presentation on 12-20-18

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    January 2019 Shaw Building Project Update Flyer is below:

    Shaw Building Project Update - January 2019

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    Millbury Public Schools, Project Manager Hill International and Architects Turowski2 met with

    the Millbury Parents Club on January 15, 2019

    to discuss the status of the Shaw Feasibility Project.

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    Listed below is the presentation from the Shaw Feasibility Committee meeting on January 16, 2019:

    Shaw Feasibility Committee Meeting Presentation on 1-16-19

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    Listed below is the presentation from the Shaw Feasibility Committee Public Forum on January 30, 2019:

    Shaw Feasibility Committee Public Forum Presentation on 1-30-19

    Take a look at the comments below from the January 30, 2019 Shaw Feasibility Public Forum:

    Shaw Feasibility Committee 1-30-19 Public Forum Community Comments

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    February 2019 Shaw Building Project Update Flyer is below:

    Shaw Building Project Update - February 2019

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    Listed below is the presentation from the Shaw Feasibility Committee meeting on February 6, 2019:

    Shaw Feasibility Committee Meeting Presentation on 2-6-19

    Here is the Evaluation Matrix used and scored by the Visioning Team to evaluate the type of options:

    Evaluation Matrix for Shaw Feasibility Options

    Here is the Financial Estimates of each option deliberated,

    discussed and voted on a the 2-6-19 Shaw Feasibility Committee meeting:

    Financial Estimates for the Shaw Feasibility Options at Preferred Schematic Design

    The Shaw Feasibility Committee voted for Option C5, the right hand column.

    C5 Flat Image

    C5 Site Image

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    March 2019 Shaw Building Project Update Flyer is below:

    March 2019 Shaw Building Project Update Flyer

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    Listed below is the presentation from the Shaw Feasibility Committee meeting on March 6, 2019:

     Shaw Feasibility Committee Meeting Presentation on March 6, 2019

    Below are the five (5) working groups that will be meeting over the next few months.

    Please let us know if you are interested in participating.

    1. Sustainability Working Group

    2. Facilities and Building Systems Working Group

    3. Outdoor Facilities Working Group

    4. Materials Working Group

    5. Security and Safety Working Group

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    The Shaw Feasibility Committee has been talking about LEED Certified Buildings a lot

    so we have listed below the link to the U.S. Green Building Council's

    LEED Information webpage to learn more:

    U.S. Green Building Council LEED Webpage

    Home 

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     Upcoming Shaw Feasibility Committee Meetings:

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6PM at R.E. Shaw Elementary School

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6PM

    Wednesday, May  1, 2019 at 6PM

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6PM

    Wednesday,  June 5, 2019 at 6PM

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at  6PM

    All meetings at Millbury Jr./Sr. High School's Media Center unless otherwise noted. 

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    Other Key Dates:

    MSBA Board of Directors Vote on Preferred Schematic Design: April 11, 2019

    MSBA Board of Directors Vote on Preferred Feasibility Assessment: August 28, 2019

    Town of Millbury Special Town Meeting Vote: November 2019

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    Approved Meeting Minutes

    Link to the official Shaw Feasibility Committee approved minutes on the Town of Millbury website:

    Town of Millbury Shaw Feasibility Committee Approved Minutes Webpage

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    School Tours

    Some Shaw Feasibility Committee Members, Millbury Public Schools Leadership Team, Hill International and Turowski2 recently visited new schools including the three (3) pictured below. The Carver Elementary School in Carver, MA, the Jacobs Elementary School in New Bedford, MA and the Penn Brook School in Georgetown, MA are very similar to the size and grade configuration of the R.E. Shaw Elementary School. Turowski2 designed the Jacobs Elementary School.

    Carver Elementary School

    Jacobs Elementary School in New Bedford

    Penn Brook School - Georgetown, MA

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    R.E. Shaw Elementary School Tour

    A video message from Superintendent Greg Myers and a tour of the R. E. Shaw School building: