Project changes decrease cost of courthouse rehab

Thu, 09/10/2009 - 3:11pm
By: Ben Nelms

Changes orders in the rehabilitation of the 1906 courthouse in downtown Newnan were expected as workers delved deeper into the historic structure. Coweta County commissioners Sept. 1 approved change orders #6 and #7 to accommodate several structural improvements. The change orders effectively decreased the total cost of the rehabilitation project by approximately $39,000.

The change orders dealt primarily with structural improvement and the rebuild of the clock tower and upper roof portions of the courthouse. Specifically, the work will include removing rotten framing and rebuilding the pediment facings below the clock level and modifying the roof structures for mechanical access for the HVAC systems and associated duct work.

With these change orders the balance of change order work is a credit of $38,817.95 due to value engineering, county officials said.

Work on the $7.5 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax-funded (SPLOST) project is expected to be completed in July 2010. At present, the estimated total cost of the project is $6.245 million.

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