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SRVUSD sticks with Vila Construction for Stone Valley modernization project

Original post made on Nov 15, 2018

SRVUSD board members remain frustrated at the lack of progress, communication and worsening delays and have given Superintendent Rick Schmitt the authority to terminate the contract in the future, should staff deem it prudent.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Danville
on Nov 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Marvel said. "This district has always done an excellent job of making sure that we try to be proactive rather than reactive."

Then how did Ben Curry drown after you were told by PE teacher Mr Matthews in Nov 2017 that someone would drown because of class size. Does not seem very proactive and in this case a student died because of your lack of action.

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Posted by Alamo Resident
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Who is managing this contractor on the district side? There should be a SRVUSD staff employee who manages this project on-site all day. As any person who's done construction, knows you have to be on-site to facilitate/mitigate these contractor issues. I bet no one is there on site and just waits for problems, allowing days and weeks go by.

There should be a daily log of what's accomplished, what needs to happen tomorrow- all visible to tax payers so we can see the progress. Standard project management with outside contractors.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2018 at 10:14 am

Sounds like they have more than a single contractor. Meaning that to save money they pieced out the job to a couple contractors. Which looks good on the initial financial review. But then the burden to manage the contractors is on SRVUSD. They need to be keeping all contractors in sync with each other as the job completes construction stages. SRVUSD should have set the job up to have a single contractor who manages the sub contractors and is responsible for the entire job. As a home owner doing a remodel I have a choice do I manage the electrical, building, and plumbing contractors or do I hire a general contractor who manages all three.

SRVUSD needs to hire a professional construction project manager. Stop blaming the largest contractor for the problems. After you fire this contractor who is the next target to blame for your lack of project management?

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Posted by Harry Johnson
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

Multi prime contracts never work. Districts and Construction Managers do not know sequences or how to build. On multi primes the largest contract usually take the lead like General Contractor would. Ask Gilbane how their multi primes are going at West Valley Community College.....not all.

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