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Morrison School nears completion
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The new Morrison Elementary School is 99 percent finished according to Paul McCall, supervising architect on the Morrison and Dibrell projects.
Morrison’s tentative substantial completion date is July 9. The substantial completion date is the date the building will be turned over to the school system for its intended use.
McCall told members of the School Board’s Building and Grounds Committee that changes on the Morrison school project amounted to $23,544. This is less than one-third of 1 percent on a job that cost $8.4 million.
Both the architect and members of the School Board agreed Biscan Construction has handled the project exceptionally well. McCall said the project had a great construction crew and an outstanding supervisor. He also reminded board members that Warren County experienced a milder winter and milder weather than it had last year when Dibrell’s expansion was being built.
David Cockrill, CEO of Red Chair Architects, praised board members, saying, “You have done an exceptional job. You’ve let people do their jobs. No one is getting in the way of contractors. You made decisions on the front end and stuck to them.“
TDOT is finishing widening the road beside Morrison School and there is some topping and striping to be done. TDOT should be finished by mid-July.
Floors inside the school are finished and are being waxed. July 16 is the date furniture is set to be moved in. Open house is set for Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Dibrell project is being closed out because it is 100 percent complete. A final walk thru at Dibrell has not been scheduled yet.