O&G chosen as construction manager for Torrington school project

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O&G Industries has been selected as the construction manager for the new Torrington Middle/High School.

The City Council authorized a contract Monday for the city-based firm to construct the grade 7-12 school, which residents passed last November. The Board of Education and the project’s building committee had previously approved the contract.

The construction budget and maximum price of the school, which include space for district administrators, is $130.7 million.

O&G and SLAM Collaborative, a Glastonbury-based architectural firm, ran into issues last month with overestimated construction budget costs. After initial attempts to reduce the cost from $186.4 million, the estimated construction budget stands at $142.1 million.

About $18 million in the estimate is tied to contingency funds and escalation costs.

The original total cost of the project, which residents approved, was $159.5 million. The city school district received an 85% state reimbursement via school construction grants the General Assembly approved in early June.

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