Outside company to review Sammamish Community Center plan

March 25, 2014

By Staff

New: March 25, 2:38 p.m.

In an effort to make sure the Sammamish Community Center project will work, the City Council authorized spending $14,000 to have Swinerton Builders review the construction documents.

City Manager Ben Yazici said Swinerton Builders are not affiliated with the project, nor are they interested in bidding on any portion of the construction. The idea is to have them go over proposed construction plans to catch any problems before they arise, and require change orders.

Yazici said it was difficult to find a company qualified to review the documents that would not be interested in building it, but he said Swinerton is a good fit.

Councilwoman Kathleen Huckabay praised the plan. She noted City Hall had gone over budget because of change orders, and was happy they are doing the review this time around.

Mayor Tom Vance agreed and said the city should consider making such reviews part of standard procedures in large projects going forward.

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One Response to “Outside company to review Sammamish Community Center plan”

  1. What a waste on March 26th, 2014 7:18 am

    Really, why not just put “caveats” in the construction agreement that penalize the winning bidder for problems not budgeted for in the plans? $14K? Who’s brother in law works for that company???

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