Definitions

Master Plan

The Blueprint 220 Master Plan is a comprehensive planning and analysis process that looks at multiple aspects of Barrington 220’s facilities, from building condition to educational adequacy. Facility Condition Assessments look at the overall condition of the building, determining what needs to be repaired or replaced. The Building Performance Assessments document how well the building envelope and mechanical systems are performing from both an efficiency and a health perspective. Educational Adequacy Assessment examine the relative ability of a facility to support the teaching and learning objectives of Barrington 220, along with the indoor environmental quality of the facilities. This assessment can also help set the functional capacity of a building and determine the effectiveness of space utilization. The outcome of this comprehensive process is a long-term plan to achieve district goals related to our facilities and teaching and learning priorities.

ISBE: Illinois State Board of Education

ISBE Decennial Survey Items

Every ten years, ISBE requires School Districts to have their Architects and Engineers survey each school for violations related to Health / Life Safety.  Schools and their respective additions are evaluated under the code they were designed and permitted.  Renovations over time are evaluated similarly.  If a renovation is of a scope that is large enough with respect to the existing facility, the entire facility may be subject to current code criteria.

Facility Assessment Items

Items were identified after walk-throughs of each school and include: needed repairs, deferred maintenance and other building-related items.  Examples range widely in importance and cost from missing sealant to cracked masonry to sanitary systems and in between.  Facility Assessment Items were prioritized, quantified and cost estimated for repair.

Safety + Security

School safety and security is a combination of human intervention and building enhancements.  From a Master Plan perspective, the building-related enhancements contemplated will be done in close partnership with local law enforcement and fire department officials.  Details of the plan elements will remain confidential in accordance with applicable law and may change over time.

Update + Replace Furniture

By providing new furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE) school-wide, each and every student will be positively impacted. New and flexible FFE will allow students and staff to more easily collaborate with each other and will enhance teaching and learning throughout the district.

Flexible seating allows student choice, improves comfort and physical health, can increase focus, encourages social interaction where appropriate, and allows for quick, easy transitions. Making furniture easier to utilize creates an atmosphere of engagement and collaboration – and makes learning more fun.

OME (Order of Magnitude Cost Estimate)

  • Identified needs, renovations, and additions were reviewed at each school and estimated by Pepper Construction.
  • Costs are expressed in 2018 dollars unless otherwise noted.
  • Cost escalation occurs annually at a rate of 3% – 4% due to normal adjustments in labor and material costs.
  • Contingencies are included, however, market fluctuations, geopolitical factors, natural disasters and the like are unanticipated.
  • Soft costs are included.
  • While some schools have similar needs, the means and methods necessary to complete the repair, renovation, etc., will vary by school. As a result, the costs will vary and may not be directly comparable from one school to the next.
  • Estimates are budgets not bids. They are based on concepts and planning ideas.  Once the design process begins, more detailed estimates will be prepared in compliance with the budgets and financial constraints set by the District.