This popped into my inbox this morning from Digital Journal:
Crystal Lake, IL (PRWEB) May 31, 2014
DataBid.com is currently reporting on the McHenry County College Architectural/Space Utilization Services due June 19, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Click here for complete details on the Crystal Lake, IL DataBid Project.
As of 5/31/2014 Bids Due:
June 19, 2014, 4:00 p.m. – Attn: Robert Tenuta,
This additional information appeared on another page:
Project Class – Professional Consultant Services
Industry – Educational
Trade – College/University
Construction Type – Addition/Renovation
Detail of Services
McHenry County College (MCC) is requesting proposals for Architectural/Space Utilization Services for construction, renovation, determining spacing needs, and/or remodeling projects.
The specifications can be found here.
I found the following interesting:
Scope of Services
McHenry County College (MCC) is requesting a proposal for architectural/space utilization services for programming to assess the solution(s) which will accommodate the space needs of the College.
The programming phase shall assist the College with determining the program and space needs. Current space utilization must be confirmed, and future requirements for each area must be determined. The successful proposer will work collaboratively with the College faculty, staff, and Board to determine total project requirements and budget.
The services will also include conceptual drawings/design for the space based on the results of the programming phase. The conceptual designs shall include the following option(s):
Renovation of existing space
Building addition(s)/building up on existing structure(s)
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As usual, the college made it difficult to copy what is on its web site to another web site so that people may search it on the internet.
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This comment from Steve Willson appeared almost as soon as I put up the article. It’s relevant so I’ll post it below.
We KNOW — despite the administration’s best efforts to hide the information, that classrooms at MCC are used, on average, less than half of each school day.
We KNOW, because of Tom Wilbeck’s insistence on statistics, that MCC’s classrooms are NEVER used at full capacity.
We KNOW, because Tom Wilbeck demanded the information — three times — that 30% of MCC’s regular teacher-in-the-classroom classes have nine or fewer students, many with just two or three students.
We also know some work needs to done to upgrade some of the facilities. The chemistry labs, for example, look like something out of a 1960s high school.
But do we have to keep hiring consultants over and over?
Especially when we all know their job is to reach whatever conclusion the administration instructed them to find.
P.S. Average class size at MCC has fallen from 22 to 17.
A little quick division: (22/17)-1 = 29%.
In other words, just getting back to an average class size of 22 would be like increasing capacity by 29%.