On December 18th, the AHS Building Committee closed the remaining $24.7 million gap between the Design Development estimate and the project budget. Over the course of five meetings, the Committee used a combination of value engineering, design modifications, and scope changes to reduce this gap.
Changes with the most cost savings included reducing the number of geothermal wells (while still achieving carbon-neutral sustainability goals); modifying exterior brick selection; removing lights for the new athletic fields (lighting infrastructure and artificial turf surface remain); eliminating Minuteman Bikeway connector ramp; eliminating the east staircase and ramp connecting Mass. Ave. to the fields.
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