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    Board awards contract to Performance Services
    The Noblesville Board of School Trustees awarded the Design-Build contract to Performance Services at its August 20 meeting. The school district’s Technical Review Committee recommended the company to the school board after a process that determined that Performance Services offered the best value to the school district. In the Design-Build process, the best value is determined by a formula that considers price and several other factors including the design submitted by the company and interviews with the Technical Review Committee.
    Noblesville Schools and Performance Services have worked together on several projects including additions and renovation at eight schools two years ago and the interior work at the new Educational Services Center that opened in July.
    “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Performance Services with these projects,” said Superintendent Libbie Conner. “This project will be on a fast track, but we know from experience that Performance Services will deliver the highest quality buildings that we expect and we are very confident that these projects will go as planned and will be completed on time."
    “The Performance Services design-build team is grateful for being selected for this project,” said Tim Thoman, company president. “We have a strong history of collaborating together on successful Noblesville Schools projects, including the recently dedicated Noblesville Educational Services Center.”
    Design partners include CSO Architects, Durkin & Villalta Engineering Partners, American Structurepoint, Lynch, Harrison & Brumleve, and Technology Dynamics.
    “Even though we only have 11 months to complete $36 million in construction work in two occupied schools, we have a solid plan and are fully committed to making that happen,” Mr. Thoman said. “We will not only meet the schedule but will also deliver high-performing buildings in terms of energy efficiency and optimal learning environments. We clearly understand how important a highly successful project is to Noblesville Schools and the community.”
    “The additions and renovations will not only provide the much needed additional space for enrollment growth, but will create formal and informal teaching and learning spaces for students that will assist them in developing skills necessary for learning and living in the 21st Century,” said Alan Tucker, principal, CSO Architects.
  • What are the projects?
    The construction projects are funded with proceeds from the $28 million referendum approved by voters in May and the sale of the current NEMS building for $14.5 million to Hamilton County. They include:
    NHS Main Campus
    • Addition of a freshman center to replace the academic classrooms at the freshman campus. This is where freshmen will take their core classes.
    • Creation of a secure and more efficient main entrance with the administrative, guidance and student services clustered
    • Expansion and remodeling of the performing arts area and expansion of the gym and locker space
    • Reconfiguration of current administrative, guidance, and student service areas and the large group instruction room into classrooms
    • Retrofitting serving areas in the cafeteria
    • Expansion of parking and bus drop-off areas
    NHS Freshman Campus to become NEMS
    • Addition of a sixth-grade wing and eighth-grade classrooms
    • Expansion of the cafeteria
    • Remodeling of performing arts areas and some classrooms
    • Retrofitting of pool area into a wrestling room and health classrooms
    • Expansion of parking and bus drop-off areas
    • Relocation of the baseball field from current NEMS to new NEMS

    The current NEMS building on 17th Street is being sold to Hamilton County and will become Ivy Tech Community College.