On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 the Elmhurst CUSD 205 Board of Education voted to approve ICI as the District’s new Construction Manager.
The District issued a Request For Proposals in mid-May due to a desired shift in focus from among members of the Board, Administration and Focus 205 Committee. In the past, CUSD 205 maintained a 10-Year Capital Facilities Plan which documented a wide variety of building needs and focused primarily on the condition and maintenance of their buildings. Going forward, the District desired to move beyond this upkeep emphasis with the help of their architect and a construction manager. The new focus is to establish a Master Facility Plan that would set goals for how and in what environment education will be delivered in the future within the District.
Following a competitive proposal and interview process, ICI was awarded the project. Board Meeting minutes indicated the following rationale was used to select ICI:
“After careful consideration of the top four firms, it has been determined that the proposal from ICI [International Contractor Inc.], located in Elmhurst, IL, proved the best combination of value and qualifications. ICI explained and illustrated a very powerful estimating software tool which will be utilized by Marc Poskin who is a Certified Professional Estimator with 26 years of experience, and we believe will provide highly accurate estimates. The K-12 team at ICI, led by Terry Fielden, has 25 years of experience working with education clients, having completed in excess of $850 million on 30+ projects. Members of the leadership team participate in IASBO and Terry is serving his third term on the School Board for Naperville 203. ICI has wide ranging construction experience and Terry’s K12 team have made educational construction their lives’ work.
We received glowing references about ICI from New Lenox School District 122, Leyden High School District 212, Elmwood Park School District 401, and Grayslake High School District 127.”
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 currently serves more than 8,000 students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst and small portions of Oak Brook, Bensenville and Addison. Approximately 90 percent of students live in Elmhurst with the remainder living outside of the City, but within the District 205 boundaries. At present, District 205 maintains fourteen schools (eight elementary schools, three middle schools, York Community High School, a transition program and the Madison Early Childhood Education Center).