Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

Marysville, Ohio Post office Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Feb. 29, 1936).

$89, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost.

107, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 22, 1936, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of & building.

The maximum net space that can be provided for postal activities under the existing limit of cost is 3,500 square feet.

Subsequent investigation of postal requirements indicates that 4,020 square feet will be necessary, and it is estimated that an additional $18,000 will be required for this purpose.

Vinita, Okla.- Post office and courthouse Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Feb. 29, 1936).

$78,000 Proposed revised limit of cost..

218,000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 22, 1936, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building.

The maximum net space that can be provided for post off under this limit of cost is 3,200 square feet.

Subsequent to the authorization of this project Federal courts were authorized at this point, which will necessitate the construction of a basement and three-story building which will provide 3,900 net square feet for post office and 5,377 net square feet for the Justice Department.

Lititz, Pa.- Post office Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Feb. 29, 1936).

$81, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost.

101, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 22, 1936, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building.

Subsequent investigation of Government requirements indicates that it will be necessary to provide more postal space than originally contemplated and that the cost of the site will be approximately $9,000 more than originally anticipated. It is estimated that an additional $20,000 will be required for this purpose.

Mahonoy City, Pa.-Post office Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Apr. 15, 1935)

$88, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost.

108, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved August 12, 1935, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building.

Construction bids for this project were opened on January 29, 1937, and the low bid was approximately $17,200 in excess of the amount available for contract.

All bids were rejected, and it is estimated that an additional $20,000 will be required for this purpose.

Philadelphia, Pa.Courthouse Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Apr. 15, 1935).

$3,500,000 Proposed revised limit of cost.

4, 200, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved August 12, 1935, and contemplated the demolishing of the existing building and the construction of a new building.

The estimate of $3,500,000 for this project was prepared in the early part of 1934. Since that time, construction costs have materially increased.

The major portion of the increase in cost occurs in the great extent of exterior walls on three street frontages, where a large increase in cost has occurred in all of the various materials used in their construction, together with an increase in all steel construction, together with an increase in the cost in plumbing, heating, electrical supplies, and elevators.

The air conditioning which was originally to be provided for courts only has been increased to cover most of the building

Reading, Pa.-Post office, etc. Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Feb. 29, 1936).

$745, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost.

835, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 22, 1936, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of & building.

The character of this project was changed to additional land, demolition of the present building, and the construction of a new building.

The change in character of the project necessitated adding provisions for rented quarters for all activities now occupying the building, and the cost of demolishing the

present building and other buildings on the additional land to be acquired.

The cost of construction has increased since estimates for this project were originally prepared and it is estimated that an additional $90,000 will be required for the completion of this project.

Providence, R. 1.-Parcel Post building Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, June 2, 1934).

$975, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost..

1, 375, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 19, 1934, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building.

The limit of cost of $975,000 contemplated acquisition of a site at a cost of $100,000 and construction of a two story building. The cost of a suitable site exceeded the original estimate by approximately $100,000.

Investigation as to Federal space requirements indicated that it would be to the best interest of the Government to construct a three-story building: It is estimated that an additional $400,000 will be required for this project.

Mobridge, S. Dak.Post office Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, June 2, 1934).

$66, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost.

86, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 19, 1934, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building.

Construction bids for this project were opened on November 5, 1936, and the low bid was approximately $16,386 in excess of the amount available for contract.

All bids were rejected and it is estimated that an additional $20,000 will be necessary for this purpose.

Anacortes, Wash.- Post office Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Apr. 15, 1935)-

$88, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost....

121, 500 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved August 12, 1935, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building

Construction bids for this project were received March 12, 1937, and the average of the first five bids was $33,500 in excess of the amount available for contract.

It is the intention to readvertise this project and it is estimated that $33,500 additional will be required for the construction of this building.

Port Washington, Wis.- Post office Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Apr. 15, 1935).

$70,000 Proposed revised limit of cost..

90,000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved August 12, 1935, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building.

Construction bids for this project were opened on August 5, 1936, and the average of the first four bids was approximately $18,400 in excess of the amount available for contract.

All bids were rejected, and it is estimated that an additional $20,000 will be required for this purpose.

Kewaunee, Wis.Post office Maximum limit of cost (H. Rept. 1879, Feb. 29, 1936).

$73, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost.

84, 000 The above project was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 22, 1936, and contemplated the acquisition of a site and the construction of a building.

The site selected for this project requires a pile foundation which was not contemplated in the original estimate. The estimate of $73,000 contemplated the construction of a building with a net space of 2,600 square feet while the present postal requirements are 2,940 square feet.

It is estimated that the additional cost of foundation and additional space necessitates an increase in the limit of cost of $11,000.

Tucson, Ariz.-Post office and courthouse Limit of cost authorized..

$33, 000 Proposed revised limit of cost

150, 000 There was authorized under the provisions of the act approved June 22, 1936, in the sum of $33,000, a project at Tucson, Ariz., post office and courthouse, contemplating the air conditioning of the courtroom, judges' chambers, and jury room.

Subsequent to this authorization, investigation has been made as to the desire ability of air conditioning the entire building. This investigation reveals that to date partial effort has been made to protect the employees from the prevailing high summer temperatures,

The total number of employees in the post office and courthouse is 205, and while the building now has a ventilating and air washer system, supplying air for post office workroom and public lobby, it has been found that because of the increase in humidity, the employees are less comfortable in the lower temperature than they would be in the higher temperatures with less humidity. After detailed study of the situation, recommendation has been made and approved by the joint TreasuryPost Office committee that the entire building be air conditioned under a limit of $150,000.

PROJECTS SELECTED OUTSIDE OF H. R. 1879 Statement giving reasons for selecting projects not listed in H. Rept. 1879, revised

Mar. 16, 1936, under the provisions of the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, approved June 22, 1936, appropriating $60,000,000 for public buildings

[blocks in formation]

Statement giving reasons for selecting projects not listed in H. Rept. 1879, revised

Mar. 16, 1936, under the provisions of the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, approved June 22, 1936, appropriating $60,000,000 for public buildings Con.

[blocks in formation]

Statement giving reasons for selecting projects not listed in H. Rept. 1879, revised

Mar. 16, 1936, under the provisions of the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, approved June 22, 1997, appropriating $60,000,000 for public buildings—Con.

Project

Character of project

Limit of

cost

Reason for selection

[blocks in formation]

S. & B.

Pennsylvania:
Mercer

8. & B. Morrisville.

S. & B Palmyra..

S. & B
Philadelphia, Mint....

Vault.
Rhode Island: Providence, P. O. Repairs, etc...

Ct. H. & Cu. H
South Carolina:

Bamberg, Agr. & P.O.

Chesterfield, Agr. & P. O..... 8. & B.
Tennessee: Crossville...

S. & B.
Texas:
Giddings.

S. & B.
Groesbeck.

S. & B. Linden, Agr. & P. O.

S. & B
Utah: Helper.

S. & B
Virginia:
Appalachia.

S. & B
Emporia..

S. & B. Richmond, West End Station. 3. & B.

$70, 000 To permit better distribution or

work within State. 75,000

Do. 70,000 Do. 70,000 Do. 75,000 To provide urgently needed Fault

facilities. 85,000 Repairs and changes urgently

needed to maintain facilities in

proper condition. 68,000 To permit better distribution of

work within State. 65,000

Do. 70,000 Do. 67,000

Do. 67,000

Do. 67,000 Do. 75,000 Do. 65,000

Do. 75,000 Do. 185,000 To provide adequate space and

proper facilities for postal pur.

poses. 18,000

To provide border inspection sta

tion, including living quarters, for customs and immigration

purposes. 70,000 To permit better distribution of

work within State. 70,000 Do. 188,000 To provide adequate space and

proper facilities for a postal station.

[blocks in formation]

4, 590, 000

PROJECTS FOR WHICH INCREASE IN LIMIT OF COST HAVE BEEN REC

OMMENDED

Mr. WOODRUM. Does that list show the projects where increased costs were made necessary because of the fact they had to be within the average percentage of increase authorized by law?

Admiral PEOPLES. No, sir; I have a separate list that shows that. This list of increases is above the 10 and 15 percent. I have another list showing specifically each of the projects where increased costs were authorized within the 10 and 15 percent limit.

Mr. Woodrum. How many of these projects are there?

Mr. MARTIN. The following information is furnished relative to the 10 and 15 percent increases:

Projects requiring augmentation, 275; total limit of cost of projects augmented, $38,112,442; total amount of augmentation required, $2,791,682.40; average percentage of augmentation, 7.3 percent.

Balance in augmentation fund May 12, 1937, $208,317.60; projects remaining subject to 15 percent augmentation, $9,106,000; projects remaining subject to 10 percent augmentation, $15,743,000.

« AnteriorContinuar »