Goodale Selected as ‘Clerk of the Works’ for the Renovation of Wells High School

Post date: Aug 18, 2014 1:46:38 PM

In June, the Wells-Ogunquit CSD School Committee approved the hiring of Brad Goodale of Cape Neddick to fill the role of Clerk of the Works, a critical and multi-faceted position that will oversee the District’s 26.85 million renovation project at Wells High School. The project is slated to begin in August with a planned completion date of September 1, 2016.

“Brad is perfect for this very important position,” commented WOCSD Superintendent Ellen Schneider. “He comes to us with years of experience as a Clerk of the Works for many projects including several school facilities. Brad is a local person. He knows the community and has an exemplary reputation for being diligent, thorough and knowledgeable.”

Goodale, who has overseen various construction projects for York Hospital in the past 10 years, views his new role as one of making certain that the District and taxpayers receive the best value for the high school project.

“That means that I make sure that the general contractor and sub-contractors build this building according to plans and specs,” said Goodale in an interview. As Clerk of the Works, Goodale will work closely with the project’s architect, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, and the District’s officials and Building Committee.

According to Goodale, there will be many types of contractors involved including electrical, mechanical and plumbing, to name a few. He believes that as many as 20 contractors will eventually work on the project. On August 5th, the WOCSD School Committee selected Arthur C. Dudley Contractor • Builder, Inc. of Standish to be the project’s general contractor.

Goodale not only has experience with the strict constraints (involving cleanliness and patient privacy) of hospital construction but with school construction. Prior to working as a Construction Specialist (or Owners Representative) for York Hospital he oversaw several school construction projects in communities such as York and Yarmouth and in the Oyster River Cooperative School District in New Hampshire.

Throughout the renovation and additions to Wells High School, the school will remain open at its current location. A formal ground breaking ceremony will be scheduled for late September or early October.