Presents the findings of a group of representatives from California's governmental, educational, legal, design, and construction communities recently detailing why construction costs are so high for kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) educational facilities and community colleges in California. Reasons for these high costs including economic conditions, competitive construction market conditions, increases in the number and complexity of designs, seismic requirements, and legal restrictions for project delivery and contracting processes. The report also identifies initiatives to lower costs without sacrificing public and educational objectives, including broadening the choices for project delivery and contracting, as well as collaboration to standardize design and construction.
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