Project Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Building & Renovating Schools: Design, Construction Management, Cost Control. Covers the building and renovating process from initial planning, needs assessment and design through move-in. The “Planning and Design” section features guidelines for developing planning documents... 12/31/2003
Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools: A Guide to Understanding the 2006 International Building Code for Elementary and Secondary Schools. This illustrative guide presents the complex code issues inherent to designing schools in a clear, easily understandable format. It highlights major changes between the new international code and... 03/31/2007
Building for Success: The New Jersey Schools Construction Corp. Describes the work of the New Jersey Schools Construction Corp. (SCC) in managing school construction funded by the state's Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act of 2000. The SCC... 11/30/2003
Building Understanding. Discusses construction project management at length, including timing, assessing, and securing the bids; contingency funding; liquiditated damages to cover delays; contractor- generated voluntary... 12/31/2006
Building Your Dream School: Some Thoughts to Consider. Presents a reader-friendly account of the school design process, with guidance on defining a community's dream school, building support for its funding, converting dreams into an actual design,... 12/31/2005
Change Order Management. Discusses six major causes of change orders and suggests five ways to avoid them. Even with extensive planning efforts undertaken to avoid them, it is advisable to budget for unforseen circumstances. 03/31/2004
Citizen Oversight of Public School Construction Programs: In Search of Promising Practices. This paper asserts that one part of a comprehensive control system for school construction projects is a citizen oversight committee. It suggests that citizen oversight committees are a cost-... 02/11/2003
Claims: If I Can't Avoid Them, How Can I Get through Them Unscathed? Describes construction claims and situations that can lead to them. Advice on dealing with claims through knowledge of scheduling and documentation is followed by advice on avoiding them altogether.... 08/31/2008
Coalition for Our Children's Schools. Abbott School Construction Program Report Card. In July 2000, the New Jersey State Legislature enacted the Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act, providing $6 billion to rebuild the schools of the Abbott districts, and created a... 12/31/2002
Collaboration: A Better Way to Quality, Efficiency and Value in Construction. Discusses inclusion of a construction manager when building laboratories, and that person's role in potential modular construction, building in future flexibility, and fast tracking the project. 12/31/2009
ConsensusDOCS 310 Green Building Addendum. Thia contract document is for use on projects with green building elements, particularly those seeking a third-party green building rating certification such as LEED. It provides a contractual... 12/31/2008
Constructing the Perfect Design Recommends incorporating FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment) responsibilities into the program management function, allowing school districts to pull multiple disciplines into one source,... 11/15/2011
Construction and Modernization: Information to Assist School Districts in Addressing Construction and Modernization Needs. Advises local school districts on how to manage construction projects. Topics covered include district leadership and staffing, procedures for selecting professional design consultants and firms,... 12/31/2007
Construction Budget Management. Discusses controlling the budget as the essence of construction management, with particular attention to school construction projects. Once every activity, material, and risk is quantified into a... 12/31/2005
Construction Coordination Is a Team Effort. Advises on selection of architects and construction managers for school projects, as well as how to encourage teamwork and handle change orders during the project. 12/31/2005
Construction in the Mix. Offers guidelines on conducting school construction projects when classes are in session. 07/31/2002
Construction Management: Planning Ahead. Explains that preconstruction planning is essential when undertaking the challenges of a school building renovation or expansion, focusing on developing a detailed estimate, creating an effective... 06/30/2003
Construction Project Administration. This book provides information needed by design professionals, project managers, contract administrators, and resident engineers or inspectors, laying out steps for conducting on-site project... 12/31/1998
Construction Projects--Managing from Outside the Frame. Describes the tasks of a construction project manager: listening, offering alternative solutions, translating needs into facilities components, assuring adequate funding, and tracking and... 02/28/2002
Construction Tips to Reduce Operating and Maintenance Costs. Discusses changes that facility managers can suggest during the construction phase that may reduce operating costs. These include design of curbs and sidewalks, plumbing and fire protection systems... 06/30/2009
Constructive Criticism. Discusses oversight of school construction contractors to assure safe work that follows specifications. Hiring of a knowledgeable clerk or construction manager is recommended, and their... 01/31/2008
Control Points in Planning a New or Remodeled School Building. Outlines crucial administrator responsibilities during the planning and construction phases of a new or remodeled school building. Includes designing the program, contracting the architect, and... 12/31/1990
Cost Containment Cookbook for Public School Construction. This document is intended to be a cookbook of the numerous elements that collectively influence the cost containment of school construction projects. Each element is meant to indicate an action in... 12/31/2000
Cost Control. Advocates for third-party review of school construction documents to detect errors and help prevent expensive change orders. The benefits of engaging an independent reviewer and advice on selecting... 06/30/2009
Craft a Claims Process to Reduce Construction Risk. Discusses how a school district can establish a fair and expedient construction claims process. An effective process continually shifts the responsibility to act on the claim back and forth between... 12/31/2006

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