Project Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Step by Step. Outlines steps and considerations in the process for planning, distributing, receiving, and evaluating requests for proposals (RFP's); and ultimately granting a contract. 11/30/2010
Successful Management of Public School Capital Improvement Programs. In 1999, the 21st Century School Fund interviewed seven large school districts regarding management of capital-improvement programs. Researchers found three basic models: in-house management, other-... 11/30/2000
Sustainable Delivery. Discusses pre-construction modeling, integrated project delivery, and building commissioning as three components of successful green building. 09/30/2010
Taking Ownership. Advocates the hiring of an owner's representative when an institution or school system is involved in a considerable amount of construction. The role of the representative is defined,... 10/31/2008
Ten Ways to Help Avoid Legal Problems in School Construction. This publication recommends that school districts include a legal plan in every school construction project. The author discusses negotiating agreements with the project architect and construction... 08/31/2003
Terror in the Board Room: The Bid-Opening Process. Advises on planning for a bid, including proper advertising that complies with the law, coordinated receipt of bids by a single entity, and an adequate facility to accommodate all those who will... 01/31/2009
The Abbott School Construction Program. NJ Department of Education Proposed Facilities Regulations: Analysis of Preschool Issues This report on preschool facilities analyzes regulations proposed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)to implement the Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act. The report... 01/31/2004
The Abbott School Construction Program: Report on the NJ Department of Education Proposed Regulations on Long-Range Facilities Plans According to findings contained in this report, Abbott districts must develop new five-year facility improvement plans next year, but lack guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)... 02/15/2004
The ABC's of Building a School. This booklet is designed for administrators who are being encouraged to build a new, or remodel an old, school facility. It describes the planning process from perceived need to the hiring of an... 12/31/1998
The Auditor of State's Report on Reaudit for the Period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005: Special Report, Findings and Advice of counsel of the Independent Counsel. Reports that the Des Moines Independent Community School District awarded approximately $182,000 in contracts on a high school annex without getting competitive bids. The investigation also found... 12/31/2007
The Development of a Model Design-build Specification Document for Educational Facilities Construction Projects. Proposes a design-build process for schools, in order to have a more efficient and cost effective plan when designing construction projects for new buildings and renovations. The first stage of the... 07/19/2005
The Duties, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Opening a New Elementary School. Examines the challenges to principals who opened new elementary schools and identifies the essential responsibilities and duties they encountered. Identifying the role and latitude of the principal... 04/30/2005
The Green Team. Reviews the benefits of the participation of LEED-certified green building experts in project management, architectural design, interior design, lighting, landscape, and facility management in a... 08/31/2006
The Impact of Construction on an Elementary Campus While School Is in Session. Examines how the instructional process is affected by major construction on an elementary campus while school is in session. Five schools in Arizona's Washington Elementary School District... 07/31/1994
The Non-Architect's Guide to Major Capital Projects: Planning, Designing, and Delivering New Buildings. Introduces the steps and sequence of planning, designing, and delivering a capital project. The six stages of the project delivery process (planning or pre-design, schematic design, design... 12/31/2004
The Project Prospectus. Money and time can be saved, communications improved and the stresses and strains of decision-making reduced by preparing a project prospectus as an institutionally approved statement of project... 03/31/2006
The Relocation Plan. School modernization projects must deal with the problem of what to do with students who may be displaced during the construction. This report is based on information provided by some 50 school... 12/31/1973
The School Board Must Adopt a Policy and Approve Rules and Regulations to Avoid Pitfalls When Dealing with New Construction. A recommended model policy related to new school construction has four major phases: (1) determining needs; (2) planning for facilities; (3) constructing new facilities; and (4) accepting and... 12/31/1990
The School Design Primer: A How-To Manual for the 21st Century. This document was developed to provide those individuals involved in school construction with an easy-to-understand resource. Ten chapters address facility and educational planning, budgeting and... 12/31/1995
The Top Ten Tips for Choosing an Off-Site Contrator. Advises on assessing a school construction contractor's experience in school construction, how to achieve high standards of architecture, the contractor's commitment to customer service,... 12/31/2008
The What, Why and How of Job Order Contracting (JOC). Defines Job Order Contracting (JOC), where the owner and construction/contractor enter into fixed-price, indefinite quantity, long-term relationship with pre-defined line items. It is recommended for... 09/30/2004
Third Party Project Management: A Coming Reality for an Increasingly Unrealistic World. Third party management of the development and facilities delivery process is a response to trends in the design, construction, and legal industries. Changes in the process and the architect's... 02/28/1998
This Space Occupied. Discusses how to plan year-round school construction projects so that they have less negative impact on student learning. Extensive communication with all parties involved to identify potential... 07/31/2000
Timing is Everything: A Guide to Planning Your Building Project Calendar. Describes the major steps for a school board to include in a school building project timeline: 1) build community support by communicating school construction needs to the public; 2) work with board... 09/30/2001
Transforming a Neighborhood and Building a Treasure. Profiles San Diego's new Laura G. Rodriguez Elementary school, built on a former dumpsite in a distressed neighborood. The creation of the complex seven-building campus on an aggressive... 04/30/2008

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