ERIC Number: ED268670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Construction Management for Educational Facilities: Professional Services' Procurement and Competitive Bid Statutes.
Goldblatt, Steven M.; Wood, R. Craig
Construction management is utilized when a school district engages a firm to coordinate a total project. The construction management seeks to save an owner time and cost primarily through better contractor coordination and project management. These services may include the planning and design phases of the project as well as the actual construction of the facility. State laws regarding construction management are placed in categories according to whether construction management is authorized, apparently authorized, not authorized, or not addressed. An examination of the status of construction management for public school districts throughout the country reveals a mixed picture. The construction of educational facilities is clearly within the purview of the state legislatures. Generally, this state responsibility is delegated to the local school districts. While the responsibility is delegated, so too is the observance of public bid statutes. Within the past few years, many states have moved toward more flexible approaches to how school districts may construct educational facilities. Public policy-makers are beginning to realize that the public may well be protected through a construction management project delivery system. (MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: In: Jones, Thomas N., Ed., and Semler, Darel P., Ed. School Law Update 1985. National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 1985 (ED 018 409).