ERIC Number: ED451693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Public-Private Partnership That Built a "Traditional" School: A Case Study from British Columbia. SAEE Research Series #7.
This study examines the management and outcome of the public-private partnerships (P3s) school construction project used in the Auguston housing development in Abbotsford, British Columbia to build a traditionally-designed elementary school. The study explored the relationship between the project's major players, the fiscal incentives that drove the project and the risks and responsibilities assumed by key stakeholders, project chronology, and outcome analysis. It is revealed that the P3 methodology allowed the school to be constructed in only 12 months, at 10 percent below that achieved by conventional procurement, and accomplished within standard building specifications. Outcome analysis demonstrates the P3 methodology can be used to build public schools at lower cost, freeing public dollars for other uses, and the viability of the Design/Build option. Interviews with the participants reveal a need for extra time to work with the various partners and the need to comprise. Appendices provide copies of the following study documents: the real estate agent questionnaire, the public-private partnership questionnaire, and the questionnaire used for the Auguston residents. (Contains 34 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, School Construction
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education, Kelowna (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada