ERIC Number: ED480553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Ways To Help Avoid Legal Problems in School Construction.
Kelin, Howard L.
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 manager early on; exercising due diligence in selecting the project team; determining proper levels of professional liability insurance; clarifying legal issues with the architect and the construction manager; predetermining methods of dispute resolution; reviewing non-technical contract provisions in bid packages; developing surety bonds for bid packages; and exercising care in handling non-responsible bidders, bid errors, and contractor disputes. The publications concludes that properly applying these measures can significantly increase the chances of completing a school construction project on time, within budget, and without litigation. (SM)
Descriptors: Bids, Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Buildings, School Construction
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.