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ERIC Number: EJ1000262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Reconceptualizing Design-Build for More Efficient Budgeting and Scheduling
Lynn, Rachel; Zirkle, Jennifer
School Business Affairs, v78 n7 p28-31 Jul-Aug 2012
In 2009, the city of Detroit proposed a $500.5 million bond referendum to stem the declining enrollment in Detroit Public Schools (DPS) that mirrored the decades-long decline in the city's population. Proposal S was passed in November to fund the construction of 8 new schools, the renovation of 10 more, and the improvement of information technology and security infrastructure district-wide. This funding would help the district reshape a shrinking school system while strategically allocating resources to the schools and their communities. The bond language challenged DPS to maximize the financial resources within a compressed delivery schedule. To help achieve program goals, DPS challenged the joint-venture team to ensure consistency and continuity across all projects through the development of enhanced specifications and the bridging documents that served as the foundation of the modified design-build delivery method, thereby communicating the district's design intent for programs, systems, and finishes. This article discusses how a modified design-build delivery method helped Detroit Public School to maximize financial resources within a compressed delivery schedule.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan