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ERIC Number: EJ798734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
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Levien, Kenneth
American School & University, v78 n3 p290 Nov 2005
For some schools and universities--particularly private institutions--a major construction project doesn't come along frequently. When it does, administrators can find themselves facing a complex and costly enterprise, fraught with pitfalls, for which they have neither the expertise nor the time required to handle it effectively. This was the case when Packer Collegiate Institute, a private school in the Brooklyn Heights section of New York City, recently underwent a significant renovation. Yet, the school completed the project close to budget and on schedule. This article describes the importance of having a strong, experienced hand at the forefront to avoid the pitfalls that commonly occur during school construction. It makes good sense to bring that leadership on board early to get off on the right foot. A project manager is able to coordinate the complexities involved in a typical school project. A project-management firm can coordinate professional activities to keep the various experts on budget, to see that they don't trip over each other, and to make sure the school is getting the improvements it is seeking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York