ERIC Number: EJ798735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Ready and Able
Osborn, John E.
American School & University, v78 n3 p292 Nov 2005
School districts operate under bidding laws that, in many cases, restrict the flexibility they have in pre-qualifying contractors and limit choices in project-delivery methods. Because the legal impediments imposed on school districts are not likely to change, it is essential that institutions focus on more effective planning and troubleshooting. Often, administrators do not realize the significance of their role in the construction process. This is understandable as most school districts undertake large construction projects only sporadically. This article presents a list of 10 deadly construction sins that are often committed by school districts when undertaking construction projects. Examples of troubled projects and their solutions are also presented.
Descriptors: School Construction, School Districts, Educational Facilities Planning, Bids, Contracts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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