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ERIC Number: EJ798759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
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Twomey, Matt
American School & University, v79 n10 p51-53 May 2007
In summer 2005, with two-and-a-half months to convert a nursing home to a 256-bed college residence hall, Philadelphia Biblical University established a fast-track construction schedule. By finishing the project in time for it to house students that fall, the university was able to avoid the high cost of renting accommodations for students. Putting a building project on a fast-track schedule is the exception in the construction industry, not the norm. But it can be the best approach when the value of finishing by a certain date outweighs the risks of compressing a project's time frame. A fast-track construction schedule can present risks and challenges for both the education institution and the builder, but it also can provide rewards. If an institution has something to gain by accelerating its construction project, it is important to learn what it means to "fast track," assess the risks and costs, and then be sure it is feasible to do what is required to complete the project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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