Types of Projects
School construction projects typically fall into one of three categories:
Capital construction projects are any renovation, construction, replacement, repair, or other improvement to any school building or facility which is designed to bring the building or facility in line with the statewide building adequacy standards (or guidelines). These projects are identified in the SFD's Annual Report and Budget Request, have associated budget estimates, and are ultimately approved by the Legislature. Capital Construction projects include: new construction, security, planning, demolition, athletic tracks and fields, and land purchases.
Component level projects, also referred to as minor capital construction projects, are those projects that are necessary for the maintenance and functionality of school buildings that cannot be funded solely with a school district's major maintenance funds and may pertain to a building that otherwise may be lower on the Needs Index than other buildings receiving capital construction funds.
Major building and facility repair and replacement means the repair or replacement of complete or major portions of school buildings and/or facility systems at irregular intervals which is required to continue the use of the building or facility at its original capacity for its original intended use and is typically accomplished by contractors due to the personnel demand to accomplish the work in a timely manner, the level of sophistication of the work, or the need for warranted work.
During the construction phase, SFD Project Managers work to ensure that the scope, cost, quality, and time requirements of the school district are met through the efficient planning and execution of project activities. Core responsibilities include:
- Initial development of, and ongoing modifications of, district facility plans;
- Routine monitoring of assigned district major maintenance expenditures, including monitoring of assigned district 1s and 2s to ensure major maintenance funding is being appropriately applied;
- Initial development of project planning, attendance at design charettes, assisting in development of educational specifications;
- Establish degree of oversight required by the department on individual assigned projects and for assigned regional districts;
- Exercising oversight over project planning, design and construction in collaboration with district personnel, professional designers, contractors, owner's representatives, etc.;
- Negotiating, approving and denying change order requests and construction change directives;
- Maintaining written/electronic records of facility plan modifications, decisions, communications, etc. The ability to refer to written or electronic records of planning, design and construction, including decisions and communications is essential for successful and cost-effective oversight of school facilities needs in the state.
The goal of the Project Manager is to expedite and improve the efficiency of the construction process from start to completion.
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