The Construction Process

The 21st Century School Buildings Program shall utilize proven construction industry best practices to ensure quality and efficiency during construction.

Step One – Procure the builder, referred to in the program as the Construction Manager “CM” through a competitive best value process. Once selected, the CM will provide pre-construction services, such as reviews of the design to ensure they are compliant and constructible, construction scheduling, and project cost estimating. During this step the architectural and engineering firm, referred to in the program as "AE" is procured through a competitive best value process. The AE produces the final design plans.

Step Two – Once the design is completed, the owner and CM will negotiate the cost, and contract for construction. Upon finalizing the contract, the CM will then enter into agreements with the various construction trade contractors, for various components of the work.

Step Three - During the design, and prior to the start of construction, the owner will apply for the necessary building construction permits from the various regulatory approving agencies.

Step Four - Upon receipt of the necessary permits, the contractor will proceed with construction as outlined below:

  • Contractor Mobilization
  • Hazardous Material Abatement
  • Demolition
  • Site Improvements
    • Site grading
    • Utilities
  • Building
    • Foundations
    • Structure
    • Exterior Enclosure
    • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
    • Interior Finishes
    • Furnishings, Fixtures, and Equipment
    • Security, Audio Visual, and Information Technology Systems
  • Site Amenities
  • Testing & Inspection
  • Punchlist / Close-Out
  • Turnover & Acceptance
  • Ribbon Cutting