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School Construction Projects: Managing the Risks, Controlling the Costs

March 4, 2014
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Speakers: Andrew N. Davis, Christine L. Chipman, Laurann Asklof, John E. Wertam

March 4, 2014
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST

7:30 - 8:00 AM
Registration and breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 AM

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

Picture yourself as an administrator of an aging high school, built in 1932. The school contains mold, asbestos, crumbling walls, leaky ceilings and poor ventilation. Aside from that (as if that weren’t enough), the configuration of the school is clearly incompatible with today’s collaborative teaching methods and extensive use of technology. You and your colleagues must decide whether to renovate or replace the school, or a combination of these two options. Whichever option you select, there is no question that you will be faced with the risks inherent to any construction project. How can you best assess and protect against those risks and, as a result, better control the ultimate cost of the project?

This seminar will address the following issues that affect school districts during the planning and construction process:

  • Constructability and Cost Analysis
  • Insurance Considerations
  • Environmental Concerns - mold, asbestos, lead, PCBs, and other hazardous building materials
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Project Management Methods
  • Procurement
  • Contracting
  • Construction Administration
  • Dispute Resolution
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