Establishing and Updating School District Standards for Design and Construction

Design and Construction Standards are a useful tool for school districts to ensure the use of consistent equipment and materials across multiple facilities. Well-crafted standards enable districts to meet current operations and maintenance needs, streamline purchasing and maintenance, and reduce operating costs while attaining a consistent level of quality.

This presentation shares best practices for establishing, communicating, and updating district standards that meet procurement requirements and are based on current best practices for major building systems, technology systems, and building materials. Real world examples illustrate common pitfalls in crafting standards and how to maximize the benefits of improved district standards.

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini presented this topic at the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (ASSBO) conference in Tucson.