Pre-construction Conference (Kick-Off)
Before construction begins, a kick-off meeting is held involving the SFD Project Manager, district stakeholders, architect/engineer, CMAR, Owner's Representative (if applicable), general contractor, and major subcontractors. Topics that may be covered include:
Procurement & Project Bidding
Procurement generally refers to the process of acquiring goods, services, or works from external resources. In the creation of quality school facilities, procuring a team of qualified construction professionals is essential. These include design professionals (architects and engineers) and non-design professionals (such as carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers, general contractors, etc.).
While each school district has the ability to use its own procurement process, SFC policies encourage using a qualification-based selection process where multiple firms/individuals are allowed to compete for the business.
Job Progress (OAC) Meetings
Regular, onsite progress meetings are held between the SFD Project Manager, the owner (district), architect, and contractor to review:
Occupancy & Project Closeout
Closeout involves a series of checks and inspections to ensure the building meets all code and condition requirements for occupancy. The SFD uses a comprehensive Project Closeout Checklist to document a wide range of information, including: