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6920 (P) - Construction Design



Facilities will be designed to accommodate the educational and instructional needs of the district. The professional experience and judgment of staff will be used in developing such educational specifications. The law requires that special attention be given the accessibility to the education program by students of both sexes and those with disabilities. The superintendent will see that all construction projects comply with the requirements for accessibility to individuals with disabilities and comparability between the sexes.

After determining that a need for new or improved facilities exists, the board, with the guidance of its professional staff, will engage in the following processes:

A.     Engage construction management services;

B.     Select an architect;

C.     Review a site evaluation including an assessment of existing facilities, if any, on the site;

D.     Develop educational specifications recognizing instructional needs and available financial resources;

E.      Review and approve a schematic design prepared by the architect, assuring that the new or remodeled facility or part of a facility is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities;

F.      Review a value engineering study and constructability review, and approve construction design including construction estimates;

G.     Call for bids; and

H.     Review and approve final construction contract.

The board will comply with the terms and conditions as specified in the contract between the architect and the school district.


Legal References:

RCW 39.35                       Energy conservation in design of public Facilities

42 U.S.C. 12101 et. seq.   Americans with Disabilities Act

WAC 392-343-080           Value engineering studies, constructability reviews, and building commissioning — Requirements and definitions

WAC 392-343-102           Construction management

WAC 392-344-065           Value engineering contracts

WAC 392-344-066           Constructability review contracts

WAC 392-344-075           Contracts — Filing

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: December 18, 2012; February 27, 2018


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