Low Cost, High Value New Schools: How Frugal-Minded School Districts Enhance Education While Containing Cost
Greetings MSBA School Districts and Stakeholders,
You won’t want to miss this informative seminar about how to keep your school building costs manageable. Come join two school districts that have just completed new elementary schools at a square foot cost that is significantly lower than the MSBA average.
At this virtual Story of a Building program, not only will you learn about the MSBA’s Model School Program from the City of Marlborough and how they achieved well over $10M savings from the estimated cost of the custom school design, but the City of Taunton will also highlight the savings that it achieved through practical cost containment strategies to optimize savings. This virtual event will be hosted in conjunction with the MCPPO program on December 4th, 2020.
In addition to a virtual school tour and sessions presented by school district officials and their building partners (including the architects and OPMs) the MSBA will moderate a program called How to Choose a Building Management System that includes expectations for operating costs and expertise.
We expect that you will take away multiple teaching points about priorities for designing lower cost, flexible learning spaces that align with a district’s educational program as well as tips to stay disciplined about cost creep. The Marlborough and Taunton school projects will provide you with lessons learned that will help prevent your district’s project from missteps.
If you are interested in attending, you may register online or download, complete and mail in the registration form that can be found at https://www.mass.gov/how-to/register-for-an-mcppo-class along with your payment. All are welcome to attend at the rate on the registration form ($99 to obtain MCPPO credits/ $49 for no credits).
Registration closes on November 20th, 2020, so please do not delay. Login information to Blackboard will be sent to you after registering. We advise that you test Blackboard once login details have been received before the day of the virtual event.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Story of a Building. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barbara Hansberry or Alex Galanis at 617-720-4466.