OSBA Construction Manual

The start of a new school year is a hectic time, but it is also an important time to review construction safety.

The Oregon School Board Association developed to help school districts, education service districts, charter schools and community colleges understand the procurement process for design professional and construction services. In addition, this manual includes information regarding contract negotiations with design professionals and contractors using the prevalent American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts. Finally, it contains useful information about potential claims during and after construction.

This manual was the result of collaboration between the Oregon School Boards Association and the Portland law firm Ball Janik LLP. It was written and updated by Rob Wilkinson and Chris Walters, attorneys at Ball Janik LLP.

Just as every building relies on a solid foundation, every building project requires a strong and thorough process to carry it to completion. We believe this manual can provide such a foundation for school entities planning their next construction project.

Click below to download the manual:

Oregon School Construction Contract Manual

Please keep in mind as you use this manual that best efforts were made to provide current information, but those requiring specific assistance with construction or design issues should consult an attorney.

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