For Immediate Release 

Commission Announces Construction Conferences

May 27, 2015 (COLUMBUS) - The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) has announced final plans for its annual construction conferences.

The one-day events, conducted on 4 separate days at regional locations around the state, bring together the entire construction community, including public owners, architects and engineers, construction managers, contractors, consultants, and specialty service providers. The program is designed not only to provide information on the process for OFCC-managed programs, but also practical advice on the various aspects of construction and construction management.

The conferences morning sessions will include two in-depth case studies, presented by the actual project teams, that look at two popular project delivery methods: Design-Build and Construction Manager at Risk. The panels will focus on selecting an effective team, developing designs that work, and implementing construction successfully using these popular delivery models.

Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on practical advice for selecting design and construction firms, using electronic bidding, and how to develop design criteria that works for the success of the project, among others.

Continuing education credits have been submitted and are pending approval from the American Institute of Architects. Local professional development credit is available for K-12 educators.

Sessions will be held July 22nd in Cleveland, July 28th in Columbus, and August 20th in Cincinnati, with a final session set for August 26th again in Columbus.

Click here to register or for more information.

About OFCC

Established in 1997, the Commission is responsible for administration of the state’s school construction and renovation program. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two‐thirds of the state’s 613 school districts.

On September 10, 2012, the Commission was consolidated with the Office of the State Architect to form the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Ohio School Facilities Commission continues to exist as a separate commission within the new agency, focusing on funding Ohio’s comprehensive K‐12 school construction program.

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Media contact: Rick Savors at 614.466.7746 or rick.savors@ofcc.ohio.gov