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August 18, 2016 (Columbus) – Eight community schools across the state have been conditionally approved for $17,010,826 in grant funding for the purchase, construction, or renovation of school facilities. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), which administers the program, announced the awards today. The program was created as part of the biennial budget bill passed by the General Assembly in June 2015. The eight schools recommended to receive grants were among 13 who applied...
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Commission Employee Honored

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August 11, 2016 (Columbus) – An employee of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) has been honored for her contributions to educational facility design by a national group. Melanie Drerup, K-12 Planning Manager for the OFCC has been named a Fellow of the Association for Learning Environments (formerly the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, CEFPI). The Association, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is an advocate and resource for effective educational facilit...
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Registration deadlines are approaching for this year's OFCC Conference. Four locations and dates are available. Visit the conference website for details. Columbus 1, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (registration closes 8/16) Cleveland, Thursday, September 22, 2016 (registration closes 9/15) Cincinnati, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (registration closes 9/21) Columbus 2, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (registration closes 10/5) This annual OFCC Conference bring...
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July 14, 2016 (Columbus) – The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) today approved nearly $360 million in state funding for school construction projects in 15 school districts across the Buckeye state. Combined with $592 million in local funding, these projects represent more than $950 million in construction work. "This is a critical step in ensuring that our children are in new or renovated facilities that help support academic achievement," said OSFC Executive Director David Willia...
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The annual OFCC Conference brings together public owners (state agencies, colleges/universities, school districts), architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners, construction managers, design-builders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, consultants and specialty service providers, and construction attorneys. Conference Details Four sessions are being offered: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (Columbus 1) Thursday, September 22, 2016 (Cleveland) Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (C...
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