Project Execution Branch: Responsible for the construction of new schools and repair and modernization projects as part of a multi-year bond funded capital improvement program.
Project Execution is dedicated to the twin goals of providing relief from overcrowding and returning students to a traditional two-semester calendar as well as ensuring that existing campuses are modernized and repaired in support of the education and safety of our students utilizing cost efficient and sustainable materials.
Having completed 112 K-12 new schools and over 20,000 repair and modernization projects; construction continues on 19 new K-12 school projects, and approximately 500 modernization projects. Departments within the branch include:
Design: Responsible for managing all pre-construction activities including project scoping, design and obtaining Division of the State Architect (DSA) and other agency approvals.
Construction, Modernization, and Repair (Regional Project Management): Responsible for construction of new schools and the modernization and repair efforts of the branch.
School Occupancy Transition Unit (SOTU): Responsible for the commissioning of school furniture and equipment activities in support of new and existing school construction projects including charter schools. SOTU provides for the research and selection of school furniture and equipment, budget management, space and interiors planning, acquisition, delivery, installation, and transition to the school administrator in support of educational programming District-wide.
Facilities Access Compliance Unit (FACU): Responsible for execution of all Repair and Renovation projects required as part of the Chanda Smith Modified Consent Decree (MCD), the On-Demand access compliance program, as well as execution of the New School Construction / Corrective Action Plan which provides validation that access deficiencies as identified are appropriately addressed through corrective work, and the Charter Survey Effort which monitors Charter School adherence to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Additionally, the FACU provides support for General Counsel/Office of Civil Rights projects, campus reconfiguration and master-planning projects in addition to access compliance related facilities projects including temporary or portable structures, fire alarms, shelters, and FEMA work. The FACU also works closely with Inspection and project certification staff to ensure access compliance is achieved District-wide.