The Story of a Building seminar is designed as a forum for sharing information among school districts about the school construction process.*
Each seminar takes place at a recently opened school and is led by the school officials and project team who managed the school building project. The Story of a Building is an opportunity for school districts to share their lessons learned and best practices with those school districts that are new to the MSBA grant process. District officials, in their own words, recount how they navigated the MSBA process in partnership with the MSBA to successfully complete their school building project.
Attendees gain insight and hear best practice advice from team members including, the superintendent, owner’s project manager, architect, contractor, building committee members and other essential stakeholders.
Occasionally, the MSBA will include a subject matter emphasis to help educate the school community about a specific topic, such as net zero energy, the MSBA model school program, or cost-effective school renovation.
Aside from a two year stretch during the pandemic, each Story of a Building seminar is hosted at a recently completed MSBA school. The school building tour is organized in small groups and led by a building team member. The tour helps attendees visualize the information discussed by presenters, including questions pertaining to the planning, design, construction, and post-construction experiences with the school building project.
For more information, please visit the links below to view summary presentations, pictures, and resources from each Story of a Building seminar.
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* This seminar began in 2014 as a collaboration between the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG).