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School district leverages Plante Moran Cresa to improve capital program management process

September 18, 2012 Case Study 1 min read
Central Florida’s Orange County Public Schools conducted more than $90 million in capital projects annually and needed to audit its construction processes and procedures.

The challenge

Orange County Public Schools in Central Florida is the 10th largest school district in the country with more than 175,000 students. The district conducts over $90 million in capital projects annually. The district needed to audit its current construction processes and procedures as well as review selected projects to ensure these were undertaken within industry standards.

The solution

Plante Moran Cresa conducted a thorough review of the district’s processes used for the design, construction, and renovation of facilities. Our team identified strengths and deficiencies related to contracts, inspection and oversight, due diligence, vendor selection and accountability, staffing, and construction best practices. In an effort to minimize risk to the district, Plante Moran Cresa compared these findings to appropriate standard and industry best practices.

The benefit

Plante Moran Cresa recommended a structured realignment of the project management function to ensure the following benefits:

  • Increased accountability
  • Contract alignment
  • Appropriate staffing levels
  • Improved control of the process from conceptual planning through project closeout

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