Few District’s are staffed to handle the variety of details associated with a major building project. FSG, representing your interests as the owner, as we provide counsel and advise, this project delivery method allows FSG to assist the district in performing it’s duties and responsibilities. Our expertise in Owner’s Representation includes:

  • Performance Contracting Consulting: Should you select performance contracting as the project delivery methodology for your modernization initiative, FSG can act as the district’s representative to ensure you receive the required scope of work at the lowest competitive cost. Performance contracts by definition are complex long term arrangements that if not properly developed can saddle a district with 15 years of cost for less than promised results. FSG has assisted many districts in developing, scopes, securing competitive bids, validating operational savings, and administering the project to conclusion with validated savings in the millions of dollars.
  • Facility Modernization Oversight: Frequently, K-12 modernization initiatives contain significant mechanical, electrical, & lighting components in addition to the traditional architectural components of roofs, windows, and bricks and mortar. Many districts are choosing to separate the mechanical and electrical work and execute those items under the oversight of a firm such as FSG that specializes in these areas. The benefits are reduced fees and mark-ups, more accurate cost estimates, reduced change orders, and improved adherence to schedule.
  • LEED & Energy Star Certification Assistance: FSG’s LEED accredited professionals will facilitate your decision to benchmark and monitor the sustainable qualities of your district’s learning environments. Participation in either or both of the LEED or Energy Star programs benefit the district in a multitude of ways. Conscious responsibility, improved image, community leadership , stewardship and example are all added to the financial and student benefits that result.

The Owner is the Community

Many school districts engage the community in the decision making process when it comes to upgrading and modernization projects. FSG views the Owner’s Representative project delivery method as partnering with the district’s administrators and board of education members in representing the interests of the community at large.