Murrieta Valley Unified School District, situated midway between Los Angeles
and San Diego, California, experienced unparalleled growth in the late '80s and
early '90s. School facilities were overcrowded and the local population
kept increasing. As Program Director, Joseph Duda headed a construction
management consultant team that proposed creative and cost-effective solutions
for the stressed Administration and School Board.
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Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Portable classrooms were brought in by the dozens to alleviate classroom crowding and were laid out in innovative patterns to foster learning and creativity until permanent facilities could be constructed. In one particular instance, a million dollars was saved by trading services for excavated soil with a local contractor who needed clean fill.
The District utilized the consultant team to outline strategies for its $180 million new construction program. Joseph Duda was responsible for staff development and accountability, creation of project management plans, preparation of contract documents, contract administration and coordination, value engineering, constructability reviews, change order negotiation, claims avoidance, and single point client responsibility. In addition, he functioned as a Project Manager with full administrative responsibilities for design and construction phases of two new Elementary Schools and one new 3000 student High School. Project values were in excess of $50 million.