The 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.
Joseph   Duda
       Dedicated to Craftsmanship, Service, and Integrity.
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Murrieta Valley Unified School District
contact:  505-501-1984             jcduda.architecture@gmail.com           santa fe, new mexico, usa
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.