Property projects and design
This directory page links to guidance, resources, and information about school property projects. This includes engaging project managers, adhering to design standards, and more.
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Further reading is essential to understand the mandatory requirements of boards during the life of a school property project. Our information for infrastructure suppliers provides guidance for project managers and other contractors.
- Board’s role and responsibilities
- School property construction procurement
- Designing schools
- Building standards and legislation
Boards’ role and responsibilities
Boards have a governance role in project management. They are also responsible for engaging a project manager. All school property projects, no matter how small, must have a project manager.
Role of the board in property projects
Project manager engagement
School property project stages
Project management forms
School property procurement
Procurement covers all aspects of acquiring and delivering goods, services and works.
School property construction procurement
Contracts for school-led property projects and maintenance
Contracts for Ministry-led property projects
Insurance for school property projects
When improving a school environment, schools should follow the Ministry requirements and guidelines for school design and project management, to ensure schools are safe and fit for purpose.
Learning Environments for education outcomes
Minimum standards for quality learning environments
Building standards and legislation
The relevant standards for school property work include the following:
Standards and Requirements for School Property Design
Summary of design standards
The Building Act 2004 (external link)
The New Zealand Building Code(external link)
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