On February 4, 2016, the MCPPO program will offer Story of a Building at the Joseph Estabrook Elementary School, 117 Grove Street, Lexington, MA from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Snow date:  February 11, 2016)


Seminar participants may earn 6 CPEs, 6 PDPs or 6 MCPPO recertification credits. 

$150 for each attendee

Seminar Topics

In this one-day class, co-sponsored with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, attendees will be immersed in the story of a specific public building construction project from the early planning stages through construction and the building “coming to life” as put to the test by the public end-users. Class participants will gain insight from project management teams, owner’s project managers, architects, contractors, building committee members and others. Class participants will discern the key ingredients for a successful project, lessons learned from bidding disputes and project setbacks, and post-construction experiences with the building from the perspective of people who helped to build it. Each Story of a Building class will take place in the building under discussion and attendees will get to tour and ask questions about the facilities. This MCPPO semester’s class will include the following topics:

  • The MSBA’s expectations for the interplay between the district’s educational plan and the school building design
  • Partnering with the MSBA
  • Readiness steps from three towns’ perspectives
  • Tips on conducting your OPM procurement and designer-selection process
  • The impact of twenty-first century teaching and learning on the design of school buildings

The class is open to all interested parties and does not require any prerequisite classes. It may be used for MCPPO recertification credit.


Flyer pdf format of Story of a Building Seminar Flyer