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Story of a Building: AUBURN MIDDLE SCHOOL

The MCPPO program and the Massachusetts School Building Authority are collaborating on a Story of a Building program about "Understanding your New Building’s Equipment and Systems."

Operation Matters

Hosted at the Auburn Middle School, this semester’s program is focused on operating your new building’s sophisticated systems and equipment and is relevant for all public building projects. 

If you partner with the MSBA on a new school building or Core Program renovation project, the MSBA hires a commissioning agent to ensure the new building’s systems and equipment are programmed correctly and fully synchronized.  However, when the consultant leaves and your facility’s team now oversees operations, what’s the plan if there is a system or equipment failure down the road? How do you ensure your staff is ready to take control?  Join us for discussions with owners and practitioners on best practices to help ensure smooth operation of your new building.  MSBA staff, commissioning agents and facilities staff from other school districts will share their experiences – good and bad – and provide strategies and information that may be immediately useful.

In addition, participants will tour the school with the architect and building team and learn about the design decisions.  The district will share their own insights into operational challenges and answer your questions.  Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Level: Basic
  • Instructional Method: Group-Live
  • Advanced Prep: None

Class date and location:
May 1, 2019, Auburn, MA

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Class participants may earn 6 CPE credits

$200 - Obtain CPEs
$75 - No CPEs

The event is tuition free for two staff from those schools working with the MSBA’s grant program.  (Please mark the MCPPO Registration Form “complimentary.”)  In addition, please forward the names and titles of those attending to the MSBA by emailing: