Calif. Schools to Receive Much Needed Funding

Although available funding is likely to fall short of California's school construction needs, Los Angeles voters recently approved a $2.4-billion bond for school improvements and San Francisco voters passed close to $1 billion in funding.According to A/E firms active in the K-12 market, this trend reflects what's been going on nationwide.

02/01/2002


Although available funding is likely to fall short of California's school construction needs, Los Angeles voters recently approved a $2.4-billion bond for school improvements and San Francisco voters passed close to $1 billion in funding.

According to A/E firms active in the K-12 market, this trend reflects what's been going on nationwide.

"I think there's a real pent up need for repairing old facilities and building new facilities," notes Chuck Kluenker, P.E., an executive vice president with 3D/International's San Francisco office. "We've continued to see new business coming in the school market and around the country. We're seeing voters continue to approve these kinds of bonds."

Especially with the recent slowdown of commercial construction, "the school market seems to be the safest haven right now," states Lou Galiano, a marketing manager for Glumac International's San Francisco office. "A lot of firms who probably wouldn't have gone after these projects are now pursuing them."





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