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A Legal Overview of School District Construction

Review the legalities of school district construction and find answers to common questions regarding hiring architects or engineers and procuring construction services.

When a school district is considering a construction-related project, it must consider not only how to get the best value for the district but also whether the services of an architect or engineer are required for the project. Laws related to construction procurement and the practice of architecture and engineering can be confusing. This resource answers basic legal questions in two parts. First, we will address whether a district’s project requires hiring an architect or engineer. Second, we will review the basics of procuring construction projects under Texas law.