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Facilities and Construction

​As a director of a public library, you will be responsible to ensure the overall maintenance and upkeep of the library buildings and grounds.  In this capacity, you will encounter issues regarding accessibility, daily housekeeping and grounds maintenance, repair or replacement of equipment and furnishings, service contracts, and a variety of other facility upkeep concerns.

In addition, you may become the manager of a renovation, expansion, or construction project as community needs require and funding allows.  Here, you will encounter additional issues that will require your interaction with financial consultants, architects, designers, construction managers, and craftsmen and an awareness of entirely different requirements and concerns.

KDLA is available help you with general information and guidance on facility and construction questions.  We can also provide construction grant information when grant money is available.  Please contact KDLA anytime you have a facilities-related question.

Please note that the information provided in this section is a general overview of topics related to facility maintenance and construction.  The content is not provided by a person licensed in any trade, design, or engineering profession.  If you need design or engineering advice, please contact a registered architect or licensed engineer.


  FACILITIES   CONSTRUCTION
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) KDLA Construction Grants
Building Codes Real Estate/Site Evaluation
Fire Marshall Regulations Adapting an Existing Building
Improving Your Current Facility Working with Architects
Insurance Furniture Vendors
Maintenance The Design Process
Miscellaneous Topics (Bedbugs!) Borrowing Money
Purchasing Bidding and Construction Contract Administration
  Construction
  Groundbreakings and Dedications