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New Construction

The Alliance has compiled this set of new construction resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Facilities and Risk Management as Related to Contractors

The Alliance shares standards for using contractors on facility and risk management projects.


Other Resources

Glossary of Financial Terms

The Nonprofit Finance Fund has a glossary of terms related to facilities, real estate, and finance (such as field conditions, bridge loan, construction contingency, and soft costs).

Guidance for Using the Facility Checklist for Spaces Housing DOI Museum Property

The Department of the Interior provides a facility checklist to help collections staff determine the suitability of a building to hold museum objects.

Set in Stone

Cultural Policy Center at the Harris School and NORC at the University of Chicago conducted research on cultural building in the United States, in particle they looked at the landscape of cultural building, the investment determinants of cultural building, the feasibility of cultural building projects, case studies of cultural building projects, and the effects on communities in which cultural projects are built. These conclusions are summarized in this detailed report.

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