When I first started building schools, the standard was 16 months to build a typical 120,000 sf building. The last few years it went down to 14 months, the one I am on now has a 12 month duration. And that includes all site work, infrastructure etc. Seems the school boards can't get their funding in place quick enough to give the contractor a decent finish date, they always have to be open in the fall when the school year starts, no matter when the contract is let. We have built nearly 100 schools in the last 20 years, and haven't been late yet. This one will be close!