The State Architect’s Office has released The SAO Manual | 2011 – A Management Guide for Ohio Capital Improvements. This update to our primary guidance document features a completely reformatted design, reduced the page count by 50 percent, and an index for the first time.

Pages are numbered sequentially, and content in the Construction Section has been rearranged to group related information together. Definitions and the list of SAO documents have been moved to appendices at the back of the volume, and a Guide to OAKS Capital Improvements (OAKS CI) was added to allow users to see the name and description of each business process for the State’s web-based project management system. OAKS CI content has also been embedded in each section side by side with the traditional paper processes.

The SAO Manual | 2011 was used as the text for SAO’s Higher Education Certification Training Jan. 12 and 13, 2011. This annual training program is available to project management staff of Ohio’s higher education system. To download a PDF of the The SAO Manualclick here.