Building committees are responsible for supervising all aspects of the project consistent with the educational specifications approved by the Board of Education. The Charter gives the Committee “all of the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Public Works.” These include but are not limited to (a) selecting an architect and construction manager, (b) determining which approach will be used (general contractor, contractor at risk, etc.), (c) approving plans and specifications, (d) issuing bids, and (e) requesting funds. Building committees must get Board of Education approval to select and employ an architect. The Building Committee must also obtain the Board of Education’s approval of final plans and specifications before issuing construction bid documents. And finally, building committees are responsible for providing periodic progress reports to the RTM and the Board of Education.