Office of Construction and Properties

Paul Nott the Director of Construction & Properties serves as an advisor to the Bishop for buildings and construction to assist in good maintenance of existing properties and ensure the integrity of new building construction or renovation projects; his duties include:
  • Remains up to date on current trends in construction that have implications for Diocesan properties; remains familiar with applicable Building Code requirements.
  • At the request of the Bishop visit existing properties to assess and report on their condition.
  • Respond to requests for involvement in Diocesan building projects, including as indicated:
    • Meeting with parish planning & building committees in early stages.
    • Meeting with the Diocesan Finance Council and providing status of construction projects as appropriate. Acts as a resource person in regard to past construction projects.
    • Reviewing architectural documents at various stages of development.
    • Assisting with prequalification’s of contractors and the bidding process.
      • Keeps Diocesan Finance Officer apprised of probable costs and draw schedules.
      • Reviews construction drawings
      • Stays in constant communication with architect from start to finish.
      • Reviewing and evaluating construction Change Orders before presenting to Bishop to sign.
      • Inspecting work in progress.
      • Reviewing and approving contractors’ request for payment.
      • Maintaining good communication with pastors and parish committees through the construction period
      • Participating in punch list walk-through and acceptance procedures.
      • Submitting summary comments at completion of each project.
      • Responsible for monitoring of renovation and maintenance of all Diocesan properties not directly under a parish of Diocesan agency.
      • Responds to any other requests made by the Bishop.

Paul spends most of his time on the road visiting the various parishes in the Diocese of Savannah. He is always readily available and welcomes calls on his cell phone 912-704-3547
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