Who's behind the scenes on new building projects?
New construction and renovation/restoration projects at the University are the responsibility of Design & Construction. This Department's professional staff - including Project Managers, Architects, Engineers and Administrative Personnel - coordinates each project's planning, design, and construction processes from start to finish.
During the initial phases of a project, Design & Construction collaborates with the Contracts Department to solicit and evaluate contractor bids. Once a project's construction is underway, Project Managers continue to work as liaisions - coordinating the project's timely completion according to budgetary guidelines, design specifications, applicable building codes and contract arrangements.
In addition to its project management responsibilities, Design & Construction provides the University community with engineering expertise, access to information on University buildings and coordination of building signage.