Types of Projects
Capital Projects – New Buildings
Capital projects involve long-term investments, usually in major construction projects developed by Facilities Planning. These projects add value to the university infrastructure by providing new space that meets the needs of our community and accomplishes objectives of the university’s Master Plan. One example is our newest residence halls, The Ridges (Ridge North, Ridge South and Minor Hall), which meet our need to provide housing for our growing resident student population.
The Physical Plant Department plans and manages maintenance projects. These projects are identified during annual building inspections and as a result of routine or emergency maintenance calls throughout the year. Typically, these projects involve building systems or infrastructure of existing spaces on campus. Maintenance projects are prioritized based on the urgency of the issue at hand and available funding each fiscal year. Please feel free to submit a notification in SAP if you have such a need.
Major Renovation & Refurbishment Projects
Renovations encompass all other construction projects that are not defined as capital or maintenance projects. University departments may submit project requests, which might involve improvements to a classroom, residence hall, lab or office. Facilities Planning manages renovation projects, often in cooperation with the Physical Plant, ensuring that each renovation is completed efficiently, with high-quality materials and labor. For more information on project requests, please see the Project Planning page.
The university also makes renovations to improve energy efficiency in buildings on campus. Many of these projects involve collaboration among the Office of Sustainability and interested faculty, staff and students to identify energy-savings opportunities, evaluate strategies and economic feasibility, and develop actionable project scopes that can be implemented throughout the campus. For more information on energy-reduction efforts, please visit the Sustainability page.