Facility Improvements and Modifications

Effective: Moved to Policy Library from UPM 12.3(1)
Updated/Revised: February 15, 2017
Contact: Facilities Planning and Management


Facilities Planning and Management is charged with providing the university community with a safe, comfortable, and usable physical environment. This includes ensuring that modifications to that environment comply with all applicable building codes, state and local regulations, Board of Regents policies, and university standards.

Policy Statement

All physical modifications to university facilities, interior and exterior, must be approved by Facilities Planning and Management. This includes, but is not limited to, new construction, remodeling of interior spaces, installation of equipment that requires permanent attachment or connection to building utilities, attachment of items to exterior of buildings, modifications to the grounds of campus, and installation of items on the grounds of campus. Facilities Planning and Management will determine, after consultation with the requester and appropriate university officials, the most appropriate methods of implementing said modifications.

Requests to pursue planning for capital projects that are expected to exceed $250,000, are highly visible, include external stakeholders, impact other administrative units, or involve real estate purchases and/or leases must be submitted to the Capital Projects Advisory Committee (CPAC) for review and approval.

The procurement of architectural services, engineering services, construction managers and any specialized consultants related to the planning, design and construction of University facilities are to be coordinated by Facilities Planning and Management.