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Capital Planning and Projects

Our project team is in charge of any renovation, construction, or remodeling of spaces on campus. Projects can range in size from individual rooms/departments to entire buildings.

How to Initiate a Project

The majority of renovation or remodeling of spaces on campus, require departments to fill out a Project Initiation Form (PIF). In order to best serve the needs of the university, please fill out Part A of the form to initiate a new construction project and submit it to the FM Capital Planning department.

  • After receiving the PIF Part A, you will receive a ballpark project estimate. 
  • If you are in agreement to proceed with the project, Part B will need to be filled out in its entirety and submitted back to the FM Capital Planning department.

Projects require fund verification and may also require additional approvals depending on the project budget, scope, or impact on campus. These additional requirements will be discussed with the requester during the initial project assessment process. 

A presentation to the Campus Planning and Space Allocation Committee may be required.

You will receive an email communication acknowledging receipt of the request as well as other information pertinent to the project 

Once you’ve filled out this Project Initiation Form please send it as an attachment via email to

Project Management Process

A five phase process is followed in the course of completing a campus project:

1. Initiation: The main objective of the Initiation Phase is to document a client’s project concept, develop an estimated cost to complete, and develop a proposal which then seeks approval, prioritization, and scheduling of the project.

2. Planning: In the Planning Phase, the Project Manager and project leads work with the team to create the project description, scope, roles and responsibilities, budget, and when the work will be performed.

3. Execution: The execution phase of a project entails developing a project schedule, coordinating contractor tasks, communicating with all parties involved, and completing the scope of work.

4. Monitoring / Performance: The monitoring / performance phase of the project management lifecycle consists of completing and managing the tasks required for the original scope of work. In this phase the project is also monitored and adjusted to accommodate project scope changes or adjustments.

5. Closing: The purpose of the closing phase of a project is to verify all steps are complete and satisfactory to the project client and owner. Project completion and details are communicated to all project stakeholders. A review of the success and challenges throughout the project is conducted with the project team. Lastly, all closeout documentation is collected and archived for future reference.


The FM Capital Planning team also handles requests for signage. If the signage pertains to the interior or exterior of the building, a work order should be placed indicating the need. Outdoor signage as it relates to campus grounds is handled by the Landscape and Grounds team by submitting a work order as well.