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Starting a Renovation Project

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What is a renovation?

A renovation is any non-maintenance project involving alteration, modification, or new work with a value under $3 million. New construction under 5,000 square feet may also qualify as a renovation under certain circumstances. If a project has a value of over $3 million or exceeds 5,000 square feet, it is considered a Major Renovations capital project. For more information, see Understanding Capital vs. Non-Capital Projects.

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Key steps in the renovation process

To assist departments in the renovation process, we will:

◘ Partner with the clients to establish and meet scope of work, budget, and schedule

◘ Consider elements of constructability, maintenance, sustainability, safety, code compliance, ADA compliance, land disturbance issues, and integration of projects into established systems such as fire alarms, chilled water, etc.

◘ Involve needed agencies for design elements, reviews, and permits

◘ Interpret state and university policies for each project, including procurement rules

◘ Act as an advocate for clients at various stages of the renovation process


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How to get started

The first step in every renovation request is to submit an Interdepartmental Service Request (ISR) in HokieMart. Upon receipt of a request, Facilities will assign a project manager and a HokieServ work order number. Customers can use the HokieServ work order number to track the project and expenses throughout the design and construction process. For more information on a typical project process, click here.

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