The Facilities Department is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all university facilities. The department is also responsible for the renovation, maintenance, and operation of all existing university facilities.
New Construction and Major Renovations
New construction and major renovations include the process of planning, designing, and constructing new buildings, transportation projects, and campus infrastructure from concept through occupancy.
Renovations are typically non-capital, non-maintenance projects that involve the alteration, modification, or enhancement of existing university facilities.
Funding a Project
New construction projects may be funded from a variety of sources and often involve debt service. For smaller projects and renovations, the client department must submit a new project request to the Facilities Department and have the resources available to commit to the full cost of the project.
Understanding Capital vs. Non-Capital Projects
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a capital project is defined in terms of the total cost of the project, and the gross square feet of building space involved.
Building Code Compliance
The university building official manages building code compliance for all projects on campus.
Building and site inspections are performed by both university staff and consultants.