The following describes three categories of facility modifications and how each is accomplished:
- Minor Repairs are unanticipated repairs that need to be made prior to the items scheduled renewal. These repairs are accomplished primarily through the Physical Plant work order system. Examples are repairing/replacing damaged items, cleanup after a flood, and failure of an item. Items can be anything related to the built environment such as: windows, doors, walls, floors, lighting, HVAC, roofs, etc.
- Programmatic Changes, Space Allocations or Reallocations are those activities that involve the movement of people or processes which may be program driven and result from changes to operations or functions. Examples of these are personnel additions, creation of new departments, relocations of individuals or departments, the addition of a new curriculum, service or function and/or functional changes that may affect other departments. The University Planning and Resource Council (UPRC) is responsible for overall coordination and integration of all major facility modifications. Once approval for these modifications are received, the office of Physical Plant will be responsible for design and implementation.
- Renewal and Replacement Projects are activities that extend a component’s lifetime, and reset the scheduled preventive maintenance and minor repairs. These projects are scheduled based on the Facility Condition Assessment which uses the life expectancy and replacement cost of a component to determine the replacement/repair timing and budget. The Office of Physical Plant is responsible for creating and maintaining an assessment forecast for all major buildings on Campus.