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Facilities Planning and Design

Capital (Bonded) Program

A capital bonded project is a major project classified as either a Critical Maintenance project or a Strategic Initiative project. These projects are funded through the State University Construction Fund (SUCF) as allocated to the University through the State Legislative Process.  This can be anything from a new campus building to renewal of existing campus infrastructure.

Program definitions

Critical Maintenance (CM): A Critical Maintenance project is defined as work that is required to ensure the integrity of buildings, site or utility infrastructure that is necessary to maintain critical functions of the University. This is typically done through the renewal of building systems.

The Departments of Facilities Operations: Maintenance and Custodial and Facilities Planning & Design (FP&D) work together to continually evaluate and assess existing conditions in order to indentify Critical Maintenance projects. These projects are coordinated with the department of Capital Planning Group (CPG) to align with the comprehensive physical plan in support of UB2020.

The process starts with:

1. Facilities Condition Audit (by VFA in 2006)

  • Building Exterior
  • Building Interior
  • Site Utilities

2. Develop a list of Critical Maintenance Projects

  • Prioritize list according to condition of need and alignment with strategic initiatives.
  • FP&D and CPG meet to align Critical Maintenance in support of UB2020.
  • Projects under approximately $150,000 are further classified as Minor Critical Maintenance (MCM) projects which are planned and coordinated with Facilities Operations: Maintenance and Custodial to maintain building systems and utilities as well as safety and code compliance.

Strategic Initiative (SI): A Strategic Initiative project is defined as work that is required as part of the development of a long-range strategy for achieving Campus priorities. Typically this is a new campus building or major renovation of an existing building.

Strategic Initiative projects are identified by Academic Planning & Budget (AP&B) and CPG. FP&D administers delivery of these projects from design through construction.

Campus Project Delivery: CM and SI projects are delivered through FP&D. FP&D then determines if the project will be administered by the Campus or through the State University Construction Fund (SUCF). FP&D coordinates with various departments on campus that are affected by individual projects. FP&D also works in conjunction with CPG, Facilities Operation and Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and other campus stakeholders to ensure coordination with campus interests.