Capital building project process
All potential remodeling projects, regardless of potential costs should begin with consultation with Chris Bruhn and your Academic Associate Dean. Based on this initial discussion, a decision will be made as to appropriate routing of the project. Capital building projects are defined as $185,000 or more in total cost. (Projects less than $185,000 are administered by Physical Plant in FP&M.) If clearly over the $185,000 FP&M project limit, Chris Bruhn will consult with FP&M to assign a team that will work with you to develop the project concept further, discuss potential costs, funding sources and timing.
This document provides contact information and links to other documents concerning remodeling and capital building projects and processes in L&S.
It is important to note the lead time on projects over $185,000 but less than $2 million is typically a minimum of eighteen months. For larger projects, the lead time can be multiple years depending on scope, cost, funding sources, site considerations among other issues. If a project is to be fully funded via gift sources, FP&M and UW System have a process that can expedite the process. Consult with Chris for more information.
The L&S Dean oversees the development of the L&S biennial capital budget program for new construction or building-wide renovation. Project priorities are based on urgency, project and site readiness, the L&S and campus master plans and funding considerations. Please contact Chris Bruhn with any questions.