Design and Construction

Design and Construction Services consists of four design groups: architectural, engineering (electrical and mechanical) furniture, and construction coordinators/inspectors, under the direction of the Director of Design and Construction Services/University Architect.

Projects include:

  • preliminary design proposals and estimates for client project requests.
  • designing and tendering of contracts to outside contractors for major capital expenditures plus any work requiring architectural, electrical, mechanical, and furniture consultation.
  • consulting and advising clients on best practices.
  • issuing requests for proposals.
  • hiring various consultants to assist with projects.
  • attending and participating at various meetings to assist with decisions on the implementation of the construction process.
  • coordinating and inspecting work.
  • ensuring that the work is performed in accordance with the drawings and specifications, meets the standards and requirements of good design, conforms to University standards and meets all applicable building codes.

Projects are received as Work Requests from numerous academic, administrative, student, and Plant Operations clients.

Staffing includes:

  • Director of Design and Construction Services/University Architect
  • Architectural/Facilities Technologist/Design Coordinator
  • Architectural or Facilities Technologist
  • Furnishings Coordinator/Designer
  • Project Construction Coordinator/Inspector
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical/Civil Technologist
  • Mechanical/Electrical Technologist
  • Electrical Technologist

Design and Construction possesses a broad knowledge of building design and construction. The knowledge base includes building materials, building and safety codes, code compliance issue, mechanical and electrical systems, space planning, furnishings, computer assisted drawing production, estimates and tender procedures.

Design and Construction will also assist in the identification of major architectural and maintenance projects i.e. roof membrane replacements, energy and operating cost reduction, sealing of building envelopes, architectural enhancements, and landscaping.