310 Building Alterations, Renovations and/or Modifications
|SUBJECT:||BUILDING REPAIRS, ALTERATIONS, RENOVATIONS AND/OR MODIFICATIONS|
|AUTHORIZING BODY:||VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION|
|RESPONSIBLE OFFICE:||FACILITIES MANAGEMENT|
|DATE ISSUED:||SEPTEMBER 1990|
|LAST UPDATE:||MAY 2009|
RATIONALE: To establish clear guidelines to ensure repairs, upgrades, alterations and/or renovations of University Facilities are developed, reviewed, authorized and implemented according to standards and applicable construction and life safety requirements through the Facilities Management Department. Authorization is needed to protect the University and ensure quality and consistency.
POLICY: All requests for building repairs, upgrades, alterations, and renovations, including plans, must be sent to Facilities Management for review regardless of the funding source or work force. The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Facilities Management, or his/her designee, must approve all plans prior to bidding any contract or using any other entity to perform the work. Facilities Management will determine how the plans will be implemented. Any exception to this policy will require a written approval from the AVP of Facilities Management.
SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY: All members of the University community (administrators, faculty, staff, students and independent contractors) are required to abide by this policy.
1. Repairs, upgrades, alterations and/or renovations, including but not limited to:
2. Repairs, upgrades, alterations and/or renovations within University buildings or on campus grounds may not be performed by departmental staff, students, or volunteers, without prior written approval for the AVP of Facilities Management, or his/her designee. This will only be approved for very simple projects that can be completed safely with minimum risk of injury and must meet established standards.
3. Work must be performed by University skilled trades employees and any exception will follow the OUCMT contract, where Facilities Management will notify the union of their intention to out-source.
4. When outside contractors are authorized to undertake a project the work must be supervised by the Facilities Management Department. Attention must be paid to the following:
5. Contractor services must be arranged through applicable University procurement and contracting policies and procedures, regardless of the funding source for the work.
6. Regardless of size, all work must be reviewed and a determination of code requirements will be made. Facilities Management will submit drawings and specification to the proper Federal, State, Local and University authorities to obtain permitting.
7. Non-approved projects that are initiated in violation of this policy will be corrected if necessary by the Facilities Management Department, with all associated costs charged to the responsible unit, non-compliance may result in disciplinary action.
All departments requesting any form of remodeling, alterations, renovations, and/or modification of University facilities must submit a standard Work Request form to the Work Control Center within Facilities Management. Plans, drawings, and special requirements must be attached to provide supplemental information. Consultant services, with the consent of the requester, will be engaged as necessary to meet the department’s needs. Self-help projects, designed for implementation by volunteer groups, must also be submitted for review and authorization to the AVP of Facilities Management.
RELATED POLICIES AND FORMS:OU AP&P #380 Work Orders
OU AP&P #315 New Routine Maintenance, Capital Asset Management, and Miscellaneous Management Department Services
OU AP&P #620 Environmental Health and Fire Safety
OU AP&P #1000 Procurement Policy
OU AP&P #360 Property Management