Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

SERVICES
80.56
Revised 5-06
Facilities Services, Operations
335-9000

Minor Construction, Renovation, Remodeling, and Demolition

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POLICY

All minor construction, renovation, remodeling, improvement, demolition, and furniture projects must be approved in advance by Facilities Services, Operations, and the responsible administrator (dean, director, chair) to ensure:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The University's Facilities Services, Operations management staff oversee all project management aspects of planning, budgeting, design, construction, and management.

Those projects subject to public works law (RCW Title 39) must be constructed by contractors licensed in the state of Washington. Facilities Services, Operations plans, budgets, designs, coordinates, and manages all public works construction contracts. The staff member assigned to the construction phase is the sole point of contact for the contractors.

Projects not subject to public works law may be constructed by Facilities Services, Operations.

PROJECT REQUESTS, FUNDING, ESTIMATES, AND DESIGN

Departments must submit a written request to Facilities Services, Operations by e-mail or through the myFacilities website for any type of proposed building alteration, minor construction, renovation, remodeling, improvement, or demolition activity or project. The myFacilities website is at:

http://myfacilities.wsu.edu

NOTE: The requester must use the Internet Explorer browser version 5.0 or higher in order to submit project requests through this website.

A thorough description of the project, including sketches when appropriate or other supporting documentation to assist scope definition;

Schedule requirements or preferences;

Full account coding with funding in an amount to support the project scope;

Any budget limitations;

Approval of the responsible dean, director, or chair.

LIMITED SELF-PERFORMED WORK

Facilities Services, Operations may approve self-performed work for limited building alterations which are not subject to public works law nor impact code-related issues, e.g., electrical, fire, building. Facilities Services, Operations must approve self-performed alterations in advance.

UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS OF UNIVERSITY FACILITIES

In an effort to discourage unauthorized modifications, the Provost has directed Facilities Services, Operations staff, when they encounter such modifications, to:

The occupying department must cover the expense of these corrective actions.

("Unauthorized Modification of University Facilities," Provost memorandum to WSU departments, January 26, 2006.)