Renovation and Refurbishing Services
The Facilities organization provides design and construction services for the renovation, reconfiguration or refurbishing of existing space typically in an academic or administrative office, classroom, dormitory, or laboratory. In some cases a request will necessitate new space, either in the form of new construction or space not currently in use by the department. Requests for renovations, refurbishments or new projects are reviewed jointly by the Provost’s Office and Facilities to determine the appropriateness of the request. If necessary the request will be studied to confirm the feasability.
What This Service Is
Renovation and refurbishing projects accommodate program changes such as coursework or research direction, office reorganization, etc. Renovation and refurbishing projects may include the items listed below:
- Interior finish improvements, upgrades
- Furniture acquisition, reorientation
- Laboratory renovations
- New partitions, organization of the space
- Replacement of building elements that have degraded due to time, weathering, etc.
What This Service Is Not
The following is a description of requests which do not meet the criteria of this particular service.
- Emergency repairs (call the Service Center at 258-8000)
- Routine maintenance, such as painting and carpet replacement
Who May Request this Service
Requests should be made by department administrators with the knowledge and authority to act on behalf of the department and users. If individuals within a space seek improvements or renovations the department must be consulted.
Funding for Projects
Departmental funding sources may be used for this service. Options for other funding sources and contacts for obtaining these sources are detailed by the Office of the Provost. Details are included on their webpage.
To Request this Service
To initiate a project the academic or administrative unit requesting the renovation is required to complete a project request form. Requesters must provide detail about the request, including a project description, the funding source and budget limits, and a timeframe for completion. The project requester will be required to identify her/himself and provide contact information. In addition, the Department Chair or Administrative Manager must be identified and contact information provided.