Capital Planning and Construction

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Capital Construction Process


Capital Planning and Construction is a unit of the Office of Real Estate and Facilities Management.  The Department manages construction projects, including building new facilities and the renovation of existing facilities at both on campus and off-campus facilities, campus physical planning, and design. The department also interfaces with the District government and local agencies and works with the University community to develop and fund major and minor capital construction projects in support of the Campus Master Plan.

Capital Planning and Construction oversees architect and engineering consultants, and construction contractors on large and small projects.  Our goal is to keep the physical learning environment safe, warm, and dry while keeping projects on time and on budget.  The team works with campus clients on projects from conception (programming and planning) and design phases, through permitting and estimates, and on through bidding, construction and final occupancy.  We also maintain a comprehensive collection of building drawings, construction records, campus maps, and construction related studies and reports.  In addition, Capital Planning and Construction is responsible for tracking and maintaining all campus space data such as floor plans, building square footage, space type, and space utilization.

The University is continuing its effort to transform the Campus environment while making UDC a leader in sustainability.  Since assuming managerial responsibilities for capital projects and receiving capital project procurement authority from the District government in FY2010, several significant construction projects have been completed at the Van Ness Campus as well as at the Community College sites at 801 North Capital Street, the Backus School in Northeast, and PR Harris School in Southeast.  Since 2010, over $150 million of work has been put in place through capital projects.  Some of the more notable completed projects include renovating Building #38 for the School of Business and Public Administration, Building 52 for the David A. Clark School of Law, the Plaza Deck & Parking Garage, and the Natatorium in Building #47.

The signature project is the New Student Center which is located at the corner of Van Ness and Connecticut Avenue.  The new building opened in January 2016 and is a model in sustainability as it is designed to achieve the prestigious LEED Platinum certification.

Recently completed projects include:

Renovation for the School of Engineering & Applied Science, Phase I, Bldg 32/42

Backus Site Renovations Phase II – additional classrooms & infrastructure upgrades

Building 44 Green Roof Installation & Greenhouse Renovation

CAUSES Center for Nutrition, Dietetics, & Health, Bldg 44 Level 1

Auditorium Upgrades, Bldg 46E

Child Development Center Outdoor Educational Facility

Building 52 Main Entrance & Garage Upgrade

Cable TV Infrastructure & Studio Upgrade

The office is continuing to work with the Administration and the Academic Departments to develop projects in line with the strategic 2020 vision plan and to satisfy accreditation requirements.  Other projects include renovations to the Auditorium; multiple instructional, laboratory, and office spaces; and much needed HVAC and infrastructure upgrades.

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