Projects that fall into the range from a several hundred dollars to over $400,000 are typically undertaken by A&E design teams. The first part of every project is a feasibility stage that involves one of our design teams, which provides a cost estimate for the work requested in the Req. 7, to ensure that the appropriate amount of support funding will be available. If funding and scope are approved, detailed design work and construction drawings are prepared for tender.
When projects are of a larger scale ($100,000 to $50M +), or exceed our available capacity, they are issued to outside Consultants to provide the necessary design services. These projects follow a similar process as the Req. 7, but our role becomes one of overseeing the work of the outside consultants.
We work closely with Administration, the Faculties and Departments to ensure that campus development, both big and small, provides the best value to the University and remains consistent with the University's mission and goals. Some of the other key tasks that we perform include: maintaining drawings of all campuses, stations and infrastructure, providing CFI estimates, creating RFP's to obtain outside services, maintaining Design Standards, guidelines, and Master Specifications, utility monitoring, design and testing of life safety systems, assisting in maintenance & upgrade projects performed by U of M Trades, and energy conservation studies and upgrades.
Director, Architectural & Engineering Services, University Architect:
Jaret Klymchuk, ph: 204-474-6322