The process of renovating existing buildings and constructing new buildings at the Missouri University of Science and Technology is complex and on-going. A new research lab may be required to recruit a world-renowned faculty member; a significant change in pedagogy or research technology may require redesigning any number of teaching or research facilities; new programs may require additional space; or a building may have reached the end of its useful life and need to be replaced. All of these capital project needs are important to the University and can drive the need for a major renovation, a building addition, or a new building.
These guidelines were designed to provide a consistent, transparent process for submitting your department/division's capital project needs to the Design & Construction Management Office to ensure that they are reviewed and considered along with other institutional needs.
Full Capital Projects Guidelines: Capital Project Guidelines
Most major capital project needs are required to follow the capital projects process described in this document, although there are a few exceptions to this rule. The distinguishing factor is typically based on the estimated cost of the project and/or the impact to the broader campus. The list below defines when capital project needs are or are not required to follow the process.
|Estimated Cost||General Guideline|
|Less than $1M||
In general, Department/Division have autonomy in planning and initiating new construction or renovation projects that are estimated at less than $1 million and do not need to follow these guidelines.
Note: Office of University Advancement should be involve in all projects that receive charitable contributions.
If a project is estimated between $1M and $5M, department/division must follow these guidelines and formally submit their capital projects needs to Design & Construction Management.
Note: Capital Projects under $5 million will not appear on UM System Capital Project Listings.
|Over $5M||If a project is estimated at over $5 million, Department/Division are required to follow these guidelines and formally submit their capital projects needs to Design & Construction Management.|
Some projects have broader campus impact and require discussion with the Design & Construction Management Office before the project begins to ensure that it aligns with institutional needs and priorities, regardless of estimated cost. These projects include:
The following information provides a high-level overview of the capital projects submission, review, and approval process, and general time frames for each phase. This document describes each phase in greater detail and includes other important information related to capital project planning.
|1. Department/division submits capital needs to Design & Construction Management.||July 1|
|2. The Missouri S&T Capital Projects Committee review new and existing needs. The committee decides the institutional priorities. Committee and/or Director of Design & Construction Management discuss projects with other relevant administration and gather information as required.||July 15|
|3. Director of Design & Construction Management informs department/divisions of the status of their submissions. Department/divisions with needs that are deemed a high priority are informed of next steps based on these discussions.||September 1|
|4. Department/divisions that receive Design & Construction approval to explore their capital needs further begin a programming study with D&CM.
NOTE: The programming phase is expected to last 9-12 months, and the programming study will be submitted the following year for consideration as a capital project.
|5. The Director of Design & Construction Management submits final project information and priority ranking on the UM System Capital Project List to UM System.||January 30|
To ensure that each capital project submission is considered fairly, we ask that you:
After receiving all capital need submissions, the Director of Design & Construction Management and S&T Capital Projects Committee review each new capital need carefully to determine institutional priorities. Existing needs that have not yet been addressed are also revisited.
The Capital Projects Committee representatives include: