Calling All Projects! 2007 Summer Project Requests - January 26, 2007

Calling All Projects! 2007 Summer Project Requests

Dear Colleague,

As part of our mission to maintain a safe, beautiful and functional campus environment, Columbia University Facilities (CUF) manages a wide array of renovation and improvement projects for existing buildings both on and off campus. While construction activity is a year round process, a significant portion of our capital construction program takes place during the summer months, when the reduced campus population makes it logistically possible to complete more work.

CUF is currently in the process of finalizing our summer 2007 construction program. I am writing to urge you to inform us of any new projects that are not already part of our program. Working with a complete inventory of summer projects will allow us to secure the required construction trade services and coordinate the internal staff resources necessary to ensure the timely completion of your projects.

To initiate a project, please submit a "Construction Project Request" from our Web site at http://www.cuf.columbia.edu/ or email us at fm-projectrequest@columbia.edu. Your request should identify the purpose and need of the project, proposed space or location, project funding, desired schedule, special requirements or considerations, and a general scope of work. We ask that you make every effort to submit the project request by February 16th, so that we can ensure appropriate planning and staffing.

For your convenience, a "Client Guide to Initiating and Managing Projects" will soon be sent to academic and administrative clients. This guide is designed to provide an overview of the University's capital project process. In addition, our Web site contains a link to our "Project Delivery Guide", a more detailed version of the capital project process.

The construction program for summer 2007 is already shaping up to be even busier than 2006, as we have over $46 million for projects already identified. The success of this plan is dependent on considerable early planning and management, and only through close coordination and teamwork with you. If you need assistance in completing your request or have any questions concerning capital projects or the capital project process, please do not hesitate to contact me at x4-7246 or by e-mail at sjj6@columbia.edu.

Sincerely, Sean Joyner

Interim Associate Vice President, Capital Project Management

Columbia University Facilities