The Project Management unit within the Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management acts as a resource and single point of contact for UIC’s colleges, departments and administrative units on all capital and non-capital construction and facility renovation projects. For these projects, the unit serves as UIC’s official representative and coordinates with outside professional and contracting services responsible for design and construction.
The Capital Projects Section comprises a multi-disciplinary team of project managers that oversee the design, remodeling, and construction of capital projects – those with construction budgets more than $250,000 that typically include new buildings, additions to existing buildings, major renovations, site development, and infrastructure improvements.
The Non-Capital Projects Section comprises a multi-disciplinary team of project managers that oversee the planning and completion of non-capital remodeling projects – those with construction budgets less than $250K. Team members prepare plans, estimates and specifications, manage construction and act as the liaison for project development and completion.
The Contract Administration Section comprises a team of professionals responsible for managing and overseeing the architectural, engineering, surveying and construction contracts for capital and non-capital projects. Team members ensure proper mechanisms are in place to ensure contractual requirements are clearly developed, documented, executed and completed.
Engineering and Commissioning
The Engineering and Commissioning Section comprises a team of professionals with backgrounds in architecture and engineering responsible for completing technical and engineering design reviews, ensuring code-compliance and adherence to UIC’s Building Standards and delivering total building commissioning for all capital and non-capital projects. Team members also oversee various energy conservation initiatives and provide building systems technical support.
Inspections and Assessments
The Inspections and Assessment Section comprises a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds in construction administration responsible for ensuring quality in every capital and non-capital project, from design through warranty phase, including schedule, cost, and workmanship. Team members provide expertise in construction administration and conduct building assessments to ensure that UIC’s facility recapitalization requirements are understood and well documented.
The Business Services unit within the Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management is responsible for managing the accounting cycle for Capital and Non-Capital projects. The Business Services team also supervises the adherence to fiscal accountability policies, procedures, and systems pertaining to contracting, procurement, payment, and interdepartmental activities within the office.