Capital Planning and Projects
CAHNRS Operations serves as a conduit for capital planning and projects for the College. The Operations team assists with the strategic use of resources, providing analysis and direction, and serves as an informational resource for continuity of operations during Dean, Director, and Chair turnover.
CAHNRS Operations actively engages in collaborative partnerships with WSU Facilities Services and central university offices. We assist CAHNRS departments in communicating effectively with these offices, streamlining processes, and clarifying confusing or contradictory information. CAHNRS Operations involvement reduces capital risk, allows for economies of scale, linking with other opportunities, and optimizing effort.
WHAT IS A PROJECT?
A project is construction of new facilities or significant, improvements to existing facilities, and revisions to space for significant equipment installation. Examples: office or lab renovations, greenhouse or other outbuilding modifications, repairs to roofing, plumbing, electrical, or other infrastructure, new construction, demolition, and potential major revisions to space for equipment installation.
WHAT IS INVOLVED WITH A PROJECT?
Once Facilities Services has received the Work Request for something that may be a project, Facilities Services assigns a point of contact who will connect with the primary contact to develop the project scope and create a conceptual Opinion of Budget estimate and a request for funding to continue. Please note: 100% of the project funding must be in a WSU account before moving forward. The typical phases of a project are:
|Who is involved?||Responsibility|
| CAHNRS Leadership|
•Chairs & Directors
•Dean/Assoc Deans (if applicable)
|Manage overall project administration, contracts, funding,
schedule, scope, planning, design, and construction over the life of the project.
•Faculty & Staff
|Act as the on-site subject matter expert, point of contact
for Facilities Services & CAHNRS Operations.
•College Project Managers
•Central Services Liaisons
|Oversee CAHNRS project process, Dean’s review, &
approval, and serves as the Facilities Services, CAHNRS
development, IT, risk management, real property, and lease
|WSU Facilities Services|
•Contract & Accounting Staff
|Evaluate and oversee department/unit/college project requests,
funding proposals, and leasing, ensuring they meet mission