Planning, Design and Construction Services

Planning, Design and Construction team members enhance the University’s physical environment by managing design and construction for renovation, infrastructure, and minor new construction projects. We provide services in a variety of areas, scales, and types of projects. We execute this work as part of our institutional responsibility, outlined in the Handbook of Operating Procedures Section 4-1030 and the Handbook of Business Procedures Section 7.7.10.

We offer solutions for nearly all renovation projects, both large and small. We serve the more than 20 million gross square feet of building space on the 471-acre main campus, 390-acre J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 350-acre Brackenridge Tract, and several other specialized sites across the state. We welcome you to learn more about our organization and staff, our latest news, and our guidelines for contractors and professional service providers on our website.

Our services include:

  • Estimates for facility construction, renovation, installation, and building (CRIB) projects
  • Execution of facility construction, renovation, installation, and building (CRIB) projects
  • Capital Projects under $10 million total project cost
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Projects over $10 million total project costs
  • Cost estimating services
  • Project planning services, including space allocation and feasibility studies
  • Design services, including architectural, engineering, interiors, and historic preservation
  • Classroom, office, and laboratory renovations by contract and in-house shops
  • Facilities engineering services
  • Replacement & Renewal (R&R) of existing facility systems (HVAC systems, roads, roofs, fire protection systems, animal exclusion systems, etc.)
  • Abatement of asbestos, lead, and mold
  • Carpentry services, including cabinets and countertops
  • Electrical services, including outlets, dedicated circuits, lighting, and connections to systems furniture
  • Flooring installation and renovation
  • Installation of autoclaves and fume hoods, emergency eyewash and shower stations, ice machines, ovens, refrigerators, keyboard trays, and whiteboards
  • Installation and replacement of doors, door operators, locks, windows, and window blinds, including coordination with ITS on Building Access Control System (BACS) installations
  • Masonry and concrete repair and construction
  • Moving services (excluding special events)
  • Painting
  • Sheet metal and insulation
  • Signage: consulting, fabricating, and installation services for facility and special event signs, including layout and design of graphics and logos; temporary banners, decals, and signs; window graphics & lettering; vehicle & wall wraps; A-frame signs; and ADA signs
  • Special event support, including banners & flags, bleachers, signs, temporary power, and tower lighting
  • Steam & plumbing installation and repair
  • Wayfinding for building interiors and campus directional signs
  • Welding repair and fabrication
  • Warranty assistance for renovation and construction projects