Each year the Military Times, one of the nation’s leading military-and-veteran-focused publication organizations issues a ranked list of schools that are “Best for Vets.”
UNO has improved its ranking as a top four-year institution each of the last four years, moving from 19th in 2011 to ninth in 2012 to sixth in 2013.
Architectural, Engineering, Planning & Construction Services
Architecture & Planning (FMP)
Kayser Hall 414
Kayser Hall 4th floor
6001 Dodge St.
Phone: (402) 554-2500
Omaha, NE 68182-0057
Fax: (402) 554-2237
The Architectural, Engineering, Planning and Construction Services has as its focus to create and maintain a comfortable, safe, and stimulating campus environment that will enhance the learning experience and at the same time, promote a positive workplace experience. To fully meet these objectives, we perform highly varied services in: Existing Facilities Services, Major Construction and Renovation Projects, ADA Standards, Codes Enforcement, and Planning and Space Requirements.
Existing Facilities Services
In house services that are provided at no cost include: Alternative room and furniture layouts; preliminary design services; Initial cost estimates; schematic design and design development for minor renovation projects; coordination of paint, carpet and other upgrades, architectural design serves including; preparation of drawings and specifications; preparation and procurement of bids from contractors; consultation on American with Disabilities Act (ADA) contract administration services on all construction projects.
Major Construction and Renovation Projects
Construction and Management of major construction and renovation projects including Program Statements, Schematic design, Design Development, Construction awards and project management in accordance with University and State requirement. Contract Documents preparation for Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural and systems Design Projects.
Non capital construction project requests must be submitted no later than Oct. 1 of the current year to plan, budget, schedule and complete a project over the following summer between end of spring semester and start of fall semester. This would only apply to those requesting projects over summer break.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards
Facilities Management and Planning is responsible for implementing and maintaining ADA standards throughout the campus, from building accessibility to, restrooms, and signage; we are dedicated to assuring that the UNO campus can safely and appropriately accommodate those individuals with special needs.
The Environmental Safety and Health Department is responsible for the adherence to all building safety codes. During minor renovations, they review all plans and specifications to insure compliance with the Uniform Fire Code and Uniform Building Code. During major building renovations, the City Fire Marshal assists them by becoming a part of the Planning Commission to review all building plans.
Planning and Space Requirements
Our department coordinates and maintains an inventory of the net assignable space on campus. This inventory contains such information as condition, type of usage (classroom, laboratory, and office), departmental assignment, allowable occupancies based on life safety and building code requirements, and credit hour production.
Building surveys and deferred maintenance schedules are maintained and submitted with appropriate documentation as required by the state for potential funding. Periodic dates and site surveys are conducted on a timely basis.