Planning, Design and Construction
Our goal is to create and maintain a comfortable, safe, and stimulating campus environment that will enhance the learning experience and promote a positive place to work.
Planning, Design and Construction provides several services to the UNO campus community at no cost, including:
- Alternative room and furniture layouts
- Consultation on American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Contract administration services on all construction projects
- Coordination of paint, carpet and other upgrades
- Initial cost estimates
- Preparation and procurement of bids from contractors for minor renovation projects
- Preliminary, schematic design and design development for minor renovation projects
- Additional fees may be required for construction documents depending on the size and complexity of the project.
If your project involves minor construction (total project costs under $650,000) please use the Construction, Renovation & Furniture Request Form to initiate a new project. A Project Manger will contact you with further information.
Start your project and/or request a new project estimate by filling out the Construction, Renovation & Furniture Request Form. A Project Manager will contact you with further information.
If you expect your project to be completed over a summer, it is advised that you submit your request before October 1 of the current year to allow for proper planning, budgeting and scheduling in order to complete a project before the start of the fall semester.
See a list of UNO’s major construction and renovation projects.
Large construction and renovation projects (total project costs over $650,000) are initiated through the UNO Facilities Development Plan.
Once projects are approved, their management is handled through the Office of Planning, Design and Construction and we oversee:
- Program Statement
- Construction documents
- Post Construction
The Assistant Director for Planning, Design and Construction, in cooperation with UNO Environmental Health and Safety, is the building codes authority and responsible for the maintenance, construction and renovation of all buildings according to the building codes and the fire/life safety codes promulgated by the State of Nebraska.
Use the Space Allocation Request Form if you wish to move or change your department or office’s space assignment. Your request will be reviewed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Director of Facilities Management and Planning who will begin a review of the need for space, availability, and then offer a recommendation for action.
This department coordinates and maintains an inventory of available space on UNO’s campus. The inventory tracks condition, usage (classroom, laboratory, and office), departmental assignment, allowable occupancies based on life safety and building code requirements, and credit hour production.
We also conduct building surveys and ensure 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.
UNO is committed to providing accommodations necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to effectively and safely function in our campus work and school environment. This unit is responsible for implementing and maintaining ADA standards throughout the campus physical environment.
This includes a variety of considerations from building accessibility to accessible restrooms and appropriate signage. Learn more about Disability Services at UNO.
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