Senior Associate Vice President for University Facilities and Services
Provides professional planning and project management services to the university community through comprehensive facilities planning and innovative design and construction solutions to support the academic, research and healthcare missions of the university.
Planning and Project Management (PPM) is responsible for the execution of the University of Rochester’s capital projects. We provide management of all major construction and renovation projects for the University including but not limited to River Campus, Medical Center, Memorial Art Gallery, and Eastman School of Music. Typical services include management of design and engineering services, construction services, and design/engineering professional services contracts. FP&C/PPM provides procurement for all construction contracts for the University community. Our goal is to set the standard for excellence for construction of higher education and healthcare facilities.
We are here to:
- Provide leadership to support the University implementation of projects for planning and construction.
- Assure appropriate design and construction standards and criteria established by the University, the state, or other appropriate agencies are followed.
- Identify and implement opportunities to balance quality and cost of construction, focusing on life cycle costs through value engineering and other cost reduction initiatives
- Encourage the full participation of all stakeholders in the project management process.
- Ensures all new construction buildings are built to a minimum LEED silver level.
For participation in the process or for questions, contact Justin Dollard, Senior Director of Planning & Project Management
A list of currently pre-qualified contractors is available at: Pre-Qualified Construction Contractors
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know whether to contact Planning and Project Management or another Facilities Department for information or assistance?
Planning and Project Management is responsible for planning capital projects, their design and construction and ensuring compliance with the master plan and design aesthetics of the University of Rochester. Facilities oversee the ongoing day-to-day operations of facilities and minor improvements and installations of equipment. The offices of Planning and Project Management (MC at 5-0717, or RC at 5-4887) will offer you direction and guidance should you be unsure of which office to contact.
What is a design review?
Design reviews are meetings in which Planning and Project Management reviews and explains projects to other University departments involved in a renovation project. These meetings allow the client to hear and understand the needs, recommendations, and/or requirements of other departments regarding the proposed project.
What is the frequency that preventative maintenance (PM) occurs to ensure my equipment is operating properly? Does Facilities keep maintenance records of this equipment?
PM frequency is based on numerous variables including the type of equipment, manufactures' recommendations, and life safety impact. The Facilities department has a maintenance management software package which electronically tracks and archives maintenance and repair information on all of our equipment. At this point, all critical patient care and life safety equipment is loaded and running on this software package and historical information is being gathered.
Can I use the same Project Manager (PM) or Planner that I have worked with in the past?
Planning and Project Management 's workload dictates what projects a PM or Planner receives. Planning and Project Management does take into consideration and tries to maintain the working relationship that may have been developed between a particular PM or Planner and client.
How do I order new furniture?
Large furniture orders are normally coordinated through Planning and Project Management . For small orders, please contact Purchasing Department at 5-2002 for assistance.
What are all the forms Planning and Project Management requires me to sign for a renovation or construction project?
The forms (100 - 105) are used by Planning and Project Management to obtain the appropriate authorizations, account numbers, and tracking purposes. The forms are: