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Engineering and Project Administration


Cornell University’s Department of Engineering and Project Administration provides services in five major areas: Facilities ContractsSmall Project ManagementLarge Project ManagementConstruction Management, and Facilities Engineering.
 

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From project intake through completion, Engineering and Project Administration will help you define the scope and budget of your project, provide design and engineering support, manage construction, and contract with outside vendors for services while meeting your cost and timeline goals.  We also provide technical stewardship and expertise in support of the natural and built environment.

Engineering and Project Administration
 

  • Facilities Contracts
    • Contracts.  Facilities Contracts is responsible for the preparation of contracts for services which require the use of labor (e.g. – contractors, architects, consultants, etc.) or services which create risk to the University.  There services typically include contracts for architectural/engineering design services, consulting services, testing services, renovations and construction services for both capital and non-capital projects.
    • e-Builder.  e-Builder is an electronic software system through which all capital projects, small projects and stand-alone facilities contracts are managed.  The eBuilder  Administrator is responsible for the functionality of the system and the training of staff and outside agencies expected to use the system.  Enhancements to the system and development of capabilities are managed by the e-Builder Administrator.
    • Project Intake.  Project Intake assists the campus community with identifying options available to them elative to project development and delivery methods to position a project for success.  Project Intake also processes and reviews all new project requests, small project requests, self-pricing and IDIQ requests.
  • Small Project Management
    The Small Project Management Group provides collaborative project management leadership for Cornell’s small capital projects ranging from $100K - $5M in project cost.  Key partners include University Endowed and Contract Colleges and Units.  The group is typically involved at the early stages of project development and scoping and is responsible for leading concept studies, facility master planning studies necessary to develop key project initiatives in support of College and Unit mission.  Following University level project approval SPMG project managers provide project management and leadership for all phases of design through construction.
     
  • Large Project Management
    The Large Project Management Group provides collaborative project management leadership for Cornell’s medium and large capital projects above five million dollars in project cost.  Key partners include University Endowed and Contract Colleges and Units.  The group is typically involved at the early stages of project development and scoping and is responsible for leading concept studies, facility master planning studies necessary to develop key project initiatives in support of College and Unit mission.  Following University level project approval LPMG project managers provide project management and leadership for all phases of design through construction.
     
  • Construction Management

    Contruction Management strives to deliver capital construction projects with quality, on time, and under budget. The professionals comprising the Construction Management team provides the university client the following services:

    • Provide leadership and strategies for the contractor selection for pre-construction and construction efforts
    • Supervise activities related to pre-construction services
    • Drawing review for constructability and compliance with university standards
    • Quality assurance
    • Advice to our university clients on construction related matters
    • Act as liaison between the construction contractor and the greater Cornell community
    • Providing a single voice for the university in management of contractors
    • Track the construction schedule
    • Ensure the contractor’s labor force and resources are adequate to maintain schedule
    • Ensure contractor compliance with contract documents and conformity to industry standards
    • Serve as client interface between IT, Communication and Security Access systems
       
  • Facilities Engineering

    Facilities Engineering provides Architecture and Engineering technical stewardship and expertise in support of the natural and built environment.  Facilities Engineering is organized into four technical discipline groups including Architecture & Structural, Civil & Environmental, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and a Shared Services Group.  Facilities Engineering provides services in the following four areas:

    • Architecture and Engineering Services include condition assessments, feasibility studies, construction documents and construction administration
    • Project Stewardship Services include design review, administration and updating of the University Design and Construction Standards and construction phase support for projects
    • Maintenance Engineering Services include maintenance program management, data management, maintenance work execution and subject matter expertise support
    • Energy & Utility Engineering Services include energy analysis, carbon accounting, Green Building program support, utility mapping & locating and utility maintenance program support
Contact Us:

Laurrie Coffin
607-255-1642
ljc8@cornell.edu
202 Humphreys Service Building
Ithaca, NY 14853

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