Facilities Design & Construction Services

About Facilities Design & Construction Services

As part of the Facilities Design and Construction Services
group, the OFPC engineering
staff provides technical
consulting service to the fifteen (15) academic and healthcare institutions of The University of Texas System for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. The primary mission of the engineering staff groups is to provide these technical and engineering consulting services through quality assurance reviews which ensure UT’s CIP projects are regulatory and code compliant. Reviews are conducted in cooperation with each institution and the Architectural / Engineering (A/E) or Contractor design team during the Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development & Construction Document processes.

The two engineering staff groups, Building Envelope and Building Systems, collaborate to achieve functional excellence through program and process improvements, defining the most appropriate building systems and achieving economies of scale. The Building Envelope Group provides project support for the structural, building enclosure (roofing, waterproofing, cladding), civil site, and landscaping design of a facility. The Building Systems Group provides project support to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and system controls design of a facility.

The engineering staff develops and maintains technical design guidelines for OFPC and institution use for the project program requirements. Technical construction support is provided when requested by OFPC field personnel. Consultation and participation in special institution studies, are provided upon request by the institution.

The Construction Services group assists in monitoring of the building commissioning process and the project safety program.  Monitoring of the commissioning process occurs during the initial design, construction and acceptance project phases.  Coordinating and monitoring of the project safety program is accomplished through routine site visits, safety performance statistic analysis and development of contractor requirements.

In order to achieve the highest value facilities needed by the uniquely superior institutions of The University of Texas System, the engineering staff strives to be customer driven and flexible. Our quality assurance design reviews and life cycle cost analysis reviews are our tools that contribute to that success.