Definition of a Construction Project:
A project is classified as any construction or renovation activity that changes the function, use or occupancy of a physical space, or eliminates/relocates services, utilities or architectural components. Projects originate from the need to create, expand or alter a space due to program growth, changes in University methods or program delivery, advances in technology, or the need to replace a space, structure, or system that has reached the end of its useful life.
Definition of Maintenance:
Maintenance activities are defined as keeping spaces, structures and equipment in proper operating condition in a routine, scheduled, or anticipated fashion to prevent failure and/or degradation. This includes one to one replacement of components & systems not requiring professional engineering or permitting.
Two key distinctions to help differentiate a Construction Project from Maintenance is that:
- Construction Projects typically require planning, professional engineering, permitting, and State inspection.
- Construction Projects are individually funded, whereas Maintenance is typically funded by an annual budget.
Go to the Project Request Form for additional information or guidance.