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Getting a Project on Campus

The University is always looking for talented architects and engineers to work on Planning, Design and Construction projects.

Introduce your firm by sending an email to

Familiarity allows the University to match projects to the appropriate design firms. Introducing your firm's capabilities and experience will aid in this process.


The University follows State procurement requirements for architectural and engineering services which is based on qualifications and experience. These procedures are patterned after those used by the State Division of Facilities Construction and Management with some modifications to meet University needs and requirements. See University Procurement Method Summary for additional information.

Other services and supplies are procured using standard University procurement procedures. Further information is available at the Purchasing Department's website.

The University of Utah has partnered with BidSync to post, distribute, and receive electronic responses to the University's solicitations. For additional information see the Current Bids on the University's Department of Purchasing's website.

Project Management Software at the University


PlanGrid, an AutoDesk cloud-based application, has been implemented for Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Other Vendors to enhance collaboration during design and construction phases. If you are working with the University, you are required to collaborate in PlanGrid.

For more information on the University's PlanGrid implementation, please contact


Unifier is a web-based collaboration environment designed to support project and facility management at the University of Utah. Planning, Design & Construction and Business Services utilize Unifier to support project management activities on campus. The system is utilized during all phases of a project. It allows project managers, University clients, architects, engineers, contractors, and administrators to collaborate, route, review, and approve contracts, change orders, and invoices.

Primarily, the Unifier system is used to provide accurate and timely project financial information, track closeout processes, and create an electronic repository for all projects. For more information on the University's Unifier implementation, please contact


Meeting the University's Design Requirements

Facilities Management at the University strongly believes in the power of carefully compiled contract documents for construction.

The DFCM Design Management Documents along with the University of Utah Supplements together form the core standard for architectural/engineering services on University projects.

Architects and Engineers who are contracted for pre-design studies, programs, design services, construction oversight, etc., on University projects are expected to adhere to the requirements found in both the DFCM Design Manual and the University of Utah Supplements and resources here.

The purpose of these Supplements are to inform the consultant of specific standards, functional requirements, and systems limitations needed to satisfy University infrastructure, organization, and mission objectives. An understanding of this information is essential for the successful completion of the consultants's contract responsibilities.





Working with the Code Official

All projects must comply with the International Code Council family of codes and State of Utah amendments as approved by the State of Utah Legislature.

The University Building Official is Gary Giglio, who is the authority having jurisdiction for projects administered directly by the University. Gary can be reached by phone: (801) 587-8966 or email:

Code Review for projects delegated to the University by the State Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) are done by Bureau Veritas North America. Moe Heivand may be reached by phone: (858) 353-8058 or email:

The Building Official for DFCM is the authority having jurisdiction for projects administered by DFCM.

Substantial Completion

As the project nears the end of construction, you may be anxious to get it off your desk and books - the University is, too.

At project completion, responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of the substantial completion form
  • Verification that all punch-list items have been addressed
  • Certification of the contractor's final pay application
  • Obtaining and reviewing all contractor supplied as-builts and O&M manuals
  • Submittal of your record drawings along with the O&M manuals to your project manager



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Through the use of green materials, systems and methods, Planning, Design and Construction leads the way in designing and constructing efficient and resilient buildings.