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Building Access

University jobs are posted below.
The University has an extensive system of campus utilities into which most projects are connected. Other, non-University, entities also have a number of utility lines on campus. As a result, a University Utility Locate Request is required before any digging may occur on campus.
Individuals wishing to have a key or keys issued to them shall complete an Application for Keys form. The form must be signed by the applicant and the cognizant approving officer or designee, and sent to Facility Operations’ Building Access. To verify the authorized approver for your department contact Building Access.

Further Information

WORKING WITH THE U

Getting a Job on Campus

University jobs are posted on BidSync.

Pre-construction Meeting

Shortly after notice to proceed has been issued you will be expected to participate in a pre-construction meeting with the project manager, user group, and designer.

Unifier

Unifier is a web-based collaboration environment designed to support project and facility management at The University of Utah. Construction Project Delivery and Business Services utilize Unifier to support project management activities on campus. The system provides access to all project information including project planning, design, construction, and close-out. Business processes within the system allow (or will soon allow) project managers, university clients, architects, engineers, contractors, and administrators to collaborate, route, review, and approve design documents, contracts, change orders, and invoices from anywhere at anytime.

The goals established for the Unifier system are to provide accurate and timely project financial information, enable collaboration among project team members, reduce time spent resolving issues through improved communication, create an electronic repository for all projects, and improve project scheduling and coordination. Business process development within the Unifier system is an ongoing process.

For more information on the University’s Unifier implementation, contact Jeff.Record@utah.edu.


Construction Processes

Utility Locate Request

The University has an extensive system of campus utilities into which most projects are connected. Other, non-University, entities also have a number of utility lines on campus. As a result, a University Utility Locate Request is required before any digging may occur on campus.

Request Utility Locate Service

Inspections

All construction work must comply with the contract documents and the International Code Council family of codes and State of Utah amendments as approved by the Uniform Building Codes Commission.

You are expected to schedule your own progress inspections at appropriate intervals and to maintain on site the code approved stamped set of construction documents along with all code approved change orders.

The University has its own Building Official, 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: Gary.Giglio@utah.edu. Chris Blair, Bureau Veritas North America, is the University’s resident ICC Certified Commercial Inspector and Moe Heivand, Bureau Veritas North America, is the ICC Certified Building Plans Examiner, both of whom work under the supervision of the Building Official. Chris may be reached by phone: (858) 987-2346 or email: Chris.Blair@fm.utah.edu. Moe Heivand may be reach by phone (858) 353-8058 or email: Moe.Heivand@us.bureauveritas.com.

The building official for the State Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) is the authority having jurisdiction for projects administered by DFCM unless DFCM delegates that authority to the University’s building official.

Locating Utilities

All contractors are required to obtain a University Utility Locate Request in addition to contacting Blue Stakes of Utah. See “Utility Locate Request” above.

For utility maps only, please contact Lenard Barney at (801) 585 – 5070 or lenard.barney@fm.utah.edu. Survey control data is also available to facilitate the completion of project site surveys.

Permits

As a state entity, University projects constructed on its property are not subject to municipal building permit requirements. For information regarding building official requirements, see “Inspections” above.

In some instances the University is subject to utility connection fees and other approvals depending on the nature and location of the project.

Utility Shutdown

The University has an extensive system of campus utilities into which most projects are connected. A Request for Shutdown is required whenever a shutdown is required including any time connections are made to any utility such as electric power and communication lines; gas, water, distilled water, steam and high-temperature water lines; and sanitary sewers or storm sewers.

Building Access / Key Request

Individuals wishing to have a key or keys issued to them shall complete an Application for Keys form. The form must be signed by the applicant and the cognizant approving officer or designee, and sent to Facility Operations’ Building Access. To verify the authorized approver for your department contact Building Access. To request building access / key issuance, click here.

Pedestrian Rerouting During Construction

General Contractors are responsible to coordinate well in advance with a University of Utah project manager to safely reroute pedestrian and ADA traffic. General contractors are expected to coordinate with a University of Utah project manager on a rerouting plan including alternate routes, way-finding signage and impact dates. Presentation at the Facilities Management Review Committee (FMRC) may be required for approval; coordination with a University of Utah project manager is required to be included on the weekly agenda.

To create temporary rerouting signage, use our template system, click here.