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Construction Services

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Construction Services is responsible for the management of construction, maintenance, repair and renovation projects on the University City Campus. Construction Services oversees the programming, survey and planning, design, budget, construction and management of construction and building improvements on campus through completion. The department is responsible for monitoring, inspecting and meeting compliance of all codes and regulations for each design and construction project.

Construction Services assigns a project manager to each design and construction project to ensure that it is completed on time, within budget and in accordance to all University standards and practices. The department will assess the needs of the project, determine the scope of work, and create a preliminary budget estimate for each project. These services may include programming, survey and planning, design services, budgeting, construction documentation, and project management. Schedules for all construction services will vary based upon the scope of the project.

All campus construction, renovations, modifications or changes to existing facilities must be coordinated by University Facilities. The facility/business manager for a department/unit may initiate the process by emailing University Facilities at and providing a brief explanation of the services that are being requested, the location and a contact telephone number. Once this inquiry is received, the Capital Project Process [PDF] may begin.

Construction Services defines all construction and building improvements as one of the following:


  • All maintenance, repair and renovation work that requires $5,000 or more in time and materials.
  • A complex scope of work that requires in-house coordination, planning and more than one shop (electricity, plumbing, carpentry) to complete the project.
  • All work requiring contracted design or services.
  • Questions? Please call University Facilities at (215) 895-1700.

Maintenance & Repair:

  • All work performed for regular maintenance, repair and replacement. Work may include: roof repair and replacement; electrical and mechanical systems; floors; ceilings and interior/exterior walls; plumbing; elevator repair; fire alarms; and grounds keeping/landscaping.


  • All work that materially changes the programmatic purpose of an existing space (e.g., changing a classroom to a laboratory; adding space through construction; demolishing walls in an office) or upgrades the existing programmatic use of the space.

For more information on this process, please review the Capital Project Process [PDF].