Improvement to Physical Facilities

March 1999
Chapter 12

Section: 12:070

Improvement to Physical Facilities

Adopted: 03/1999

Revised: 04/29/2022

Responsible Office
Campus Facilities


All construction, renovations, or rehabilitation efforts must comply with all applicable laws, building codes, standards, regulations, and labor agreements and shall be coordinated by Campus facilities.

Campus departments are prohibited from altering, extending, or connecting to the interior or exterior of a building unless the work meets all applicable laws, codes, standards, and regulations and is coordinated by Campus Facilities.

Campus departments are further prohibited from improving building interior spaces except as allowed under Section 3:060 Facilities Improvement purchases. Campus departments request the services of Campus Facilities-Planning, Design, and Construction to coordinate physical facilities improvements in one of two ways:

  • Inter-Department Order (IDO) -IDO is submitted for requests such as minor facility alterations or improvements, including interior finishes  (flooring & painting), wayfinding and signage/graphics, furniture systems design, and purchasing, or space planning. An IDO is not appropriate for requests that will require modifications to a facility’s built components such as removing or adding doors, walls, ceilings, modifying power, lighting, or mechanical components.
  • Project Request Form – For new facilities or additions, changes, or improvements to existing physical facilities, including any alterations, modifications, extensions, or connections to the interior or exterior of an existing building, the department shall initiate the project by completing a Project Request Form, including identifying funding and securing the signature of the appropriate administrator reporting to the Chancellor. Completed Project Request Forms should be forwarded to Campus Facilities-Planning, Design & Construction, 111 General Services Building. Project Request Forms are available through the Planning, Design & Construction Web page or by calling 882-2228.