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Client Relationship to Capital Projects (pdf)

For more information on the Office of Capital Projects policies and procedures, explore the links below.

Project Construction Management

Project Budget Management

Project Planning and Design

The Office of Capital Projects, working with consultants, as necessary, or itself, oversees planning and programming tasks including but not limited to:

  • project feasibility relative to overall campus planning goals and specific campus sector goals
  • establishing planning budgets for proposed projects; preparation of preliminary project schedule
  • working with the Office of Budget and Planning to project incremental annual operating, maintenance and renewal costs associated with proposed projects
  • site analysis, including analysis relative to zoning requirements, wetlands, campus circulation and related criteria
  • studying current space utilization, condition and limitations
  • working with the client to understand and articulate programmatic goals and requirements, taking into account relevant strategic plans
  • working closely with the Department of Facilities Services to coordinate capital projects needs relative to current and future campus infrastructure
  • managing the process of selecting consultants (including planners, designers, engineers, cost consultants and construction management firms) to assist the university with capital projects, as appropriate
  • working with clients and with university leadership to oversee the alignment of project requirements with approved project budgets
  • maintaining communications with clients and with segments or the entirety of the university community (in some cases, the broader Waltham community and beyond) as appropriate to ensure information is gathered and disseminated as required for each project
  • overseeing the project budget, based on approved project scope. The project budget takes into account best estimates of all costs associated with capital projects, including total construction cost, design fees and other consultants' fees, FF&E, owner's expenses and contingencies.