Construction and Remodeling
Although primarily tasked with performing maintenance in existing University buildings, Facilities Management provides services to assist customers with minor remodeling and construction projects. Departments should consult with the Facilities Management prior to purchasing any materials or equipment which may involve building modifications or utility connections. A building permit is required for any additions or modification to existing structures. A Facilities Management Project Manager can assist with building permits. Call (405)325-3060 for more information.
Requests that exceed Facilities Management's in-house capability will normally be referred to Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Services for accomplishment. The customer will be advised when a referral is necessary.
Requests for Estimates
The Facilities Management in-house engineers, managers, designers, and trades are here to help you achieve the mission of the University. We provide remodeling and renovation services as well as assisting with equipment installations. For more information, click here.
Estimates are not given on any project where it appears the cost will be less than $500. On these projects, if you agree to proceed with the work, the project will be scheduled, and you will be billed for for the actual cost of the work.
Excavation by Outside Contractors
Prior to beginning any type of excavation on University property, contractors must request and receive a utility locate for the entire planned excavation area. This is necessary to minimize the possibility of unplanned outages and/or possible serious accident or injury. The Facilities Management Engineering department will coordinate with outside contractors and will assist, when necessary, in initiating the utility locate via the Oklahoma One-Call System (OKIE-1). Utility locates will be provided forty-eight hours after the request is made and are good for ten days. Call (405)325-6953 for more information.
Alterations/Additions to Physical Facilities
Facilities Management is the department charged with maintenance and repair of all academic facilities. Any physical modifications to these facilities must be approved in advance by Facilities Management. Such modifications may include but are not limited to erection of antennas, do-it-yourself projects, and the use of any facility or part of a facility for other than its intended purpose. Requests for approval should be addressed to the Director of Facilities Management.
Security Systems and Fire Alarms
Facilities Management will assist departments who are interested in installing additional security equipment by recommending appropriate systems, which can be remotely monitored via existing equipment at OUPD. The department bears the cost of design and installation, as well as the monthly telephone line charge associated with monitored security alarm systems and all future maintenance/standard operation costs of the system. Departments that elect to have systems installed by an outside contractor must coordinate with OUPD and will assume responsibility for maintaining a continuous service contract with the vendor.
Building fire alarm systems are installed and maintained by Facilities Management.
Access to Roofs
Due to the fragile nature of roof membranes and for safety considerations, access to all roof areas is restricted to those individuals having a legitimate need for such access. Temporary roof access by academic departments, contractors, or others will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Facilities Management. Either an employee of Facilities Management or an OUPD officer will normally accompany individuals or groups authorized by Facilities Management to access a roof area.