Asset Replacement & Improvement


The Asset Replacement & Improvements (ARI) unit is comprised of two business units—the Technical Review Team and the Construction Office.

Technical Review Team

The Technical Review Team is tasked with ensuring that new buildings and renovation projects are delivered to the campus community in accordance with UBC technical guidelines, and are ultimately maintainable for the lifespan of the assets they provide. This team provides technical expertise during the planning and handover phases of projects to ensure that an operational lens is applied to the project design, and to ensure that all information required to successfully transition new assets installed by the project is delivered to the operational teams that will maintain them.

Construction Office

The Construction Office is responsible for the successful delivery of smaller customer-funded projects for the University, primarily via coordination of in-house trades that perform the work. The projects delivered by the Construction Office directly and positively impact the day-to-day working environment of UBC’s staff, faculty, and students. Projects commonly undertaken include lab and office renovations and replacement of existing mechanical, electrical, and architectural systems within buildings. The separation of these customer-funded minor upgrade project requests from maintenance requests by our customers helps to ensure that maintenance funding is not eroded by the costs of elective improvements.