Project Services is a dedicated group of professionals who provide project management services for renovations, renewals and modernization of buildings and campus infrastructure ranging in size from $50,000 to $100 million dollars. This includes a wide variety of capital projects ranging from classroom and lab renovations, building system replacements, accessibility upgrades, and public realm improvements to whole building renewals. They are also responsible for managing the design, construction, and commissioning of alternative energy systems, such as the campus-wide Academic District Energy System (ADES) steam to hot water conversion project and the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) expansion project, which contribute to the UBC Climate Action Plan.
The team is responsible for managing the course of a project from inception to completion, through planning, design, construction, commissioning and handover. Project Services is the main liaison on projects between the designated user/customer, consultant team, contractors, and other UBC stakeholders. This includes working with the customer to develop ideas into projects, determining the project objective, scope, timeline, and budget, as well as supporting administrative functions and ongoing activities of the project.
In all their work, Project Services aims to deliver on UBC’s short and long-term goals, to maximize the benefit of every capital improvement. Project Services also provides support for planning of capital projects, including working in close collaboration with Facilities Planning and academic/research units in support of funding applications to granting agencies such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).