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Offices of Planning and Design and Project Management
4 Currier Place, Suite 306
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: See Staff Pages
Fax: (603) 646-3322
Email: opd@dartmouth.edu

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Project Delivery Process Description

PROCESS OVERVIEW :: DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Process Overview

The Project Delivery Process promotes stewardship of campus facilities and supports the alignment of each project with the College mission.  The facilities organizations administer project tasks to meet the approved goals, budget and schedule.  Led by the Planning Design & Construction office, the project delivery process is intended to be balanced, value-driven, professional, responsible and service oriented.

Balanced

Define, reconcile and achieve the key project goals of the client and the College.  Project goals can be tactical (short-term) or strategic (long-term) and may include:

 

  • Functional program
  • Occupancy schedule
  • Approved budget
  • Operational objectives
  • Sustainable design
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Building performance
  • Aesthetic quality
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Donor recognition
  • Building standards
  • Risk mitigation
  • Safety program
  • Security standards

 

Value – Driven

Lead a project team composed of client, campus stakeholder, designer and builder representatives to balance objectives and deliver the optimum project value for the College.

cost/value chart

 

Professional

Provide technical expertise in the areas of campus planning, building design and project management.  Appropriately engage in-house professionals (FO&M, REO) and external consultants to provide supplemental services.

 

Responsible

Ensure that proper legal and fiduciary obligations of the College are met in the execution of project tasks.  These obligations include:

 

  • Fair bidding practices
  • Community  engagement
  • Contract management
  • Site plan review
  • Change-order resolution
  • Zoning review
  • Insurer document review
  • Zoning & Use / Construction permit
  • Legal review
  • ADA compliance

 

Service – Oriented

Affirm the core educational and research mission of the College by providing project-specific support services that may include:

 

  • Project management
  • Relocation management
  • Architectural design
  • Construction management
  • Interior design
  • Furniture purchase
  • Campus planning
  • Security system specification
  • Value engineering
  • Signage specification

 

Last Updated: 11/5/08