Working closely with Construction Managers to ensure schedule and budget adherence, Project Managers organize and administer the project from conception to completion. The Project Manager is assigned from one of the specialized groups within CPO depending on the needs and location of the project. Once assigned, the PM is the main contact throughout the life of the project.
Project Management Groups
CPO's in-house design group operating on a fee-for-service basis. This multi-disciplinary group of architects, engineers, designers and managers provides a full range of design services to all University departments and campuses.
Major Projects Group
The MPG is responsible for the successful and timely completion of all projects having total costs of $10 million or greater, as well as selectively assigned smaller projects. The focus of this team includes all three UW campuses, Harborview and major projects at other locations. The team director takes the lead with respect to external relationships in areas that involve project management including Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB), Project Review Committee (PRC), Association of General Contractors (AGC), interagency issues with the State, and national associations.
Special Projects Group
The SPG is made up of Project and Construction Managers responsible for the successful and timely completion of all projects with a total cost of less than $10 million. This team includes the current Student Life projects portfolio including the HUB, Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), the Intellectual House, student housing projects and the North Campus Housing Master Plan. Projects are located at all three campuses and research stations across the state.
Small Projects Delivery Team
The Small Projects Delivery Team is part of SPG. The mission of this team is to develop a program in which smaller projects can be accomplished in the most efficient and economic methods, while meeting the standards of the University and ensuring satisfactory results for our clients. This team is made up of architects, engineers, project managers, construction managers and estimators. Its focus is on projects valued between $35,000 and approximately $300,000. Working closely with the Alterations Unit of the Facilities Services Department and other campus groups, a major goal is to improved project delivery. When appropriate, Job Oder Contracting and the Small Works Roster are utilized.
This team takes the lead role in working with Sound Transit for the University Link and North Link design and construction issues as defined in the agreements with Sound Transit. This group manages the coordination on be half of the University of the WSDOT/ST/UW Montlake Triangle Project. Strategic Programs also leads the program management relationships and project execution with Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) and program management with other University offices and schools when requested.
Business Services Group