Policy Number: 210

Renovations and Installation of Equipment

Subject:

Renovations and installation of equipment

Scope:

Faculty, Staff and Students

Date Reviewed: April 2013

Responsible Office: Facilities, Planning and Engineering

Responsible Executive: Vice President of Facilities, Planning and Engineering

I.     POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (“university”) is committed to ensuring that construction and renovation projects at the university are performed in compliance with applicable building codes while reducing the risk of damage to facilities and injury of occupants. To achieve these objectives, Facilities, Planning and Engineering (“FPE”) shall manage or approve all renovation projects.

II.     DEFINITIONS

Renovation:  For the purpose of this policy, renovation means a mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural or egress modification to an existing facility.  Renovation includes installation of fixed equipment that requires mechanical, electrical and/or plumbing connections or any equipment that produces a heat load that will affect air conditioning requirements.

III.     PROCEDURE

FPE must be contacted for evaluation and written approval before a consultant or contractor is hired to perform a renovation project. Requests for renovations shall be made by contacting the FPE help desk (713-500-3498) or the Facilities Project Management Office.    

IV.     CONTACTS

Contact

Telephone

Email/Web Address

Facilities, Planning and Engineering

Facilities, Planning and Engineering

fixit@uth.tmc.edu