Capital Project Initiation
"Capital projects" are construction and renovation efforts with estimated total project costs of $100,000 or more, inclusive of professional services, construction, furniture, fixtures, equipment, contingency and OPM fees.
Renovations, maintenance and other projects with estimated total project costs of less than $100,000 are normally not capitalized. These projects are budgeted and charged directly to the school/center's operating budget.
Visit Duke University's Financial Services Capital Budgets Office for capital project procedures and guidelines.
Projects begin with contacting the Director of OPM, Paul Manning at (919) 660-4221 or the Assistant Director of Planning, Adem Gusa at (919) 660-1483. A Project Manager (PM) will be assigned and, with feedback from departments/user groups and University administrators, the project scope, schedule and budget are determined.
There are four categories that projects fall into:
|Tier #||Project Range|
|Tier 3||≥ 2.5M|
|Tier 2||250K - 2.49M|
|Tier 1||100K - 250K|
|Tier 0||< 100K|
All projects follow a common sequence of approvals depending on the magnitude of the project:
- Construction Project Request Form (CPRF)
- Capital Project Review Committee (CPRC)
- Capital Project Executive Committee (CPEC)
- Committee on Facilities & Environments (for projects > $2.5m)
- Board of Trustees Buildings & Grounds (for projects > $2.5m)