The information provided below is for use by Berkeley campus units that have been delegated the authority to undertake construction projects. In 1998, the State Legislature passed the Stull Act (PCC 10505) that allows construction projects to be self-performed, i.e., carried out by university employees, given the following:
Construction, particularly on the Berkeley campus, is uniquely complex. To plan and execute a project successfully means that project management must be cognizant of many elements that are not readily apparent. The following is to help ensure that renovation and remodeling projects indeed satisfy all applicable codes, standards, and requisites. Adherence to scope, budget, and schedule are the usual challenges, but added to this is the fact that projects have impacts that often are not readily apparent, e.g., life/safety, access, historical, environmental, hazardous.
Constitutionally empowered by the Regents, the University of California is a self-regulated entity. Each campus is entrusted to perform renovation and remodeling projects per State statutes such as issued by the California Building Standards Commission and per University policies such as specified in the Facilities Manual. To assist with this oversight on the Berkeley campus, there are the following processes:
The Renovations and Remodels - Risk Review Form (RRF) is the tool that will help you during the planning and execution of projects that you self-perform is essentially a checklist to use for all new construction, as well as for alteration, replacement, and repair of any building or system that would ordinarily require permits, inspections, and final approvals on the "outside."
Upon completion of the RRF, it is to be filed with the project documentation per the campus' Audit and Advisory Services.
Please note that if a project involves specialized research equipment, the Vice Provost - Academic Planning and Facilities must approve the project. To do so, contact Trish Cascardi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Regardless of cost or scope, all projects require consultation with the Campus Fire Marshal. To this end, the EH&S Fire Prevention Division has recently developed an electronic project evaluation process that assists anyone with project management responsibilities in determining the appropriate level of Fire Marshal involvement required for each project. This process includes collection of information via the Fire Prevention Division - Project Review Process; the information will help determine potential environmental impacts. This web-based evaluation must be completed for all construction projects irrespective of project budget and can be found at: http://fm.ehs.berkeley.edu/projectreviewform.html. Once submitted electronically, the information will be reviewed for further follow-up if needed by EH&S or by the Facilities Services Construction Inspection Services Unit.
Questions can be directed to Executive Assistant Pam Sutherland at email@example.com.
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