Capital Projects

The University of California Office of the President's (UCOP) Facilities Manual defines a capital project as "Land or real property, construction, or capital equipment for construction included as a project in the Capital Improvement Program..."  CPSM becomes involved in construction-related capital projects once the value of the project is $35,000 or higher.  UCOP defines two types of capital projects: minors and majors.  

Capital Project Process

See the current Capital Improvements Flow Chart for approval delegations and process.

See the sample Project Planning Schedules for major capital projects.

Minor Capital Project

New construction, substantial alterations, extensions, or improvements to existing structures with a total estimated cost between $35,000-$750,000.  Approval is granted by the Executive Vice Chancellor.

Major Capital Project

New construction, substantial alterations, extensions, or improvements to existing structures with a total estimated cost in excess of $750,000.  Projects over $10,000,000 have special requirements.  Approval is granted by the Chancellor or Regents.

How to Start a Capital Project

You can start a capital project by visiting Physical Planning & Construction's (PP&C) website and filling out the appropriate form.  

Project Summary Forms

See our forms page