Physical Plant

Message from the Director

"Cradle to Grave" Philosophy

Troy University Bookstore nearing completion."Cradle to Grave" is a term that refers to the overall management of an asset from inception to disposal or renewal. Effectively managing the life-cycle of assets extends the maximum possible use of that asset at the minimal cost.

Below are the phases involved with the life-cycle of University assets. Effective management in each of these areas is key to the overall success of the physical plant.

  1. Conception
      1. Master Planning SOP
      2. Needs Analysis
      3. Master Planning Sessions
        1. Semi-annually
        2. Capital Renewal
        3. Master Plan
      4. Round Table Discussions
  2. Programming
    1. Programming Procedures
    2. Space Planning
      1. Space Utilization
      2. Proxemics
    3. Systems Analysis
      1. Electrical Needs
      2. Mechanical Needs
      3. Etc.
  3. Pre-Design
    1. Instructions to Architects
    2. Schematic Drawings
    3. Conceptual Drawings
  4. Design ProcessNew dormitory buildings during final construction phases.
    1. Architect/In-House Design
      1. Construction Drawings
      2. Specifications
      3. Finish Samples
      4. Maintainability
      5. Custodial Services Needs
  5. Project Management
    1. Project Management SOP
    2. Instructions to Vendors
  6. Project Closeout
    1. Final Inspections
      1. Requestor
      2. Architect
      3. Building Commission
  7. Operations & Maintenance
    1. Preventative Maintenance Procedures
    2. Utilities
    3. Routine Maintenance
    4. Custodial Services
  8. Capital Renewal
      Rubble from demolition of Dill Hall
    1. Capital Renewal SOP
    2. Deferred Maintenance Elimination Plan
    3. Life-cycle Planning
    4. Master Planning
    5. Special Request Projects
  9. Disposal/Comprehensive Renewal
    1. Disposal/Renewal Evaluation Parameters
    2. Maintenance Costs
    3. Current Replacement Value