Construction Cost

UCSF Funds Sandler Neurosciences Center by Forging New Partnerships

Public-Private Partnership Model Streamlines Delivery, Reduces Institutional Risk

Published 9-4-2013

The Sandler Neurosciences Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a developer-built facility created through innovative planning, development, design, and research. A public-private partnership—an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build model—applies private-sector efficiencies to an institutional project. Benefits include faster delivery, lower costs to build and operate, and reducing institutional risk by shifting responsibility for construction and ongoing maintenance to the developer.

The 2014 Conference on Strategic Facilities Planning and Management

April 7-8, 2014
Scottsdale, AZ


Renovate, Reuse, and Recycle

The University of Georgia Turns A Navy Supply Corps School into a New Health Sciences Campus

Published 7-24-2013

Lacking space for its health science programs but faced with a limited budget, the University of Georgia is repurposing a former Navy Supply Corps School as a new Health Sciences campus, salvaging a property slated for closure and creating a more modern, collaborative learning environment. Throughout the renovation process, the challenges have been managing end-user expectations, balancing practicality with functionality—including reusing some materials—and dealing with diverse properties in this compatible but not perfectly matched space.

Data and Discipline Drive Efficient Recapitalization

Caltech Stresses Quality over Quantity of Space

Published 6-12-2013

The California Institute of Technology uses facility condition assessment and data-driven analysis to determine the best investment strategy for limited recapitalization funds. Combined with the institutional discipline to demolish or mothball buildings, Caltech minimizes costs and maximizes immediate functionality, while making funding decisions that support the institutional mission.