Capital Planning

The capital planning process is closely tied with the university’s integrated planning and budgeting processes, and supports the Strategic Directions. It involves developing strategic and logistical capital plans to support the university’s physical assets, including buildings and space, land, infrastructure, information and communications technology, and equipment, including critical maintenance and renewal. Several overarching principles and driving factors influence all capital projects at the U of S, and all follow the major projects planning process.

Interested in learning more about capital planning? Read the brochure produced by the Infrastructure and Capital Resources Commitment.

Major Projects Planning Process
The Major Projects Planning Process serves as a systematic and transparent approach to review major projects on an individual basis within the context of the university’s current integrated plan, Strategic Directions, and college/unit plans. In addition to the above-noted criteria, the planning process also recognizes additional mitigating factors such as internal and external funding opportunities, life safety, and code and regulatory issues.

The Major Project Planning Process has four stages, the first three managed by Institutional Planning and Assessment (IPA) and the fourth by Facilities Management Division external link.

Stage 1: Project Request
Stage 2: Project Pre-Planning
Stage 3: Project Approval
Stage 4: Project Governance

All major projects in excess of $500,000 will adhere to this process including capital building projects, major computer software acquisitions, major equipment purchases, infrastructure projects, and all major acquisitions that have a value greater than $500,000.

Key Capital Documents

Related units: Facilities Management Division external link

Primary contact: Director of Institutional Capital Planning