Master Plan Components
A study of all spaces.
Paulien & Associates, experts in academic and facilities related studies for higher education, have assessed campus-wide facility utilization. This assessment provides key planning data tying the use of campus spaces and facilities with the future plans for that department, college or group.
Facilities Condition Assessment
To support Deferred Maintenance Planning.
In support of the 2013 Campus Master Planning effort, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber (FTC&H) performed a facilities condition assessments for existing buildings and supporting infrastructure on the Mt. Pleasant campus. They worked in collaboration with the CMU Plant Engineering & Planning Department to gain a general overview of the condition of each building. Clark Construction has provided estimating support for this effort.
Review of steam, condensate, chilled water, city water, storm, sanitary, electrical, data and telecom to define major maintenance and capacity needs.
FTC&H has surveyed the major utility systems that support the facilities currently, and understand their capability to support the future growth of the physical campus. Clark Construction has provided estimating support for this effort.
Define strategies for building zones, plazas, transportation, landscape, art, parking, campus entries, and wayfinding.
The land master plan studies the locations and synergies between buildings, plazas, pedestrian and vehicular paths, landscape, art, signage and other physical assets on campus. This has proposed a future plan for the transformation of campus in support of the university's goals as established in the Strategic Plan.
Includes prioritized major capital needs for the next 10 years.
The capital plan provides the outline that allows the planning efforts to come to built reality over the next 10 years.