June 10, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013
  • Construction Strategic Sourcing: develop capability with unified purchasing group
  • Reviewed qualification submittals for student housing public-private partnership.
  • Managed strategic equipment/material purchases for summer projects.
  • Collaborated with Purchasing on a strategic sourcing paving contract.
  • Conducted construction strategic sourcing workgroup meeting and contacted Purchasing for more info and collaboration.
  • Financial Management Best Practices: design processes to enhance KU's buying power
  • Prepared and submitted application for a major grant opportunity.
  • Assisted KBS Field Station and IT in a separate grant application.
  • Received approval of historical rehabilitation tax credits application for two projects.
  • Coordinated with Purchasing on KUPPS procedures.
  • Prepared and submitted construction audit contract clauses for legal review.
  • Requested Risk Management and insurance broker feedback on evaluation of construction insurance and bonding.
  • Construction Management Best Practices: develop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan
  • Coordinated with Provost's Office, Human Resources, and Facilities Services in arranging transfer of the site construction crew to FS effective June 9, since this crew primarily performs maintenance work.
  • Learned that the BEST Building won first place at the chapter level for the ASHRAE Technology Award. National level awards scheduled this fall.
  • Continued developing key performance indicators report.
  • Participated in campus master planning work sessions and meetings.


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