March 4, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013
    Construction Strategic Sourcing: develop capability with unified purchasing group
  • Awarded job order contracting to two bidders; executed contract.
  • Financial Management Best Practices: design processes to enhace KU's buying power
  • Presented findings and recommendations for the pilot construction audit and implementing a regular construction audit process.
  • Reviewed insurance and bonding questions with broker.
  • Prepared and submitted grant application for a major project. Coordinated with Chancellor's Office and others regarding resolutions, letters of support, etc.
  • Prepared and submitted historic rehabilitation tax credits application for a major project.
  • Considered "creative economy" grant opportunity. Forwarded the information to several relevant departments.
  • Oversaw facility assessments performed by consultant with pending deliverables including lifecycle cost analyses and maintenance prioritization recommendations.
  • Collaborated with City on cost-sharing sanitary sewer replacement during an upcoming project.
  • Transitioned travel request and voucher processing to Business Operations Service Center.
  • Construction Management Best Practices: develop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan
  • Implemented use of Maximo for construction inventory, time reporting, purchase orders, etc.
  • Met with Huron reps and others regarding coordination between construction and maintenance groups.
  • Prepared updated position descriptions for KU Construction to more accurately describe job responsibilities and other information.
  • Hosted and participated in campus master planning open forums, executive committee meeting, steering committee meeting, work sessions, facility visits, etc.
  • Evaluated proposals for master planning optional services.

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