January 7, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013
    Construction Strategic Sourcing: develop capability with unified purchasing group
  • Major savings realized in joint effort with Purchasing to improve procurement and delivery of building access control systems.
  • Coordinated with Shared Service Center on progressive sourcing techniques used by DCM/KU Construction.
  • Bid process initiated for job order contracting services.
  • Financial Management Best Practices: design processes to enhace KU's buying power
  • Received construction audit report from Huron’s consultant, reviewed, and transmitted to contractor for responses/additional information.
  • Coordinated with Kansas Dept. of Administration on initiating next round of on-call contracts for architectural and landscape architecture services.
  • Construction Management Best Practices: develop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan
  • Visiting expert presented on using Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Scheduled meeting with vendor to learn about Maximo life safety module capabilities.
  • Improved functionality of Project Quick Stats at https://fmis3w2.home.ku.edu/quickstats/.
  • Coordinated with Operations Business Director in selecting key performance indicators on which to report.
  • Completed outfitting conference space for campus master planning initiative.
  • Provided campus construction information for upcoming neighborhood newsletter.
  • Improved clarity of project maps at http://www.dcm.ku.edu/projects/.


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