Project Managers are the liaisons for design and construction projects over $100,000 on the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Agricultural and Space Institute campuses. They are tasked with coordinating campus objectives and translating those to designers and contractors through appropriate channels. Project Managers work with the administration, faculty, and staff; providing aesthetic, technical and procedural advice. The Project Managers assist with programming, campus planning, cost estimating, and conceptual design of proposed projects. They monitor construction projects with respect to schedule and budgeting, proposing solutions to obstacles encountered.
Managers also support the Campus in activities that require approvals from the State Fire Marshal by reviewing documents for code compliance and inspecting work in place. They collaborate with designers, contractors, code officials, staff, and administration to provide information on current and applicable codes as they apply to construction projects. Managers also assist with the formation of code equivalencies.
In addition, Managers provide guidance and support to the Campus and its consultants with respect to building accessibility as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This group manages the regular testing and maintenance of various life safety systems such as sprinklers, fire alarms and smoke detection. It formulates and carries out Plans of Corrective Action for improving life safety in our existing buildings.