CAPITAL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT
Capital Facilities Division
The Capital Facilities Division (CFD) is responsible for the Estimating and Design and Construction Management activities for the Facilities Management Department. The Division is led by the Capital Facilities Division Manager and is made up of 11 Project Managers with backgrounds in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management. The Capital Facilities Division oversees the scoping, detailed design and construction of approximately 200 projects per fiscal year. In addition, CFD’s Estimating staff develops over 300 turnkey conceptual project budget estimates on a yearly basis. The Group takes the lead in the development of the annual Major Maintenance Program, the Capital Improvement Program, and the Five-year Facility Project Plan. Typical examples of projects include remodels, renovations, and upgrades to building systems and equipment. Construction projects are executed using a number of delivery methods including Job Order Contracting, Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), and Design Bid Build. The Capital Facilities Division typically manages individual projects under approximately $5 million in value.
Large Capital Projects Team
In 2012, the Facilities Management Department established the Large Capital Projects Team to provide design and construction management on large capital projects with values over $20 million. Large Capital Projects Team members are led by the Large Capital Projects Executive, and are solely dedicated to each individual project and are funded through the project. The Team is responsible for facilitating all project contracts; reporting to stakeholders; identifying cost saving concepts and methodologies; and for ensuring turnkey project delivery on-time and within established project budgets. By performing these functions in-house, FMD is able to realize significant cost savings on large projects in lieu of using third party consultants. An example of a project successfully executed by the Large Capital Projects Team is the new Headquarters Building for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
The Planning Division is responsible for providing Master Planning, Energy Management, and Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) services for the Facilities Management Department. The Planning Division staff report to the Planning Division Manager and consists of Planners, Energy Analysts and Engineers, Technicians, and Inventory Specialists. The Planners perform and manage Facility Master Plans, space plans, and furniture layouts; Building Condition Assessments; and meet up front with project stakeholders to determine long term needs and develop conceptual programs and layouts. The Group is responsible for the Asset Inventory Management (AIM) program for reuse of systems furniture as well as coordinating new furniture procurements and move management. The Planning Division also monitors energy consumption throughout the County’s facilities; reports costs and trends; manages energy rebate applications and programs; reviews and approves the County’s utility bills; and explores energy saving ideas and options for inclusion in projects. The IWMS program integrates facility information to streamline project as-built information and assist with move management and coordination.