The campus civil engineering team, housed in the Department of Facilities Management, is tasked with helping make CU-Boulder’s built environment a functional and safe place to study and work. Our range of projects covers:
Below is a list of some of our current utility projects:
A few examples of upcoming improvements to campus include:
There are many areas of campus that are subject to water intrusion/ponding from storm events. These areas are often the result of nearby drainage and grading conditions. The civil engineering team records these areas and prioritizes corrections to minimize and eliminate their occurrence in the future.
Below is a list of recently completed water intrusion projects in 2015:
- Porous pavement on east Pleasant St.
- Grading and waterproofing improvements at Woodbury
- VAC Museum entrance - porous pavement
Upcoming and ongoing water intrusion projects in 2016:
The civil engineering team actively participates in the university’s Sustainability Action Team (SAT) and received a Sustainability Award in 2012 for its efforts on campus. To date, we have saved campus over 15 million gallons of potable water. We are involved in conservation projects for restrooms, laboratories and irrigation.
Upcoming and recently completed water conservation projects include:
The civil engineering team maintains the utility, structural, hardscapes, roofing, and waterproofing related sections of the UCB Design and Construction Standards. These standards are updated every year. We are always interested in feedback from outside consultants for helping improve standards.
The Civil Engineering group exists to aid in the construction process and ensure that our clients (students, faculty, alumni and all other visitors to campus) receive a top quality product. We strive to guarantee quality assurance in all phases of construction, from early design review all the way to final inspections and certificates of occupancy. Civil Engineering touches on many aspects of construction including stormwater management and erosion control, utility and subsurface removal and replacement, hardscapes and structural building components. The Civil Engineering group strives to make timely responses to faculty and staff requesting projects or studies, contractors or designers requesting information, and any environmental or safety concerns.