About Design and Construction

The Design & Construction department provides construction support for project construction oversight, and actual construction.

After we receive notification from Facilities Planning and Design we will start obtaining pricing for your project to firm up pricing and compare to the FPD estimate. We will obtain final pricing through formal bids, in-house construction team or Joint-On-Call Contractor bids.
Once project bids are received, they are compared the FPD estimate. If a change to the project budget or adjustments to the scope are required, it will be known on the front end of the project. Once the budget is finalized your project is ready for construction Your project coordinator will oversee the construction phase meeting regularly with you, the contractors, and design consultant to keep the project on schedule, within scope, and within budget. As a team, we oversee every aspect of a construction project here at UAMS, the NW Arkansas campus, and other satellite properties. In doing so, we will ensures that UAMS is getting quality work and the best value for all renovation and new construction work.

Through the links on the left you can access some additional features:

• Check out the project status link where you can see the latest update regarding any on-going active design or construction project. The status of the projects will be updated every Monday and you should contact the planner or project manager if questions arise between updates or at any time you need clarification.

• The GCC (Guide to Consultants and Contractors) defines the standards expected when working at UAMS.

• A link to the UAMS expansion web page showing many of the exciting major additions and renovations recently completed or currently underway on the campus.

• We welcome your feedback because it is vital to our ability to meet or exceed your expectations. Please use the link to our contact information.

Thanks for allowing us to serve you.

Brian Cotten, PE, CHFM