FAQ - Design and Construction

  • How much will the project cost?

    D&C can assist in establishing an initial project budget which can be refined as the full scope of the project is determined.

  • How do I request the following services?
    • Design, Architectural or Engineering Services
    • Estimating projects
    • Installing new electrical service
    • Installing or removing walls, doors, etc.
    • Replacing carpet
    • Painting projects

    Customers must fill in and send a Project Request Form (available on this Web Site) to Facilities Design & Construction. The form provides basic project information necessary for D&C to evaluate and respond to the customer's request.

  • How do I start a project?

    Customers must fill in and send a Project Request Form (available on this Web Site) to Facilities Design & Construction. The form provides basic project information necessary for D&C to evaluate and respond to the customer's request.

  • What other costs, in addition to the construction cost, will be incurred?

    Construction cost is about 80% of a project's total budget. Other costs might include items such as architectural and engineering professional fees, bid advertisements, printing, and utility location surveys. Customers must identify funding for the total project budget.

  • Is my project feasible?

    Customers should contact Design & Construction for assistance if they have questions as to the feasibility of a project concept or scope. Our architects and engineers can review your program needs and assist in determining the project scope and feasibility.

  • Why does it take so long to bid projects?

    We are required to follow the University System of Georgia procedures for bidding,which require competitive bidding and establish minimum guidelines for bid advertising and contractor preparation of bid proposals. In general, it will take at least thirty days from the time project documents are ready for a contract to be executed.