Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the University of Michigan’s physical campus. A division of Facilities and Operations under the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, our professional staff has the expertise to manage a wide range of facility improvement projects. We are committed to providing outstanding customer service and safely completing projects on time and within budget. Central to the process is careful and proper planning. AEC has been delegated various levels of authority and many responsibilities to ensure that projects meet approved guidelines and standards. Architectural and construction services are considered restricted goods and require special approvals. Specific authority derived from Standard Practice Guide 601.24 includes:
- The AEC Executive Director must approve all requests for architectural and related engineering services.
- Renovations or alterations to university facilities, with exception of maintenance-related activities, must be carried out under the purview of AEC.
- AEC maintains signature authority for construction contracts and agreements.
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