About Planning Design and Construction

In accordance with Board Rule 415 of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, revised in June 2013, the Facilities Division provides staff support in conjunction with implementation of the overall planning and management of the physical facilities on UAB campus. The Board is committed to:

  • building, preserving, and enhancing campus physical facilities in order to provide an efficient, functional, and pleasant environment for fulfilling established roles and missions
  • developing a campus that reflects efficient and effective land use; a thoughtful and sensitive integration of buildings, open space, landscaping and signage; orderly utility and service networks; and safe and accessible vehicular/pedestrian systems
  • accomplishing these activities in a manner which ensures that public funds are expended in the most cost-effective manner and funds received from these transactions are maximized

Within this authority as well as the UAB Policy Concerning Facilities or Utilities Renovations, Modifications, and Additions, effective March 31, 2004 and edited December 30, 2014 for changes in title, the office of Planning, Design & Construction is responsible for the following:

  • Campus master planning, including a comprehensive Campus Master Plan, Five-Year Facilities Development Plan, and an Annual Capital Development Plan
  • Systematic planning for capital projects
  • Establishment of an orderly process for the accomplishment of major capital projects
  • Selection and appointment of architects, engineers, construction managers, program managers, and other design and construction entities with primary contractual responsibilities for project delivery
  • Implementation of all renovations, modifications and/or additions to any facility or utility (academic, administrative, research, Hospital, etc.) that is owned, leased or operated by UAB, regardless of funding source.


The function of Planning, Design & Construction within Facilities is to serve as the University Architect, Project Management Team, and Design Resource for projects as outlined in the Board of Trustees and UAB Policy authority.

Services performed by PD&C include the following:

  • Presentation of project submittal packages to the Board of Trustees
  • Oversight of all design and construction projects, as well as major equipment purchases
  • Serve as primary point of contact among consultants, contractors and University's representatives
  • Development and management of project scope, requirements, budgets and schedules
  • Consultant selection and contract negotiation
  • Management of feasibility studies and design processes – schematic design through construction documents
  • Implementation of capital and renovation projects for some Hospital and all academic, administrative, research, facilities and utilities, ensuring adherence to established design and facilities standards
  • Oversight of bidding process and construction as needed
  • Professional architectural, engineering, and interior design expertise in support of project scope development

PD&C is organized into four Teams focused on meeting the needs of a specific customer base or area of expertise. Each team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of design and construction professionals and specialists who are dedicated to serving their customer base from project inception to project completion. 

  • Team U
    • Athletics
    • UAB Central Administration
    • Parking & Transportation
    • Campus Utilities
    • Real Estate
  • Team A
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Dentistry
    • School of Optometry
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Health Professions
    • ARP
  • Team B
    • Provost
    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Collat School of Business
    • Student Services
    • School of Engineering
    • School of Education
    • Graduate School 
    • Campus Recreation 
  • Team C 
    • Facilities Management
    • Environmental Health & Safety