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Physical and Capital Planning Process

All functions previously addressed by the Physical and Capital Planning unit have been incorporated into the Physical Facilities organization. In the coming weeks, this website will be decommissioned, and the information contained here will be integrated into the Energy and Construction website. The structure and appearance of the information will be adapted to fit within the existing Energy and Construction website and to reflect the updated organizational structure of the unit.

The framework to guide the physical growth and development of Purdue’s system-wide infrastructure is rooted in each campus’ master plan and is articulated in the University’s strategic plan. The organizational structure that supports the capital planning process is directed by the Physical and Capital Planning Office, assisted by the Capital Coordinating Committee (C3) and guided by the Capital Projects Council (CPC), a committee established and chaired by the President.

The capital project planning process will involve (1) a biennial (once every two years) system to establish the ten-year capital plan, and (2) an annual process to develop a repair and rehabilitation (R&R) and infrastructure plan. Purdue’s capital project approval processes, including new construction, facility renovation, leases and property acquisition, are governed by State statute and the by-laws of the University.

The CPC will guide the capital project planning process by reviewing capital projects proposed by the various campus units when the project involves new uses of University lands for the construction and/or renovation of academic, administrative or auxiliary facilities, as well as those to be constructed or financed by Purdue Research Foundation on behalf of the University.

While capital projects can be proposed at any time, it is expected that a majority of facility needs will be identified for the biennial capital request when updates are made to the system-wide ten-year capital plan.