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Starting a Project

Physical Facilities works with departments or colleges that have a construction need across all Purdue campuses. Follow the steps below to initiate a construction project. Questions about the process may be directed to pif@purdue.edu or (765) 494-8002.


The client completes the Project Initiation Form to initiate a construction project or request a project estimate

Clients should complete the Project Initiation Form (PIF) available below for all construction projects, including project estimates, and submit it to Physical Facilities at pif@purdue.edu.

The client contact person will receive an email communication acknowledging receipt of the request.

Throughout the course of the process, Physical Facilities will share feedback and status updates pertaining to project requests and contact clients to obtain additional or clarifying information needed to supplement submitted forms.

This document replaces the Request for Professional Services Form and the previous version of the Project Initiation Form.

Project Initiation Form

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The University reviews the project initiation request or request for estimate

  • Projects with costs estimated to be $2M or less
    These projects will be considered by a Project Review Committee consisting of Physical Facilities and Fiscal Affairs staff. Approval for projects less than or equal to $750,000 may be granted by the Chief Operations Officer, projects greater than $750,000 but less than or equal to $1.25M by the Vice President for Physical Facilities, and projects greater than $1.25M by the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

  • Projects with estimated costs of more than $2M
    These projects will be considered by the Project Review Committee described above. Following approval by the Vice President for Physical Facilities and Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, the project will be advanced for consideration and approval by the President, Board of Trustees, and state entities.

  • Projects may require additional approvals depending on project budget, scope or impact on campus.


Clients will be notified of the outcome of the project review process

Clients will receive an email with the results of the project review process and next steps.