The buildings at EWU are an integral part of our educational experience, but they also require a lot of work to maintain, remodel, and to construct. One of the newest buildings being constructed is the new Interdisciplinary Science Center (pictured right). Construction and Planning is responsible for managing these projects, and they implement sustainability in day-to-day projects while planning for a sustainable future.
Construction and Planning show a commitment to sustainability in day-to-day activities through reducing waste. On the jobsite, they do this by recycling, reusing, and repurposing materials for future projects. They also fix metals used in buildings or piping in the metal fabrication shop. By doing this they utilize these materials, and stop them from being discarded and sent to the landfill. The steps they take now to integrate these practices help to create a more sustainable future.
EWU follows Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) practices when constructing new buildings. LEED buildings use less resources, produce less waste, and because of their high efficiency, they are cost-saving. Hargreaves, synamncut, URC, PUB, Patterson, and the Interdisciplinary Science Center are all LEED certified buildings on campus. Construction and Planning ensures our commitment to a sustainable future by helping create sustainable buildings that will be enjoyed for years to come.
When hiring contractors for the buildings on campus, Construction and Planning implements Job Order Contracting. This requires EWU to track construction dollars paid to minority-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, women’s business enterprises, and Washington State small businesses. The state encourages EWU to provide these businesses with opportunities to bid on all of our projects. This helps create opportunities for inclusivity while constructing these environmentally designed buildings.
Construction and Planning help to create spaces for students and staff to utilize and enjoy a positive educational environment. They are here to help in any way that they can. If you have questions about what Construction and Planning does, or if you are interested in the planning process, contact Tim Raver at firstname.lastname@example.org.