Formulation is the phase in the Construction & Renovation process where the scope, schedule and budget for a proposed project are identified. The formulation ensures that the project parameters meet the needs of the User, the appropriate funding source has been identified and that the standards and objectives of the Administration are being achieved.

Departmental requests are typically initiated by contacting FC&R Planning. The requests are ‘Triaged’ weekly and if deemed appropriate move forward with the assignment of a Project Manager.

The Project Manager meets with the User to develop the program for the space and prepares drawings (as needed), a preliminary budget and a schedule, for review and approval. Once approved the information is summarized in a Formulation Response letter and sent to the Business Manager of the Department. The project is then placed in the Facilities Construction & Renovation queue for design and implementation.