The CPDC Project Manager (PM) is responsible for managing construction projects and serving as liaison between the University, clients, contractors, architects, and engineers to insure a successful project process and completion. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Project and Budget Management
    • Manage the design and construction phases of University construction projects.
    • Work with clients to define the scope of the project, design criteria, programming, budget limitations and other considerations.
    • Ensure that campus standards, and state and federal building, plumbing, electrical, fire, ADA, and similar codes are compiled within the design and construction phases of projects.
    • Act as primary on-site construction coordinator and owner's representative on projects.
    • Process change orders and coordinate the various phases of a project with different in-house work groups and outside contractors.
    • Monitor project budgets and expenditures, and maintain project records.
    • Inspect ongoing and completed work, ensuring that project details are completed.
    • Authorize payment for contracted services and close out projects.
    • Act as liaison and facilitator between Montana State University, Montana State Architecture and Engineering Division (State A&E), contractors, architects and engineers to help resolve programming, estimating and design and construction issues.
  2. Contract Enforcement
    • Enforce contract requirements and MSU policies and procedures.
    • Answer questions and resolve issues involving construction documents and contracts for MSU clients, contractors, architects and engineers.
  3. Planning and Analysis
    • Perform maintenance needs analysis.
    • Perform project feasibility analysis.
    • Provide project planning.
    • Coordinate and assist Facilities Services personnel with maintenance projects.

Campus landscapes and exterior spaces are a fundamental piece of MSU's social, aesthetic, cultural, and facilities infrastructure. CPDC's team of planners and designers follow the Landscape Master Plan to create spaces for gathering, outdoor classrooms and recreation. 

The Long-Range Building Program (LRBP) is a continuous process, led by the Montana State University President, to receive state appropriated funding. CPDC is responsible for coordinating kick-off meetings internally to start each biennial cycle of the LRBP. CPDC works with all four campuses and Montana Agricultural Experiment Stations (MAES) to gather data and support the development of the LRBP Project Priority List.

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Underground utilities should be located on campus property by utilizing the 811 Call Before You Dig system at least two full business days in advance of work.

Once the locate request has been submitted with 811, our University Locators mark University owned utilities. Non-University owned utilities are marked by the utility owner. 

Please refer to the Utility Locating Policy before breaking ground. If you are familiar with this policy, please fill out the Dig Safe Request Form

All utility locate services are provided free of charge. 

All campus building and rooms are drawn in CAD and available for campus use. 

  • Indoor event-preplanning - floor plans are drawn in CAD and can be provided by CPDC's CADD Technician
  • Outdoor event pre-planning - Aerial imagery, utility information, tree locates, sidewalks and service drive information can be provided by CPDC's Mapping Technician. 
  • High accuracy GPS location data recording - Contact CPDC's Mapping Technician
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