How you can streamline the capital planning and design process

When institutions undertake capital projects, they often find project participants do not understand their role in the project or disputes arise due to an unclear execution process. The Capital Project Charter Template, part of the Facilities Forum's Campus Design Toolkit, ensures that everyone involved in a design project is operating on the same timeline and with the same goals.

The Capital Project Charter Template provides institutions with a framework to articulate responsibilities, deadlines, and objectives for capital projects. It helps ensure that the capital planning team is on the same page with campus leaders and project customers before breaking ground. It clarifies the roles and authority of those involved in project planning and execution, which ensures that all participants have a common understanding of the project and prevents disputes as the project progresses.

The tool consists of five sections to help institutions develop detailed plans for any capital project:

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