Capital Programs Institute (formerly UC PMI)
The Capital Programs Institute (aka CPI or the Collaborative) is the UCOP program for design, construction, and project management training. Under the coordination of Design and Construction, the program provides training for the capital programs staff on all campuses and laboratories.
The program is a Collaborative effort, drawing on the expertise and years of experience among the University specialists to provide dynamic sessions covering:
- current policy, process, and contract requirements
- new delivery methods and associated contract documents
- trends and changes in industry practices
- innovations in methods and systems
- business orientation in the UC context for new project managers ( "project management boot camp")
- active discussion and idea exchanges to pollinate sister campuses with consideration of best practices and lessons learned.
The Collaborative's primary audience is campus capital project managers, engineers, and contract administrators. However, University staff whose work entails coordination with these project staff would also benefit (e.g., capital planners, physical & environmental planners, facility managers, EH&S inspectors, fire marshals).
We rely on our Advisory Board and constituents for programmatic suggestions. Our Suggestion Box is available for all to use.
For more information or questions about the CPI and its Advisory Board visit, Contact Us.
- Former UC PMI Newsletter
- Project Management in the UC Environment (Presentation in pdf) - Feb. 2011
- Stormwater on Construction Sites —This seminar, sponsored the Risk Services, was presented on February 4, 2011. If you missed all or part of it, you may download the zip file (compressed file) and hear the presenter — Ed Childers and Tony Garvin and see the viewgraphs.
- Compressed File - Feb. 2011
- CalGreen and LEED Intersections - March 2011
- ADA Updates for UC Campuses - March 2011
- UC Construction and the Law - March 2011
- Please contact for electronic version of the viewgraphs and the webinar.
- JOC (Job Order Contracting) — The Gordian Group, along with UCOP representatives, presented a full day on Job Order Contracting (JOC). The presentation included advice and detailed guidelines for effectively using and administering a JOC program. This was offered on June 22nd on UC Los Angeles as well as on July 6 in San Francisco. The Los Angeles session was a webinar for those who will be unable to attend either location. For webinar recording contact .
Emergency Building Assessment and Coordination: After the "Big" One – This training was provided the CalEMA. If you were unable to attend, please visit their website and look for upcoming sessions. They also offer train the trainer sessions.
- CEQA for Project Managers and UC Planners’ Workshop – These two events were held in Oakland near the Office of the President. These are the handouts for the CEQA session and Planners’ meeting. Look for the next one in two years!
- Quality Assurance Techniques for Design & Construction Documents – This program was offered at UC Davis on October 25, 2011 and UC Irvine on November 9, 2011. The training focused on how a coordinated document review program can save campus’ project funds and help with a better project flow (potentially fewer change orders and RFIs.) Mike Miguel from RediCheck, who has trained UC staff on this system, covered typical coordination blunders and how to integrate a QA system into your projects. There was a panel at each event of campus staff and outside consultants. They discussed pitfalls and best practices of both managing outside consultants or having it done in-house.
- Deep Energy Efficiency Strategies for University Buildings – This workshop was offered by the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program. Four speakers, from the University of California, presented successful examples of deep energy efficiency projects – which can cut costs and carbon footprint by up to 50 percent or more - on California’s higher education campuses.
- Emergency Operations Center Workshop and Tour - This was presented at CSU Northridge on December 2, 2011. The focus of this workshop was learning from CSU Northridge’s process of recovery from the 1994 earthquake. They offered to share their experiences and lessons learned as well as the center that was developed to handle disasters and future emergencies.
- 3 in 1 - Labor Compliance Program changes / Builder’s Risk insurance / Best Value Selections - This combined presentation contained important information on the new Labor Compliance Program requirements and recent changes to the Builders Risk insurance program, as well as a guided tour of how to implement a Best Value contractor selection.
- Labor Compliance Programs: New Requirements - Labor Compliance Programs are changing again. The State is implementing additional requirements and options. Deborah Wilder J.D., president of Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc., reviewed the new statute and regulations, and, what must now be done to operate your own LCP, and what new types of funding will now trigger the LCP requirement.
- Builders Risk Insurance - New Policy, New Changes- Following a general description of the University’s new Master Builders Risk policy, the presenters highlighted important differences between the new policy and the prior one. Lori Jacinth and Kristen Bennett, both UC construction account representatives with Aon Insurance Services, were the primary presenters. Cynthia Low, manager of the construction program in UCOP Risk Services, will join us in San Diego and Gary Leonard, manager of the property and casualty program in Risk Services, will join us in San Francisco.
- Best Value Implementation. As of January 1, 2012 all campuses and medical centers at the University are authorized to award construction contracts over $1,000,000 based on the best value to the University. Chri s Hornbeck, Associate Director of Construction Services for UCOP, Julie Lau, Contracts Manager for UCSF Medical Center, Design and Construction, and University Counsel David Bergquist, shared ideas on how best to implement this process to attract high quality bidders and individuals to UC projects, and discussed their experiences, challenges, lessons learned, and how they adapted their procedures to provide the best results for the University and to maintain a fair and impartial process.
, Senior Architect - Santa Cruz
, Campus Architect - Los Angeles
, Contracts Manager — Los Angeles
, Vice Chancellor Facilities Services — Berkeley
, Manager D&CP — Office of the President
, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor — Santa Barbara
, Senior Project Manager — Santa Cruz
, Campus Architect — Davis
, Associate Vice Chancellor Facilities Design & Construction — San Diego
, Associate Director D&CP — Office of the President
, Director of Project Management — San Francisco Medical Center
, Program Coordinator D&CP — Office of the President
, Director of Operations — Merced
, Director Design & Construction Services — Santa Barbara