Robert Watts, Interim Director of Facilities & Construction Management

Contact Us

Phone: 601-979-2522

Fax: 601-979-2526

Email: fcm@jsums.edu

Planning and Construction Unit

Our mission is to provide high level performance and expertise in the design and construction of campus facilities. Planning and Construction is responsible for ensuring all aspects of each project is in compliance with programs, budgets, schedules, and codes. We manage the process on both capital and campus projects.

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Our Unit

The Planning and Construction team is made up of professionals with expertise in the areas listed below:

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Planning and Programming
  • Project Management
  • Renovation
  • Structural Engineering


This unit oversees and manages the following subunits and areas:

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Building Services

This sub-unit is responsible for general building maintenance such as painting, window and door repair, furniture repair, ceiling tile replacement, drywall and masonry repairs to academic and administrative buildings. Building Services also performs minor renovations to campus offices and classrooms. Some of our services include building bookcases and shelves, concrete work, and sidewalks. Shops include carpentry, moving and painting. Click on the links for more information on each shop and services provided.

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Capital Improvement

Construction projects managed through this unit may either be deemed a capital or campus project, based on the following criteria.

Capital Projects: These projects help preserve or improve a University asset or infrastructure. Capital projects typically consist of new construction, expansion, renovation, or the replacement of an existing facility. Project costs may include contract services needed to complete the project, the cost of land, engineering, and architectural planning. Approval from the University President, IHL, and State Legislators is required. Our Role

Campus Projects: In general, these projects include minor interior renovations/design, small additions, exterior improvement, or the renewal of electrical or mechanical systems. Planning and Construction manages both the planning and renovation/construction phases. Total costs of campus projects are typically decided upon and approved by the Provost. Our Role

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