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Facilities and Construction Management

Planning and Construction

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.

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:

  • Building Services (Carpentry, Moving, Painting)
    • 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.

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.


Partnered Organizations:

  • APPA
    • APPA (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators) offers a wealth of informational resources, continuous learning programs, and opportunities to connect and network with fellow facilities professionals in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

      Explore some of the many programs, services, and activities that APPA provides to its members and others in the educational facilities community.

    • SRAPPA is one of six regional organizations dedicated to the operation of buildings on campuses of higher education, museums, K-12, community colleges, state parks, city and county governmental bodies. SRAPPA consists of members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Mexican states of Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Yucatan.

Planning and Construction's Role - Campus Projects

  • Participate as staff liaisons to the State of Mississippi Bureau of Buildings, Grounds, Real Properties Management, Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), and Professionals (Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and other Consultants);
  • Ensure communication with the Maintenance unit for the Department of Facilities & Construction Management regarding facilities;
  • Define detailed user needs in program format;
  • Provide general project budget estimates;
  • Obtain architect/engineer and consulting services;
  • Ensure compliance with programs, budgets, schedules, and codes;
  • Provide regular reports and information in other formats to keep the Associate Vice President of Facilities & Construction Management informed on the status of current and upcoming projects.

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.

Planning and Construction Role's - Capital Projects

  • Perform work on projects typically costing less than $100,000;
  • Define detailed user needs, prepare budget estimates and schedules;
  • Manage or produce designs and specifications in compliance with all codes;
  • Issue bid documents;
  • Execute and distribute contracts and change orders;
  • Manage projects throughout construction to ensure quality finished products;
  • Ensure compliance with budget and schedule;
  • Assist in building warranty responses;
  • Conduct pre-bid conferences;
  • Conduct pre-construction conferences;
  • Perform construction inspections.

Carpentry Services

Carpentry Services is responsible for providing preventative maintenance of buildings, roofing systems, gutters, downspouts, and minor masonry repair. Routine services also include the repair of windows, doors, furniture, desks, seats, cabinets, and countertops (in general areas and offices – worn from normal use). Requested services include: installing office furnishing and fixtures and small renovation jobs.

  • To request services, please submit a detailed work request via the iService Desk.
  • For general questions about carpentry services, please call 601-979-2522
  • Major university events (i.e., Commencement, Founders Day, etc.) may cause work orders to be delayed.

Carpentry Services does NOT charge for:

  • Roof repair
  • Glass replacement
  • Carpet and tile repair
  • Furniture repair
  • Installations of items purchased by requesting departments (bookshelves, office components, and other customized items) are subject to the department’s discretion
  • Damaged or stained ceiling tile replacement

Carpentry Services DOES charge for:

  • New flooring
  • Small renovation jobs
  • Major installation purchases

NOTE: All JSU Auxiliary Service departments are required to pay for all carpentry services requested.

Planning and Construction Quick Links

Service Request

Work Order Status

Utility Outages & Shutdown

Construction Alert

Facilities and Construction Management


833 Walter Payton Drive
P.O. Box 17460
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: (601) 979-2522
Fax: (601) 979-6408