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Construction Management oversees the construction, renovation and restoration of buildings and infrastructure at VCU. Construction Management ensures that contractors adhere to the approved project design and the highest quality construction standards while complying with state code, construction and contract requirements. It is also responsible for demolition of buildings that are no longer required to achieve the university’s mission or that must be removed to make way for new facilities.

Maintenance reserve


In 1982, the Commonwealth of Virginia recognized that college and university operating budgets were insufficient to fund repair or replacement of major building systems such as roofs, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other systems, and as a result, the commonwealth began providing supplemental funds for this purpose. Each year, higher education institutions report facilities maintenance deficiencies to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. SCHEV then makes a Maintenance Reserve funding recommendation to the governor each biennium.


The commonwealth provides General Fund support for educational and general space. VCU must provide funding for space that is normally supported with funds other than state funds. The cost of maintenance reserve projects in buildings that house both E&G and non-E&G activities is cost-shared, based on distribution of space. The maintenance reserve has been funded each biennium since 1982-84.

For more information about the university’s budget, visit the VCU Budget website.

Contact us

Phone: (804) 827-3841

Virginia Commonwealth University
Division of Administration
700 W. Grace St., Suite 2200
Box 842502
Richmond, VA 23284-2502
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