Capital Project Planning

UNL has an established Capital Planning Decision process to address the need for a well-coordinated and communicated capital planning process. The need for quality university space is considerable with the growth of university programs and research as well as the requirement for existing facilities to meet the university’s teaching, research, and outreach goals. In a time of limited resources, meeting this growing demand requires detailed review, analysis, justification, and connection to the university’s strategic planning priorities. All capital projects, including new construction and /or renovations over $500K, are required to follow 5 specific steps: Program concept, needs assessment, early estimates, programming, and Board of Regents approval. The policy can be found here and the Campus Project Decision Flow Chart can be found here.