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New Capital Facilities Plan Outlines Needed UW Construction Projects

May 6, 2011

Major facility projects planned at the University of Wyoming from 2011-16 are outlined in the Capital Facilities Plan presented Friday to the UW Board of Trustees. The plan serves as the basis for future capital construction budget requests.

Covering three biennia, 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2015-16, the plan sequences the university's major facility projects in each biennium, provides preliminary estimated costs for each project, and, where known or applicable, identifies the fund sources necessary to support the projects.

The projects represent a prioritized statement of major capital improvements needed to support initiatives advancing UW's education, research, and service programs. Drawing on priorities listed in major planning documents such as the Academic Plan (University Plan 3) and the Long Range Development Plan, the proposed projects range from infrastructure upgrades and major renovations to new construction.

The CFP also contains a list of potential projects that will depend upon funding opportunities that surface within the time frame of the plan. Each capital project is briefly described in the plan along with its proposed scope.

Implementation of the plan will be influenced by the availability and mix of fund sources, unforeseen opportunities and other circumstances that arise during the planning horizon, says Douglas H. Vinzant, UW vice president for administration.

"The current recommendations are based upon the best information available at this point in time," he says. "The plan will be updated each biennium as the assumptions upon which it is based are confirmed or changed."

The plan will be accessible on the UW website at

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