Construction Management


The Construction Management section of DFCM is responsible for constructing state facilities. After buildings are approved and funded by the Utah State Legislature, the Construction Management Team is responsible for the following:
  • Establish Capital Budget Estimate (CBE)

    support agency/institution through funding process

  • Architect or Engineer Procurement

    value-based, pre-qualified, and direct award

  • Construction Procurement

    CMGC, Design-Build, Construction VBS and Pre-qualified

  • Value Management

    collaborate to provide best value to the State

  • Oversee Design and Construction

    manage projects from inception to closeout

  • Operations & Maintenance Training

    work with agency/institution to ensure a smooth transition

  • Monitor Warranty Period

    conduct 11th month warranty inspections

  • High Performance Building Standard

    ensure the State's buildings meet energy industry standards

  • Provide Support

    Governor's Office, Building Board, and Legislature

Project Approvals and Requests

Capital Improvement

If a project's total budget is less than $3.5 million, or if the project is less than $500,000 of new space, or if it's an infrastructure upgrade with a budget of less than $7M, it's an improvement project. Any roofing, paving, hazmat, remodel, or even a new project that meets these criteria falls into this category. Work includes civil, utility, parks, courts, jails, armories, schools, general, mechanical, and electrical.


Capital Development

Conversely, if a project's total budget exceeds $3.5 million, or if it adds more than $500,000 in new space, or if it's an infrastructure project with a budget greater than $7M, it's a capital development project. Most remodels and new construction projects fall into this category and include schools, courthouses, prisons, health clinics, office buildings, laboratories, research facilities, and parks.

DFCM Hot Works

DFCM requires all contractors to take our Hot Works training and pass an exam prior to doing any hot work for the State. Click below to access the training, hot works permit application, and policy.
DFCM Hot Works

Mandatory Meeting Schedule

We want everyone to have the opportunity to bid on the hundreds of construction projects that we do each year. To help advertise our upcoming projects, we've put together this calendar to help get the word out. Check it out by clicking below.

Construction Mandatory Meeting Schedule

DFCM Statewide Programs

Statewide Programs & Capital Improvements Road Show

It's February! This month we will be hitting the road all across Utah to bring you more information about how the Hazmat, Paving and Roofing Statewide Programs benefit your local State agencies.

Connect with industry experts and gain insights into the DFCM Statewide programs. There will also be an overview of the Capital Improvement Program, the funding mechanism, and the impact and necessity of Facility Condition Assessments.

Light refreshments will be provided.

We are excited to see all of you on our Road Show!

Click the link below for more details on dates and locations and to get yourself registered.

Register Now!
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DFCM Standard Construction Documents

Look through the categories below to find and download the documents that you’re looking for

New DFCM Pay Application

We recently redesigned our pay application and added some new functionality that should make managing construction projects easier. Updates include a built-in instructional video, a new schedule of values, a PCO log and the ability to auto-generate change orders directly from the pay app file. Any new DFCM projects should use this updated file.