Safety Policy: Building Modifications
Effective: May 18, 2004
In accordance with policies and procedures of the University of Tennessee, the Facilities Department and the Department of Safety and Risk Management must each approve any building modification or repair. This is to prevent individual departments from making building renovations which might be in violation of fire codes, building codes, or disturb asbestos-containing building materials or lead-based paint.
Depending on the nature of the request, Facilities Planning Committee approval may also be required, particularly if there is a change in space use or classification.
Building repair or modification requests should be submitted to Facilities Services using the following contact information:
|Work Control Coordinator:|
|Work Request Form:|
Safety: This policy is necessary to ensure the safety of building occupants as well as prevent any degradation of building systems. Many buildings on campus contain potentially hazardous materials which might require special abatement procedures. High temperature hot water and electrical systems can pose a hazard. Life safety code requirements must also be maintained to ensure occupant safety.
Functionality: Improper building modifications can be detrimental to the performance or reliability of heating and cooling, power, lighting and plumbing systems.