Project Initiation

Samford Tower Renovation

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The Facilities Management Project Initiation Form, also called a “PIF”, is the means by which an Auburn University College, School, Office, Department or a 3rd Party entity request and initiate a project for planning, design, engineering, and/or construction services to any Auburn University owned building or grounds. In some cases, a PIF may also be necessary for modifications to other non-AU buildings that are either on property owned by AU and/or for leased buildings occupied by AU employees or students (refer to the link below for the AU policies on “Authority to Execute” and “Third Party” construction projects).

Thus, initiating a project through Facilities Management is essential to ensure that the requested work complies with all applicable building codes, laws, and regulations. In addition to Auburn University’s policies, strategic initiatives, master planning efforts, design and construction standards, and image and character standards.

To submit a project to Facilities Management, download the Project Initiation Form here.

Instructions for submitting the PIF are on the form itself; however, once we have received the completed form, it will be reviewed and assigned a project manager from either Design and Construction or from the Office of the University Architect.  This individual will work with you directly to identify the project requirements and develop a preliminary scope of work, costs, and schedule.  Once this programming phase has been completed, and the project has been funded, then it will move forward into the design and construction phases.

For any questions about the initiation process, or this form, please contact Dan Berry at (334) 844-9115.

However, for any non-emergency maintenance only type requests, please submit a Work Order through this form:

In addition, refer to this website for Auburn University's Policies specific to Facilities Management and construction projects:


Last Updated: April 30, 2018