There are two separate forms used to initiate a renovation project, so how do you know which one is appropriate for your department’s needs?
Design Request Form
The DRF is used in-house by the Furnishings and Design staff to initiate a renovation project under $5,000. It involves no more than two trades and does not significantly change the structure of the building. Upholstery projects, selection of new furniture, and updating paint colors are just a few examples of projects you would start using a DRF.
Project Initiation Request
The PIR is for those larger, more complex renovation projects which are over $5,000 and/or involve three or more trades, and/or make significant changes to the structure of the building. The PIR first goes to the Construction Administration department for review before making it to our office.