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The Department is responsible to the Vice chancellor for the Conceptualization, design, implementation, Supervision and management of university Physical Planning Development Projects. The Department consists of many units: Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Quantity Surveyor and Land & Estate Units. There are support units like Secretariat and Transport Unit.

The Department is headed by the Director Physical Planning who oversees the smooth running of the Department. The Department carries out feasibility studies and comprehensive report on each project. With the report, the particular project is sent to vice-chancellor for further directives/actions. After completion of a project, is then handed over to the users and the Works and Maintenance Department for maintains and sustain the facility (completed project).

Major Activities

As it has been stated above, the major activities of the Department are Conceptualization, Design, Supervision and Management of the University projects.

The following are some of the activities:

  • Preparation of feasibility and viability studies.
  • Preparation of comprehensive but detailed brief for consultants.
  • Obtaining brief in connection with development of Physical Structure of the University and converting such brief into Architectural Design.
  • Provision of sufficient information, examine consultants, residents staff qualification and experience, and approve as appropriate.
  • Under take project monitoring assignments.
  • Prepare documents for tender procedures and contractual arrangements.
  • Preparation of Bill of Quantities and Interim valuation.
  • Tender evaluation analysis and reporting of cost implication of contractual issues.
  • Carrying out electrical design of all sorts on the campus.
  • Supervision and certifying all electrical installations and other jobs done by the contractor.
  • Carrying out electrical load balancing of the phase for effective functioning of electrical power supply.
  • Taking property inventory keeping for university.
  • Valuation for University Assets for various purposes.

Units and Duties

Architectural Unit

  1. Undertake feasibility studies for some university project.
  2. Conception and design of all structures on the campus.
  3. Provision of sufficient information and examine consultants, resident staff qualification and experience, and approve as appropriate.
  4. As in the major activities above.

Quantity Survey Unit

  1. The unit is the pricing arm of the Department.
  2. Analysis of cost implication of contractual issues.
  3. It’s involved in the preparation of feasibility and viability studies of the campus.
  4. Preparation of Bill of Quantities.
  5. As in the major activities above.

Electrical Engineering Unit

  1. Carrying out electrical design of all sorts on the campus.
  2. They supervise and certify all electrical installations and other jobs done by contractors.
  3. Taking care of all electrical and electronic installations, wiring of building in the campus.
  4. Carrying out electrical load balancing of the phases foe effective functioning of electrical power supply.

Civil Engineering Unit

  1. Undertake feasibility studies for some University projects.
  2. Conception and design of all structures on the campus.
  3. Provision of sufficient information and examine consultants, resident’s staff qualification and experience and approve as appropriate.
  4. Undertaking structural design and Civil/building Engineering project.
  5. As in the major activities above.

Mechanical Unit

Takes care of all the Mechanical projects in the unit.

Estate Surveying Unit

  1. Taking properly inventory keeping for the University.
  2. Acquiring for properties-land, house (renting of houses or outright purchase etc) equipment and chatters.
  3. Valuation of University assets for various purposes.
  4. Obtain or provide all necessary furniture and equipments, etc.

Task Accomplished

The major accomplishment of Physical Planning Department for since 2015 can be as follows:

  1. Design, Supervision and Monitoring of the construction of ongoing center for gender Development by the University Primary School.
  2. Design, supervision and monitoring of the construction of Secondary School refectory.
  3. Design supervision and monitoring of the construction of three (3) Lecture Theatres: Two large lecture theatre and Examination Hall.
  4. Supervision and installation of two (2) Nos. 800kva Perkins Generator.
  5. Supervision and installation of two (2) Nos. 500kva distributions Transformer.
  6. Design, Supervision and monitoring of the Construction of two (2) of examination hall.
  7. Supervision and monitoring the supply of Laboratory and Science equipment.
  8. Supervision and monitoring of the supply Library equipment.
  9. Supervision, monitoring the supply and installation of two (2) Nos. of 240KW Hybrid Solar energy system to (11) eleven Collages and to Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan transformation Hostels.
  10. Design, supervision and monitoring the construction of bread and biscuit factory and installation of production line equipments.
  11. Supervision and monitoring of procurement, installation of Teaching and learning resources materials for CASAP.
  12. Supervision, monitoring of supply and installation of furniture for offices, classrooms, Laboratory for Colleges.
  13. Supervision, monitoring and construction of staff office at old Security block.
  14. Design, Supervision and monitoring of construction of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Microfinance Bank Limited.
  15. Supervision and monitoring of proposed Motor Park at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
  16. Supervision and monitoring of school of Post Graduate Studies building.
  17. Supervision and monitoring of Extension of Senate Block (Alex Ekwueme building).
  18. Design, Supervision and monitoring of construction of Academic staff office complex with external works.
  19. Design, supervision and monitoring of construction of Academics staff office complex with external works.
  20. Supervision and renovation of four room student hostels and Rehabilitation of male student’s external works.
  21. Design, supervising and monitoring of construction complex of Academic building for colleges of Agricultural Education and Science (CASE) Phase 1.
  22. Design, supervising and monitoring of the construction and completion of Gymnasium of indoor Sports.
  23. Design, supervising and monitoring the construction and completion of internal roads.