The Division of Construction Services is organized into three main branches:
Office of Design and Construction. Implements and administers state capital project planning and management for the majority of state agencies by working with them in the areas of facilities planning, design, construction, and technical expertise; administers and promotes High Performance Building or Sustainable Design guidelines for capital projects; designs and implements energy retrofit projects to existing state buildings; reviews and approves Life Cycle Cost Analysis submissions for all state-funded new buildings, additions or renovations; provides technical expertise in regulatory compliance in the areas of permits, mitigation, hazardous materials (lead, asbestos, PCBs, mold), soil and groundwater contamination issues, CT DEEP Property Transfer Program, and underground storage tank installations and removals; administers the State Asbestos Program; and provides geographical information system support for state agencies, including real estate inventories.
Office of School Construction Grants. Evaluates and processes school construction grant applications from municipalities, regional school districts, and other statutorily eligible entities; creates the School Construction Priority List for review and approval by the legislative branch; issues grant commitments; determines adequacy and reasonability of a proposed new school facility site; reviews final project contract documents including construction plans for bid approval requirements and grant eligibility; processes reimbursement payment requests; and compiles the triennial statewide Condition of Facilities report.
Office of the State Building Inspector, Office of State Fire Marshal, and Office of Education and Data Management. Works with the State Codes and Standards Committee to develop, adopt and administer state building and fire safety codes and the fire prevention code, provides interpretations and clarifications of code language; acts upon requests for code modifications and waivers; reviews construction drawings, issues building permits and inspects large state buildings; trains and credentials building and fire code officials; inspects and issues operating certificates for boilers and elevators; issues demolition and crane licenses; maintains burn injury and fire incident reporting systems; and provides technical assistance to state agencies, municipal code officials, design and construction professionals, and building owners.
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