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A Message from the Vice Chancellor

Hurricanes, fires, floods--2017 has certainly been a challenging year! The downstream effect of various natural disasters has left a profound impact on the construction and design industry. Manufacturing delays, locked down ports, product delivery delays, and labor shifts across all construction trades are just a few issues affecting our industry. Despite these challenges, I have remained impressed with the effort from our partners to continue the forward momentum on various projects within our portfolio. This attitude directly relates to a characteristic that I have spoken of for many years: “calm in the storm.” There will always be challenges that catch us off guard, but our industry’s collective teams embody unique skill sets and talents that allow us to:

Assess and Adjust to the Situation

Think Creatively to Solve Detail Issues

Revise Plans

Communicate Plans

Execute Plans

Stay Focused on Quality

I believe that in tough times, these ingredients are what make teams successful! As analyzed by one of the nation’s leaders in risk and advisory services, CBIZ documents that “TTUS’s construction cost mitigation processes are more comprehensive than the current industry standard [and] should be used as a model for other large public university systems across the country.” Even during a period of conflict for the industry, we make it a priority to continue our efforts toward fiscal stewardship while maintaining the highest quality design solutions.

Texas Tech University System Facilities Planning & Construction’s network includes local, national, and global partners that continue to foster this mission. I am proud of our partners - designers, builders, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, architects, engineers, and auditors – who have been dedicated to keeping our projects at the forefront of their efforts and I am honored to be surrounded by all in this group. Remember, continue the forward momentum and remain “calm in the storm!”

 Most Respectfully,

Michael S. Molina, AIA 
Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Construction 

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