Operating a university today is uniquely challenging. The financial, social and political pressures that impact universities are extensive – not to mention the incredible challenges brought to campuses by COVID-19.
As a university project leader, you have a broad group of stakeholders to consider – not only your project team and contractors, but the thousands of other employees, faculty, students and families who make their way across your campus every day.
And of course in the hyper-competitive world of education, you need to balance the needs of these stakeholders while continuing to innovate with your facilities to remain on the leading edge of academia.
In addition to these unique challenges, your university must deliver projects that are financially sound, in order to support the directives of your leadership and endowments. Many university systems utilize self-insurance to control costs – but this comes with greater responsibility as well, and requires a top-notch safety team to ensure a great outcome.
And last but not least, with today’s charged political and social media atmosphere, a single incident or failure to protect your constituents can rapidly become an international headline with disastrous consequences for your public image.
With all these challenges, it’s crucial that university projects have a safety team that is second to none. BCI has worked with several top universities and overseen safety on billions of dollars in campus improvements, with an exemplary track record of safe project completion. That’s why BCI is the acknowledged leader in safety services for universities.
With our extensive experience in the university system, we know how to work collaboratively with regents, project leaders, contractors, faculty and employees, and ensure that all constituents understand their role in ensuring a safe project outcome.
Our proven three-phase approach will provide you and all your stakeholders with a clear plan of action; provide the tactical support during your project; and deliver long-term safety improvements by propagating a “culture of safety” among your team.
Case Study: University of Southern California
See how California’s largest university has partnered with BCI on multiple projects – with outcomes exceeding all expectations
To learn more about how we can support your university, contact us today.