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"Creating a Physical Plant Construction Company"
Author: Alexander, Richard C. and Dean K. Mohiuddin
Published In: Planning, Design, and Construction [Critical Issues in Facilities Management #7]
Date: 1990

With the objective of enhancing the image and reputation of the physical plant department, the University of Illinois at Chicago established a Physical Plant Construction Company to develop a reputation for quality remodeling work, realize a reasonable profit to offset future temporary losses, and to begin with model projects and gradually take on more sophisticated projects.  Discusses history of the venture, organization, marketing, contractual process, and cost control.

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