W. Va. Code R. § 135-12-3 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

3.1. ADA. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.
3.2. Alteration. Projects addressing changing use of space.
3.3. Asset preservation. Projects that preserve or enhance the integrity of building systems or building structure, or campus infrastructure.
3.4. Auxiliary enterprise. An entity that exists to furnish goods or services to students, faculty, staff or others; charges a fee directly related to, although not necessarily equal to, the cost of the goods or services; and is managed as essentially self-supporting.
3.5. Auxiliary facility. A building or structure that is used for an auxiliary enterprise including, but not limited to, residence halls, food services, parking, intercollegiate athletics, faculty and staff housing, student unions, bookstores and other service centers.
3.6. Auxiliary fees. Funds derived from, but not limited to, the following sources:
3.6.a. Parking fees received from any source;
3.6.b. Revenues received from athletic events, including ticket sales, television revenues and sky box fees;
3.6.c. Bookstore revenues except revenues from bookstore commissions from a private entity, which must be set aside for non-athletic scholarship funds;
3.6.d. Student union vendor and user fees;
3.6.e. Donations or grants from any external source;
3.6.f. Facility rental fees; and
3.6.g. Fees assessed to students to support auxiliary enterprises.
3.7. Board of Governors. The board of governors of public higher education institutions not defined as "exempt schools" as defined in this rule.
3.8. Building envelope. Any work done to the exterior of an individual building, including windows, brick repointing, exterior doors and other exterior components.
3.9. Building systems. Any work done on the mechanical, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and other building systems within individual buildings.
3.10. Capital planning. A purposeful activity that focuses attention on long-term physical plant objectives which should be accomplished in a logical sequence over time as opportunities arise and resources become available.
3.11. Capital project management. Planning, designing, bidding and providing construction administration and oversight of architectural, engineering and construction contracts and projects.
3.12. Capital projects. The construction or renovation of a fixed asset, including buildings, fixed equipment and infrastructure.
3.13. Confirmation. When used in reference to action by the Commission, means action in which substantial deference is allocated to the governing authority of a governing board under its jurisdiction and the action of the Commission is to review whether the proposed institutional action is consistent with law and established policy.
3.14. Cost. The total dollar amount of a capital improvement including real property acquisition, legal fees, construction and labor, whether consisting of state dollars or alternative third party financing.
3.15. Debt structure. The mix of an institution's long-term debt. Debt includes bond issues, notes payable and capital leases payable.
3.16. Deferred maintenance. Repair, maintenance and renewal of capital facilities which should be part of normal maintenance management, but which have been postponed to a future budget cycle or until funds become available.
3.17. Economic operations. Projects that result in a reduction of annual operating costs or capital savings.
3.18. Educational and general capital fees. The fees collected from students to pay debt service for capital improvement bonds issued by the Commission and governing boards for educational and general facilities, for the maintenance of those facilities and to fund capital improvements in those facilities on a cash basis.
3.19. Educational and general facility. A building or structure used for instruction and instructional support purposes, and includes classroom, laboratory, library, computer laboratory, faculty and administrative office and other academic support spaces.
3.20. Exempt Schools. West Virginia University, including West Virginia University Potomac State College and West Virginia University Institute of Technology; Marshall University; and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
3.21. Extraordinary circumstance. A situation involving life-safety issues, issues that would result in extensive damage to a facility if not addressed immediately, any unforeseen opportunity to use external funds, or any other situation the Council or Commission determines should warrant special consideration.
3.22. Facilities maintenance expenditures. The expenditures for activities related to routine repair and maintenance of buildings and other structures, including normally recurring repairs and preventive maintenance.
3.23. Facilities maintenance to capital expenditure ratios. The annual facilities maintenance expenditures divided by the capital expenditures reported in the institution's annual financial statements capital assets footnote.
3.24. Grounds infrastructure. Any work done to the hard scape and soft scape on campus. Examples include sign age, sidewalks, roads and flower beds.
3.25. Governing board, state institution of higher education, and institution under the jurisdiction of the Council or Commission. All state institutions of higher education including Marshall University and West Virginia University and their respective governing boards.
3.26. Life-safety. A condition existing on a campus that, if not corrected immediately, would jeopardize the safety and property of students, faculty, staff and the visiting public.
3.27. Life/Safety/Code. Code compliance issues and institutional safety priorities or items that are not in conformance with current codes, even though the system is "grand fathered" and exempt from current code.
3.28. Maintenance. The work necessary within a budget cycle to realize the originally anticipated life of a fixed asset, including buildings, fixed equipment and infrastructure.
3.29. Modernization. The replacement of components before the end of their life expectancy.
3.30. New construction. The creation of new stand-alone facilities or the creation of an addition to an existing facility.
3.31. Physical plant age ratio. The annual financial statement's accumulated depreciation divided by depreciation expense. The ratio estimates institutional deferred maintenance as well as the operating efficiency of the existing plant facilities.
3.32. Physical plant package. The type of renovation or improvement.
3.33. Program improvement. Projects that improve the functionality of space, primarily driven by academic, student life and athletic programs or departments. These projects are also issues of campus image and impact.
3.34. Project backlog. The list of capital projects that have not been funded.
3.35. Reliability. Issues of imminent failure or compromise to the system that may result in interruption to program or use of space.
3.36. Repair/Maintenance. The replacement of components that have failed or are failing, or planned replacement at the end of a component's life expectancy.
3.37. Replacement value. The cost to replace an item on the present market.
3.38. Renovation. Enhancements made to restore or renew a building or building component.
3.39. Space renewal. Any work done on interior spaces that does not impact any of the building's core systems. This would include painting, carpet replacement, fixture replacement and furniture renewal.
3.40. Staffing ratios. The facilities management staffing ratios defined by the American Association of Physical Plant Administrators to calculate facilities performance indicator.
3.41. State capital funding. Financial resources provided from state government revenues or debt financing exclusive of funds from higher education sources.
3.42. Synthetic financial products. Financial products that are primarily used to manage interest rate risk or asset/liability balance.
3.43. Transitional. Physical facilities that require a full renovation, adaptive reuse or demolition.
3.44. Utility infrastructure. Projects completed on components of the energy distribution systems outside of the building. This would include steam lines, central plant, water lines and electrical lines and other utility components.


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