Issuance Date: 06/27/2001
Issuing Office: Physical & Community Planning
420-65 Minor Capital Improvements
440-3 Leased Real Property
530-9 Renovations and Alterations
Begin Revision 4/1/2003
Trailers are designed for occasional towing and reinstallation in new locations, have limited life cycles and therefore are relatively inexpensive. Trailers are generally installed on metal jacks on wood blocks laid directly on the ground surface. Installations typically include metal ties anchored to spikes driven into the ground. Construction trailers serve as project offices for contractors for the duration of a construction project.
Modular buildings are typically installed on engineered foundations, have longer life cycles than trailers and are therefore more costly than trailers.
This policy provides information to campus units with respect to the installation of trailers and modular buildings. The policy is intended to prevent the proliferation of temporary facilities by thoroughly assessing need and justification for temporary space, available existing space, and alternative solutions. Furthermore, the policy establishes siting procedures to mitigate the deleterious effects of siting temporary structures. It is also intended that consistent application of the policy will ensure fair and equitable treatment among all campus units.
This policy applies only to the UCSD La Jolla Campus.
Trailers and modular buildings may be installed for:
Applications for the installation of temporary buildings shall be made using the Request for Installation of Temporary Building form, Exhibit A, which requires the endorsement of the requesting Vice Chancellor and conveyance to the Vice Chancellor - Resource Management and Planning. Applications shall address the following:
- the programs to be housed in the temporary buildings, and
- alternatives considered to meet the critical space need identified in the application, including leasing space off-campus.
All requests shall be reviewed by C/CPC and, when applicable, its subcommittees, the Marine Sciences Physical Planning Committee (MSPPC) or the Park Committee. A representative of the unit making the request should be present at all meetings to speak to the need for the project and its design. The C/CPC's recommendations shall be forwarded to the Chancellor who shall make a final determination.
Conditions of approval will specify removal date, and may include design mitigations such as: screening; colors and materials; perimeter skirting treatments for trailer foundations; and landscaping.
Site approvals are not required for construction trailers if they are proposed to be located within project construction staging area.
Physical Planning staff will advise campus units regarding the building approval process and building requirements including colors, materials, screening, landscaping, etc.
If required by the Assistant Vice Chancellor, FD&C, the project will be reviewed by the UCSD Design Review Board.
Construction drawings required for building approvals will be the responsibility of the requesting campus unit. Project managers shall route the project drawings to all cognizant authorities in a manner and on such forms as shall be approved by the Assistant Vice Chancellor, FD&C.
REASSIGNMENT OF SPACE IN TRAILERS AND MODULAR BUILDINGS