Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Capital Development Board
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2019 FY 2018
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Construction Administration $ 161,322.8 104.0 $ 122,049.1 103.0
Non-Reporting Programs
Awards and Grants and Permanent Improvements  $ 18,953.2 N/A $ 17,444.7 103.0
Back Wages  $ 700.0 N/A $ 0.0 N/A
Totals $ 180,976.0 104.0 $ 139,493.8 206.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative

The Capital Development Board (CDB) serves as the construction management arm of Illinois government. The CDB is responsible for overseeing the state-funded capital program and is the central agency dedicated to the professional supervision of the state's building construction and renovation projects. The agency operates under the guidance of a bipartisan, seven-member board that deliberates matters of policy, approves selections of design professionals through the 1991 Qualifications-Based Selection Act, and sets the direction for the agency.

Program Proposals to Achieve Results:

  • Continue with existing programs to train and certify staff in sustainable and green construction requirements.
  • Continue to emphasize the need for those requirements in all areas of construction.
  • Continue to incorporate various construction delivery methods tailored to specific project needs to allow for more control and cost-containment during construction.
  • Continue to provide opportunities for minority and female firms to participate in state-funded construction projects.
  • Continue to emphasize the importance of trimming construction costs and time schedules.