About Facilities Services
Maintaining a Beautiful, Growing Campus
The Facilities Services Department is organized under two major units: Facilities Maintenance Services and Planning and Construction Services. These units collectively provide services for the design, construction, accounting and budgeting activities, maintenance and repair of all campus buildings as well as providing parking and transportation services that support the needs of the campus and surrounding community.
Facilities Services Organizational Chart (May 2016)
Provides preventive maintenance and repairs to campus building's electrical, mechanical/HVAC, plumbing, roofing, fire alarm and fire suppression systems, painting services, carpentry services, issues building keys, maintains perimeter security systems, maintains fire extinguishers, coordinates elevator repairs, operates and maintains the campus utilities systems, which includes the Central Heating Plant, provides landscape maintenance, snow removal, moving services, custodial services, asbestos abatement and flooring maintenance. They also provide evening and weekend emergency response to facilities-related matters.
The Planning and Construction Services unit manages the university Capital Improvement Program, provides campus master planning assistance to senior administration, manages all renovation and construction projects, provides cost estimates for department funded projects, maintains university drawing files and campus maps, implements accessibility projects, and supervises the work of outside architects and engineers.
Planning and Construction Services is also responsible for the department’s accounting and budgeting activities along with campus Parking and Transportation Services. Parking and Transportation Services distributes official parking permits for the university community, coordinates visitor special event parking, regulates the use of parking spaces on campus, and provides shuttle service to many locations around the campus.
Both Maintenance and Planning and Construction Services work together to address extensive deferred maintenance needs on our beautiful, historic campus. To facilitate making critical repairs and upgrades, as well as enabling a cost-reducing preventative approach to these needs, we have developed a Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan organizes deferred maintenance needs into systems, and prioritizes items in each system. Then, as funding is available, the deferred maintenance items are addressed in order of priority, across all systems. The current (but frequently updated) Strategic Plan is here.