The Building and Equipment Maintenance Division of the Department for Facilities Management conducts a University-wide program on a continuing basis to identify and perform necessary maintenance on buildings and facilities. Building and Equipment employees are trained in most principal trades required for maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation services including: building trades, electrical, elevator, environmental systems, painting, and plumbing.
Building Services Division
The Building Services Divisions of the Department for Facilities Management maintains an environment conducive for learning in the educational and general buildings on the main campus. A program of custodial care is provided to each building based on need and funding available.
The primary task of the Facilities Design and Construction Division of the Department for Facilities Management is to assist and support the operations of the Chief Facilities Officer and Director for Facilities Design and Construction for implementation of architectural renovations and additions, infrastructure repairs and modifications, new construction , planning, design, cost analysis and feasibility studies for projects, and construction management on all renovation and new construction projects.
Facilities Design and Construction is responsible for administering construction projects which have been authorized and approved by the Council on Higher Education, the General Assembly and the University Administration.
The Facilities Finance and Administration Division of the Department for Facilities Management is comprised of skilled staff who provide essential internal services such as budget development and financial reporting; handling personnel and labor issues; and receive, transport, ship, maintain and issuance of warehouse material and equipment to each of the divisions in the Department for Facilities Management.
The Grounds Division of the Department for Facilities Management provides a planned program of grounds care on the main campus for the educational, general and housing areas. This program includes turf maintenance; care of shrubs, plantings, and trees; trash/solid waste pickup; road and walk cleaning and maintenance; snow and ice removal; special event preparation; and moving support.
Property and Debt Management Division
The Property and Debt Management Division (PDM) is responsible for management of real property including acquisition, sale, exchange, and disposal as well as the leasing of university-owned properties (except student housing) out to others. PDM, in conjunction with the University Procurement Office, also obtains leases of off-campus property for the use of the University. PDM also reviews and coordinates university debt transactions.
Transportation Services Division
The Transportation Services Division of the Department for Facilities Management maintains 150 plus cars and trucks, 300 plus pieces of equipment and 38 emergency generating plants. The division maintains a full-service 24-hour wrecker and retrieval service; an in-depth accident investigation service; maintains records; makes settlements with those involved in accidents and with the insurance companies.