Buildings & Grounds provides high quality facilities maintenance services in a fiscally sustainable, responsive and friendly manner to foster safe, effective and inspiring physical environments that encourage successful teaching and learning.
We are responsible for the operation and repair of real property facilities and systems. Our team handles reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance, and deferred maintenance. Facilities and systems covered by our work include:
- power distribution infrastructure
- boiler and chiller plants
- storm water systems
- water distribution infrastructure
- sanitary sewer systems
- lighting fixtures
- heating/ventilating/air conditioning
- plumbing fixtures
- building envelope
- doors and locks
- fire and life safety systems (fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, area of refuge communication systems, public announcement systems)
- clock systems
- swimming pools
- asphalt and concrete walkways, quads, parking lots
- fencing and gates
- stadium bleachers
- landscape, irrigation systems
- athletic fields, courts and tracks
Our first priority is to maintain - to keep what currently exists in operating condition. Within that first priority, safety and security concerns are handled as promptly as possible, followed by repairs to facilities and systems that affect the most people. All things being equal, we treat requests for service on a first come, first served basis.
Our second priority is for "adds/moves/changes". Requests for modifications are handled only when there is no backlog of repairs. Requests for modifications can be fulfilled faster if there are associated funds to pay for the work to be completed by outside vendors or our staff on overtime. Without associated requester-based funding, requests for modifications may take weeks or months to be fulfilled. Please note that requests for adds/moves/changes with significant institutional implications must undergo review and approval; this review and approval occurs through Participatory Governance.