About Facilities Management

About Facilities Management

Facilities Management is responsible for all activities related to the maintenance, operations and development to the campus facilities and grounds. This includes:

  • Management of Campus Utilities - heat, air conditioning, electricity, water, etc.
  • Facility Maintenance - routine repairs, roofs, walls, plumbing, electrical, key requests, doors/ locks, etc.
  • Grounds Maintenance - grassed and planted areas, trees, roads and parking lots, snow removal, etc.
  • Construction and Renovations - campus planning, major and minor capital projects.
  • Code and By-law Compliance - building and fire codes, etc.
  • Custodial Operations - general cleaning, set-ups for special events on campus, moving & deliveries, recycling, non hazardous waste, etc.

Facilities Responsibility
The University, similar to any individual or company, is required by law to comply with numerous codes and regulations, and is both financially and legally liable for failure to do so. For this reason it is required that any work being carried out which falls under the jurisdiction of all building and fire codes and regulations be carried out under the authority, direction and supervision of the Executive Director, Facilities Management. While the overall responsibility for provision of these services may rest with the Facilities Management Department, the financial responsibility (i.e. source of funds) may not. It is a Facilities Management responsibility to determine the source of funds before any work commences and to provide the necessary estimates for funding allocation.

Definition of Maintenance
Any work required to keep facilities or building related equipment in an acceptable state of repair so that it can perform satisfactorily in its existing form.