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The Department of Facilities Management is responsible for the maintenance, renovation, construction, and planning of the University buildings and grounds. Facilities Management has broad responsibility of all aspects of physical plant operations, including utilities, energy, custodial services, fire and environmental health and safety. The staff oversee and manage a 200+ acre campus and nearly 2,000,000 square feet of building space.
The Facilities Management administrative offices are located in John C. Dolan Hall, suite 210.
Reception and Work Orders: (203) 254-4000 x2331
After Hours Emergencies: (203) 254-4090 (Public Safety)
Campus Planning, Design, And Construction
The campus planning and design staff provides in-house budgeting, design, and management services for renovations and capital improvements, including:
- Campus Planning
- Architectural, Engineering, & Landscape Design
- Land Development and Zoning
- Construction Management
- Cost Estimating
- Space Planning
- Interior Design and Furniture selection
In addition, the staff works with maintenance operations in planning and implementing major repairs and replacements. Finally, the staff coordinates external architects, contractors, and construction managers and facilitates all major construction and renovation projects.
Buildings and facilities reflect ways that an institution responds to the critical needs for teaching, learning, and research; residential life and and student development; administrative and student services; religious and spiritual formation; creative and performing arts; athletics and recreation; and cultural and civic engagement.
The Department of Facilities Management is charged with developing and implementing plans that provide and maintain the physical spaces and resources to enable faculty, students, and staff to advance the mission of Fairfield University. Accordingly, it is essential that we not only plan and add new facilities when needed but also direct resources to maintain and upgrade existing spaces, improve landscaping and wayfinding, repair roads, address deferred maintenance, and more.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Facilities Management worked on the construction and renovation of numerous facilities on campus - the science center, library, business school, athletic facilities, apartment complex, alumni house, and campus center. Later, they added the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center, Early Learning Center, phase one of the campus landscaping plan, and the Fairfield Jesuit Community Center. On a smaller scale, they renovated spaces for academic centers, improved science labs, and relocated several core student life offices to central locations.
Custodial Services are provided by ABM Industries. Services and duties generally are limited to the interior of buildings and facilities and include:
- Cleaning offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, public areas, and restrooms
- Trash and recycled paper removal
- Spill clean-up
- Scheduled cleaning of floors, carpets, etc.
Additional services include:
- Non-routine or regularly scheduled cleaning, re-finishing, etc.
- Event set-up and clean-up
- Coordination of cleaning, upgrade, and replacement of carpeting, blinds, and drapery
- Assistance with summer conference and special programs
- Assistance with pest control and hazardous material abatement and clean-up
Dolan Hall, Room 210
(P): (203) 254-4000 x2536
(F): (203) 254-4239
All questions or custodial needs should be directed to the Work Order call center at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2331 during normal business hours, and the Department of Public Safety at (203) 254-4000 ext. 4090 for emergencies after hours. Work orders can continue to be made online (must be on campus to access).
Environmental Health & Safety
The Director of Environmental Health & Safety and Fire Marshall is responsible for maintaining and coordinating compliance with applicable safety codes and standards across campus. The Director is principally a member of the Facilities Management team but also is a member of the Department of Public Safety and coordinates with the Academic Safety Officer on lab and studio safety, particularly with regards to chemical storage and disposal. If you have an environmental, health or safety concern, or if you want or need information or training in a particular area, please contact Joseph M. Bouchard.
Location: Dolan East Room 210
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (203) 254-4000 x2331
After Hours Emergency: Call Public Safety at x4090
The maintenance operations group includes the grounds crew, craft mechanics (carpenters), a locksmith, and painters. The staff performs regularly scheduled maintenance of all buildings and grounds and fulfills specific work order requests submitted by other departments, offices, and individuals. The staff also are responsible for observing general conditions on campus and addressing issues or problems that need repair.
The staff operate primarily out of the Maintenance Complex, which consists of the former dairy barn and adjacent buildings that were part of the original Lashar Estate which included a little more than half of the campus today.
General services and duties of maintenance operations include:
- Issuing all keys and maintaining locks on buildings and doors (in collaboration with Public Safety)
- Installation and replacement of interior and exterior campus signage
- Small to medium-scale painting projects
- Lawn mowing, fertilization, plantings, tree maintenance
- Snow removal
- Moving of furniture, chairs, and equipment
- Placement and removal of equipment and materials associated with events and special programs
- Small to medium-scale carpentry, maintenance, or improvement projects
- Small to medium-scale repairs due to normal wear-and-tear, breakage by accident, or vandalism
Moving offices? Please fill out an Office Move Request Form.
The Utilities and Energy group is responsible for all heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing, and water distribution systems, controls, and related services on campus.
The Central Utility Facility (CUF) includes a Combined Heat & Power (co-generation) facility, providing nearly all of the campus' electricity and utilizing the waste heat to supply heating/cooling to all buildings connected to the main campus loop. This facility is one of a kind in the regional area and reflects the University's commitment to energy cost-containment and renewable energy technologies and sustainability.