Facility Management In The University Of IOWA
The University of IOWA Facility Management is committed to providing excellent service to the campus community. The mission of the department is to provide services that support the goals and needs of university facilities, with emphasis on quality, workmanship, and fiscal responsibility.
Operations and maintenance
Maintenance and operations are the services that help keep a building in good working order. These activities may include preventive maintenance, repair and replacement of building systems, equipment and facilities; management of safety, security and fire prevention; management of building energy consumption; custodial services for cleaning inside buildings; grounds maintenance for outdoor areas such as parking lots or landscaping; and pest control.
Operational activities can range from simple tasks such as taking out the trash or dusting office furniture to more complex tasks like managing safety protocols in a facility or managing energy consumption across multiple buildings on campus.
Building and ground services
- Cleans, sanitizes and disinfects all surfaces in restrooms, multi-purpose rooms and other areas.
- Cleans, vacuums and mops floors in classrooms, offices and other work areas.
- Strips, waxes and polishes hardwood floors to maintain the original luster of the floor.
- Cleans carpets using equipment such as carpet extractors and dryers to remove dirt; scrubs tile grout with pumice stone to restore its color; brushes dust off baseboards with a hand brush or broom; removes cobwebs from ceilings with a duster or vacuum cleaner equipped with a long extension pole.* Sprays pesticides on weeds or plants that need it.* Mows lawns around buildings on campus grounds (mowing crew).
Custodial services are provided by the university.
Custodial services are provided by a third party.
Custodial services are provided by the university and a third party.
Custodial services are provided by the university, a third party and the students
The university has a goal to reduce energy consumption by 15% by 2020. The Facilities and Maintenance Department is using an energy management software system to help track the campus’s energy usage, identify areas of savings and also establish benchmarks for future monitoring.
The software provides a comprehensive overview of the university’s energy use across all buildings with detailed information about individual building usage, including:
- Building schematic drawings;
- Energy meter information;
- Operating schedules;
- Meter readings.
Facilities planning and management
- Capital planning:
- Capital Maintenance:
- Long-range planning:
- Space management:
- Space planning: Space utilization, space programming, space allocation and space analysis.
The University of IOWA Facility Management is committed to providing excellent service to the campus community.
The University of IOWA Facility Management is committed to providing excellent service to the campus community. We strive for excellence in all we do, from our management of buildings and grounds, to the services we provide and the ways in which we interact with each other and with you.
We are proud to provide the University of Iowa with excellent service and a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our employees work together to address the needs of our customers while protecting their health, safety and well-being.