Building Coordination

The diversity of our programs and activities frequently requires coordination of building operations. Building coordination often involves services from Campus Safety, Facilities & Campus Operations, Physical Planning & Space Management and IT. We have found that building coordination is most efficiently accomplished through a building coordinator as the first point of contact for occupants and support units.

Building Coordinators

A building coordinator program was established to assist the campus community with basic building operations and maintenance inquiries. Following is a summary of their responsibilities. 

  • Develop and maintain occupant records and building email list serve.
  • Prepare and provide building-wide communication messages.
  • Manage and update all building signage and building directories.
  • Manage and approve postings per the Use of Facilities for Publicity policy.
  • Provide vendor and delivery access as requested.
  • Act as an authorized signer for key and card access, excluding department offices.  Approved key and access control requests are managed and distributed by Campus Safety.
  • While the building hours for each building are approved by the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Planning and Finance (VCAPF), the BC may assist with the determination of building hours, assessing the needs of the department’s that are in the building and class hours. Confirm quarterly building hours with Security & Campus Safety.
  • Receive and review requests for after-hours usage, seek VCAPF approvals.
  • Liaison to Campus Safety / Emergency Management in the event of an emergency or incident.
  • Serve as the Building Evacuation Coordinator.  Coordinate emergency evacuation operation plans and floor warden selection.
  • Report losses of state property (for example, furniture and equipment) from the building to Campus Safety.
  • Monitor building maintenance and custodial service requests to Facilities Services.
  • In leased space PPSM will approve work orders.
  • In University-owned spaces, the BC will periodically review submitted work orders.
  • The BC will report any unsanitary conditions or hazards to health and safety to Facilities Services.
  • In the event that Facilities Services needs to shutdown utilities (including electricity, water, heating and cooling, or elevators), the BC will assist by helping to establish the interruption date and time, notifying building occupants of the outage, identifying any special arrangements that may need to be made, and ensuring that adverse effects are minimized.
  • During times of construction or remodeling, the BC will assist Facilities Services and Physical Planning & Space Management with disseminating information to building occupants regarding project activities and progress.

If you require assistance with any of the services listed above please contact your Building Coordinator.

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