The fundamental mission of the Facilities Management Department is to serve the University’s Strategic mission and its various constituents in a proactive, responsible, and accountable manner. Integral to this mission, Facilities Management shall maintain, operate, and protect the University facilities and environs in such a way as to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning, safe for the University community, attractive for University visitors and prospective students while preserving the University’s physical heritage for future generations.
The Binghamton campus is spread over 930 acres including a 190-acre nature preserve and wetland area with a six-acre pond. In addition to caring for these grounds, Facilities Management provides maintenance, renovation and a wide array of other services to nearly 118 buildings.
Repair and maintenance of a building’s infrastructure is generally not chargeable to the requesting state supported department.
Remodeling, changes, alterations, upgrades, additions to building infrastructure, special painting, and repair of departmental equipment and furnishings are generally chargeable to the requesting department. Also, modifications to utility systems to accommodate new or relocated equipment is chargeable.
Rules and Regulations
All modifications to Binghamton University facilities, regardless of complexity, must meet Title 9, "Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR)"- the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Any modification, alteration or addition to Binghamton University physical facilities, environs or grounds (regardless of funding source), must be performed by the Facilities Management department, under its direct supervision or with review and approval of Facilities Management if performed by a licensed contractor (who must pay prevailing wage). Inspection by the campus building inspector will be required depending on the scope of the project.
Facilities Management Organization
Facilities Management has more than 400 full time and part-time staff. The department consists of the following sub-units: Operations and Construction, Construction and Long Term Planning, Design, Operational and Capital Finances, Assest Management, Communications.
Operations & Construction
Operations is responsible for the day-to-day functioning and routine maintenance of buildings, building systems, grounds and utilities.
The Operations team consists of the following:
- Campus Services
- Custodial including Event Support
- Facilities Operations Center
- Central Receiving/Warehouse
- Environmental Resource Management
- Grounds & Mechanical Services
- Expediting Services
- Maintenance & Operations
- Trades (carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing,painting, masonry)
- Sign Shop
- Lock Shop
- Asbestos & Safety
- Preventive Maintenance
- Fire Alarms
- Utilities & Mechanical Systems
- Field HVAC
- Zone HVAC
- Central Heating Plant
- Utility/Energy Management
- Electronics & Controls
- Human Resources & Campus Mail Services
The Design team is responsible for the designing projects that are funded by the Campus,
Research Foundation, State of New York and residential resources. Campus maps and
drawings are maintained and updated by the Design group.
- Architectural Design
- Engineering Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Capital Construction Management
- Space Management
Construction & Long Term Planning
Construction & Long Term Planning manages capital projects through concept, design and construction working in concert with campus constituents, consultants and contractors.
- Project/Construction Management
Manages budget and procurement, capital project finance and chargeback/project estimating/reconciliation.
Operational and Capital Finances also facilitates interface with the campus Business Office and campus wide business system.
The campus Asset Management administers the Property Control System (PCS) ensuring that the campus abides by all State and Research Foundation requirements.
Coordinates information and announcements regarding departmental and capital construction activities through a variety of communication tools including a listserv, Inside, Dateline, B-line and Binghamton University and Facilities Management websites. The Communications Specialist manages media requests regarding the department, oversees content of the departmental website and assists in the development of documents and presentations describing department operations and capital planning efforts.
There is perhaps no other department at Binghamton University that plays such a comprehensive role in the life of the University. The current Capital Plan, growth in enrollment and research continues to provide a challenging and quickly changing work environment for the more than 400 Facilities Management employees. Facilities Management endeavors to meet these challenges with creativity, professionalism and excellence.
Facilities Management strives to be proactive in sharing information about all the construction and renovation now under way and planned. If you have a question about the department or about any of the construction and renovation activity, please call 777-2692.