Facilities Management: Safe. Reliable. Welcoming.
Facilities Management is responsible for managing the physical assets such as the grounds, buildings and the energy needs of the Twin Cities campus at the University of Minnesota. It’s a big job for a campus that sprawls out over 900 acres and contains a diverse mix of historically significant buildings as well as new, state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities. We work behind the scenes to make sure our campus is welcoming, reliable, and safe for all who study, work and visit here.
Staff Recognition from Aquatic Center
It’s not often that we receive such heartfelt appreciation from one of our customers, especially for a job that required several functions across FM. Linda McKee, Associate Director of Recreation and Wellness wrote:
This letter is being submitted on behalf of Aquatic Center staff, Gopher Swimming & Diving staff and the thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators who attended the 2016 USA Swimming US Open and Junior National Championships, August 2-12.
Following the November 2015 Arena Pro... Read more
Washington Ave Bridge
It’s been a short work week due to the Labor Day holiday, so I thought I’d follow that with a short update. Today’s topic is the Washington Avenue Bridge.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that the Washington Avenue bridge pedestrian enclosure has deteriorated over time and looks really run down with holes in the plywood, peeling paint and rusting metal frames. The whole structure will be rebuilt at some point, but we are not sure when that will happen. We asked U-Construction Carpenters to come up with a temporary solution that improved the appearance while still being cost... Read more
Labor Day and Football Tickets Discount
With the state fair in full swing, students returning to class and a slight brisk feeling in the morning air, you know that summer is coming to an end. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the summer, and for many a long weekend with barbeques and time with friends and family. It is also a time to celebrate contributions American workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our nation. Labor unions spent decades advocating for employee rights, and in 1894 Labor Day was established as a national holiday to honor the labor movement.
This is also a time for us... Read more
Helping Students Turn Green and Medical Cost Relief
Students are moving back to the University this week, and classes begin on September 6th. Our campus will again enjoy the energy that only 50,000 students can provide in bringing the campus back to it’s vibrant life. I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done over the summer break to clean, repair, and improve the campus for this important milestone.
Helping Students Turn Green in a Good Way
Besides “maroon and gold”, new and returning students will get a good dose of “green.” On Friday we expect about 2500 students to participate in... Read more