The men and women of the University of Dayton Facilities Management organization are committed to supporting UD's Vision to be a National Leader in Catholic Higher Education.
Our mission is to exceed the University community's expectations by creating and maintaining a safe, functional and appealing physical environment, conducive to learning and living. Facilities Management will:
- Act as responsible stewards of the University's financial resources;
- Encourage sustainable and environmentally sound practices throughout the institution;
- Support the Catholic and Marianist charisms which shape the campus culture;
- Promote efficiency and effectiveness by challenging current processes and practices as part of a forward-thinking, proactive stance toward improvement and change.
We strive to provide quality services with a high level of customer satisfaction. Our purpose is to maintain an aesthetically pleasing campus environment that is conducive to learning, teaching, and research, and supports the educational mission of the University.
In an effort to maximize available resources and personnel within Facilities Management, and in order to supply the best possible services to the University community, outside vendors have been contracted to perform several long-term services that are required on campus. Generally, these are services that can be performed most economically by professionals trained in the specific fields required.
Manager of Contracted Services & Customer Service
Maintenance & Operations
We operate and maintain the campus buildings and environment in a manner that is supportive to the educational, research and community service mission of the University, striving to provide quality service with a high level of customer satisfaction.
We are responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the University buildings. This is accomplished through the performance and completion of work requests that have been submitted by our customers and by initiation of planned preventative maintenance and systems upgrades.
- General Maintenance, Carpentry, & Paint
- Technical Operations
- HVAC (Heating & Cooling)
- Boiler & Plumbing
- Stockroom / Procurement
We provide and maintain an aesthetically pleasing campus environment that is conducive to learning, teaching and research and that supports the educational mission of the University. Facilities Planning & Construction Management strives to provide quality service with a high level of customer satisfaction. Our role is to provide professional services that address function aesthetics and a timely satisfaction of user needs.
Construction Management is responsible for providing the services listed below to the University community. We strive to provide quality services with a high level of customer satisfaction. If there is a particular area of service that you are looking for that is not listed here, please contact us to see if we can provide or refer you to the proper source.
Director Construction Management
We provide and maintain a clean, safe, and attractive campus for the students, faculty, staff and visitors of UD.
The Grounds department is responsible for the general upkeep of the University grounds. This is accomplished through the performance and completion of work requests that have been submitted by our customers and by initiation of planned schedules.
- Turf Maintenance
- Shrub & Flower Maintenance
- Site Furnishings
- Sidewalks, Roadways & Lots
- Snow Removal
- Tree Trail
For information regarding temporary signage, please see the University's Temporary Sign Guidelines.
- Professional Grounds Management Society
- Ohio Sports Turf Association
- Sports Turf Manager Association
- Miami Valley Green Industry Association
- Irrigation Association
- Dayton Goose Management Network
- International Society of Arboriculture
Sustainability at UD is not a new concept. Our founders planted orchards, farmed the surrounding land for their daily food and constructed the first few building from materials found locally. The concept of recycle, reuse and conserve is ingrained in our faith, our teachings and our heritage.
Part-time student recycling coordinators have been utilized on campus for over twenty years in an effort to constantly monitor and promote campus recycling. In 2005 the position was changed to a part-time permanent position. A full time Energy Management specialist was hired in 2003 and in the fall of 2007 our first full time Environmental Sustainability Coordinator was added to the Facilities Management staff. In August of 2008 the position was upgraded to Environmental Sustainability Manager. The ESM chairs our Campus Committee on Environment, contributes a sustainable perspective to all Facilities projects, and is tasked with continuously improving campus environmental performance.
A new learning-living community offered in fall of 2008 has brought first-year students together to explore issues in sustainability, energy and the environment. Due to its success, this program has grown into the Sustainability, Energy and Environment minor. Also, an innovative renewable energy systems concentration in UD's mechanical engineering program prepares students for not only the design of energy systems, but also the social consequences associated with them.
Sustainable Dining took the spotlight in 2009 with the introduction of a massive new compost and waste reduction effort. Over one-third of disposable products were eliminated from use in our dining facilities, and the remaining products were replaced with compostable alternatives. Collection of these products, food scraps, prep waste, and cardboard has yielded over 20 tons of compostable materials each month, reducing campus waste by over 10%. This program supports a local composting facility and generates soil amendments and mulch sold in local stores.
In order to better prepare our students for life after UD, our latest sustainability initiative will change the way students live and learn in the student neighborhood. In the fall of 2010, Facilities Management will partner with local utility providers and other departments on campus to provide a wealth of information to every occupant of a University owned house. Each month, students will have the opportunity to see how much water and energy they use, laying the groundwork for future efforts and competitions aimed at conserving resources.
For more information about sustainability initiatives at UD, please visit: UD Sustainability
Download the UD Green Guide.
- Policy on Sustainability
- Energy Management
- Waste Management
- Recycling List
- Bike Rack Locations
Environmental Sustainability Manager