A list of buildings and grounds staff members is available here.
Physical Facilities is
responsible for the maintenance, alteration, repair, and operation of physical
plant buildings and equipment.
“Building equipment” is
defined as mechanical or electrical machinery or equipment that is permanently
attached to the structure as original equipment, as a replacement for original
equipment, or as an upgrade to the facility. This equipment normally provides
service to the entire building or to a major section of the building. Examples
of building equipment include air handlers, exhaust fans, boilers, electrical
panel boards, drinking fountains, building air compressors for HVAC controls,
electrical buss ducts, and elevators. Physical Facilities pays the cost to
repair, replace, and maintain building structures and building equipment.
is defined as equipment or machinery purchased directly by a department or
departments. Examples include wall-mounted shelves, single-room usage package
air conditioners, fume hoods, sinks, and fixtures in labs, lab benches, and
cabinets, carpet, modular office panel systems, furniture, walk-in coolers
(even if built-in at the time of the original building construction), freezers,
lab polishers, cage washers, kilns, ovens, ultra-cold freezers, air compressors
for shops and labs, eyewash and safety showers, and backflow preventers that
service departmental equipment. The department pays the cost to repair, replace
and maintain departmental equipment.
As a general guide, if
equipment is a function of the building, Physical Facilities should pay for its
repair or replacement. If the equipment is a function of the department, the department
Facilities pays all utility bills for water, gas, sewage, and electricity (pending
policy to address the exceptions). Related repair, maintenance, replacement,
production, and distribution are also the responsibility of Physical
In the case of abuse
of any equipment, utility system, or buildings, the abuser is responsible for paying
repair or replacement costs.
Physical Facilities is
funded to meet the normal operation and maintenance needs of the buildings on
campus that are designed as Physical Facilities maintained. Generally, this
includes all academic and administrative buildings on the main West Lafayette
campus, excluding residence halls, housing units, intercollegiate athletic
facilities, and all related structures. Most farm buildings are not maintained
by Physical Facilities, other than those specifically identified on the Animal
Science Research farms. Normal operation and maintenance means routine grounds,
custodial, operations and maintenance activities for the building or facility
to operate as it was originally intended.