Facilities Funded Services vs. Billable Services

Our department receives funding only for the maintenance and repair of University building infrastructure, grounds, and support systems in Educational and General (E&G) space. Services, maintenance, and repair of department-owned equipment are charged to the requesting department.

Our department does not receive funds for Auxiliary buildings and support systems. Any services we provide in Auxiliary spaces will be billable to the owners of the building or space.

Equipment that is not part of the building system for which Facilities has full operating control, regardless of whether it was installed at the time of construction or added later, is the responsibility of the department that owns and/or controls the equipment to fund its repair, maintenance, or replacement.

Examples of Facilities Maintenance Funded Repairs

  • Building exterior including gutters, roofs, windows and doors and associated hardware
  • Building and room keys
  • Sidewalks/steps/handrails
  • Exterior lighting
  • Utilities: electrical, water, natural gas and sewer systems
  • Life Safety Generators
  • Water Service and domestic water distribution system including water fountains and restroom fixtures
  • Electrical Service and distribution system including light fixtures, outlets, switches and circuit breakers
  • HVAC Systems in support of comfort heating/cooling
  • Maintenance and repair of floors, walls, and ceilings space due to condition/age only
  • Furniture in 110 Classrooms
  • Elevators and chairlifts
  • Fire alarm and suppression systems
  • Pest control services
  • Custodial services
  • Care of lawns, trees and shrubs

Examples of Billable Services

  • Renovations, improvements, alterations and new construction (capital items)
  • Fabrication of cabinets, shelves, signs (other than standard room, building, directory), name tags, and other Miscellaneous items; furniture repair (except basic classroom furniture)
  • Maintenance and repair of special classroom equipment, special lighting or sound installations, office furnishings, laboratory equipment, and other departmental property
  • Redundant cooling/heating systems in support of departmental needs (e.g. Server room)
  • Specialized filtration systems (HEPA filtration)
  • Redundant water heaters in support of departmental needs
  • Emergency Generators in support of departmental needs (e.g. Data Center)
  • Uninterrupted power systems (UPS) in support of departmental needs
  • Process cooling systems in support of departmental equipment cooling
  • Growth Chambers
  • Sterilizers/Autoclaves
  • Distilled/Reverse Osmosis water systems
  • Refrigerators/Freezers/Microwaves
  • Movable furniture
  • Book Cases
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Sound systems
  • Departmental security systems
  • Decorative plants
  • Non-standard landscaping
  • Auxiliary maintenance and repair requests
  • Occupant or departmental requested renovation and remodel projects including moving walls and doors
  • Paint and flooring when part of a customer requested renovation/remodel project
  • Asbestos abatement when part of a customer requested renovation/remodel project

Ground Maintenance

The mission of our Grounds Team is to maintain and beautify all of the University‚Äôs outdoor spaces including grass areas, landscape beds, trees, irrigation, roadways, parking facilities, and recreational sports fields.   Routine services include turf grass maintenance, shrub/tree/plant care, irrigation management, agronomy, leaf cleanup, litter control, and snow/ice/storm cleanup.   Our team understands that the University grounds are the first thing that most guests see when they arrive on campus and we take great pride in making that experience memorable.  We also realize the positive impact that a green environment has on the success of the University community.  The University is proud to be designated as a Tree Campus USA and a Bee Campus USA.   

If in need of assistance by Grounds, please contact Work Control at 940-565-2700 or submit via website at