13.1.5 Physical Plant Facilities Maintenance

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Effective Date:

12-14-18

Revision Date:

Policy Statement

The Physical Plant Director of Facilities Maintenance shall have the authority to determine means and methods used for maintenance and operation of University facilities, buildings, and equipment including, but not limited to, type of equipment used, space temperature parameters, and code applicability.

Implementation

Routine maintenance is the service performed by the Physical Plant staff to preserve a part or all of a facility from failure or decline or to return a facility to its original value without changing the purpose or program for which it was designed.

Cost of routine maintenance is a part of the operating budget for the facility.

Maintenance projects costing $25,000 or more are classified as asset preservation/deferred maintenance projects.

Materials and equipment are procured in accordance with purchasing policies and procedures, and invoices are paid through normal accounting procedures.

A routine maintenance project is defined as a planned project making use of one or more maintenance departments, and with a total project cost of less than $25,000.

The Physical Plant shall have the authority to prohibit installation of any equipment which is not compatible with existing building systems, building infrastructure, or does not comply with applicable codes or regulations, including but not limited to, those of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Electric Code (NEC), and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MiOSHA).

The Physical Plant shall have the authority to establish operational parameters for EMU buildings and equipment, including but not limited to, building/room heating setpoints, cooling setpoints, ventilation rates, lighting levels, lighting color, paint colors, and flooring material.

Violation

Departments or employees who make modifications to the facilities or install equipment without receiving written approval from the Physical Plant Director of Facilities Maintenance shall be responsible for all expenses required to restore the Facilities for proper operation.

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 14, 2018


Last Review Date: December 2018


Policy Statement

The Physical Plant Director of Facilities Maintenance shall have the authority to determine means and methods used for maintenance and operation of University facilities, buildings, and equipment including, but not limited to, type of equipment used, space temperature parameters, and code applicability.

Implementation

Routine maintenance is the service performed by the Physical Plant staff to preserve a part or all of a facility from failure or decline or to return a facility to its original value without changing the purpose or program for which it was designed.

Cost of routine maintenance is a part of the operating budget for the facility.

Maintenance projects costing $25,000 or more are classified as asset preservation/deferred maintenance projects.

Materials and equipment are procured in accordance with purchasing policies and procedures, and invoices are paid through normal accounting procedures.

A routine maintenance project is defined as a planned project making use of one or more maintenance departments, and with a total project cost of less than $25,000.

The Physical Plant shall have the authority to prohibit installation of any equipment which is not compatible with existing building systems, building infrastructure, or does not comply with applicable codes or regulations, including but not limited to, those of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Electric Code (NEC), and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MiOSHA).

The Physical Plant shall have the authority to establish operational parameters for EMU buildings and equipment, including but not limited to, building/room heating setpoints, cooling setpoints, ventilation rates, lighting levels, lighting color, paint colors, and flooring material.

Violation

Departments or employees who make modifications to the facilities or install equipment without receiving written approval from the Physical Plant Director of Facilities Maintenance shall be responsible for all expenses required to restore the Facilities for proper operation.