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UW Facilities Blog



Welcome to the Facilities Services blog!

Facilities Services is one of the University’s largest employers with nearly 1,000 employees. Our work covers seven miles of utility tunnels beneath campus, 643 acres of grounds, 22 miles of roads and pathways, and services including power, HVAC, cleaning, waste, maintenance and construction for more than 15 million square feet.

Our staff is incredibly diverse. More than 95% of our custodial staff is from outside of the United States. We’re composed of tradespeople, engineers and folks just like you. Our employees are passionate about the work they do.

We’re driven by lean thinking to challenge old processes and innovate. We value partnerships with our customers to improve our services. Our vision is to become a world-class organization providing exceptional service anywhere, anytime.

Our departments include Building Services, Campus Engineering & Operations, Engineering Services, Emergency Management, Facilities Maintenance & Construction, Facilities Employee Services, Finance & Business Services, Strategic Planning & Continuous Improvement, and Transportation Services.

This blog is managed by the Facilities Services communications team.