Physical Facilities Management Functional Areas

Administrative Services

Administrative Services supports the functions of all departments within Physical Facilities Management by coordinating communication, information and performing required administrative duties in compliance with applicable University and state regulations.

Design and Planning Services

Design and Planning Services assist in various phases of the design and planning process regarding University resources while assuring compliance with applicable regulations and codes for the maintenance, operation and protection of Howard University facilities. Design and provide all of the University’s building and room signs according to University and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications. Signage Services manufactures in-house and provides other signage services for University faculty upon request.

The Campus Engineers

The Campus Engineers maintain, operate, repair and secure the University’s mechanical, electrical, heating/air conditioning systems and plumbing resources.

The Carpentry Shop

The Carpentry Shop maintains, services, repairs and secures all the University buildings and exterior resources regarding structure, aesthetics and functionality.

Custodial Services

Custodial Services maintains, cleans and protects the interior of University buildings. In addition, Custodial Services prepares and maintains all campus facilities for University-sponsored and/or approved events.

Grounds and Landscaping

Grounds and Landscaping develop, maintain, clean and secure all exterior landscaping and University grounds. In addition, Grounds and Landscaping prepare the exterior of all facilities for University-sponsored and/or approved events.

Locksmith Services

Locksmith Services inspects, repairs, supervises, installs and reviews locks and access control systems for Howard University. In addition, Locksmith Services plans and executes master keying and re-keying of systems, cuts and issues keys to faculty and staff and reviews and executes locksmith-related work orders. Faculty and staff should fill out a key request form to receive keys. Advising and instructing proper maintenance of access control systems is another function of this service.

Transportation Services

Transportation Services maintains, services and repairs all University-owned vehicles and equipment. In addition, Transportation Services prepares the vehicles for University-sponsored and/or approved events.