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Facilities Operations

Welcome to Facilities Operations!

Together, we make up one unit of Facilities Management
Facilities Operations (FO) provides the following services:.

  • Corrective Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Minor facility alterations (FSR)
  • Building system operations

You may request these services by calling 2FIX (2349) or submitting an on-line service request through

Facilities Operations is comprised of four sub-units:

These four units work collaboratively to assure that university facilities meet the needs of the community.

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We recognize that the AU community and our many campus visitors are affected by the quality and condition of campus facilities and FO utilizes a variety of methods to assure that our facilities are as good as they can be. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations each time we respond to a request for service. For questions regarding FSR charges please send an e-mail to Guenet Assefa at with he following information:

- Customer Request # associated witht he charges in question

- The amount charged

- Description and date of the job performed

Please allow 2 to 7 days to get a reply to your e-mail.

Zone Configuration

Campus facilities are split into five zones in order to better deliver service to our customers. Most services are delivered through staff assigned to geographic zones. Working in zones helps the staff learn about their customers' needs and the requirements of particular facilities. Occasionally the zone assignments of FO staff are changed to keep the staff fresh and to keep fresh eyes on our facility responsibilities.

View our current zone configuration. Maintenance Zone Configuration

Services Provided by Facilities Operations


  • Interior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Switch & Outlet Repairs


  • Too hot
  • Too cold
  • Insufficient air flow


  • Bathroom Problems
  • Leaking Fixtures
  • Clogged Drains


  • Door repairs
  • Ceiling Tile Problems
  • Window/Screen Problems
  • Carpeting/Flooring
  • Drywall or painting


  • Furniture need repair
  • Insufficient furniture


  • Need an area cleaned?

Need help with an event?

  • Electrical hookup
  • Furniture setup