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Facilities Management Maintaining American University's buildings and equipment

Facilities Management's mission is to effectively operate and maintain a safe, functional, clean, and attractive living and learning environment at American University.

We maintain and improve the university's facilities. Our teams are comprised of experienced professionals who are skilled in a broad range of trades and technical disciplines. We help to prevent facilities-related problems and, when needed, quickly investigate and solve problems.

COVID-19 Updates

All air handling unit filters are being upgraded with higher efficiency filters as per CDC guidelines. We will be bringing in as much outside air as possible without compromising indoor air quality. We have performed preventative maintenance on every unit on campus to make sure they are operating as designed. We have calibrated all controls to make sure they too are operating as designed.

For the Fall Semester Housekeeping has updated their scope of work. In addition to their regular cleaning services, a team of eight people have been added to the academic areas to sanitize high touch spaces from 9 a.m. to  5:30 p.m. Additionally, 14 housekeepers were added to residence halls to clean high touch areas and restrooms in the evening. Cleaning supplies will be provided to a designated staff member in each department for those who would like to disinfect more often in their area. Sanitizing stations have also been added to the main lobby and elevator lobbies of every building. The housekeeping team has been provided with proper PPE for both their own safety and the safety of everyone around campus. We look forward to a great and safe semester.

Shuttle Services

Shuttle Services

AU's shuttle services connects students, faculty, staff, and guests with main campus, the Washington College of Law, and the Tenleytown Metro station.

Shuttle Services

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Campus Construction

While construction is under way throughout campus, visit the Campus Construction website for details and updates. 

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Have A Facility Related Issue?

2FIX can help you with lighting, electrical, temperature, and plumbing issues, grounds maintenance and more

Customer Services Response

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Energy & Engineering (E&E)

Central Plant Operations, Electrical and Life Safety, Building Automation, Commissioning, & Energy Conservation

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Request a Project

Begin a capital renewal project with Capital Program Management.

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Capital Program Management

Construction, focusing on capital renewal and smaller capital projects.

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Campus Beautification Day

Learn about our annual Campus Beautification Day.

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Environment ·

AU’s Latest Winter Energy Curtailment Efforts Result in Significant Energy and Cost Savings

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