Building vs. Departmental Charges

Billings for Facilities Management services can be broken down into two categories: Building Charges or Departmental Charges.

Building charges

These are for maintenance and repairs of a building's infrastructure (i.e., mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems), the exterior envelope of the building, and all attached components within the building (i.e., flooring, carpeting). These repairs are necessary to keep the building operating efficiently and safely. Certain items such as painting, carpet and tile replacement, and window air conditioner replacement are performed on established cycles. All expenses related to this work are billed to the maintenance and operating budgets that have been established for each building.

Examples of building charges

Departmental charges 

Departmental charges are for maintenance and repairs of departmentally owned equipment and furniture, as well as all renovations requested within departmental spaces. All expenses related to this type of work are the responsibility of the requesting department and will require a valid chartstring to be submitted when the request is made.

Examples of departmental charges