At our ever-evolving Providence Campus, Facilities Management oversees the planning, design, and construction of new facilities — all while maintaining our approximately 2,400,000 square feet and 64 buildings.
See photos of our recent and upcoming projects on campus.
Track our most recent construction activity on campus.
VendorsNew Vendor Registration Form (108K PDF)Contractor Qualifications Statement AIA A305 (204K PDF)Vendor Insurance Requirements (41K PDF)
Work OrdersFor building and office maintenance, engineering services, garage services, grounds and warehouse operations issues, online maintenance requests can now be made. Or, call 401-598-1234 Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm.
In an emergency after hours or on weekends, call Campus Safety & Security at 401-598-1103.
JWU Goes GreenWe're creating new ways to take waste that normally gets thrown away — including our Culinary Arts food waste and grease — and recycle it.
Mission & Scope of ServicesFacilities Management ensures that the planning, design, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of all university facilities and grounds supports JWU’s teaching mission and academic, student life and administrative functions.
Our employees balance financial and technical constraints with sound planning and aesthetic strategies in a responsive, service-oriented, effective and environmentally-conscious manner. Major responsibilities towards this goal include:
Working under Christopher O. Placco, AIA, Vice President, our employees are dedicated, skilled professionals trained in trades required for the maintenance, repair and renovation of campus facilities.
Capital ProjectsServices include facilitating the initiation, planning process, approvals, consultant selection, design review and construction delivery of all new construction, renovations, repurposing of existing assets, infrastructure upgrades and major building maintenance initiatives on campus. To submit a capital project for approval, please complete the Capital Projects Request Form (131K PDF).
Environmental, Health & SafetyEHS is dedicated to reducing injuries, accidents and environmental impact and ensuring compliance by providing high quality training, comprehensive workplace evaluation, emergency response, hazardous materials management from acquisition to disposal and by managing regulatory information for the JWU community. Hazard Communication Program, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan and Heat Stress Program documents can be found in the public folders.
In order to provide assistance with the necessary compliance requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazardous Communications Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), Johnson & Wales University uses MSDS Online, a hazardous materials management software service. The university's EHS Department administers JWU’s MSDS Online database.
OperationsComprised of engineering services, garage services, grounds, HVAC, maintenance, moves, recycling, student transportation, warehouse and work order administration, Operations is dedicated to building and maintaining a superior physical environment supporting the JWU community.
Operations' goal is to effectively and efficiently serve JWU students, faculty and staff in a timely fashion, provide a comfortable atmosphere on a daily basis, assist students by transporting them to their destinations, provide reliable and safe building infrastructure and maintain the necessary staff needed to support our mission and goals.
JWU is going beyond green. We're creating new ways to take waste that normally
gets thrown away — including our Culinary
Arts food waste and grease — and recycle it. read more
Our Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence has been awarded LEED® gold certification by the US Green Building Council. read more
The Providence Preservation Society honors JWU for our "positive contribution to the livability and the urban fabric of Providence." read more