Facilities Management

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 61 buildings.

Scope of Services
Facilities Management ensures that the planning, design, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of all university facilities and grounds supports JWU’s 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:

  • Developing and implementing the Providence Campus Master Plan
  • Providing year-long customer service on all facility-related issues
  • Controlling and maintaining building environments
  • Providing support to university events
  • Supporting the university’s energy and environmental initiatives
  • Managing safety, statutory, renovation, repair, energy and preventative maintenance projects related to university-owned buildings

Working under Robert Taylor, Vice President, our employees are dedicated, skilled professionals trained in trades required for the maintenance, repair and renovation of campus facilities.

Capital Projects
Services 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.

Until further notice, the Facilities Department will not be taking requests for capital projects. 

Environmental, Health & Safety
EHS 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.

Comprised of engineering services, garage services, grounds, HVAC, maintenance, moves, recycling, 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.

Work Orders 

For 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 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.