University of Iowa

Building Coordinators Network

 

Our dedicated building coordinators work to facilitate effective working relationships and communication between building users and facilities service providers in order to achieve more effective service levels.

Over 100 coordinators have committed to excellence in communication between building users and facilities service providers.
 

 

 

The Role of the Building Coordinator

To facilitate effective working relationships and communication between building users and facilities service providers to achieve more effective service levels

As a partner with Facilities Management, the Building Coordinator serves as a facilitator and communicator on all matters related to building operation and management that require close coordination between the building users and Facilities Management.

  • Facilities Management is responsible for providing a physical environment that promotes University excellence.
  • The Building Coordinator serves as the primary contact with Facilities Management for all matters related to the condition, utilization and operation of the building.
  • The Building Coordinator represents the users and occupants of a building and serves as a resource on matters related to facilities services.
  • Cares about the physical environment of the building and campus
  • Works in or near the building
  • Is familiar with the building, its occupants, special departmental equipment, lab and research areas
  • Is familiar with the building entrances, access controls, doors and key systems
  • Works closely with occupants and users to communicate needs, requests, and recommendations to Facilities Management
  • Works closely with Facilities Management to communicate, to occupants and users, information related to building outages, construction disruptions, energy curtailments, energy conservation measures, and other matters related to building operation
  • Is familiar with the various services provided by Facilities Management
  • Is interested in learning and understanding University procedures related to facilities operations and management
  • Provides feedback to Facilities Management to assist in improving services
  • Provides information and tools enabling building coordinators to effectively perform their building coordinator duties
  • Provides advanced information related to policy and service level changes
  • Provides a deeper level of understanding of FM services and procedures
  • Notifies building coordinators, in advance, of events, activities or work orders that may interrupt or disrupt normal building function and operation
  • Invites the building coordinator to pre-construction meetings for new projects and renovation that pertain to the building
  • Invites the building coordinator to regularly scheduled information and training sessions with peer coordinators
  • Shares building condition assessments and space utilization reports with building coordinators

Building Coordinators Network Meetings

Building Coordinator meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Following are important updates and presentations from the 2018 BC Meeting Series.

 

Building Coordinators Meeting (regular monthly meeting)

Wednesday, December 18, 10:30 a.m. - noon, UCC-2520D-Seminr

Building Coordinators Meeting (regular monthly meeting)

Webnesday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon, UCC-2520D-Seminr

Building Coordinators Meeting (regular monthly meeting)

Wednesday, October 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon, UCC-2520D-Seminr

Building Coordinators Meeting (regular monthly meeting)

Wednesday, September 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon, UCC-2520D-Seminr

Campus Planning and Project Updates, Joe Billotta and Sadie Greiner
Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., location TBD (Rescheduled from June 2019)

RESCHEDULED to July, see above.

Wednesday, May 22, 106 Gilmore Hall, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Panel Discussion, Building & Landscape Services Associate Directors

Held in February, rescheduled from January due to weather
Don Guckert "Transformational Changes in Facilities Management"

Contact Us

Have an idea for the Building Coordinators meeting or want to share a message with the Building Coordinators group?
Need to add/delete/change a Building Coordinator contact?

Dave Jackson

Senior Facilities Services Specialist

Facilities Management

319-335-5062