January 2019

The hub of facilities information

Most of Western Michigan University's 170 campus buildings have multiple sets of documents, comprised of owner's manuals, drawings, etc., that are pertinent to the function and operation of Facilities Management. In order to efficiently distribute and provide access to these files, FM created a central hub to house the records, called Facility Records.


July 2018

Ecosystem restoration

In summer 2018, WMU Landscape initiated a reforestation project on East Campus that intends to increase ecosystem diversity, prevent erosion, and help protect the soil, air, water and wildlife communities.


March 2015

Introducing behavior based safety

In summer 2014, WMU Building Custodial and Support Services formed a safety committee to design a customized behavior based safety program to keep the custodians safe at work. The goal of the program is to eliminate unsafe acts or at-risk behavior from employees.

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Winter 2015

From flowers to flurries

Western Michigan University's campus gets a lot of snow. Landscape Services works hard to keep WMU's campus safe during the winter.

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Fall 2014

The age of the iPad

On a campus that is a second home to nearly 29,000 students, faculty and staff with over 200 buildings, maintenance can become quite a daunting task. To help manage the work load of nearly 54,000 work orders per year, WMU Maintenance Services has taken the leap into the 21st century and brought iPads into the workplace.

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Summer 2014

Special projects crew

The special projects crew is a group of thirteen highly trained custodians and two lead custodians from Building Custodial and Support Services that come together each year from mid-April through mid-August to focus on specialized detail cleaning.

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May 2014

Arbor Day celebration

This Arbor Day Celebration was our ninth annual planting event and also highlighted our sixth consecutive year as "Tree Campus USA" as designated by The National Arbor Day Foundation. Way to "grow" Broncos!

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Spring 2014

East Hall renovations

The Projects and Construction division of the Facilities Management department at Western Michigan University has been diligently at work reviewing and seeking a balance of the architectural design, the projects budget and the project schedule for the East Hall renovation and Alumni Center.

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