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Each VCU school, department or building has a building manager(s) serving as a liaison between their group and VCU Facilities Management and VCU Safety and Risk Management (SRM).

On the Monroe Park Campus, building managers are appointed by deans or department heads. On the MCV Campus, building managers and emergency contacts are designated by the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences for each department in larger buildings (e.g., Sanger Hall and Molecular Medicine Research Building), and some departments may have more than one building manager.

Campus coordinators work with building managers to communicate campus updates and maintain a list of current building managers and other emergency contacts. 

Responsibilities

Building manager responsibilities include: 

  • Serving as the primary point of contact between their school or department and Facilities Management as well as SRM. 
  • Reviewing, consolidating and submitting work requests on behalf of building occupants via the Facilities Self Service (FSS), and responding to work request surveys upon completion of the work.
  • Communicating with the Facilities Operations Center to request emergency services by calling (804) 828-9444 or obtaining non-emergency services via FSS, as necessary. 
  • Coordinating the provision of facility services, as necessary. 
  • Communicating the status of building issues and updates to building occupants.
  • Working with campus coordinators to seek solutions to recurring service issues.
  • Assisting with other facilities-related tasks to help maintain a safe and healthy work environment for building tenants. 

Contact your building manager

Building Managers Awards

The Building Manager Awards recognize building managers on the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses who have gone above and beyond their responsibilities to serve building tenants and the VCU community, demonstrate the values of VCU, and address the needs of the building(s) they serve. For more information, visit the Building Manager Awards page.

Building Managers Committee

The Building Managers Committee, established in 2020, consists of dozens of building managers that help improve communication, share knowledge, highlight the importance of safety and build connection among building managers. The committee meets quarterly to discuss updates and next steps related to the role. Building managers who are interested in joining the committee can contact Shana Ryman at sryman@vcu.edu.

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