- November 16, 2023
At 4:47 a.m. on Monday, October 23, an alarm alerted Facilities Management (FM) staff to a drop in water pressure at two campus buildings. That alarm was the first signal of a major water main break that would impact more than 60 buildings.
- October 05, 2023
If the Halloween season turns your thoughts to mysteries of the macabre and supernatural, we invite you to enjoy the lore of ghostly secrets that linger within the very walls of the UMD campus. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland boasts a history steeped in eerie tales involving campus buildings. FM’s GIS department has created a map of haunted sites on the main campus. Take the tour if you dare!
- September 18, 2023
FM's Planning and Construction team is busy this fall with projects across campus. Here are nine projects that were highlighted recently by Maryland Today.
- August 17, 2023
The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund has awarded $1,752,134 to the University of Maryland to complete the restoration of Campus Creek and renewal of the Animal Sciences Pond. Congratulations go to FM’s Christopher Ho, a Civil Engineer with Planning & Construction, who filed two rounds of applications before the grant was secured. In 2019, Phase I of the creek restoration, restored 3,000 feet of the stream. With this grant, FM will finish the job.
- August 09, 2023
UMD has a history of composting that goes back to 2007. Those efforts have been greatly expanded in the years since and are about to expand again. The Maryland Legislature recently passed new requirements for the collection of compostable materials every time food is served on the UMD campus. Whether a student group meeting, a small staff meeting or a large event, composting all remaining food scraps is now required.