The MIT Department of Facilities creates, cares for, and powers MIT’s physical environment. As stewards of the campus, we build, maintain, and optimize its structures and grounds, implementing high-performance solutions to maximize campus sustainability. We also provide the utilities and services necessary to advance the educational and research activities of the Institute. Our goal is to provide a safe, well-functioning, welcoming campus.

Our teams are organized under five primary groups which all report to Joe Higgins, Vice President for Campus Services and Stewardship.

Campus Construction manages the construction, renovation, and renewal of MIT’s buildings, addressing the needs of our community with projects ranging from new construction and whole-building renewals to redesigns and renovations of labs, departments, and other complex spaces. 

Campus Services & Maintenance provides 24/7 repair services and proactively undertakes preventive maintenance plans and sustainability programs designed to keep MIT’s systems and buildings operating longer and with greater efficiency. 

Facilities Engineering offers design guidance and investment recommendations regarding electrical power, steam, water, and sewage. Our services range from engineering an entire new complex to developing single-focus, single-site options.

Utilities is responsible for the efficient operation and management of all campus electricity, heating, and cooling resources. The team manages MIT’s cogeneration Central Utilities Plant and also focuses on planning ahead for MIT’s future energy needs.

Infrastructure Business Operations (IBO) teams (Applied Technology, Communications, Finance & Administration, and Parking & Transportation) create, coordinate, support, and enhance the processes and systems that enable the department to function efficiently and effectively. 

Helpful Links

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Customer Service Center
Monday-Friday, 7 AM - 4:30 PM Building 7-019
617-253-494; CSC email