From a unique balance of historic architecture and new state-of-the-art and energy-efficient buildings, to its robust infrastructure, Duke University ranks in the top tier of campuses. Of its 1,300 acres, Facilities Management is responsible for 537 acres, 20 million global square feet in 325 buildings, 200 miles of distributed water/sewer/storm-water utilities, 44 miles of sidewalk, 12 miles of roads.
Our campus stewardship includes Duke University's academic and library buildings, athletic facilities, grounds on its main Durham campus and the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. Our business units span multiple functional areas. The information below provides an overview of each one.
The Office of Project Management (OPM) is responsible for facilitating project initiation, approvals, consultant selection, planning, design, construction and close out for all Duke University new construction, renovations, infrastructure/energy upgrades and major building maintenance initiatives.
Utilities & Engineering
Duke Utility & Engineering Services (DUES) is responsible for managing Duke’s complex utility infrastructure, managing the purchase and operation of energy resources, and providing specialized engineering and technical support to construction projects, service contracts and the University.
Duke hosts a diverse and beautiful landscape comprised of quads, open lawns, athletic fields, gardens and plazas. Maintaining this landscape requires reseeding of lawns, replacement of dead trees, pruning of shrubs, planting and caring for the variety of flowers found around campus, as well as an in-depth knowledge of horticulture to provide for the needs of each species of plant properly.
Sanitation & Recycling
As part of University Environmental Services, Sanitation and Recycling work together to promote proper waste management and reduction. They help manage solid waste and sustainability efforts at Duke while providing support for university-wide special events and routine preventative maintenance of sanitation and recycling equipment. Sanitation and Recycling also manage a composting operation to turn landscaping material into useable top soil.