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Operating as usual

04/16/2021

In case you’re thinking about the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) building on Arlington campus as much as we are...here’s a time-lapse update from the past few days! 🚧 🦺

How it started vs How it's going 🤩  #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu
03/25/2021

How it started vs How it's going 🤩 #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

One of Mason Facilities' many departments is the Sign Shop. Every day, Maggie Accardo and Charlie Bobosh make signs for ...
02/12/2021

One of Mason Facilities' many departments is the Sign Shop. Every day, Maggie Accardo and Charlie Bobosh make signs for classrooms, bathrooms, buildings, school vehicles, and more for all Mason campuses. Both make about 50-100 signs a week, where they must be consistent with Mason branding, design, and colors. Every day is different. Since they are responsible for signage for all mason campuses, Bobosh describes it as having the "key to the kingdom," meaning that they are able to travel and provide input into new designs for signs in different buildings for all campuses. #gmufacilities #gmu

One of Mason Facilities' many departments is the Sign Shop. Every day, Maggie Accardo and Charlie Bobosh make signs for classrooms, bathrooms, buildings, school vehicles, and more for all Mason campuses. Both make about 50-100 signs a week, where they must be consistent with Mason branding, design, and colors. Every day is different. Since they are responsible for signage for all mason campuses, Bobosh describes it as having the "key to the kingdom," meaning that they are able to travel and provide input into new designs for signs in different buildings for all campuses. #gmufacilities #gmu

For the past sixty years, George Mason University has accumulated over 600 gigabytes of records. These records can most ...
01/28/2021

For the past sixty years, George Mason University has accumulated over 600 gigabytes of records. These records can most easily be defined as a repository of physical and digital documents that provide large amounts of information regarding all Mason campuses. Brett Spencer, Kristan Hinders, and Travis Hicks make up the Plans and Records team at Facilities Management where they work together to digitize old records in order to make them “more readily available for the Mason community” and “maintain fluidity,” as Kristan Hinders expressed in our interview. ⁣

The team also works together to make Geographic Information System (GIS), which are interactive maps with layers for each Mason campus. These maps are built using the information from multiple databases in order to build the civil landscapes that can be seen in this post, “It’s a visualization of all the records that Archives keeps,” said Brett Spencer. If there is a problem in a building, the team is able to identify and then more easily solve it.⁣

Students, faculty, and staff can request to have access to these records, however they should be aware that “the data provided is only as good as [the data] we receive.” At times the team has received up to thirty requests per week. If students need these records for a Capstone project, they should first acquire a faculty sponsor ahead of time, before Facilities gets involved. As the information is updated frequently, students should use it wisely.⁣

For an interactive version of the GIS map video, visit the link in our bio!⁣

Pictured: Plans & Records Team, Record drawing of Peterson Hall, GIS map. ⁣
#gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Horizon Hall's main goal is to foster discussion and active learning. With the large windows throughout the building, na...
01/20/2021

Horizon Hall's main goal is to foster discussion and active learning. With the large windows throughout the building, natural light will be maximized in internal spaces.

“The entire building is designed to enable student engagement and opportunities for student learning and collaboration.” Ann Ardis, the dean of George Mason University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences said. “There will be places for students to work by themselves or in small groups and study spaces where students can engage with faculty.”

The benches are made of reclaimed wood from the trees that were on site prior to the start of the project in 2019. #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

With the new Horizon Hall building, offices for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will now be in one locatio...
01/18/2021

With the new Horizon Hall building, offices for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will now be in one location rather than spread out over the Fairfax Campus. #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

With four classrooms opening on January 25, 2021, Horizon Hall will be home to the College of Humanities and Social Scie...
01/15/2021

With four classrooms opening on January 25, 2021, Horizon Hall will be home to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Mason Innovation eXchange (MIX). These spacious classrooms will accommodate from 24 to 120 students though COVID restrictions will limit class sizes to 30% or 40% of capacities for the Spring 2021 semester. Additionally, all classes are equipped for video collaboration and instruction. #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Less than two weeks until the new Horizon Hall building opens at the Fairfax campus. Here's a sneak peak...more coming n...
01/13/2021

Less than two weeks until the new Horizon Hall building opens at the Fairfax campus. Here's a sneak peak...more coming next week! 👀 #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

12/16/2020

Take a look at how much the Fairfax campus has grown throughout the years! #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Horizon Hall: In progress... 👷 🚧 Who's excited? 🙋🙋‍♀️  #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu
11/25/2020

Horizon Hall: In progress... 👷 🚧 Who's excited? 🙋🙋‍♀️ #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Remember when Buzzfeed featured the Exploratory Hall lobby that has custom tables and chairs printed with elements from ...
11/23/2020

Remember when Buzzfeed featured the Exploratory Hall lobby that has custom tables and chairs printed with elements from the Periodic Table on their website? You can thank interior designers, Talia Scott and Debbie Brady for that! With combined Mason Design experience of over 20 years, Debbie and Talia have led a handful of projects during their time here including Exploratory Hall, Fenwick Library, and the new Horizon Hall. Each department has assigned colors to go alongside their branding and design package, all of which include a modern and sustainable look.⁣
With COVID precautions needing to be taken, Debbie and Talia have had to work hard in order to design layouts for each classroom and be able to enforce social distancing. These changes include removing some of the existing furniture, which are all tagged and in a storage facility. The furniture used must also be a material that is easily cleaned and all partitions have been raised to be safer for students and staff. ⁣

Did you know that Mason has its own Energy Management Department? This department is in charge of monitoring the energy ...
10/29/2020

Did you know that Mason has its own Energy Management Department? This department is in charge of monitoring the energy consumption levels and methods across the Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William campuses. Energy manager, Pat Buchanan told us: “We’re doing a lot of things that most people don’t see [...] what we do is kind of behind the scenes.” ⁣

Over 100 improvements have been made and can be seen across campus since 2005, when Pat Buchanan first took over the energy management department. These include: ⁣
• Eliminating high-energy consuming fluorescent lights and replace them with LED lights in classrooms, elevators, buildings, bathrooms, and parking lots⁣
• Occupancy Sensors (also known as motion lights) that turn on when people pass by or enter the room have been installed across campus⁣
• Low flush valves for toilets⁣
• Built in “vendimizers” that allow the vending machines to only turn on when in use⁣

“We’re looking out for the well-being of Mason and its carbon footprint,” Pat said in our interview with him. With 4,520,794 KW/h of energy savings, Mason continues to implement new strategies and techniques to save energy across campuses in order to benefit everyone.⁣

Horizon Hall: Work continues... 🚧🚨
10/13/2020

Horizon Hall: Work continues... 🚧🚨

If you've ever been to the Arlington Campus you might be familiar with the old law school. As Mason prepares to welcome ...
09/23/2020

If you've ever been to the Arlington Campus you might be familiar with the old law school. As Mason prepares to welcome the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) in 2025 at the Arlington Campus, we wanted to share the building's unique history.⁣

After Kann's Department store closed in 1975, it was then acquired by GMU in 1979 to later become the Law School. The building became the only law school with an escalator, which students would use every day to go to class.⁣

The new IDIA building will be home to Mason Academic and Research space, extending Mason's role as a leading tech and research university.

Reporting from the Johnson Center – socially distanced and ready to go! Classes start in a week...who's ready?  #gmufaci...
08/17/2020

Reporting from the Johnson Center – socially distanced and ready to go! Classes start in a week...who's ready? #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu⁣

Learn more about the Safe Return to Campus Plan. https://www2.gmu.edu/Safe-Return-Campus

You asked for it so here we go! Some more construction updates from the Fairfax campus. Excited to see everyone back soo...
08/14/2020

You asked for it so here we go! Some more construction updates from the Fairfax campus. Excited to see everyone back soon! #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Here's an update on how campus will look like this upcoming Fall semester!  #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu⁣⁣Learn more...
08/06/2020

Here's an update on how campus will look like this upcoming Fall semester! #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu⁣

Learn more about the Safe Return to Campus Plan. https://www2.gmu.edu/Safe-Return-Campus

The Mason logo has been added to the new water tower at the Fairfax campus! 💚💛 #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu
07/27/2020

The Mason logo has been added to the new water tower at the Fairfax campus! 💚💛 #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Facilities is engaged in many COVID response projects to return back to campus in the Fall:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣• Hand Sanitizer Station...
07/24/2020

Facilities is engaged in many COVID response projects to return back to campus in the Fall:⁣⁣
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• Hand Sanitizer Stations - We are installing all required stations in classrooms, elevator lobbies, and entry/exits as per SRTC plan.⁣⁣
• Classroom Markings - We are installing floor markings to meet spacing requirements in all classrooms. Signs for all classrooms and class labs are being placed, (1 on door and 1 inside room). Any rooms that didn’t get scheduled will not get prepped (furniture moves, occupancy sign, etc.) and will be locked for semester with an “off-line, do not enter” sign.⁣⁣
• Disinfecting Wipes - We are placing wipe stations in all classrooms.⁣⁣
• Space Management and Interior Design have evaluated classrooms for proper spacing.⁣⁣
• Graphic Design/Sign Shop have supported providing proper signage throughout Mason. ⁣⁣
• We are working with our providers/Mason experts to provide proper social distancing and protocols on our shuttles.⁣

Learn more about the Safe Return to Campus Plan. https://www2.gmu.edu/Safe-Return-Campus

Current view of Horizon Hall from Fenwick Library...looking good! #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu
07/15/2020

Current view of Horizon Hall from Fenwick Library...looking good! #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

As Mason prepares to go back to campus for Fall 2020, the school has implemented increased health and safety measures in...
06/19/2020

As Mason prepares to go back to campus for Fall 2020, the school has implemented increased health and safety measures in order to protect students coming back. Housekeeping Services Director, Martin Myers and Nancy Haring, Assistant Housekeeping Services Manager, are both in charge of the cleaning and upkeep processes for all of the GMU campuses. With the help of LT Services, a company used for subcontracting, their dedicated employees have been with Mason since 1985. Every night, 130 housekeeping employees work from 10 PM-6 AM and perform heavy cleaning across all campuses. Then, during the day 20 employees are in charge of maintenance and emergencies. In order for the safest possible return to campus, more hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed, 31.96 acres of classroom carpets are vacuumed and shampooed weekly, and 9 million gross square feet of space is cleaned and maintained daily. Myers confidently noted that "when students get back, it will be ready." 👏 🙌 #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

New student voice walls on Wilkins Plaza 💚 💛  #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu
06/15/2020

New student voice walls on Wilkins Plaza 💚 💛 #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Horizon Hall will be the new building on campus with 218,000 gross square feet and 27 active learning spaces. ⁣⁣⁣⁣This b...
06/01/2020

Horizon Hall will be the new building on campus with 218,000 gross square feet and 27 active learning spaces. ⁣⁣
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This building will be home to:⁣⁣

• The College of Humanities and Social Sciences⁣⁣
• Mason Innovation eXchange (MIX)⁣⁣
• Classrooms and lab technologies. ⁣⁣
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The completion of the project will also include:⁣⁣

• Outdoor amphitheater⁣⁣
• Meditation garden⁣⁣
• Replacement and extension of Wilkins Plaza⁣⁣
• Harris Theater renovations⁣⁣
• The Enslaved People of George Mason Memorial⁣⁣
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The project is set to be fully completed by December 2021! Who's excited? #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Who we are: We are 329 employees in charge of 846 acres (9 million square feet) across all Mason campuses. You can find ...
05/29/2020

Who we are: We are 329 employees in charge of 846 acres (9 million square feet) across all Mason campuses. You can find us at the Facilities building located behind The Hub. Our team consists of ten departments, ranging from accountants and housekeeping to graphic designers, engineers, and recycling & waste management.

To get the latest updates, be sure to follow us on all of our social media platforms! #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu #whoweare

What we do: GMU Facilities is in charge of the execution, upkeep, and maintenance of Mason's buildings at the Fairfax, A...
05/27/2020

What we do: GMU Facilities is in charge of the execution, upkeep, and maintenance of Mason's buildings at the Fairfax, Arlington, and Manassas Campuses. We do everything from fixing the flickering lights in the classrooms, to planning and constructing the core campus Robinson project! #gmufacilities #gmu #whatwedo

Why we work: George Mason University Facilities ensures a quality physical environment while supporting the mission of t...
05/25/2020

Why we work: George Mason University Facilities ensures a quality physical environment while supporting the mission of the University: "To deliver purposeful programs and services for students and families that promote a comprehensive initiation into and deepen a sense of belonging to George Mason University." We are the technical and business experts of choice with the total trust and confidence of our students, faculty, and staff. Our number one priority is the students. #gmufacilities #gmu #whywework

Mason Facilities would like to congratulate the class of 2020 for their hard work and dedication throughout the past yea...
05/22/2020

Mason Facilities would like to congratulate the class of 2020 for their hard work and dedication throughout the past years. We wish you the best on your next endeavors! Go Patriots! #Mason2020 💚 💛 #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Construction update on Wilkins Plaza! Mason Facilities wants to dedicate this post to the essential workers that come to...
05/12/2020

Construction update on Wilkins Plaza!

Mason Facilities wants to dedicate this post to the essential workers that come to George Mason every day in order to keep the Core Campus Project running. While we work and learn from home, the construction team continues to operate on campus.

We thank you for everything that you do and we can't wait to see the final product when we return! #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Often overlooked, the Central Heating and Cooling Plant (CHCP) is one of the most important aspects of campus. Running n...
05/07/2020

Often overlooked, the Central Heating and Cooling Plant (CHCP) is one of the most important aspects of campus. Running nonstop, 24 hours a day, the CHCP is responsible for the hot and cold water used across Mason. Managed by nine workers during the day and four workers overnight, Facilities Management is responsible for 600 gallons of hot and 4,000 gallons of cold water per minute. After interviewing Jeff Counts and Rod Billones, CHCP superintendent and assistant superintendent, they stated that the Johnson Center alone requires 900 gallons of chilled water per minute in the summer. Not only does the plant have to be continuously running for students and faculty to be comfortable in the buildings, but this is also critical to maintain the infrastructure inside said buildings. #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Progress Update! Our new Wilkins Plaza moving right along. Can you spot the ten new student voice walls for paint and ch...
04/27/2020

Progress Update! Our new Wilkins Plaza moving right along. Can you spot the ten new student voice walls for paint and chalking? #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

Boiler OperatorThis person will work under supervision of the Power Plant Operator Shift Supervisor, oversees the operat...
04/24/2020
Boiler Operator

Boiler Operator
This person will work under supervision of the Power Plant Operator Shift Supervisor, oversees the operation of the Central Heating and Cooling Plant (CHCP) and all satellite plants during the designated shift to ensure smooth operation and provide a service the George Mason University community to where there is some feeling of security in the event of malfunction.

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Boiler Operator The George Mason University, Facilities department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a Boiler Operator position. Responsibilities: This position will work under supervision of the Power Plant Operator Shift Supervisor, oversees the operation of the Central Heati...

04/21/2020

New skyline alert! Up goes the new GMU water tower after almost two years of construction. Despite the restrictions that COVID-19 has imposed on campus, workers have still been been able to put up the water tower as scheduled. #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

As students and faculty stay home to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, construction on campus continues. Due to the absence...
03/26/2020

As students and faculty stay home to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, construction on campus continues. Due to the absence of people on campus, Facilities staff have seen at least one benefit. Instead of having to wait for school breaks to complete larger-scale portions of the construction projects, they can be done now while the campus is empty. We can't wait to see you back on campus. #gmufacilities #georgemason #gmu

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