George Mason University Facilities Management is a service organization
responsible for the maintenance, repair, and renovation of all University
buildings and infrastructure. All services requested of the Facilities Management
are controlled and coordinated through the Customer Service Center.
Request for services, other than emergencies, should be
submitted on a Work Request.
Please contact the Customer Service Center at (703) 993-2525 for additional
information or assistance.
The following services are provided by the Facilities Management:
building standards are contained in the
George Mason University
Design Information Manual. The standards are updated semi-annually to
include new systems, equipment and construction methods preferred by the
University for new construction and renovation projects. For information regarding
these standards, call the Building Commissioning and Warranty
Manager, at (703) 993-3795.
The Facilities Management Director has been designated as the Agency
Representative to issue permits and ensure George Mason University meets
all legally mandated Virginia State-wide Building Code (VUSBC) requirements.
Through the Code Compliance Office, our goal is to assist customers, contractors,
and the Facilities Management in providing a safe and welcoming environment while
protecting public and private investment in the University. All members of the University
community are encouraged to contact the Customer Service Center or this office with
any design, construction, or renovation concerns that may arise from work you observe
being performed on George Mason University property. The following examples of work
on George Mason University property whether leased or owned, and regardless of funding
type or out source contract, must be initiated through the Customer Service Center:
The addition, relocation, alteration, or removal of any portion of a wall or partition.
The installation, alteration, or relocation of an electrical, plumbing, HVAC, gas piping,
fire sprinkler, fire suppression, or fire alarm system, or any portion thereof.
Roof replacement projects.
Site work, underground utility systems, and excavation work.
Customer Service Center has received notification of a pending project, a permit
review committee will review the project for compliance with applicable building and fire codes.
The review committee composed of engineers, architects, planners, fire safety and building
code officials, will also consider the project's conformance with the University's master plan
and standards of quality and aesthetics. With proper documentation the permit committee
is committed to processing permit requests in less than three weeks. The requestor can
help expedite this process by submitting a detailed description of work to be performed and
drawings depicting the current space and proposed work. Please note that proposed work
shall not begin until this review has been completed and, if required, a building permit has
been issued. Once issued, the permit should be displayed during the course of work in a
central location of the project. A graphic representation of the building permit process is
shown in the Permit Flow Chart. If you have any questions, please call the
Code Compliance Office at (703) 993-8339.
the Permit Flow Chart
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George Mason University (GMU), Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Programs are integral components of GMU's design, construction, maintenance, and management of the university's facilities and campuses. GMU's Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management (GMU ESC & SWM) Annual Standards and Specifications submittal has been developed to provide information regarding GMU's implementation of these programs in accordance with Virginia's Erosion and Sediment Control Law (§1O.1-560 et. seq.), the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (4VAC50-30 et. seq.), the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Certification Regulations (4VAC50-50 et. seq.), the Virginia Stormwater Management Act (§1O.1-603 et. seq.), and the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit Regulations (4VAC50-60 et. seq.) as related to municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS-4) and regulated construction activities.
GMU Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM shall apply
to all plan, design, construction and maintenance activities undertaken by
GMU, either by its internal workforce or contracted to external entities,
where such activities are regulated by the Virginia ESC Law and Regulations
or the Virginia SWM Act and VSMP Permit Regulations. During any inspections
of GMU' s land disturbing activities by DCR, EPA and other such environmental
agencies, compliance with the approved GMU Annual Standards and
Specifications for ESC and SWM (and all parts thereof), the Virginia ESC Law
and Regulations, the Virginia SWM Act and the VSMP Permit
Regulations will be expected.
GMU Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM are submitted to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for review and approval on an annual basis. GMU shall ensure that project specific plans are developed and implemented in accordance with these Annual Standards and Specifications. This submittal constitutes GMU's commitment to execute all provisions contained herein on GMU regulated land disturbing activities and land development projects. As such, this submittal will be made available and utilized as an operational guidance by all appropriate GMU and DCR· personnel. This submittal and errata information are available for download as PDF files at: www.gmu.facilities.edu