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Facilities Operations

The Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities' Facilities Operations unit supports Virginia Tech’s mission and goals by maintaining buildings, electrical/mechanical systems, and the grounds of the main campus to provide a reliable, efficient, functional, and beautiful setting for the campus community to carry out their education, research, and service.

The unit is entrusted with the care and maintenance of Virginia Tech’s campuses in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area and the university’s research and agricultural facilities located throughout the commonwealth.

Facilities Operations is responsible for coordinating university efforts to assure that buildings and grounds constantly express the sense of place and quality that is intrinsic to Virginia Tech and providing effective vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the delivery of non-capital construction (renovation) services.


With over 300 personnel, the following teams are responsible for the oversight of facility services in a responsive, efficient, consistent, and courteous manner, providing all campus constituents with quality service and a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing environment, while efficiently managing expenses, maximizing service levels, and achieving aspirational standards.

Electrical, Mechanical, and Air Quality

Electrical Shop, Mechanical Shop, Air Quality Shop, Refrigeration Shop, and Preventative Maintenance.


Grounds Operations, Grounds Beautification, Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture, and Waste & Recycling.


Housekeeping Services, Pest Control, Specialized Interior Care, and Interior Enhancement.


Hokie Stone Quarry, Hokie Stone Crew, Key Shop, Event Management, and Special Operations.

Building Services, Sign Shop, Pathway Enhancement Crew, Moving and Hauling, Asbestos Abatement, Non-Capital Project Management, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control.