The DAS-Facilities Management Division provides asset management and preservation of County-owned property, and ensures that all County-owned buildings are clean, safe, user-friendly, and meet the needs of all tenants, employees and the general public as well as provide technical services to plan, design, construct, manage, operate and preserve Milwaukee County’s natural resources and public facilities.
- Maximize the quality and timeliness of services provided within authorized operating and capital budgets.
- Maintain core services currently provided to its end users.
- Expand and enhance the use of technology within the Division in order to improve efficiency, communications and responsiveness.
- Identify energy cost savings through energy conservation initiatives.
- Minimize overhead costs and standardize overhead rates to maximize cost effective use of County resources in capital project management.
- Continue implementation of the County-wide sanitary sewer monitoring and maintenance program, stormwater management and NR-216 permit administration, and promote transition for maintenance program monitoring to jurisdictional departments.
- Continue application of Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting (GESPC) to appropriate County buildings and continue implementation of the County’s Green Print Initiatives.
- Continue implementation of the County’s inventory of facilities and increase the utilization of this information for maintenance, assessments, and future capital planning.
The Director’s Office provides centralized budget and support functions as well as facility assessment services. Within the Office, Budget & Support Services provides oversight of the budget, revenue tracking, contract coordination, records retention, and centralized accounting. This group ensures adherence to revenue and expenditure targets through responsible budget management. Inspection provides building review and inspection services related to County-owned facilities. This group is also responsible for maintaining the County’s facilities assessment database.
Facilities Maintenance provides property management, tenant services and maintenance, housekeeping, security and skilled trades services to various private entities and County departments. Facilities Maintenance is the steward of County owned properties including the Courthouse Complex (Courthouse, Safety Building, Criminal Justice Facility, St. Anthony’s, Medical Examiner, 6th & State Parking Area and the surface lot located at the former Annex site), County Grounds buildings (Child Adolescent Treatment Center (CATC) and Vel R Phillips Juvenile Justice Center), City Campus, Muirdale Building and the electric system on the County Grounds. Facilities Maintenance provides services and performs functions in two areas: maintenance operations and property management.
Architectural, Engineering and Environmental Services (AE&ES) is responsible for providing Architectural Services, Civil Engineering/Site Development, Construction Management, Environmental Services, Airport Engineering, and various support services such as, facilities assessment and County-wide building and grounds record archives. Click here for more information about AE&ES.
The Office of Sustainability provides guidance, management, and development of sustainability functions related to the County’s building and infrastructure assets and coordinates county-wide sustainability efforts. The Office is responsible for the implementation of the County’s Green Print Initiative. Click here for more information about Sustainability.
Facilities Management contracts with over 250 vendors totaling $17.5 million dollars. Services under contract range from materials and supplies necessary to maintain seamless operations to services that help maintain operational efficiencies.
Facilities Management was one of the first divisions in County government to support the County's Green Print Initiatives by retrofitting the Courthouse with energy efficient lighting and automated shut-off switches.
In 2009 Facilities Management completed a space standard for use at all county facilities. This standard makes efficient use of space by allocating a standard for every employment classification. This has led to a better understanding of how to utilize existing property and maximize efficiency. Efforts are now focused on evaluating the division's building inventory.
Major improvements in recycling have been made resulting in either cost neutral or revenue making arrangements.
The end of 2013 saw the successful relocation of the Facilities West Trade Shop to its new building off of the County Grounds Campus.