About FMS - FMS At A Glance
FMS At A Glance
Facts and Figures About FMS
FMS is responsible for the day to day operation, repair and maintenance of the University of Southern California’s 220 buildings containing approximately 12.95 million square feet of space, over 261 acres of property on the University Park Campus, the 73-acre Health Sciences Campus and the infrastructure that supports them. We are also responsible for five athletic fields.
FMS hauls approximately 650 tons of trash every month, nearly half of it from USC dining and student housing facilities. That’s about 46 pounds a month per student—although the rest of us certainly generate our share too.
There are approximately 3 million keys to 160,000 different campus doors and locks, all of them cut by our own locksmiths. We issue 175,000 new keys each year.
Each summer we paint approximately 200 or more classrooms.
We maintain the campus swimming pools and we have our own crew of Elevator Technicians that operate and maintain 200 elevators.
We also maintain and repair over 400 University vehicles.
FMS is responsible for handling 40,000 work orders a year – that is approximately 3,500 a month while our Customer Resource Center fields 5,500 calls per month.
FMS Landscape Crews maintain more than 1000 planters and 108 ornamented gardens. In addition there are thousands of trees, shrubs, and benches to enhance our green spaces.
In all, there are nearly 4,000 trees including 122 varieties—even some very unusual ones such as bottle trees, golden trumpets and a bunya-bunya imported from Australia.
Throughout the University, FMS uses a computerized energy and resource management system to help control costs for electricity, gas and water.
The UPC campus consumes as much electricity as a city of 100,000 people, and our peak load rarely drops by much more than half—even on Christmas Day.
Interestingly, two-thirds of our electricity usage is for running air conditioning, ventilation equipment and our four major computer centers.
A top priority of the FMS air conditioning team is keeping temperatures on an even keel in research laboratories and patient treatment facilities, especially at the Health Sciences Campus.