The Bureau of Facilities is the general contractor of the County, overseeing more than 6,000 acres and forty buildings and related structures within the County. The Bureau consists of a professional staff with a wide range of skills. Full-service maintenance is provided for air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems. Custodial services are provided by private contractors with the exception of the County Office Building which is being performed in-house for the first time this year.
In the past year, they have been involved in three large additions and renovations to the County Office Building. The reconstruction of the new Storage/Concession Building at Sandymount Park, along with a new electrical service, was completed by their staff. They remodeled and created new offices in the Human Services area at the Citizen Services Complex. Also, another project was the creation of new offices for the Election Board at the Multi-Service Building.
They recently entered into an Energy Performance Contract with Johnson Controls. This contract will provide an overall approach to improve the infrastructure of the County's facilities, along with reducing both energy and operational expenditures.