Lebanese American University

Facilities Management FM

Plan, Build, Operate and Maintain

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

How can I contact FM in an emergency?

Beirut Campus
Contact the Physical Plant helpdesk at extension 1010.

Byblos Campus
Contact the Physical Plant helpdesk at extension 2020.
 

How can I view the LAU masterplan?

Refer to the Master Planning section.

Facilities Planning

What is Capital Planning?

Capital Planning oversees all activities associated with planning and financing the construction of new facilities. It also handles the Repair and Rehabilitation Program.

What are space guidelines?

Space guidelines are a tool to plan and distribute spaces across the university in an equitable and consistent manner.

How can I request additional space for newly hired personnel?

Departments should submit requests through chairpersons/directors, as approved by the concerned Dean/AVP.

Please refer to Space Request for more details.

Is approval from Space Management or the Central Facilities Committee required in order to make changes to space that is already assigned to my department?

Approval for changes to space depends on the scope of work and the magnitude of the change. Any request for changes to existing space should be routed to spacemanagement.pr@lau.edu.lb, which will determine the level of approval and update the university’s space inventory accordingly.

Facilities Services

How can I get support for an event?

The Physical Plant Office provides logistical and maintenance support to all events inside and outside university campuses.

Whom do I notify when there is a fire? And where should I go?

When there is a fire, you should pull the nearest manual pull station and exit the building, heading to the nearest assembly point  (Assembly Areas on Campus (PDF - 2.7MB)).

What are the procedures for moving offices?

The Space Planning and Management Unit handles the coordination of any moving process with the affected department(s)/users from initiation to completion with the support of the University Services’ Departments.
Refer to Moving and Relocation Services.

What safety systems are installed to fight fires?

LAU dormitories and new buildings feature fire alarm systems capable of detecting fire at very early stages, firefighting sprinkler systems to automatically fight fires, and fire extinguishers for use by trained personnel. In addition, other systems such as the public address system and smoke management system are all designed to provide LAU with the safest possible environment. 

Physical Facilities

What is the Physical Space Inventory?

The Physical Space Inventory includes two useful sections:

  • A directory that lists all the University buildings, offices, services, public spaces, centers and institutes.
  • An inventory that categorizes and lists all university space functions, and includes a photo gallery. 

How can I find the location of an academic department?

Consult our buildings and grounds section and look for the department in the appropriate campus.

Where can I overview building information and users per buildings?

If you have questions regarding basic building information, such as building name and users per building, visit the Buildings and Grounds link.

What are LAU’s parking facilities?

Please refer to Parking Spaces.

How can I get a list of users per department or utilization information?

If you need to request space inventory and utilization information for your department, please fill in your request through the online service request.

Projects

What is LAU’s Architecture Timeline?

The University boasts state-of-the-art buildings and facilities throughout its history, as can be seen on the Architecture Timeline.

I am a supplier, how can I get bidding documents?

Refer to our Projects and Bidding sections.

Safety

What is the leading cause of fire on campus?

The leading cause of fire on campus is kitchen fires. Stoves should never be left unattended while cooking. Turning on the hood while cooking will prevent initiation of false alarms.

Whom do I notify when there is a fire? And where should I go?

When there is a fire, you should pull the nearest manual pull station and exit the building, heading to the nearest assembly point  (Assembly Areas on Campus (PDF - 2.7MB)).

What safety systems are installed to fight fires?

LAU dormitories and new buildings feature fire alarm systems capable of detecting fire at very early stages, firefighting sprinkler systems to automatically fight fires, and fire extinguishers for use by trained personnel. In addition, other systems such as the public address system and smoke management system are all designed to provide LAU with the safest possible environment. 

Sustainability

What is LAU’s sustainability initiative?

Facilities Management is committed to integrating sustainability into LAU’s culture and to transforming the university campuses into sustainability landmarks.

How can I take the Green Pledge?

Take the Green Pledge and join other students, faculty, and staff who have already made the promise to engage in a sustainable attitude and behavior.


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