Managing Costs

Understanding Facilities Management costs



The cost to operate and maintain campus buildings is determined by the size, age and complexity of the physical environment. And the best way to measure costs is on a per-square-metre basis adjusted for inflation. We’ve been expanding our campus steadily since 1972. Older buildings need more work as they age; new buildings that include enhanced technology are expensive.

 Although the operating costs have remained relatively constant throughout the years, the construction of the Taylor Centre and Riddell Library suggest costs will increase. These are complex and technology intensive buildings that also operate with extended operating hours.

The cost per FLE is going to grow as MRU adds buildings faster than FLE’s.

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