The stated mission of Building Services is to create and maintain an environment that is safe, clean, functional and pleasant.
Building Services are broken down into districts for ease of management and to facilitate communication.
Districts and District Supervisors
Building Services employs eight managers to provide services to the University Community. Four managers (District Supervisor) are responsible for one of the four quadrants of the university main campus. They each manage from 20 to 35 custodial staff in multiple buildings over multiple shifts providing 24-hours service, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
denny [dot] tambasco [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Denny Tambasco)
District Supervisor (District NW)
(514) 398-4505 Cell: 514-821-6218
denis [dot] kourakis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Denis Kourakis)
District Supervisor (District SE)
(514) 398-3728 or Cell: 514-821-0647
elio [dot] taddeo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Elio Taddeo)
District Supervisor (District NE)
(514) 398-3935 or Cell: 514-977-6348
luc [dot] rodrigue [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Luc Rodrigue)
District Supervisor (District SW)
(514) 398-3258 or Cell: 514-977-5519
To reach all Supervisors email group address: fmd_building_serv_managers [at] campus [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Building Services – 24 hour assistance
For Immediate assistance please call the Building Services on-call pagers at the numbers below
|Monday to Friday / Lundi au Vendredi|
|07h00 to 15h00||514-829-3269|
|15h00 to 23h00||514-829-1753|
|23h00 to 07h00||514-617-6958|
|Saturday to Monday /Samedi au Lundi|
|07h00 to 07h00||514-829-1753|
Porters are assigned to some of the larger buildings on campus. They normally work from 7h00 to 14h45 Monday to Friday. A porter is responsible to their manager for the building(s) under his/her jurisdiction and ensures that:
- The buildings are fully functional.
- The buildings are clean and in good operational order.
- Mail is sorted and processed on a priority basis
- The buildings are secure and safe for day to day operations
- Client inquiries are responded to appropriately
- The District Manager is kept abreast of issues
To reach all Porters email group address: fmd_porters [at] campus [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Telephone / Pager
artsporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-5082
P : 423-8608
bronfmanporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-5079
P : 339-6522
burnsideporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-7473
P : 869-4815
educationporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
T : 398-7497
leacockporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|Alfredo Antonio||T : 398-5081
P : 741-3719
macdonaldengporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-8402
P : 741-3694
mcconnellporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-8403
P : 741-3714
mcintyreporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-5080
P : 339-7547 P : 741-3744
mclennanlibporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-3633
P : 339-6520
physicsporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-7102
P : 339-6710
|Chancellor Day Hall /
stewartbioporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-5078
P : 221-5571
Anatomy &Dentistry /
strathconaadporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-6691
P : 741-3698
strathconamusicporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|T : 398-8216
P : 741-3726
|James Administration /
adminporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|Andre Lafleur||T : 398-7481
P : 330-6845
|Frank Dawson Adams/
fdaporter [dot] fmd [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
|Michael Noonan||T : 398-8417
P : 330-6846
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A service person is responsible for the cleanliness and hygiene of McGill buildings. The duties of a custodian include:
- Cleaning of washrooms, classrooms and all other areas of the University's buildings.
- Changing all types of lights, tubes, bulbs etc. (to a maximum height of 10').
- 24-Hour assistance, contact On-Call District Supervisor by pager.
- Auxiliary functions
Description of regular and daily maintenance:
- Washroom Cleaning: sinks / toilets / urinals, toilet paper, hand soap / towels
- Dusting / dust mop
- Washing floors (damp mopping, dry scouring, wet scouring, spray buffing, and the like)
- Replacement of individual light bulbs
- Unlocking / locking doors (building and individual rooms)
- Cleaning classrooms, offices, hallways and other areas
- Salting and snow removal at entrances
- Poster removal
- Cleaning eating areas (cafeterias, lounges)
- Minimal security and monitoring in buildings
Building Services has established a cleaning frequency profile as a base service to the University Community. Employee work schedules have been created and implemented in most major buildings. Those buildings remaining will be conducted over the long-term.
Quality control and inspections are an integral part of the implementation process, the supervisors are required to inspect each employee assignment and work schedule on a regular basis providing direction, support, coaching and training to the employees concerning their work schedules. A program of implementation has been developed to facilitate this process in the short-term. Long-term plans include an automated system of reporting and follow-up.
Communication with the clients remains a high priority at all times for Building Services. The supervisors are required to communicate to the Building Directors, Deans and the various building occupants on all operational issues and changes due to absenteeism, and inform them of their impacts until normal service is restored to the areas affected.
Quality Control Program
The Department has a process of quality control assessment that is conducted in each building on a scheduled basis. Each District Supervisor has the responsibility of auditing their entire district according to set standards and guidelines. The Director(s) will conduct periodic checks of areas either with the District Supervisor or on their own as an unscheduled visit.
The audit is usually conducted with the employee responsible for the area and is the basis for action on the part of the employee. Follow-up is initiated by the District Supervisor/Inspector in a prompt fashion.
Building Directors may be informed of the scheduled visit ahead of time. Following the exercise they are advised of the results of the audit and any major remedial actions taken on their behalf.
If during an inspection, an area is found to require repairs, painting or other renovations, this will be recorded and forwarded to the proper department.