In an effort to increase awareness of projects and activities that may affect The University of New Mexico (UNM) campus user experience, Facilities Management (FM) has initiated new communication channels.

On the main menu of the FM website, campus users can find pages describing planned utility and service outages for buildings (“Outages”), as well as upcoming and ongoing projects related to the work of FM (“FM Projects”). And, as a complement to their Facebook page, FM has started a Twitter account which will be used to share notices of activities that may have an impact on pedestrian and vehicle traffic flows, affect building usage, and may be of general interest to the UNM community.

According to Steve Howe, FM public information representative, “The goal in offering these new channels is to provide UNM departments, students, faculty, staff, and the general public with useful information so they can plan their activities or movements around campus. Also, sometimes people are just curious as to what is happening when they see large equipment or staff at work in areas they weren’t expecting, and we want to give them a place they can go for answers.”

In addition, for those interested in quick stories on FM happenings and staff, a feature titled, “Focus@FM” has been added to the website homepage, which will be updated throughout the week. These stories will show FM at work on projects, share staff accomplishments, and be another avenue for important announcements for campus users.

You can find the FM website, follow them on Twitter at @UNM_FM, and “Like” them on Facebook at @UNMFM.