A New FAQ on the Facilities Initiative

Q: What is the difference between a Facilities Manager, Zone Manager and a Project Manager?

A: Three divisions in the Office of Facilities Planning and Management are Facilities Management, Facility Services and Project Management Services. A Facilities Manager reports to Facilities Management and has the responsibility to ensure the quality and integrity of their respective facilities meet SMU standards.  A Zone Manager reports to Facility Services and supervises the trades personnel that are assigned to specific subsections of campus and do the physical repairs of the building.  A Project Manager reports to Project Management Services and provides overall project management services from design inception to construction completion. For more information: See SMUs Office of Facilities Planning and Management.