10.1 Policy

The land belonging to, and the buildings and facilities constructed at, OIST Graduate University (the University) are resources intended to serve the various purposes of the University.  The fundamental role of the Division of Buildings & Facility Management at the University is to manage these resources to provide, operate and maintain an environment that will enable all members of the University community to carry out their work effectively in a safe and attractive setting.

University policy is that the facilities and services provided must be sufficient, efficient and reliable, but not extravagant. The University has an obligation to utilize funding, whether from public or private sources, for construction, operation, and maintenance in a sound and responsible manner, and it is University policy always to endeavor to achieve the most cost-effective use of funds available. 

The University shall make all necessary and reasonable efforts to provide barrier-free access to University buildings and facilities for people with physical disabilities.

This chapter addresses acquisition, use, security and upkeep of the campus grounds, built facilities and major elements of plant and equipment (excluding laboratory equipment) at the University.  Policies, rules and procedures for land acquisition and procurement of construction are set out in Chapter 26, Finance & Accounting and in Chapter 28, Procurement , while procedures relating to the allocation of space and use of laboratory equipment are set out in Chapters 19, University Events and 21, Use of University Resources

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