Building Services

McGill Campus

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 (7) days a week, 52 weeks a year.

eric.harroch [at] (Eric Harroch)
Building Services Analyst
514-398-2429 or Cell: 514-267-9293

francois.delisle2 [at] (François Delisle)
District Supervisor (District NW)
514-398-4505 or Cell: 514-617-4983

luc.rodrigue [at] (Luc Rodrigue)
District Supervisor (District NE)
514-398-3935 or Cell: 514-977-5519

dimitrios.petropoulos [at] (Dimitrios Petropoulos)
District Supervisor (District SW)
514-398-3258 or Cell: 514-977-5519

miroslav.pechousek [at] (Miroslav Pechousek)
Shift Supervisor / District Supervisor (District SE)
Cell: 514-829-8104

elio.taddeo [at] (Elio Taddeo)
Shift Supervisor
Cell: 514-977-6348

kendra.pomerantz [at] (Kendra Pomerantz)
Sustainability, Contracts & Special Projects Supervisor
514-398-6612 or Cell: 514-515-5364

To reach all Supervisors email group address: BuildingServicesOperations [at]

Building Services – 24-hour assistance

For immediate assistance please call the Building Services 'On-Call Supervisors' at the numbers outlined 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

Porter Services

Porters are assigned to some of the larger buildings on Campus. They normally work from 7 am to 14:45 pm 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]

Building Porter

Telephone / Pager

  • Dawson Hall
artsporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Marcel Wery T : 398-5082
P : 423-8608
South West
  • Armstrong
  • 3430-3434-3438 McTavish
  • 3459-3463-3465 Peel
bronfmanporter.fmd [at] (Email)

Antero Branco (AM)

Giuseppe Gagliano (PM)

T : 398-5079
P : 339-6522
South West
  • Otto Maass
burnsideporter.fmd [at] (Email)

Gustavo Oyola

T : 398-7473
P : 869-4815

P : 339-7878

South East


  • Ludmer (1033 Pine)
  • Beatty Hall
  • 1140 Pine

educationporter.fmd [at] (Email)

Mario Massa

T : 398-7497
P : 741-3704

North West
Frank Dawson Adams
  • Schulich Library
  • Macdonald Harrington
fdaporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Michael Noonan

T : 398-8417

P : 330-6846

South East
James Administration
  • Wilson Hall
  • Henry Birks
adminporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Boguslaw Rebecki T : 398-7481
P : 330-6845
South East
  • Morrice Hall
  • Redpath Hall
  • Redpath Museum
leacockporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Leonardo Leone T : 398-5081
P : 741-3719
South West

McConnell Engineering

  • Macdonald Engineering

mcconnellporter.fmd [at] (Email)

Enrico Recine T : 398-8403
P : 741-3714
South East

McIntyre Medical

  • Hosmer House
  • Hosmer Annex
  • Davis House
  • 3605 Mountain 

mcintyreporter.fmd [at] (Email)

Tony DiCesare

T : 398-5080
P : 339-7547

North West
McLennan Library
  • Redpath Library
mclennanlibporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Jose Rego T : 398-3633
P : 339-6520
South West
  • Trottier
  • Wong
physicsporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Enrique Bravo T : 398-7102
P : 339-6710
North East
Stewart Biology 
  • Chancellor Day Hall
  • Gelber Law Library
  • 3661 Peel
stewartbioporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Dino Bisanti

T : 398-5078

P : 741-3722
P : 221-5571

North West
Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry
  • Genome
  • Lyman Duff
strathconaadporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Eduardo Ridenti T : 398-6691
P : 741-3698
North East
Strathcona Music
strathconamusicporter.fmd [at] (Email)
Fernando Antenucci T : 398-8216
P : 741-3726
South East

For a map of the downtown campus, please click here.

Custodial Services

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
  • Recycling
  • Garbage
  • Vacuuming
  • 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

Service Profiles

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.