Facilities Committee

"MIT and the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) expect that all FSILG houses will be safe, secure, clean, comfortable, conducive to learning, proactively managed, and appropriately inspected and licensed."

PURPOSE: The AILG Facilities committee seeks to provide assistance to houses in meeting their facilities-related responsibilities. Some of those responsibilities are summarized as Facilities Management: Expectations and Baseline Practices. One flagship effort of the Facilities Committee is the SLI (Safety, Licensing, and Inspections) Program, which assists houses in matters relating to their municipal licenses and inspections.

The committee’s key current goals include:

  • Develop ServeSafe training for Cambridge food handling licensing.
  • Restart House Manager 101 training in some form.
  • Review roof deck applications.
  • Improve web access to roof deck and other guidelines, such as recommendations for door locks.
  • Continue Safety Inspections and related document tracking. Emphasize general cleanliness and egress.

POLICIES AND GUIDES. Here is a list of current Policies and Resources for AILG member organizations:

The above items resulted from initiatives from the FSILG Strategic Plan and issues raised by the City of Boston. Tom Stohlman, the Building Safety Facilitator (BSF), is an MIT-trained architect and a key resource for help on any of the above items. He can be reached at tstohlman@alum.mit.edu.

PLANNING TOOLS. Here are some of the tools developed as part of the FSILG Strategic Plan:
DRAFT RFP for FSILG Capital Needs Assessments (PDF)
FSILG Property Management matrix v5 (Excel)
FSILG House Capital Reserve Analysis – generic (Excel)
For questions on the first item, contact Steve Baker (sbaker@alum.mit.edu),  for the second contact Peter Cooper (pcooper@alum.mit.edu), and for the third contact Ernie Sabine (esabine@alum.mit.edu). In each FSILG’s FCI locker, there is a Capital Reserve Analysis, populated with the FSILG’s most recent data. Finally, there are more details about day-to-day house operation described in the 2010 House Manager’s Manual (formerly distributed during AILG “HM101″ classes).

COMMITTEE. Here is a collection of community (i.e. to mitailg@mit.edu) communications and newspaper articles on the Assembly Occupancy issue.

New volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Patrick McCabe at mccabepatrick@yahoo.com to join or for more information. The Facilities Committee meetings for Fall 2016 are in W20-020a, from 8-9am, on the following dates:

  • October 19, 2016
  •  November 16, 2016
  •  December 14, 2016

Notes from previous meetings can be found below:
September 21, 2016 (notes), August 10, 2016 (notes), July 13, 2016 (notes), May 13, 2016 (notes) , April 20, 2016 (notes), March 9, 2016  (notes), February 17, 2016 (notes), January 13, 2016 (notes), December 9, 2015 (notes), November 18, 2015 (notes), October 21, 2015 (notes), September 30, 2015 (notes) and August 12, 2015 (notes)

Facilities Committee - Patrick McCabe, Chair: mccabepatrick@yahoo.com