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Facilities Management

We strive to make the university better every day through innovative stewardship of campus assets and resources. We aim to provide, maintain and improve the campus environment by working alongside campus partners to deliver exceptional customer service.

Facilities Management News

Employee Spotlight: Peter Maxwell

This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Peter Maxwell from the Facilities Management Asset Management unit. He is a part of the Portfolio Management and Preventative Maintenance team, which is responsible for developing the UC Davis Preventative Maintenance Program that provides life-cycle analysis, planning, and maintaining of over 50,000 assets. Learn more about Peter by reading on.

Hanging Emitter Lines Saves Water

This past March and April, water conservation projects were completed by the Facilities Management Plumbing Shop in TB 183, Poultry House X, and Poultry House Y room 3. The team installed new water emitter systems in the three buildings. James Medeiros, Gary Fitzpatrick, Chris Persons from the Plumbing Shop worked to install this new system. It took some planning and creative thinking to route and support these lines systems. Read how these changes saved thousands of gallons of water. 

Innovation Increases Revenue for UC Davis

After UC Davis took over the Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester (READ) Biodigester facility in 2017, staff ramped up efforts to increase usage of the facility. They started by investigating removing ammonia from the digestate (the material remaining after the anaerobic digestion of a biodegradable) and what the result would be. This change will enable the READ facility to increase revenue and decrease waste. Learn how this innovative change was brought about by Utilities staff and the benefit to UC Davis.