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Keeping Kemper Cool: Motor Replacement Project

April 30, 2019

Kemper Hall received a new motor on the morning of Sunday, April 14th. This vital motor is the only motor that vents all cleanroom operations in Kemper Hall and urgently needed replacement. The Kemper Motor Crew consisted of Paul Good (BMS Machinist), Jorge Suarez (BMS Ventilation), Kevin Eubanks (Electrician), and two crane operators. Sunday morning was the only available time for this project as Kemper is usually filled with students and faculty six days a week.

The Underlying Benefits of Mats on Campus

April 30, 2019
Notice anything different about building entrances lately? 

Custodial Services has currently been working for over a year and a half on the Mat Project! The Mat Project introduces new UC Davis imprinted floor mats to various buildings across campus. These buildings include Peter J. Shields Library, Mrak Hall, King Hall, and more. According to Finis Jones, the Director of Custodial Services, the department was tasked with providing additional branding across the UC Davis campus. “We want to have a good first impression by having our logo throughout campus,” said Jones.

BMS Lighting Crew Make a Clean Room Glow!

April 11, 2019

Facilities Management staff work in a variety of spaces, sometimes requiring special personal protection equipment or per-scheduled access due to the sensitive nature of the research projects inside. Clean rooms are an excellent example of some of the complexities that staff encounter at times for routine maintenance and repairs. These types of rooms are areas that are designed to maintain low levels of particulates and/or airborne organisms to preserve the integrity of research being conducted. This can make it especially challenging for repairs or maintenance to take place.

Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Office Space

February 26, 2019
Good indoor air quality is an important aspect of staying comfortable within the office. Temperature, humidity, odor, and air balance all contribute to a healthy and productive work environment.

WD-40 – Not so good for locks!

February 12, 2019
Having trouble with your key sticking in the lock?  Maybe it’s not turning as smoothly as it once did or doesn’t turn at all.  What do you do?  It’s pretty common to pull out a can of trusty WD-40 for a quick fix.  But hold on there a moment!

2019 Campus Safety Lighting Walk Recap

February 08, 2019
Over 115 students, Aggie Hosts, UC Davis Police cadets and staff from UC Davis Facilities Management’s exterior lighting team turned out for UC Davis’ annual Campus Safety Lighting Walk on January 22.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram!

February 05, 2019
Facilities Management now has a Facebook page and an Instagram. Follow us at @UCDavisFacilitiesManagement

To call or not to call Customer Support?

January 23, 2019
In today’s world, submitting a work request online couldn’t be easier. However, there are situations that justify picking up the phone, especially when it comes to urgent issues on campus. 

Volunteers Needed to Keep the Night Bright

December 18, 2018
The UC Davis Police and Facilities Management departments are seeking volunteers for the 2019 Campus Safety Lighting Walk on January 22 from 5-8PM, starting at the Memorial Union Flagpole.

Coffee Grounds and Drains – A Clog Waiting to Happen

November 21, 2018

Most of us never think about the many things that go down the drain, either on purpose or by accident.  Two things that will wreak havoc the most and clog a drain the fastest is grease and coffee grounds.  Alone, they can be a challenge, together, they can set a clog in motion that could be most difficult to unclog. 

Facilities Brings Voorhies Up-to-Date

November 07, 2018
Built in 1958, Voorhies Hall is home to many literary and humanities programs offered at UC Davis. This building is certainly a classic, with many of its original 1950s details, including green tiled restrooms. Luckily, Facilities is bringing Voorhies into the 21st century with some new and improved renovations, thanks to deferred maintenance funding.

The same, but different! Chillers at Contained Research Replaced

October 03, 2018
Recently, the chillers were replaced at the Contained Research Facility at UC Davis. This replacement comes from deferred maintenance funding, and as Ralph Fickett, Mechanical/HVAC and Controls Project Manager in Building Maintenance Services puts it, “This is a perfect DM project. We are replacing like for like parts."

Top 5 Reasons to Ride the Berkeley Bus

September 18, 2018
With the start of the new school year fast approaching, Fleet Services wanted to share our Top 5 Reasons to ride the Berkeley/Davis shuttle, which we affectionately call the Berkeley Bus!