Facilities News


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!

Security Update Required: Voyager Fleet Cards

August 01, 2018
The Voyager Fleet Cards located in the key pouches of University vehicles with an expiration date of May 2019, must be returned/exchanged to the Fleet Services Dispatch office by August 15, 2018.

New ADA Compliant Ramp at Briggs Hall

July 06, 2018
Recently, Facilities built a new ADA compliant ramp at Briggs Hall. The new ramp is concrete and has a railing to improve safety.

Automotive Students Tour Fleet Services

June 19, 2018
On June 7, over 20 students from the American River College automotive program stopped by UC Davis to tour the campus’ Fleet Services.

DM Project: Hydration Stations

June 06, 2018
Facilities installed new hydration stations for bottles at Vet Med 3A, Gourly Clinical Teaching Center, and Valley Hall!

An Oldie but a Goodie: Boiler # 1

May 18, 2018
Boiler #1 has been operating now for almost six months as the backup boiler at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant despite its decommissioning almost two years ago.

Electrical Systems Team Upgrades Pull Barn

May 03, 2018
The Electrical Systems team in Building Maintenance Services recently finished installing a new electrical panel that can handle 200 amps of power.