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Limit steam use Tues., Sept. 24 from 12-4 p.m.

September 18, 2019
On Sept. 24, 2019 between 12pm and 4pm, PG & E asks for reduced campus steam use during critical maintenance work on natural gas regulator station located in downtown Davis.

September is National Preparedness Month

September 05, 2019
Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. We want to make sure YOU are prepared in case of a disaster (natural or man-made).

Employee Spotlight: Chad Bartlett

August 30, 2019
In the last four years, Chad Bartlett has taken on different roles here at UC Davis. Initially a Night Operator, Chad has been a Physical Plant Mechanic for Plumbing and Steam for the last three years.

Don't Dump! Protect Our Arboretum

August 30, 2019
Storm drain inlets are located around the campus and are usually located in and around parking lots, along the curbs of roads, and sometimes associated with runoff from the roofs of campus buildings. Most of these drains are marked with the “No Dumping” ovals.

Fleet Promotes Safety with New Phone Holders

August 30, 2019
Cellphones and other types of electronic devices have become crucial for our everyday activities. In addition to responding to calls, cellphones double up as GPS devices and music players in our cars. It can be hard to put them down, even when driving.

Lighting the Way for Intramural Sports

August 30, 2019
Have you ever played on a campus sports field? Ever been to an evening game? Imagine if the lights went out just before the winning goal! Campus Recreation Rec Sports provide students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive activities.

Roofing Team Works Hard to Keep Leaks at Bay

August 30, 2019
Although we don’t think about it every day, roofs provide us with defense against the natural elements. However, just like any other part of a building, roofing materials deteriorate with age and element exposure. This leads to cracks, pooling water, and leaks.

FM Safety Team Provides Forklift Training

August 15, 2019
On July 24th and July 25th, the Safety Office personnel Robert Deman and Jonathan Parrott facilitated 2 sessions of Forklift new-user training for the Mechanical/HVAC Department.

Electrical Construction Gives Thurman BSL3 Lab A Wiring Upgrade

August 15, 2019
The delicate nature of this research means that any repairs in the building need to be done as soon as possible. Therefore, when the Electrical team received a call describing what seemed to be continuous issues with breakers that serve BSL3, the team did not hesitate to check the issue.

Utilities Water & Gas / I&C Helping to Keep Research Pumping Long Term

August 13, 2019
In the heart of Napa, UC Davis’ Viticulture and Enology program has a 40-acre research vineyard – Oakville Station.  For more than 50 years, the station has been crucial for the research and trials for clones, vine spacing, pruning levels, irrigation, and more. Due to its contributions in helping to better understand the science of viticulture, the maintenance of the facility is incredibly important. 

Facilities Management Earns Multiple Awards for Innovations in Sustainability

August 13, 2019
This year, APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities, the broadest coalition of educational facilities professionals in North America, is recognizing Facilities Management for their excellence in sustainability within higher education, with not one, but two awards – the Effective Innovation Award for their TherMOOstat tool and the Sustainability Innovation Award for their Active Commissioning Enterprise (ACE) program.

Oldest Certified LEED Platinum Building on Our Campus

June 25, 2019
Built in 1955, the Energy Conservation Office once served as the ROTC facility on campus. Today, it is home to the Energy & Engineering unit within Facilities Management and holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum rating for existing buildings (EB). It is the oldest building on campus to have received a LEED certification and the first existing building to receive the platinum rating — the highest green building rating given by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Waste Lift Project - A Green Solution

May 22, 2019
Not many of us think about how basement restroom waste moves through a building waste system but Dan Wright does, and he is creative about keeping these systems in top shape!