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A Sticky Situation: Campus Honey Bees Relocated

December 06, 2019
Pest Control Operator Dan Mulhern and Senior Building Maintenance Worker Mike Wais recently completed the sticky task of relocating a hive of honey bees.

Employee Spotlight: Eric Choi

December 06, 2019
As our Business Systems Manager, Eric Choi consults and supports business systems operations across Facilities Management. Eric started with Facilities Management in January, working with the Operations Support team.

Updated Waste Bins to Educate and Encourage

December 06, 2019
When it comes to throwing items away, do you know where to toss your waste? Is it landfill or compost? Is it compost or recycle? The Office of Sustainability and FM’s own Sustainability Officer Amy Burns want to make it easier for us all.

Employee Spotlight: Jon Dugger

November 05, 2019
If you recently brought in a Fleet vehicle for service, you probably had the pleasure of talking with Jon Dugger. Jon is a service writer with Facilities Fleet Services and has just passed his six month probation!

BMS Collaborates to Protect Chilled Research

November 05, 2019
Thanks to incredible coordination within Building Maintenance Services teams, the Plant Reproductive Biology building recently received a much needed equipment upgrade. Utilizing deferred maintenance funds, a nearly twenty year old failing chiller and roof membrane were replaced.

Focused on Fitting the Job to the Worker

October 07, 2019
Take a moment to check your posture because October is National Ergonomics Month! Today ergonomics is defined as the science of designing the workplace to accommodate the worker.

Employee Spotlight: Sam Cole

October 07, 2019
After earning his BS and MS in Renewable Energy Engineering at Oregon’s Institute of Technology, Sam Cole was ready to get to work in the Energy Conservation Office (ECO).

Animal Resource Services gets a Major Upgrade

October 07, 2019
Building Maintenance Services (BMS) and Energy & Engineering (ECO) were able to transition a Center for Equine Health storage building to field office space with modern, energy efficient equipment. 

Dive In to New Recreation Pool Systems

October 07, 2019
The Recreation Pool, also known as the Rec Pool, has officially opened its brand new doors. At first glance, the new facility features renovated locker rooms, a sand volleyball court, and an enhanced activity and competition pool. However, there is much more happening behind the scenes.

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.