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Customer Spotlight: Micah Sokolsky

July 09, 2020
Whether operations are open or suspended, Micah Sokolsky logs many miles travelling around campus in his Athletics golf cart! As the Facilities, Operations and Events Coordinator for UC Davis Athletics, Micah’s days are never boring.

Employee Spotlight: Madison Spiva

July 09, 2020

If you have rented a car from Fleet, you have probably had the pleasure of speaking with Madison. Having worked at UC Davis for a little over a year, Madison Spiva is the Dispatch Coordinator for Fleet Services. Madison knew a number of people who worked for the university and heard firsthand their enjoyment of the work environment and opportunities that UC Davis offers.

Madison greatly enjoys working as the Dispatch Coordinator and her duties involve vehicle reservations, fuel operations, and tracking vehicle metrics.

Utilities Turns on the Switch at Telecom

July 09, 2020

Do you know how campus internet and tele-communications get to your desk? Do you know where they come from? Thanks to Generator and High-Voltage teams at Utilities, we don’t have to worry about those questions right now, but let’s learn anyway…

ECO Guides Lab to LEED Gold Certification!

July 09, 2020

In June, the Toxic Pollutant Health Research Laboratory (TPHRL) at UC Davis received the LEED Gold certification for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance. LEED certifications are an official recognition that a project complies with the requirements - in this case the project achieved 72 points out of a possible 110.

Kudos for Day & Night Operations!

July 09, 2020

"I would like to recognize the Day & Night Operations team. The team has continued to work through the COVID pandemic and Paradise fire when our campus had to close down, as the shop runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays. Some people on campus or facilities may not know that our staff is always watching the campus and monitoring the alarms. The Operations team conducts building checks of campus infrastructure, monitors and responds to alarms, and alleviates all campus emergencies that happen during the off hours.

Kudos - ECO Is At It Again Saving Energy!

July 09, 2020

The Energy Conservation Office (ECO) stays busy year-round with large and small energy savings projects across the campus. One of their more recent small projects involved replacing old fume hoods with newer, more efficient models. Joe Lestanguet from BMS worked with Sam Cole from Energy & Engineering to make this savings happen. 

Scholarships Provided for Safety Training

July 09, 2020

The Facilities Management Safety Office recently received scholarships to attend a Global Bio-Risk Advisory Council (GBAC) training to learn more about COVID-19. Safety Specialists Robert Deman, Jonathan Parrot and Joshua Guillen participated in the online GBAC course which strengthened skills and built knowledge about SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.

"High Fives" for Custodial Services

July 09, 2020

In June, FM recognized a collection Custodians who have gone above and beyond. Thank you Pedro, Victor, Raymond, Rebecca, Claudia, Michael, Higinio, Shiu, Antonio and Irvin!

Here are their stories:

"Pedro Acoba did exceptional quality of work cleaning carpets on a very large project in the Conference Center. Great job!" ~ Jaime Jimenez

"High Five" for Sally Bounds of Fleet Services

July 09, 2020

“Sally has supported and served Fleet Services and Facilities Management over the years in her role as Fleet Assistant. What many people do not see is the participation and support of all the FM divisions and campus prior to the formal development of the Engagement Committee. She would help with the planning and implementing of special events like the dunk tank, ice cream social, the TGFS events and new student orientations as well as our in house award and retirement luncheons.

Employee Spotlight: Tom Ryan

June 12, 2020
After receiving his Master’s in Environmental Engineering at UC Davis, Tom Ryan worked with the College of Engineering for two years before becoming an Energy Project Manager for the Energy Conservation Office (ECO) in 2018.

Customer Spotlight: Ruth Parcell

June 12, 2020
If you are part of the UC Davis facilities world, you have probably heard of Ruth Parcell, and with retirement coming next year, there is no time like the present to interview this UC Davis staple. 

It Takes a Village: FM Team Tackles the South Silo Water System

June 12, 2020
The saga of the South Silo water system began with a service call that turned into much more. HVAC technician Lance Williams was called out to South Silo and uncovered a failed, obsolete control system that affected both the heating and chilled water system for the entire building.

Customer Spotlight: Jim Pisano

May 13, 2020
As a 13-year veteran of UC Davis, Jim Pisano spends his days making sure the California National Primate Center is shipshape!