Deferred Maintenance

BMS Teamwork Guarantees Project Success

To fully cover all of the teams involved in the Oakville Station project, we will continue the series by outlining the work that the Building Maintenance Services (BMS) Plumbing and Alarms shops completed for this complex project.

Oakville Series - Utilities Teams Get Creative

Over the summer of 2020, the Utilities teams drained, regraded the pond bottom, and installed a high density polyethylene (HDPE) liner at the pond that services the Oakville Station. Utilities teams worked closely with BMS Plumbing and Alarms, DCM and Gateway Landscaping to make this project a success.

Oakville Station Upgrade - Years in the Making!

Five years in the making! It has taken years to find the right time that wouldn’t disrupt education, training, and day-to-day operations for the Oakville Station water system and fire pump replacement projects. The Oakville Station, located in the heart of Napa, is a 40-acre vineyard used for UC Davis research. True teamwork between Utilities, Building Maintenance Services (BMS),Design and Construction Management (DCM) was required to make this happen and it was delivered!

BMS Collaborates to Protect Chilled Research

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.

Roofing Team Works Hard to Keep Leaks at Bay

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.

UCDrive: Research in Motion

A collaboration between UC Davis and BMW brings 10 electric vehicles to Fleet Services. The Institute of Transportation Studies will be studying user experience as well as the integration of electric vehicles into fleets.

Facilities Brings Voorhies Up-to-Date

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.

Out with the Old, In with the New Chillers

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, and removing end-of-life equipment that from natural wear and tear isn’t performing as well, and putting in a nearly exact replacement.”

Deferred Maintenance Project: Hydration Stations

The main goal of installing hydration stations around campus is to reduce our plastic waste and improve our sustainability actions. Recently, Facilities installed new hydration stations for bottles at Vet Med 3A, Gourly Clinical Teaching Center, and Valley Hall as part of a Deferred Maintenance project.

Tupper Hall Railing Replacement

This spring 2018, Tupper Hall, a 150,000+ square foot building in Health Sciences District and home to approximately 24 different departments in the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine, is the site of a project to replace rotting guardrails that line three sides of the building from top to bottom.