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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!

Keeping Kemper Cool: Motor Replacement Project

April 30, 2019
Replacing a rooftop motor is no easy task. Thanks to the concerted effort of Paul Good, Jorge Suarez, Kevin Eubanks and two crane operators, the crew replaced a difficult-to-maneuver, 700lbs rooftop motor quickly and safely.

The Underlying Benefits of Mats on Campus

April 30, 2019
The Mat Project introduces new UC Davis imprinted floor mats to various buildings across campus. The mats serve more than an aesthetic purpose; they also help prevent accidents and elongate the floor's longevity.

Custodial Goes Green

March 18, 2019
UC Davis is adapting to a new sustainable standard using environmentally friendly products to maintain our beautiful campus buildings.

2019 Campus Safety Lighting Walk Recap

February 08, 2019
Over 115 students, Aggie Hosts, UC Davis Police cadets and staff from UC Davis Facilities Management’s exterior lighting team turned out for UC Davis’ annual Campus Safety Lighting Walk on January 22.

UCDrive: Research in Motion

December 05, 2018
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

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.

Out with the Old, In with the New Chillers

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