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Customer Spotlight: Andrew Ross

March 16, 2020
“When I was young, I spent six months living in a tent and planting trees in the Deep South,” states Andrew calmly as we chat in Hutchison Hall. Andrew Ross, Staff Research Associate here at UC Davis, has great stories about his life experiences.

Keeping UC Davis Stocked and Disinfected

March 09, 2020
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus in UC Davis public spaces and residential areas, strict disinfecting schedules have been established by Custodial Services and Student Housing and Dining Services.

Customer Spotlight: Lisa Laughlin

February 11, 2020
It’s never a dull day at UC Davis for Lisa Laughlin! As the Safety and Facilities Manager for the Center for Neurosciences Campus, Lisa spends her time making sure all buildings are safe and sound.

Mondavi Plaque Team Honors Patwin Tribe

February 10, 2020
17 years in the making, the Mondavi Center is now home to plaque that honors the Patwin Tribe. Many years ago, the Patwins lived between what is now Suisun, Vacaville, and along Putah Creek. When the Mondavi Center began construction in 1999, Patwin remains were found on site.

Employee Spotlight: Randy Housewright

February 10, 2020

For this month’s Employee Spotlight, we are recognizing Utilities’ Randy Housewright (PPM Supervisor - Maintenance). For over 15 years, Randy Housewright has proudly worked with Facilities Management.

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.