Physical Plant Services

Physical Plant Departments and Services

Building Maintenance

The Building Maintenance staff is responsible for maintaining and developing structural and environmental systems associated with campus facilities. This includes regular and preventive maintenance, carpentry and painting. Building Maintenance also manages in-house remodeling and repair projects. Area mechanics are distributed throughout the campus buildings to provide more immediate response to routine maintenance activities.

General Services Department

The General Services staff provides support to many areas of the university. It includes Custodial Services, General Stores/Central Receiving and the Motor Pool.

Custodial Services
The Custodial Services division is responsible for general housekeeping in all academic and administrative buildings to maintain interior building appearance and sanitary conditions. Staff members' services include regular cleaning and trash removal. They move furniture only when it is associated with their cleaning process. They are available upon request to perform special assigned tasks such as preparation and clean-up requirements for conference and special events.

General Stores/Central Receiving
General Stores maintain a store of supplies available for purchase by university departments. Central Receiving is the hub of the package-delivery service on campus. For information, call extension 8089.

Motor Pool
The Motor Pool division is responsible for maintaining a fleet of university-owned vehicles, of which 12 are dual fuel/alternative fuel vehicles available for use by university employees on official state business and 45 are service vehicles used by Physical Plant staff. Grounds machinery and equipment is also maintained through the Motor Pool, as is welding and fabrication.

Grounds Maintenance Department

The Grounds Maintenance staff is responsible for maintaining the exterior physical environment of the campus grounds as well as vehicle and pedestrian traffic areas for the safe enjoyment of students, faculty and staff. In addition, the staff provides services such as refuse removal and equipment operations.

Utilities Maintenance Department

The Utilities Maintenance staff is responsible for maintaining and developing mechanical and electrical systems associated with campus facilities. This includes regular and preventive maintenance for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Energy management staff operates the building automation system. The building automation system is interconnected campuswide to operate the heating, cooling, security and fire-safety systems for most buildings. This building automation system is controlled from a central location to monitor, adjust and optimize the operation.