Utility Services provides the operation and maintenance of all utility systems for the university.
- Services Provided
- Requesting Ordinary Maintenance Services
- Who pays for maintenance throughout campus
- Maintenance Service Definitions
- What's the difference between
- Utility Systems operated and maintained
- Utility Maintenance Services
- Steam Plant
- Utility Planning & Operations
- Contact Us
- Related Links
- Compressed air distribution – Used in all main campus facilities
- Electrical – High voltage distribution system
- Building Automation Control (BAC) – Controls heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in all major campus facilities
- Fire alarm life safety systems
- Security systems
- Sanitary sewer
- Site lighting (Parking lot lighting is self sustaining funded through Parking Services)
- Steam and condensate distribution – Provides energy source to heat all major campus facilities (exceptions are 32nd Street, Hannegan Road & Shannon Point Marine Center)
- Storm water and drainage systems
- Tunnels and trenches
- Water (both domestic and fire)
Facilities Maintenance Services provides the maintenance on the utility systems listed above except for the Steam Plant with the same personnel used to operate and maintain facilities on campus. The Steam Plant is separately staffed and provides all operating and maintenance tasks on the equipment within the Steam Plant. The steam distribution system outside of the Steam Plant is operated and maintained by the Facilities Maintenance crews.
The Steam Plant runs a 24 hour per day 365 days per year operation that provides the steam and compressed air for the majority of the central campus facilities. This operation is housed in the Steam Plant Building and consists of 5 natural gas fired boilers with a combined capacity to generate 253 thousand pounds of steam per hour. Steam Plant basic services are:
- Provide steam for campus distribution for space heat and hot water
- Provide compressed air for campus distribution for building control systems and academic labs uses
- Operate Big Ole for Emergency Management notifications
- Provide FM crew call backs for services after normal business hours
Provides support to the Facilities Management (FM) Director in overall utility planning by contributing Utility Maintenance and Operations experience to Utility Master Planning. Facilities Management Utility Planning responsibilities are shared with:
- FM Operations - Utility Maintenance Services
- FM Operations - Quality Assurance Program
- Oversight of Utility Master Plan
- Integrates utility preservation requests into the capital funding request cycle to help guarantee the continuous operation of campus utilities and bring attention to funded for long term utility infrastructure needs.
- FM Operations - Utility Procurement and Forecasting Utility Costs.
- Utility Contracting
- Utility budget forecasting
- Coordination with Office of Sustainability
- Coordination with the Utility Risk Management Committee.
- Greg Hough, 650-3311
- Facilities Design and Construction Administration (FDCA)
See Metrics for all Facilities Management Metrics. Note that Utility Maintenance service metrics are combined with Facilities Maintenance Services since the same crews provide both services.
Utility Maintenance Services
David Sherwood, Manager of Facilities & Utilities Maintenance Services:
- Phone: (360) 650-3727
See the FM Shop providing the maintenance services above for the shop contact information.
Paul Hughes, Chief Engineer:
- Phone: (360) 650-3508
Utility Planning & Operations
William Managan, Assistant Director of Operations:
- Phone: (360) 650-3077