This unit includes:
Building Maintenance Services employs approximately 10 carpenters, painters, maintenance mechanics, and facilities workers. Its task is to maintain and service the campus buildings and infrastructures to be in good working condition to ensure a safe and comfortable learning environment. In addition to daily routine maintenance, this unit also works to make continuous improvements to enhance the campus facilities. Over $2.5 million in remodeling and special repair projects are completed annually. Building Maintenance Services works in unison with the other Facilities Management shops to complete projects, striving to produce a seamless appearance to the customers.
The Carpenter & Maintenance Shop builds and installs new cabinetry and responds to emergencies, such as replacing broken windows. This shop also constructs and installs counters, lockers, shelves, doors, window frames, paneling, and insulation.
This shop is also responsible for a broad range of skilled activities, including repairs to concrete and asphalt; repairs and maintenance of roofs and roof drains; and repairs to fences, gates and roadway signs. This shop serves the campus community by repairing, assembling and installing department assets such as modular furniture, display cases, chalk and white boards, and bookcases.
The Paint Shop is responsible for painting interior and exterior surfaces, wallboard finishing, plastering, and traffic lane striping. This shop maintains over 5 million square feet of painted surfaces.
The Renewal Shop was created in September 2000 to support the Facilities Renewal Program. This program consists of repainting, repairing and refinishing one campus building at a time. The purpose of the program is to improve the learning environment of the campus by making much needed repairs to the common areas and improving features such as lighting, accessibility, restrooms and the overall general appearance of floors, walls and ceilings. The maintenance needs of the building are identified with the help of the dean or department head. The Renewal Shop then gives the building a "face lift": All surfaces are patched and painted; new flooring is installed, if necessary; damaged ceiling tiles are replaced; and any apparent mechanical, electrical and plumbing problems are repaired
The following is a partial list of additional tasks performed by Building Maintenance Services: