Our maintenance staff provides routine and emergency maintenance for 518,645 gross square feet of building space. Space consists of 170 offices, 47 classrooms and labs, and 170,000 sq. ft. of residence halls and auxiliary. Most routine maintenance is provided to academic departments at no charge.
Students living in residence halls should contact their resident director or assistants for reporting routine repairs. Requests for special services are to be made by using the online work order form and must be approved by the department supervisor. Special services are considered to be those tasks performed which are not routine maintenance or repairs to building structure and its central utility and mechanical systems. See Alterations/Construction/Estimates section.
Departments will be charged for time/materials for special services and, therefore, departments submitting the work order must advise the Physical Plant of the correct account and title at time of request.
Examples of special services which will be charged back to departments are as follows:
- Service to equipment or furnishings used exclusively by an academic/auxiliary program
- Services requested outside the time frame of a routine maintenance such as repainting an office prior to its scheduled time
- Changes in building/maintenance/electrical systems or structure to accommodate an academic function
Cost estimates may be provided but are considered estimates, not guarantees of maximum cost. We keep track of our work orders on Sprocket software. The Physical Plant transfer funds at the end of each month.
Preventive maintenance involves checking, cleaning and lubricating building systems on a regular basis to avoid failures or major problems. We keep track of our equipment on sprocket software.
Routine preventative maintenance is provided at no cost to academic buildings. Auxiliary buildings will be charged time and materials. Department equipment such as refrigerators or lab equipment can be added to our maintenance schedule please contact us at 256-5227 for cost estimate.
Elevators are inspected quarterly by an outside contractor. Fire detection systems and extinguishers are checked and tested yearly.