"Zone Maintenance" is a systematic approach which assigns a team of skilled trades and general maintenance personnel to serve a specific grouping of buildings in a geographic areas of campus. By working in zones, team members are more familiar with building-specific systems, are focused on customers within their zone, and are often quicker to respond to work requests with shorter travel time between job sites. Each team performs both preventive and corrective maintenance on all buildings and mechanical systems within their Zone.
All geographic zones provide these routine services:
- Electrical - emergency, routine work and preventive maintenance on electrical panels, switches, occupancy sensors, receptacles, light fixtures, electric heat, electric motors and campus exterior street lighting
- HVAC & Refrigeration - routine and emergency repairs and preventive maintenance on all equipment and systems including air handling units, air conditioners, unit heaters, coolers, pumps, valves and temperature controls.
- Plumbing - installation, repair & maintenance on drinking fountains, showers, drain lines, faucets, garbage disposals, toilets, hot and cold water lines, water valves, submersible pumps, steam machines, water softener units, hot water heaters, dish machines and the like.
- Carpentry/General Repairs - building and repair of walls, ceilings, cabinets, stairs, trim, and some furniture, flooring, sheet rock, door hardware, insulation, exterior siding, repair and upkeep of windows, replacing broken windows, glass and glazing, window blinds, porches, shelving, exterior fences, and exterior and interior masonry maintenance and repair.
The utilities zone provides these centralized maintenance services:
- Maintain & operate the Central Heating and Cooling Plant, and satellite chillers and boilers
- Maintainence of all underground utilities and infrastructure including: steam, chilled water, electrical distribution, stormwater catchbasins, and sanitary sewer lines.