Facilities Engineering & Operations is responsible for building needs assessments, coordinating electrical and mechanical system design and operation and overseeing construction projects on campus.
Other areas that fall under the supervision of Facilities Engineering and Operations are Building Maintenance, Heat and Chill Plants and Utilities.
Areas within Facilities Engineering and Operations
The electrical engineering area is responsible for the design and operation of all electrical infrastructure on campus and installation of all fiber optics. Staff in this area includes an electrical engineer, communications specialist, an energy control center technician, and a design drafter that also works with the mechanical engineering area.
The mechanical engineering area is responsible for the design and operation of all mechanical systems on campus. Staff in this area includes a mechanical engineer and a design drafter that also works with the electrical engineering area.
The facilities assessment area is responsible for developing long-range repair, rehabilitation, and replacement plans for building components such as roofs, elevators, heating and ventilating equipment.
The environmental control area is responsible for maintaining all heating, ventilating, and air conditioning on campus. They also oversee the operation of the Central Chill Plant.
The central heating plant operation provides steam for heating, domestic hot water, cooking, laundry and sterilization of surgical instruments for the University and Ball Memorial Hospital.
The construction management area of Facilities Planning and Management is responsible for overseeing all new construction and major renovations to existing spaces completed by outside contractors.