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Latest News

Work order billing has commenced

Customers can view work order cost data by their Org.
Custodian riding cleaning equipment past medical beds

How FS managed support for 3 buildings and a garden

New sites require new hires, new equipment, and a new routine. FS's custodial, maintenance, and landscape worked tirelessly to bring these locations online for fall.
Man driving a street sweeper at night

After dark: Meet the campus crew working the night shift

From cleaning buildings to sweeping streets, our crews work to accomplish the job at night.
Specialized vehicle about to haul a tree away from the ground

Landscape staff relocate North District ash trees

To prepare the North District property for its next phase of construction, a plan was organized to save and move the existing trees elsewhere on campus.
Exterior lighting of walkway between buildings

Exterior lighting project brightens campus using GPS

An upgrade changes manually resetting hundreds of time clocks for daylight savings to an automatic system.
teal and orange boiler

Improving steam reliability on campus

Significant project replaces 40’ condensate line, 214 failing steam traps, and outdated emissions-monitoring equipment.
Landscape supervisor Mark Jones using a tablet

New inventory maps campus trees

Landscape crews now have precise data on number of trees, types of species, locations, and health
Facilities Work Orders

New system upgrade

When you submit a work order online, our software will have a new look and feel.
Steam shutdown starting July 15

Planned utility shutdown

Heat and steam will be off to campus buildings for one week, starting Saturday, July 15. This affects building heating, hot water, sterilization, autoclave operations, and other laboratory processes.
New guide to services coming July 1, 2023

Draft Guide to Services

A video recording is now uploaded regarding the main changes prior to our July 1 launch.

New project management team

If you have a project request in the queue, a project manager will be reaching out to you soon. Learn how the team is efficiently serving customers.
Brian Hambleton, Lead Electrician

Staff Spotlight: Meet Brian Hambleton, 'Mr. Electric'

We invite you to learn more about our veteran high voltage expert behind the work, who does what no one else does, and has been dubbed "Mr. Electric" for UCR by Vice Chancellor Gerry Bomotti.

How Facilities Services takes on the stormy season

This winter, unrelenting rain drenched southern California from a series of severe cold-weather storms and put many areas on alert for flooding. Learn more about what FS does to protect the campus community.

Deferred Maintenance and Capital Projects Update

Facilities Services and Planning, Design & Construction met with the Campus Finance Committee and presented on the campus preventative and deferred maintenance strategies, as well as the financial and capital planning aspects associated with investing in UCR’s infrastructure.

Generator maintenance, NFPA 110 testing

We will be conducting monthly tests of the emergency system. Learn which day your building is being tested and how you can prepare. During these tests, a less than 1-second outage will occur.

Drinking water locations expanded on campus

More than 40 new water stations have been installed on campus, making it easier to find chilled and filtered water in every building.

Facilities Services projects spruce up campus

Facilities Services completed 195 summer projects that ranged from giving classrooms a new shine to replanting roses.

Streamlining project request process

As part of the new process, a project management team will review and prioritize requests based on availability of resources, scheduling, and the complexity of the requests. A new form and submission process will be launched soon.

Changes to Project Process

In order to support the campus’ increasing project needs and improve our campus spaces for faculty, students, and staff, Facilities Services will be making a change to its project process.

Event and move requests

Requests must be placed 14 days in advance for events and moves and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Due to limited staffing, Facilities Services needs this minimum lead time to review and respond. Prior to submitting a request, please review the campus' event policy by clicking here: Events and Gatherings on Campus