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Latest News

faucet with steam

Planned utility shutdown in July 2024

Heat and steam will be off to campus buildings the week of July 14.
Tim Gutzwiller

Staff Spotlight: Tim Gutzwiller, mechanical hero

Farm mechanic repairs everything, including his repair shop.
By Erin Chapman |
People at an outdoor booth showcasing recycling, composting, and trash bins

What UCR is doing to reduce waste

Compost and recycle program expands after new campus partnership.
By Imran Ghori |
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UCR’s new bee-friendly garden

A new garden at the west entrance to campus creates a more sustainable and pollinator-friendly environment.
By Imran Ghori |
Chart showing decline in waste production

Zero Waste Program

Program aims to keep UCR's waste from going to landfills. FS recently shared updates regarding its Zero Waste program with campus partners.
By Hassan Ghamlouch and Erin Chapman |

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.
By Imran Ghori |
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.
By Erin Chapman |
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.
By Erin Chapman |
teal and orange boiler

Improving steam reliability on campus

Significant project replaces 40’ condensate line, 214 failing steam traps, and outdated emissions-monitoring equipment.
By Erin Chapman |
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
By Imran Ghori |
Facilities Work Orders

New system upgrade

When you submit a work order online, our software will have a new look and feel.
By Erin Chapman |
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.
By Erin Chapman |
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.
By Erin Chapman |

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.
By Imran Ghori |