Maintenance Responsibilities

November 2009
Chapter 12

Section: 12:005

Maintenance Responsibilities

Campus Facilities is allocated general operating (G.O.) fund to maintain University building shells and support systems in educational and general (E&G) space. Other Campus Facilities services, maintenance and repairs for department-owned equipment, are charged to the requesting department.

Items Maintained by Campus Facilities in E&G Space at No Cost to Departments

Campus Facilities is responsible for maintaining the following list of items. Work is prioritized and the needed repairs made as funding levels permit. Custodial Services (as described in Section 12:010.)

Exterior and Exterior Site

  • Ashurns
  • Benches
  • Bicycle racks
  • Bulletin boards
  • Building lighting protection systems
  • Condensing units
  • Cooling towers
  • Doors & associated hardware
  • Dumpsters
  • Exterior building lights
  • Exterior painting
  • Fences
  • Fountains
  • Gutters & downspouts
  • Handrails and guardrails
  • Landscaping
  • Landscaping Irrigation Systems
  • Map Stands
  • Park benches
  • Pest control
  • Ramps
  • Roofs
  • Sidewalks
  • Sidewalk trash receptacles
  • Signage
  • Skylights
  • Snow melting systems
  • Steps
  • Stone, brick, wood and exterior metal surfaces
  • Tennis, racquetball and basketball court lighting
  • University Drives (excludes city streets and all parking lots)
  • Utilities: electrical, steam, water, and sanitary sewers
  • Walkway lighting
  • Windows
  • Yard hydrants

Building Interior

  • Accordion partitions
  • Blackboards
  • Blackout shades
  • Blinds
  • Built-in shelving
  • Ceilings
  • Clocks
  • Doors and associated hardware
  • Electrical systems including:
    • Lighting, receptacles, panels, breakers, or fuses and wiring
  • Elevators
  • Emergency eyewashes and shower stations
  • Energy management systems
  • Exit lights and emergency lights
  • Fire alarms and panel
  • Fire lines and sprinkler systems
  • Floor coverings
  • Fume hoods (except Perchloric)
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
    • Systems including chillers, split and self contained air conditioners, window air conditioners, boilers, heat exchangers, air handlers, thermostats, control air compressors, lab air compressors (building), radiators, convectors, and all associated piping, electric and electronic power and control systems, ductwork, diffusers and VAV boxes.
  • Locks (non-electric)
  • Lockers (assigned to faculty, students or staff where no rental fee is charged)
  • Permanent affixed classroom fixtures
  • Permanently affixed base and wall hung
  • Cabinets
  • Pest control
  • Plumbing Systems including:
    • Water fountains, toilets, urinals, lavatories, piping, water softeners, pressure reducing stations, backflow preventors and all associated piping.
  • Projection screens (classrooms only)
  • Signage (room numbering except for room renovations)
  • Stairways (including hand and guardrails)
  • Vacuum pumps (building)
  • Walls (plaster repair and paint)
  • Windows

Items Maintained by IDO

The following items are considered departmental equipment and maintenance and repair to these items will be charged to the requesting department and is not all-inclusive. For information about contracting for regular maintenance and repair for department-owned equipment, call Campus Facilities Customer Service at 882-8211.

Building Exterior and Exterior Site

  • Antennas
  • Department and operated condensing units and cooling towers
  • Incinerators
  • Landscaping for auxiliary units or special
  • Departmental gardens
  • LP gas or chemical storage tanks
  • Satellite dishes
  • Sewage pre-treatment facilities
  • Tennis, basketball and racquetball courts
  • Tower clock and speakers (Memorial Union and Alumni Center)

Building Interior

  • Audio-visual racks
  • Banquet tables and chairs
  • Booster heaters
  • Computers, software, cables
  • Demineralizers, deionizers and water
  • Distillations units
  • Display cases, cabinets, shelving and lighting
  • Door buzzers, cables, outlets
  • Emergency generators (power for department owned equipment)
  • Intercoms, cable and outlets
  • Laboratory air compressors (stand alone)
  • Laundry equipment
  • Mail delivery cabinets
  • Medical air filters and alarms
  • Movable classroom seating & furniture
  • Security systems (electronic)
  • Shelving units, racks, library shelving
  • Sound systems
  • Stage lighting and sound equipment
  • Sterilizers
  • Study carrels
  • Surgery tables and special lighter (stand-alone)
  • Telephone equipment, surface mounted conduit, jacks and boxes
  • TV antennas, cables, outlets
  • Vacuum pumps (stand alone)

Animal Units and Other Specialized Areas

  • Acid dilution tank/pit
  • Air conditioning (equipment redundant or supplemental to building system)
  • Animal Rooms Including:
    • Special humidity, temperature and lighting controls and equipment, cages, kennels, runs, fences, chutes, gates, tack room equipment, watering and waste disposal systems, wash downs, exam tables, surgical lighting, isolation and holding pens, iv tracks, security systems, radiation therapy rooms, lead-lined doors and panels any portable equipment, furniture, or shelving.
  • Booster pumps and heaters
  • Bridge cranes, runways, electric hoists, and rails
  • Cage washers
  • Demineralizers, deionizers, and water
  • Distillation units
  • Drains in concrete and soil batch labs
  • Dumbwaiters
  • Emergency generators (power for department owned equipment)
  • Environmental chambers, growth chambers and all associated heating, cooling, lighting, humidity controls and preparations areas) equipment
  • Greenhouse equipment including:
    • All plant room equipment including growth lighting and irrigation systems, swamp coolers and all associated equipment including media and support racks, water distribution systems, exhaust fans, and/or louvers.
  • High efficiency air filters (HEPA, etc.)
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Kitchen equipment including:
    • Ranges, refrigerators, freezers, plate and bowl dispensers, convection ovens, dishwashers, exhaust hoods, grease traps, ice chests, ice machines, disposals, ice cream equipment, beverage dispensers.
  • Laboratory air compressors and associated equipment
  • LP gas systems
  • Medical air filters and alarm system
  • Nameplates and nametags
  • Padded walls and floor mates
  • Pressure sprayers
  • Scales
  • Scissors lifts
  • Security systems
  • Special fire suppression systems (Halon, CO2, etc.)
  • Specialized lighting (surgery, food waste disposal systems including hoists, dumpsters, buckets, tanks, and wash down systems)
  • Sterilizers
  • Surgery tables
  • Time clocks
  • Vacuum pumps and associated equipment (stand alone)
  • Walk-in coolers
  • Watering systems
  • Whirlpool baths
  • Work tables and station


  • Computer equipment including hardware, software, and cable
  • File cabinets, desks, shelving
  • Nameplates and nametags
  • Painting (elective painting)
  • Telephone wiring, jacks, conduit
  • Wallpaper
  • Window treatments (drapes & curtains)