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Facilities Maintenance and Repair

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Read about services that maintain and enhance campus buildings and facilities, and find out what to do in a facilities emergency such as an electrical outage or indoor flood. UCSD Facilities Management maintenance and repair services are provided either free or at a charge.

Facilities Management maintenance and repair services include:

If you have a facilities maintenance or repair concern, see:

General maintenance and repairs

Service

Frequency

Provide emergency response for security issues involving broken glass or door hardware 24/7
Adjust heating, ventilation, and air conditioning As needed
Repair and maintain plumbing systems As needed
Provide reliable electrical power to the campus 24/7

Perform all aspects of electrical maintenance, construction, and repair, including:

  • Troubleshooting electrical equipment
  • Lab or office circuit relocation
  • New circuit installation
  • New equipment installation
Upon request*

Note: Department-owned or -purchased equipment will be repaired or maintained on a recharge basis only. We do not maintain or repair electric scooters, lab or office equipment, VCRs, telephones, or microwave ovens.

  • Switch and outlet replacement
  • Motor replacement
  • Rotating equipment balancing
As needed
Repair and maintain skylights, windows, and window hardware As needed
Perform preventive maintenance of all metal doors (building entry, office, lab, and mechanical rooms) Annually
Maintain all metal handrails As needed/ upon request*
Clean, repair, and replace rain gutters As needed
Power washing As needed/ upon request*
Sandblasting Upon request*
Repair and replace ceramic tile As needed/ upon request*
Repair and replace ceiling tiles As needed
Repair and replace classroom seating, floor coverings, cove and base molding, windows, doors, and door hardware As needed
Renovate restrooms, including new partitions, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, and dispensers As needed/ upon request*

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*Customer-funded service

Carpentry services

Service

Frequency

Perform minor alterations Upon request*
Construct and install countertops, custom cabinets, shelving, mail slots, and picture frames Upon request*
Perform preventive maintenance on all roof systems As needed
Inspect all reroofing projects during construction As needed
Install and configure furniture and partition systems Upon request*
Furniture finishing, touch up, and repair Upon request*
Repair and replace keyboard trays Upon request

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*Customer-funded service

Electrical services: Air conditioning and refrigeration

Service

Frequency

Estimate, install, and maintain department-purchased air conditioning units and equipment Upon request*

Note: We do not maintain or repair ultralow freezers, reach-in lab or kitchen refrigerators, chest freezers, ice machines, gas-fired furnaces, or window air conditioning units.
Repair and maintain computer room cooling units Upon request*

Repair and maintain:

  • Walk-in cold and warm boxes
  • Building chillers and auxiliary chillers (microscope and MRI coolers)
  • Trailer air conditioning units
  • Package air conditioning units, split systems, gas packs, heat pumps, straight cooling, and electric heat
As needed
Change air conditioning filters As needed

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*Customer-funded service

Electrical services: Alarms and controls

Service

Frequency

Repair, read, and calibrate meters (electrical, water, gas, HTW, and CHW) As needed
Install electrical, water, gas, HTW, and CHW meters As needed/ upon request*
Repair motor controls (VFD, soft starts, and magnetic) As needed/ upon request*
Repair and maintain UPS and inverter systems Upon request*

Repair and maintain:

  • Energy Management System (EMS)
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Elevators
  • Automated clock systems in buildings
  • Traffic signals
As needed

Note: We do not repair or maintain security alarm systems.

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*Customer-funded service

Electrical services: Lighting

Service

Frequency

Replace light bulbs: Ceiling light fixtures, lab bench light fixtures, fume hoods, exterior building lights, walkway lights, and parking lot lights As needed

Note: We do not repair or maintain security alarm systems.
Replace lighting ballasts As needed
Troubleshoot lighting systems from complete buildings to individual light fixtures As needed
Replace or reset time clocks, photo cells, and relays controlling lighting systems As needed
Install and maintain department-purchased light fixtures and control devices Upon request*

Note: We do not maintain or repair portable lamps.

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*Customer-funded service

Metal fabrication services

Service

Frequency

Design and fabricate all types of sheet metal projects As needed/ upon request*

Fabricate, design, and install:

  • Light-gauge sheets to heavy-gauge plate, angle iron, channel, etc.
  • Supply and exhaust ventilation
  • Fume hood ducting, trays, and screens
Upon request*
Repair and modify lab equipment Upon request*
Welding, including heli-arc, MIG, plasma, oxygen, and acetylene As needed/ upon request*
Repair and replace metal doors As needed/ upon request*

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*Customer-funded service

Painting services

Service

Frequency

Prepare, prime, and paint new/ existing interiors including ceilings, walls, stairs, handrails, ladders, casework, doors, frames, etc. As needed/ upon request*
Exterior painting and staining, including all substrate repairs As needed/ upon request*
Apply wall coverings, coatings, and spray finishes As needed/ upon request*
Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings As needed/ upon request*
Epoxy floors As needed/ upon request*

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*Customer-funded service