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Our Mission: Provide top-quality support across our spectrum of services — building operations, building services, landscape services, energy and utilities services, and project management — that is responsive, service-oriented, effective and environmentally-focused.

2020 People in Preservation Award

The Save Our Heritage Organization recognized UC San Diego Facilities Management, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Project Manager Sam Farmer for the exterior restoration of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Munk Laboratory. The project involved restoring the exterior wood siding and framing and replacing the roof. Unit: Project Management. Photo by Darin Fong Photography.

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IGPP Munk Lab

Scholars Drive Lighting Upgrades

The Facilities Management Electric Shop recently upgraded light fixtures on the new pedestrian sidewalk along Scholars Drive South, replacing steel poles with fiberglass and updating fixtures from low-pressure sodium lamps with energy-saving LED lights. This significantly improves the visibility and reach of the lights. Shop staff perform similar projects routinely throughout campus in a continuous effort to ensure that UC San Diego provides safe spaces for the community.

Scholars Drive lighting

Improving Access at UC San Diego

Ongoing: UC San Diego strives to provide inclusive, safe and seamless access to campus facilities and services for everyone, regardless of age, ability or proficiency level. Our units incorporate accessible features into all new and existing facilities and continually perform maintenance on exterior paths of travel, lighting, crosswalks, building ramps, automatic doors, handrails, and drinking fountains. 

Mulch Matters

UC San Diego applies a two-inch layer of mulch throughout its 700 acres of landscaped areas to protect plants, save water and minimizes pesticide use. Using mulch is just one of many ways that we are working to achieve our sustainability goals.

Touchless Building Entry

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, campus leadership tasked the Facilities Management Lock Shop with installing at least one touchless door entry for all campus core-funded buildings. The project is ongoing, with approximately 80% of the buildings completed.

automatic door opener

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Ongoing: Skilled technicians have retrofitted campus core-funded building air-handling systems with MERV 14 (hospital grade) air filters to improve indoor air quality. MERV values vary from 1-16. The higher the MERV value, the more efficient the filter is at trapping airborne particles. Unit: Building Operations

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technician replacing filter

Downwind Way and Shellback Road

Completed December 2020: This deferred maintenance project repaired the roadway at lower Downwind Way, added a walkway from upper Downwind Way to lower Downwind Way to improve pedestrian safety and extended potable water piping across La Jolla Shores Drive. Unit: Project Management

Downwind Way and Shellback Road

Outdoor Classrooms

Completed November 2020: In response to COVID-19, the Project Management team and the Sigh Shop worked with Academic Affairs and Information Technology Services to create outdoor classrooms and study areas at Warren Mall and Revelle Plaza. These specially configured spaces were designed to maintain safe physical distancing and provide ADA-compliant access to give students more safe study areas and offer instructors opportunities to program classes and lectures outdoors. Units: Project Management and Sign Shop