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Made for the shade: School of Education gets a pergola upgrade

July 20, 2018
School of Education gets a pergola upgrade courtesy of deferred maintenance funding. The updated pergola is structurally sound, has a long lasting exterior stain, and 500 new aluminum slats that come with a lifetime warranty and a guarantee not to fade.

An oldie but a goodie

May 31, 2018
Boiler #1 has been operating now for almost six months as the backup boiler at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant despite its decommissioning almost two years ago. This boiler constitutes about 23 percent of capacity for the plant and can produce 100,000 pounds of steam an hour.

Website tracks where UC Davis invests deferred maintenance funds

May 31, 2018
After years of drastic decreases in state funds, the university secured a $90 million Century Bond in 2015 specifically to address our campus’s most critical deferred maintenance needs over a five-year period – this is when the website begins its documentation. In addition to the bond funds, the university also receives limited funds from the state for the same purpose – the site tracks these as well. 

HVAC Retrofit Sees Payoff

May 18, 2018
The University Services building has saved over $15,000 in only nine months from an HVAC retrofit project that was completed by BMS in June 2017 to improve the comfort for customers, increase BMS’ ability to troubleshoot HVAC issues in the building, and reduce energy consumption. 

Dairy Barn receives power upgrade

May 18, 2018
Thanks to deferred maintenance funding, the Electrical Systems team in Building Maintenance Services recently finished installing a new electrical panel that can handle 200 amps of power.

Room with a view: Tupper Hall railing replacement

March 29, 2018
This spring 2018, Tupper Hall, home to approximately 24 different departments in the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine, is the site of a project to replace the rotting guardrails that line every side of the building from top to bottom.

Classroom Makeovers

October 03, 2017
UC Davis just finished renovations to 10 classrooms, another milestone in the Classrooms Work Group’s plan to refresh all 130 general assignment rooms at least once a decade. 

Landscape Renovation

August 15, 2017
Worn out and/or high-water landscapes received new irrigation systems and beautiful, low-water, plantings that support pollinators and are perfect for our area’s Central Valley climate.

Decomposed Granite Pathway Repairs

January 17, 2017

Highly trafficked visitor pathways constructed from decomposed granite were repaired behind Arboretum Headquarters and within the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants.