News

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.

 

Hazard Tree Removal and Tree Maintenance

January 17, 2017
With deferred maintenance funding our Grounds and Landscape Services unit could hire an additional tree trimmer to help maintain the 14,000 plus trees on our campus.

Roofing Projects Across Campus

July 01, 2016
They repair and maintain roofs and gutters out in the baking heat and then search for often tiny cracks through which water can leak during winter rains – it isn’t easy being a roofer.

Kemper Hall Gets Fire-Ready

May 01, 2016
A deferred maintenance project to upgrade the gas detection and alarm system in Kemper Hall is underway, with the fire alarm crew taking the lead.

Cool Roof for Academic Surge

April 01, 2016
The Building Maintenance Services roofing crew just wrapped up maintenance on the 64,000 square feet of roofing atop Academic Surge.

Valves Matter

March 01, 2016
There are haves and have-nots on campus. When it comes to valves, Meyer Hall, which houses Animal Science, Nutrition and others, was lacking.

Bringing the Heat to CHE

February 01, 2016
For about 10 years, the cage washer at the Center for Health and the Environment (CHE) wasn’t getting the steady, continuous flow of steam needed to quickly heat water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit – the state mandated temp for sterilizing their research equipment.

BMS Going to the Dogs!

January 01, 2016
Out at the ARS facility kennels, the upper and lower plexiglass panels shielding the dogs from the elements were in rough shape.

New Pipes for Tupper

December 01, 2015
Back in 1970, when Tupper Hall opened, Tyler hub and spigot cast iron pipe had been the standard drainpipe for over 40 years. Thousands of feet of the stuff zig-zagged throughout the building.