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The UC Davis deferred maintenance blog page provides more information about specific projects supported by DM funding. Not every DM project project has a corresponding blog article. These blog posts can be filtered by the categories listed on the right. These categories are the same as those found in the Deferred Maintenance Project Plan

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.