College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Waterproofing the Foundation Plant Services building

August 24, 2018

Water penetration and disintegrating stucco is no longer a problem at the Foundation Plant Services building thanks to deferred maintenance funding and a dedicated Facilities Management team.

Sheet metal workers, painters, and carpenters worked closely for about 3 months to complete the project that started with the temporary relocation of the building’s iconic rose bushes while construction took place. They then got to work with on the intense process of stucco demolition, which involves chipping away at the crumbling stucco and prying off the wire mesh behind it.

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.

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.

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.