The Physical Plant Department (PPD) is staffed by highly skilled tradesmen and administrative personnel. The trademen work around the clock to ensure that the University's buildings and equipment are properly maintained.
The Administrative department is responsible for overall operations of the Physical Plant. It is also responsible for entering work orders, entering time and materials, maintaining departmental budgets, and ensuring that "prepared chargers" are properly charged back to the proper departments.
CENTRAL POWER PLANT (CPP)
The Central Power Plant division is responsible for maintaining the heating supply and cooling distribution system. The power plant has boilers that produce steam which is then distributed across campus through an underground piping and steam tunnel. The steam is used to heat water which, in turn, is used to heat the buildings, as well as domestic hot water.
The CPP is also responsible for the University's Co-gen facilities.
The Electrical Shop is responsible for handling all electrical issues on campus, both repairs and renovations. The Electrical Shop is also responsible for maintaining the main supply of electrical power to campus, power in each individual building, fire alarm systems, sound and lighting equipment.
HEATING / VENTILATING / AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
The HVAC department is responsible for maintaining the cooling and heating systems on campus. This includes maintaining chillers, cooling towers, pumps, air handlers, boilers, HVAC units as well as thermostats and controls.
The Locksmith department controls the building access on campus. This department issues new keys, re-keys locks when keys are lost and maintains all of the door hardware such as locks and closures. Key requests can only be made using this form.
The locksmith is also responsible for the maintenance and control of the card access system.
The Mechanic department is responsible for maintaining the vehicles for Physical Plant, Security and the motor pool. This department takes care of over 50 vehicles by performing routine maintenance and making minor repairs.
The Painting department maintains the interior and exterior finishes on the campus buildings. This includes painting, sheetrock/plaster work as well as marking spaces for parking.
The Plumbing division is responsible for maintaining all storm and sanitary sewer lines, domestic water lines, gas lines, water heaters and plumbing in all buildings.