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Alterations, Renovations and Improvements

For work performed by the Facilities Management Department, the requesting department will be billed the actual cost of labor, materials, equipment and contractor cost.

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Boilers

Repair and maintain fossil-fired equipment to heat buildings and/or provide domestic hot water; evaluations to measure operational efficiency; order-of-magnitude cost estimates, design and project management for projects involving the above; management of the state-mandated continuous emission monitoring of the main steam plant, Virginia State boiler certificates and emission/testing.

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Building and Space Management

The Space Reporting Center provides basic information on VCU buildings and rooms. VCU FMInteract provides numerous services including floor maps, GIS and details about buildings around VCU.

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Building Access Control

More than 200 buildings are owned or occupied by Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU limits access to all university-owned and leased buildings and space to authorized persons for authorized purposes.

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Building Access Request

Access Control requests for Monroe Park Campus buildings can be submitted via the Technology Services LANDesk Service web site, located at servicedesk.vcu.edu. Upon logging in with your eID and password, click on the Report a Building Access Incident, the options to request building access are listed there.

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Building Room Numbering

For buildings located within VCU’s inventory, each room number is constructed using the “hotel system.” That is, a floor number ascending or descending from ground level is followed by a number for the room on that floor (example: 100 = First floor, 200 = Second floor, 300 = Third floor, B01 = Basement, etc.).

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Carpentry

Building, installation and repair of wooden structures for campus facilities, (including/ for example): trouble calls; doors and hardware; ceiling replacement or repair; floor replacement or repair and walls office renovations and other projects.

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Electrical Services

Maintenance, installation and alteration of electrical systems and components from low- to high-voltage distribution and end-usage devices; management of projects involving lighting, electrical service upgrades, office requirements, building/office/lab electrical assessments, and testing of new energy-efficient lighting.

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Facilities Services

The University is divided into four geographic maintenance zones, each led by a Superintendent. They aim to provide consistent, responsive service based on ownership and accountability for providing a complete job.

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Graffiti Removal

Graffiti removal from painted masonry, metal, cement and other outdoor and indoor surfaces.

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Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC)

Responsibility distributed through Zones and Automation for maintaining heating, cooling, indoor air quality and humidification where applicable; maintenance and repair of ventilation systems such as supply fans, fume hoods and exhaust systems; functional checks of control systems; preventive maintenance on HVAC systems and room pressurization and pressure/air balances.

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Inclement Weather/Emergencies

VCU administration will make any decisions regarding university closing or changing of normal operating schedules. The Director of Physical Plant will advise the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management of weather and ground conditions.

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Mechanical Services

Installation and maintenance of heating systems, steam distribution systems, hydronic heating systems, steam and condensate systems, chilled water systems, water distribution systems and storm and sanitary sewer systems; fabrication, installation and repair of piping fixtures used in the production and distribution of steam or hot water under low or high pressures including water treatment and process piping systems.

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Painting

Paints or contracts to paint interior and exterior surfaces of buildings, structures, fixtures and furniture, walls (plaster or block), ceilings and floors; provides custom paint and stain matches using all VCU-specified latex/oil-based paints and stains, epoxies and elastomeric coatings.

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Plumbing Services

Responsibility is distributed throughout the Zones for the installation and maintenance of centralized piping, fixtures and equipment used for the delivery of water, fuel gases, compressed air, storm and sanitary sewers within the buildings.

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Preliminary Cost Assessments and Estimates

Physical Plant can provide estimates for small projects and service work. Request for estimates are made via QuikFM.

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Roofing

The Roofing shop is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all roofing and gutter systems for university buildings. It is also responsible for putting up banners and maintaining U.S. and state flags. Emergency roof repairs are submitted through the Physical Plant Operations Center at (804) 828-9444.

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Support Shops

The Support Shop mission is to provide a wide variety of smaller scale construction/repair services to Facilities Management and Physical Plant groups, as well as the university at large, to help them meet their needs and goals.

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Waterproofing and Moisture Intrusion

Apply waterproofing materials to structures below ground and above ground (roofs, basements, high-moisture rooms, floors and fountains). Water damage and mold caused from moisture intrusion can cause serious problems. Upon the discovery of a water leak or flood, it is important to contact Operations Center at (804) 828-9444.

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