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Maintenance and Repairs


Building Automation System

The university utilizes a building automation system (BAS) to monitor and control Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation (HVAC) equipment in 40 different buildings on campus. The system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devise.

The BAS keeps the building climate within a specified range, monitors system performance, device failures, and provides malfunction alarms via text notifications to the Facility Management AC shop.  The BAS reduces building energy and maintenance costs by scheduling HVAC equipment to follow occupied and unoccupied temperature set points in all academic buildings. Did you know that the electrical and natural gas cost for the university averages close to $4 million per year?

AC Shop

Services of the AC shop include performing preventative maintenance and repairs of all heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, replacements, new installations, and modifications of HVAC and refrigeration equipment on campus.  Operating, monitoring, and regulating domestic and heating boilers, circulating pumps, chillers and refrigeration systems associated with building operation. Did you know that the University has over 8000 tons of chiller capacity? 

Plumbing Shop

Services of the Plumbing shop include repairs to toilets, lavatories, showers, water and waste water piping throughout the campus community. Did you know that UL Lafayette campus consumes over 94 million gallons of water annually?

Electrical Shop

Services of the Electrical shop include installing, maintaining, and repairing wiring systems, electric clocks, light fixtures, site lighting, motors, and generators.  Troubleshooting, repairing, and installing electrical motor starters and variable frequency drives.  Replacing lamps and ballasts, rewire, and make modifications to electrical systems to accommodate minor construction projects on campus.  Did you know that the electrical shop replaces over 25,000 light bulbs annually? 

Welding Shop

Services of the welding shop include repairing, upgrading, and fabricating hand rails and banisters per code, metal grate installation, equipment repairs, and small project fabrication.

Carpentry Shop

Services provided by the carpentry shop include repairs to doors and windows, walls, flooring, ceilings and ceiling tiles, cabinets, and furniture.  This shop also performs minor additions, renovations, and remodeling.
The carpentry shop also builds custom made woodworks such as cabinets, shelving and counters seen throughout campus.

Paint Shop

Services provided by the paint shop include interior and exterior painting, wall patching, etc.