Deferred Maintenance Blog

Project Blog

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

Chillers replaced at Contained Research Facility

October 03, 2018
October 03, 2018 - As a result of deferred maintenance funding, Facilities Management teams recently replaced two chillers at the UC Davis Contained Research Facility.

Waterproofing the Foundation Plant Services building

August 22, 2018
August 22, 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.

Made for the shade: School of Education gets a pergola upgrade

July 22, 2018
July 22, 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
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.

HVAC Retrofit Sees Payoff

May 22, 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.

Room with a view: Tupper Hall railing replacement

March 29, 2018
This spring 2018, Tupper Hall, home to approximately 24 different departments in the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine, is the site of a project to replace the rotting guardrails that line every side of the building from top to bottom.

Landscape Renovation

August 22, 2017
Worn out and/or high-water landscapes received new irrigation systems and beautiful, low-water, plantings that support pollinators and are perfect for our area’s Central Valley climate.

Irrigation Improvements

June 01, 2017
In 2017 Grounds and Landscapes Services campus irrigation team installed smart irrigation systems.

Decomposed Granite Pathway Repairs

January 17, 2017

Highly trafficked visitor pathways constructed from decomposed granite were repaired behind Arboretum Headquarters and within the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants.