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Building and mechanical systems maintenance

Buildings and mechanical maintenance staff are responsible for maintaining buildings, and mechanical systems: electrical, plumbing and HVAC.

To request services, or advise of an issue, please submit a work request.

Building maintenance responsibilities

  • minor repairs to lighting and electrical
  • minor repairs to ceilings, walls and flooring
  • minor plumbing repairs including response to leaks
  • minor construction and repairs to sloped roofing, gutter, office casework, and wood furniture
  • repair and replacement of doors and window hardware
  • maintenance, installation, and repair of signage, tack boards, whiteboards, shelving and other woodwork
  • support room and event set up

Mechanical systems maintenance responsibilities


  • calibration and repair building temperature control systems
  • testing and maintenance of emergency generators and lighting
  • servicing interior and exterior building light fixtures
  • testing and repairing fire alarm systems
  • servicing electrical supply systems for automatic door-opening devices


  • testing and repair of emergency eyewash and shower stations
  • maintenance and repair to domestic hot and cold water systems
  • maintenance and repair of chemical waste systems in laboratories
  • maintenance of natural gas and air pneumatic systems
  • testing and installation of backflow prevention devices
  • servicing fire suppression systems, valves, hydrants and fire hose cabinets
  • maintenance and repair of sanitary sewer and perimeter drainage systems
  • drainage system maintenance and repair
  • maintenance of deionized water systems


  • preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
  • maintenance and repair of refrigeration and commercial kitchen equipment