Facilities Engineering & Sustainability
Mission of the Engineering Division
Our mission is to create safe, comfortable, sustainable and efficient facilities that can operate at minimal cost in support of the academic and research mission of the university.
Tasks and Responsibilities
We are committed to providing quality engineering support for campus clients in the form of reviews of program-plans and designs, design of small projects, construction inspections and start-up commissioning. Reviews of designs are performed for compliance with codes, UCB standards, good engineering practices, constructability, maintainability, reliability, and energy/water conservation to promote and implement high-level sustainability practices campuswide. We also provide engineering support to the facilities maintenance and operations staff, design guidance to UCB project managers, and design-oversight of consultants. We develop and maintain UCB standards, design guidelines, and construction-requirements lists in cooperation with maintenance staff. Nationally-certified building, mechanical, electrical and civil code officials for the campus are within our group. Within the context of life-safety, we provide emergency response, routine fire safety inspections, and hot-work permit and fire-extinguisher training.