Maintenance and Operations
The COS Maintenance and Operations Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe, secure and accessible environment. Maintenance work is defined as that work necessary to keep all existing campus facilities in good repair and operating condition. This work includes maintaining, operating, and the repairing of utility systems; i.e. electricity, water, gas, heat, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, sewage systems, and elevators. It also includes maintaining and repairing basic components of campus buildings and grounds; i.e. foundations, walls, roofs, stairs, ceilings, floors, floor coverings, wall covering, doors, windows, hardware, lights and ancillary facilities. Maintenance and repairs to equipment are limited to equipment that is part of the infrastructure of a facility such as built in exhaust hoods, vehicle lifts, pumps, air compressors etc. Instructional and non-instructional equipment, other than student desks, are not maintained, repaired or replaced by the department.
This definition also excludes new work and alterations; i.e. constructing and modifying buildings and grounds, providing decorative treatment to buildings and grounds, attaching items to buildings, and extending or modifying utility systems. Also excluded in the definition is fabricating, modifying, adapting or installing new equipment. However, these types of items can be completed on a reimbursable basis. Estimates of costs for these projects will be provided free of charge and if accepted, work will be scheduled after all necessary budget transfers have taken place.