Building and Equipment Maintenance

The Building and Equipment Maintenance Division of the Department of Facilities Management conducts University-wide continuing inspections to identify, perform and evaluate maintenance needs within buildings and facilities.

Building and Equipment employees are trained in most principal trades required for maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation services including: building trades, electrical, elevator, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, painting, and plumbing.

A portion of the facilities, particularly the mechanical systems, is covered by a preventive maintenance program, whereby the components are inspected, tested, and serviced on a scheduled basis. Required periodic tests and inspections of elevators, fire protection systems, and boilers are performed under contract in accordance with applicable codes and regulations.

Reporting emergency or routine building services

Faculty and staff are encouraged to report emergency or routine building service requests identified on campus as they occur.

Requests for emergency or routine service will be received at the Department for Facilities Management during normal working hours (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) by telephone, in person, in writing, or by fax. The telephone number is 270.809.4291. The fax number is 207.809.6270. Facilities Management is located behind the General Services Building on Chestnut Street.

After normal working hours (4 p.m. to 7 a.m.), on weekends or holidays, requests for emergency service only will be received at the Murray State Police Department at 270.809.2222.

Police Communications relays the message to the Shift Supervisor at the Central Plant. The Shift Supervisor will determine the nature of the emergency and react appropriately based on Emergency Policies of the Department for Facilities Management. A determination will be made to repair with personnel on duty, call in a technician for after-hours repair or record for assignment on the next normal work day.