The Engineering Operations Division manages the transition of new building systems from the construction phase to the operations phase. We also manage elevator service contracts, the maintenance and testing of fire protection systems, the Maintenance Reserve program and provide assessments of facilities and their systems.
The Facilities Infrastructure GIS includes water distribution, sanitary and storm sewers, chilled water, hot water, high and low pressure steam, topography, transportation and parking systems, and building footprint data. Find more information here.
Space primarily exists to build and maintain the university's database related to campus buildings and infrastructure. Find more information here.
Facilities Records serves as a resource center which receives, stores, disseminates and provides user access to building and infrastructure archival information. This information is routinely used by project designers, contractors, maintenance and operations personnel, faculty, staff and students. Find more information here.
The Preventive Maintenance shop is comprised of 3 groups: Preventive Maintenance technicians, Rounding Teams and Air Quality. These groups are tasked with the preventive maintenance of general building mechanical and electrical systems, performance of minor corrective maintenance/repairs of general buildings systems and cleaning of ductwork. Find more details here.
The Facility Inventory Condition Assessment System (FICAS) assessors survey university buildings and systems every five years and maintain the replacement value data and deficiency lists for the university assets located throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. These assessments and data are used as a resource and planning tool to establish plans to request maintenance reserve funds.
Elevator maintenance and inspection services are contracted by the Engineering Operations group. All elevators, chairlifts and dumbwaiters are serviced monthly and inspected twice annually.
Fire protection system inspections and tests are contracted by the Fire Protection group. This includes inspection and tests of fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, fire pumps, kitchen hood systems, chemical suppression systems and fire extinguishers. The Fire Protection group is responsible for making all repairs to fire protection systems and monitoring the campus fire alarm network. In the event of a fire emergency, the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department and Virginia Tech Police will respond to alarms.
Carillons located in Burruss Hall are maintained by the Engineering Operations Division. Carillons play Monday through Friday at 7:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 12 noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, they play at 12 noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The playing of the Carillons for special events may be requested by contacting Kim Briele at 540-231-0230.—There are no fees associated with special requests.
Sterrett Facilities Complex
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Technicians are available on most shifts to respond to emergency calls until midnight Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
To report an emergency outside of normal working hours call the Virginia Tech Police Department at 231-6411.