Facilities Management is comprised of many different shops and crews that make this campus an enjoyable place to work, live, and play. Each of these shops, and the crews that represent them, contributes to the success of Facilities Management. They are all needed to ensure this campus is at its best. Below are the services that our shops provide.
Building Automation System & Optimization Team
The Building Automation System and Optimization Team is part of the Central Utilities function of Facilities Management. Specifically, this team is responsible for monitoring and ensuring proper operation of the computer systems and databases that allow us to manage our district heating and cooling loops as well as building level systems all the way down to individual offices. This team primarily has a background in mechanical systems, has added knowledge of component and system programming, and is building their capability to understand and proactively work with databases and queries to identify issues that negatively impact occupant comfort or cause excess energy consumption.
Central Stores directs the acquisition, storage, distribution, and inventory of general office supplies for the campus community.
Central Utility Operations is responsible for managing the procurement, production, and distribution of utilities and for heating and cooling the campus.
The central utilities plant is responsible for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and plumbing of all campus buildings.
Mechanical services personnel provide 24/7 surveillance of all HVAC equipment operations. Our mechanical services technicians perform preventative and emergency maintenance service on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for all campus buildings in addition to plumbing services for all buildings.
Construction & Renovation
Construction and renovation services are handled by the Facilities Management Planning and Capital Construction department. Our services range from minor renovations to new capital construction. The process begins with consultation and design and flows through to completion and occupancy of the new and renovated space.
Custodial services schedules and performs custodial maintenance in all campus buildings. They are responsible for the cleaning of offices, classrooms, academic areas, and public areas as scheduled by custodial services. Custodial also provides special request services as requested.
Services include the following:
- Offices are cleaned and trash removed on a daily basis
- Restrooms, classrooms, hallways, lobbies, and entrances are cleaned on a daily basis
- Floor work such as buffing or waxing is performed as needed
- Carpet is shampooed as needed and determined by custodial staff
- Window cleaning and wall washing are scheduled as needed
- Snow removal at building entrances and steps is removed by building custodian
The electrical shop performs electrical maintenance service for all campus buildings. They perform electrical renovation projects and serve as a liaison between Facilities Management and electrical contractors on major construction projects. Other functions of electrical services include but are not limited to the following:
- Respond to campus work requests including relamps, tripped circuits, etc.
- General testing and inspection services for electric equipment
- Maintain electrical distribution systems inside and outside facilities
Billable to department as applicable:
- Provide secondary electrical distribution for new construction and remodeling projects
- Maintain all interior and exterior campus lighting
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) performs the following safety related duties:
- Chemical hygiene
- Radiation Safety
- Asbestos assessment and abatement
- Indoor air quality
- Hazardous materials management
- ADOL/OSHA compliance
- Accident investigation
- Occupational safety training
- Laboratory safety
- EPA/ADEQ compliance
- Stormwater Management
In addition, the EHS department provides “hands on” safety training for Facilities Management employees as well as the campus community upon request.
The Facilities Management grounds crew is responsible for the overall maintenance of UA Little Rock campus grounds. They schedule, coordinate, design, and perform grounds maintenance services and beautification projects for the campus. Some of the services offered by the grounds crew include:
- Landscape and grounds maintenance
- Mowing and trimming grass
- Trimming trees and maintaining shrubs, bushes, and flowers
- Fertilizing, watering, and weed control
- Controlling litter of all campus greens and parking lots
- Landscape construction
- Planting, removing, and replacing trees and shrubs as needed
- Seeding and renovating turf
- Snow removal
- Cleaning of all sidewalks and parking lots
- Spreading ice melt over campus as needed
Keys & Swipe Cards
The Facilities Management Lock Shop provides keys and swipe cards to the campus, performs installation and maintenance of certain locks, and maintains records of all keys and swipe cards that are issued.
Law School Maintenance
The Facilities Management law school maintenance team schedules and performs maintenance service for all crafts including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, structural, grounds, and custodial services for the William H. Bowen School of Law. Work orders requested for the School of Law are performed by this team. They monitor the energy management system and make adjustments as required. They also provide around-the-clock surveillance of HVAC equipment.
Marketing & Redistribution
The Facilities Management warehouse foreman is UA Little Rock’s agency representative for marketing and redistribution, which is the removal, destruction, and selling of unwanted surplus property, and also coordinates directly with the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration (DFA) and the Marketing & Redistribution (M&R) Center. The DFA removes these items from state inventory. The warehouse foreman also coordinates directly with the UA Little Rock Office of Financial Services property accountants to ensure removed, destroyed, or sold property is removed from the campus inventory.
The mechanics in the motor pool are responsible for the following:
- Scheduling and performing routine and emergency service on all campus vehicles including rental/lease vehicles and grounds maintenance equipment
- Maintaining the fuel supply for all motorized vehicles and equipment and performing state safety inspections for all campus vehicles
- Maintaining records of operation and maintenance costs for all vehicles
Please call 501.569.8276 if you need to speak with someone in the motor pool.
Please note that we no longer move items. Please contact the Office of Procurement Services for a moving vendor on the state co-op agreements.
Pest & Animal Removal
Orkin performs pest control once per week at the UA Little Rock campus. Please call our Operations and Services Center at 501.569.3390 if you need assistance with either pest control or stray/wild animal removal.
UA Little Rock currently has recycling collection bins on campus for the following items:
- all types of paper
- plastic bottles
- aluminum cans
- telephone books (once or twice per year)
The following items used by UA Little Rock’s facilities are also recycled:
- florescent bulbs and ballast
- motor oil
- electronics (through M&R)
The Facilities Management sign shop creates signs for offices, personnel, and buildings. To have signage created, please complete the work order request form.
Our Structural Services department comprises skilled craftsmen, painters, and carpenters that provide the following services:
- Remodeling and renovation services as well as assisting with equipment installations
- Scheduling and performing all structural related maintenance services for all campus buildings (i.e. painting offices, building shelves, carpet replacement, interior and exterior signage, etc.).
Please submit a work order request form if you need any of these services.
Facilites Management rents minivans, sedans, and vans to the campus community for official university business.