Building Services is responsible for all phases of the cleaning operations within the academic and auxiliary buildings. To accommodate University operations and activities, crews are divided into three shifts to maintain a safe, clean, and functional environment. The staff is responsible for the care of the offices, classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and trash removal with the goal of keeping the buildings looking neat and attractive.
Pest Control provides treatment for and removal of mammals, rodents, insects, birds, lawn pests (weeds), mold and mildew.
Facilities Operations & Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance and repair of University building infrastructures including interior and exterior wall, windows, doors, locks and door hardware, ADA door openers, general carpentry, roofs, floors, building systems such as HVAC equipment, boilers, electrical systems, lighting, outdoor lighting, plumbing, domestic and sanitary water systems, lavatories, toilets, urinals, water fountains, fire alarms, surveillance systems, door alarms.
The Facilities Operations & Maintenance team is:
- Director: David Medlock
- Manager: Julian Boyland
- Zone 1 Supervisor: Billy Goldsby
- Zone 2 Supervisor: Bobbie Ranson
- Zone 3 Supervisor: Favian Smith
Physical Plant is committed to providing fast, efficient service with high levels of customer service. In an effort to provide the fastest and most efficient response to maintenance issues, we request that you initiate a work order online thru the WORQ system or in emergencies call Physical Plant directly at 678.2699.
The Landscape department role at The University is to maintain a clean, aesthetically pleasing campus. The staff is charged with a variety of tasks that include pruning shrubs and limb up trees keeping the University in compliance with CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design). The staff maintains the campus landscape with planting flower beds, fertilizing, edging hard surfaces, mowing turf, pressure washing areas in need, removing graffiti, laying sod, keeping drains free from debris, and operating a sweeper truck in the parking lots and streets around campus. The Landscape staff also provide event set up such as stages, tables, and chairs; and hang banners for various groups and events on campus. During inclement weather, the Landscape staff is responsible for ensuring the campus maintains safe passage ways for students, faculty and staff.
The Utilities Service Department maintains and monitors the distribution of electrical, gas, and water for the University of Memphis campus. These services include energy management, billing, and repair. Other department responsibilities include the distribution of steam and chilled water to the main campus HVAC heating and cooling systems; along with maintaining the building automation systems (BAS) infrastructure for mechanical and lighting controls at the University of Memphis.
The HVAC service department maintains the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; along with their associated controls and piping infrastructures for the University of Memphis campus. This work includes repairs, customer support, and preventative maintenance for all University of Memphis properties assigned to Physical Plant.
Environmental Services assists with concerns of air quality, mold, and other harmful materials that may affect employees or student health.