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Mechanical Trades

The mission of Mechanical Trades is to deliver services in a cost-effective, timely, courteous, and professional manner, while providing a safe, comfortable, and enhanced learning/working environment utilizing current technology. The section is comprised of two trade shops: Central Plant Shop and Engineering Services, which are responsible for maintaining over three million square feet of building space campus wide, including State-funded buildings and residence apartments. All trade shop personnel are committed to providing the best quality service to campus students, faculty, and staff.

All shops complete emergency response, preventive maintenance, campus maintenance requests, and small department-funded recharge work. Maintenance and recharge work can be requested through the Service Request Process or by calling Facilities Work Center at 805-756-5555.

Central Plant

Central Plant is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of campus refrigeration equipment, campus main hot water boilers, campus utilidor and Anderson Pool maintenance.

Central Plant shop operates and maintains campus coolers, cooling towers and chillers system. We also operate and maintain the campus digital Energy Management System. Central Plant responds to customer requests regarding thermal comfort and any other issue related to air conditioning.
Central Plant provides HVAC design and construction services related to renovations and remodels. All Central Plant Shop requests should be directed to the Facilities Work Center at 805-756-5555.

Questions or concerns may be directed to:

Joe Bischel
Building Service Engineer Supervisor
805-756-5795
jbischel@calpoly.edu

Engineering Services

Engineering Services is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all campus heating, ventilating equipment.

The Engineering Services shop operates and maintains the campus boilers, cogeneration plant, and all building HVAC systems. We also operate and maintain the building distribution systems for hot and chilled water, as well as the building digital Energy Management System. Engineering Services responds to customer requests regarding thermal comfort, ventilation, air quality, hours of operation, or any other issue related to heating and ventilation. Engineering Services provides HVAC design and construction services related to renovations and remodels. All Engineering Services Shop requests should be directed to the Facilities Work Center at 805-756-5555.

Questions or concerns may be directed to:

Tony Garcia
Building Service Engineer Supervisor
Phone: 805-756-2127
angarcia@calpoly.edu