Utilities Operations

The Utilities Maintenance group is responsible for the operation and maintenance of campus utilities (steam, high voltage, natural gas, water, and sewer) distribution.  They perform preventive maintenance, repairs, emergency response, and all regulatory compliance work.

Our steamfitters operate and maintain the high-pressure steam distribution infrastructure from the point of supply (campus Cogeneration Plant) to the point of use at approximately 120 University buildings.

Our plumbers operate and maintain the water distribution, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage infrastructures (typically associated with contiguous areas of land containing multiple University buildings).

The high voltage electricians operate and maintain the University's electric distribution system that receives high voltage power from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and distribute it throughout the main Berkeley campus.

The campus’ masons provide safe, timely, and professional service to faculty and staff in all campus departments, including daily support to all of our staff in the trades. They assist in all aspects of excavation for the various utilities. They provide maintenance on storm systems and the creeks to assure proper drainage of water and debris to reduce damage to the campus and assist with irrigation systems.

For inquires or requests, please contact fs-newsr@berkeley.edu.

Skilled Trades Manager: Jimmy Manibusan