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Highlighting the hidden: Integrating operational infrastructure into the community

Recently, infrastructure design has shifted, with more focus on integration of these operational facilities into the urban fabric of our communities. This article by Stantec features UBC’s new Water Pump Station — built to serve the water needs of the Vancouver Campus’ over-60,000-person population.

Infrastructure Development welcomes Asset Replacement & Improvements

Infrastructure Development is pleased to welcome the Asset Replacement & Improvements (ARI) — Transition Team and Construction Office to Infrastructure Development. This alignment will better integrate our teams to provide robust and timely project delivery, documentation and asset inputs that are critical to decision-making for Facilities, and provide improved customer service and greater clarity for the campus community.

Building Operations Stores team putting Lean Six Sigma into practice

As many of us embark on our Lean Six Sigma journey, the Stores team from Building Operations has been actively putting their learnings to work in applying their learnings to their workspace. The Stores team decided to 5S the front space of the Stores area — take a look at the before & after.

Django Lehner is promoted to People & Process Manager in Building Operations

During his time at UBC, Django has shown extensive knowledge of complex mechanical systems and mechanical trade operations. He has garnered the respect of his peers and co-workers across the department with his strong communication skills and demeanor.

Anthony Boyce promoted to Head Metal Worker in Building Operations

Tony joined UBC in 2017, and progressed his way through the Metal Shop in Trades within Building Operations, and most recently as the Sub-Head for the past 18 months. He has over 35 years experience in the sheet metal industry with extensive knowledge in metal layout, fabrication, welding, assembly, and installation.

Replacing an 800+lbs supply fan motor in Pulp and Paper Centre

Last weekend, the millwrights replaced a failed 60 horsepower 800+lbs supply fan motor so the electrical crew could reattach the electrical connections. The area(s) within the Pulp and Paper Centre were impacted and forced to stop their work until this unit was replaced and put back into service. 

Bert Tempel joins Infrastructure Development as Project Coordinator

Bert joined UBC in 2001 with a sheet metal trades certification. He has spent 20 years in Building Operations’ Sheet Metal Shop where he developed extensive experience and knowledge in the construction of mechanical systems, building maintenance, HVAC systems renewal, and managed all metal related work on campus.

New 24/7 Operations Centre structure

Starting Wednesday, September 1, 2021, a new 24/7 Operations Centre structure will take effect. The Operations Centre is the 24/7 hub located within the University Services Building (USB) that will have oversight of the building Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems on the UBC Point Grey campus.

Building Operations Weekly – 10 August 2021

GOING THE EXTRA MILE—THE CUSTODIAL TEAMS HELPING UBC TRANSITION BACK TO CAMPUS When COVID-19 impacted the university last year, it meant that many of UBC’s faculty and staff had to transition to remote work. For the Custodial Services team, their role required them to stay on campus. These same staff are now working behind the […]

Going the extra mile – the custodial teams helping UBC transition back to campus

When COVID-19 impacted the university last year, it meant that many of UBC’s faculty and staff had to transition to remote work. For the Custodial Services team, their role required them to stay on campus. These same staff are now working behind the scenes to help UBC as it transitions once more.