About Facilities Services
To promote academic excellence in education and research as we build, maintain, and enhance UAF's infrastructure.
Our customer service center
The Facilities Services Customer Service Center provides a central point of contact for the campus community.
Questions and requests regarding any of the services provided by Facilities Services can be addressed by calling or emailing us.
In cooperation with the UAF Fire and Police Emergency Dispatch Center, we provide 24-hour customer service, 365 days a year.
Divisions and shops within our department
Facilities Services is composed of multiple divisions. The divisions include: Business Operations, Contracting Office, Design and Construction, Space Planning and Leasing, Maintenance & Operations, and Utilities. These units provide support to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the extended campuses located in Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Dillingham, Ft. Yukon, Tok, Nenana, McGrath, Delta, and Unalaska. In addition UAF has research facilities located in Kodiak, Palmer, Juneau and Seward.
Mission statement: To promote academic excellence in education and research as we build, maintain and enhance UAF's infrastructure.
Business Operations provides budget, accounting and human resources services for Facilities Services (FS) in addition to other business functions in support of the university community.
The Division of Business Operations includes:
The Contracting Office provides general support to Facilities Services in all areas related to the procurement life cycle, including construction, leasing, goods and services, central receiving, property management and staff training.
The Contracting Office includes:
The Mission of Design and Construction is to define, plan, and develop the infrastructure, land, and facilities to meet the needs of the university and the community, and to provide engineering support for the maintenance, operations, design, and construction divisions of Facilities Services. The functional units within Design and Construction are Project Management, Facilities Engineering and AutoCad Support.
Space planning and leasing supports Facilities Services in all areas related to requests for on and off campus space.
Space Planning and Leasing includes:
The Maintenance Division has the responsibility of maintaining the integrity and appearance of all buildings, equipment, and infrastructure for the Fairbanks campus, as well as remote campuses around the state. UAF Facilities Services Maintenance Division cares for approximately 257 buildings with close to four million square feet, which is 55% of the total square footage of the entire University statewide system. The average age of the UAF buildings are 28.9 years.
The Maintenance and Operations Division is comprised of various shops:
- Operations Shop - Encompasses several teams
- Electrical & Trades Maintenance Shop
- Housing, Plumbing & Dining Maintenance
- HVAC Shop
- Alarms & Insulation Shop
- Preventative Maintenance
- Remote Site Maintenance
- Custodial Services
|UAF Facilities Services FY24 Labor Rates||Internal Rate|
|Maintenance (Electrical, Trades, Housing, Dining,
Plumbing, Alarms, Insulation, & HVAC)
|Mechanic - Heavy Duty||$95|
|Mechanic - Light Duty||$70|
|*Agency Rate (38.5%)|
The Occupational Safety Officer (OSO) reports to the Director of EHSRM with a dotted line to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities. The charter of the OSO is to maximize available fiscal resources through the reduction of mishaps and workers compensation claims.
The Utilities Division operates UAF’s combined heat and power plant (CHPP) that provides electric power, steam heat, and district-chilled/low grade heat water to campus. The utilities complex produces all power for the Troth Yeddha’ Campus (approximately 8MW) however has the generating capacity to produce up to 23MW of power. compressed air, high purity water to various research laboratories, and a 9.6MW backup diesel generator.