Trades

Buildings and Grounds

Carpentry

 

This involves carpentry work related to remodeling and construction projects actually being done by Buildings and Grounds. This area includes installing cabinets and shelving, hanging doors, and installing trim and related work. This section is not in the business of building furniture. The carpentry work performed by this section is normally related to items that are a permanent part of the facility.

 

  • Carpentry does provide painting, but this area is limited to repainting as needed or new painting included as part of a remodeling or construction project being performed by Buildings and Grounds.

 

  • Carpentry also provides locksmith and signage services. Work in this area includes maintenance and repair of existing locks, installation of new locks and related hardware when required, and making keys as needed. Plastic laminated signs may be requested for interior use. All signs must have appropriate approval.

 

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

 

Work performed by Buildings and Grounds staff in this area is normally related to maintenance and repair of existing systems. Installation and modification work in this area is performed when required with a remodeling or construction project performed by Buildings and Grounds. HVAC responds to requests related to elevators, sound systems, House voting machine, temperature control problems, pneumatic building controls, heating, and ventilation and air conditioning systems. Supervision of outside contractors is also provided.

 

Plumbing and Heating

 

Work performed by Buildings and Grounds staff in this area is normally related to maintenance and repair of existing systems. Installation and modification work in this area is performed when required with a remodeling or construction project being performed by Buildings and Grounds. Plumbing and Heating responds to building temperature control problems related to the central Boiler Plant and central heating systems. Supervision of outside contractors is also provided.

 

Electrical

 

Work performed by Buildings and Grounds staff in this area is normally related to maintenance and repair of existing systems. Installation and modification work in this area is performed when required with remodeling or construction projects. The electrical department responds to requests related to lighting, electrical systems, electrical wiring and equipment, fire alarm and related building systems. They also do preventive maintenance and repair to the emergency generators and UPS (Uninterrupted Power

Supply) on the Capitol Complex. Supervision of outside contractors is also provided.

 

Systems Furniture

 

Work performed by Buildings and Grounds staff in this area is normally related to maintenance, repair, and installation of systems furniture. Surplus systems furniture is stored in a warehouse and the inventory is checked whenever an agency submits a request for a remodeling prior to purchasing new systems furniture. A computer-based furniture inventory system is maintained.