Purpose & Services


Campus Engineering and Operations provides engineering support, and continuous, reliable operations of building systems and the campus utilities infrastructure for the University of Washington.


Campus Engineering

Campus Engineering provides professional engineering support for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all University facilities - to assure a safe, healthy, efficient and effective environment in support of the University's teaching, research and public service programs.

Campus Operations

Campus Operations maintains and operates critical building systems including fire/life safety systems, elevator systems, building environmental systems and controls, central clock systems, high voltage distribution systems. Campus Operations provides emergency maintenance response service to the Seattle campus community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through radio, cell and paging dispatch systems, and coordinates the utility shutdown program.

Campus Utilities

Campus Utilities produces steam, emergency electrical power, chilled water, and compressed air for the Seattle campus.
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