The Quality Assurance department is responsible for inspection of all HVAC equipment, HVAC controls, chilled water, hot water and steam piping insulation, steam traps, condensate systems, etc.
The Quality Assurance Manager audits buildings and identifies in detail specific issues that require correction, acceptable standards for specific functions, tasks, and repairs, and also looks for energy efficiency opportunities. Quality Assurance meets with departmental administrators, staff, and building coordinators to follow up on HVAC quality of work issues or to obtain information to assist Facility Services in resolving HVAC concerns.
The department inspects construction and utility projects in progress to ensure that employee resources match project requirements. The QA Manager may recommend changes in repair techniques or training requirements to improve the quality of HVAC service and performance in a building. The department also performs project management duties for both in-house projects and contracted projects to maintain quality control.
The goal of the Quality Assurance department is to produce a facility environment that is conducive to the vision of the University to be a leading doctoral/research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development.