Facilities Operations and Maintenance

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Facilities Operations and Maintenance

We are a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high-quality facilities maintenance and management services to support the mission and vision of Wright State University. We are committed to being fully responsive to the needs of our customers—the faculty, staff, students and the public. We strive to cooperate with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation. We welcome suggestions from our customers as we continue to improve our services. Please contact Bill Knotts by email at or call (937) 775-2969.

Mission Statement

We are the asset managers who effectively use available funding, technology, and human resources to provide optimal facilities management for Wright State University.

Vision Statement

We strive to be the benchmark for the facilities management profession.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Campus-wide Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and repair of university heating and cooling systems
  • Certification and registration of boilers
  • Automated building controls
  • Temperature control issues
  • Replace air conditioning filters
  • Perform preventive maintenance on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and related equipment
  • Fume hoods and exhaust fans
  • Swimming pool water treatment
  • Fabricate sheet metal for ducts, vents, flashings, and welding
  • Maintain compressors and vacuum pumps integral to the building operating system
  • Maintain and repair evaporative coolers, air conditioning equipment, and cooling towers
  • Maintain mechanical equipment
  • Repair ice machines
  • Minor construction
  • Water treatment
  • High water purity for labs

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Seasonal Temperature/Humidity Guidelines

We have established the following guidelines for temperature and humidity parameters for classrooms and offices in the buildings on Wright State's campus:


  • Minimum relative humidity: 20 percent
  • Acceptable room temperature range: 69–75°F


  • Acceptable relative humidity range: 20–70 percent
  • Acceptable room temperature range: 72–77°F

Locks and Keys

Our qualified in-house locksmiths have campus-wide responsibilities. We maintain a control system for university keys and locks to provide maximum security on campus. Only our personnel are authorized to install locks or locking devices on university facilities.

Key Requests

Your department must complete a key request form via PAWS and present it to us in 065 Allyn Hall. We will produce your call and call you when your key is ready for pick-up, usually within three working days of the request. See University Policy 7130 for information regarding key deposits and key authority.

Key Authorization Signature Form (PDF)

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Maintenance and Repair

Skilled craftsmen handle the building maintenance repairs for all building-wide systems and components, including but not  limited to:

  • Electrical, lighting, and plumbing
  • Painting and interior wall repair
  • Walls, floors, roofs, and windows
  • Eyewash stations
  • Minor construction
  • Minor moving projects
  • Doors and operators

Areas of Responsibility

General Maintenance

  • Electrical repairs and Installations
  • Plumbing Repairs and Installations
  • General Maintenace including repairs to walls, flooring, ceilings, hanging pictures, hanging shelves, replace light bulbs

Project Maintenance

  • Lock Shop
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Signage (Sign Shop)

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Safety and Casualty Prevention

The services we provide include, but may not be limited, to the following:

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Automated External Defibrillator Units (AEDs)

An Automated External Defibrillator or AED is used to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. An AED should only be used on someone who is unconscious, without a pulse, and who is not breathing. The AED will analyze the heart rhythm and advise the operator if a shockable rhythm is detected. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the AED will charge to the appropriate energy level and advise the operator to deliver a shock. Training is generally not required to use an AED, however, CPR training can enhance your understanding of proper emergency response to a cardiac event.

AED Locations on Dayton and Lake Campuses (Revised May 5, 2016)
Building Location
Allyn Hall 1st floor, near elevators
Allyn Hall basement-near Police Dispatch
Athletic Training Facility* Nutter room 140 (4 units)
Baseball Stadium Dugout
Bethany Village Sun Room
Biological Sciences 2nd floor, across from room 235
Brehm Lab 2nd floor lobby area
Campus Services Main hallway, near room 143
College Park (Housing) College Park community office, room 1C
Cox Heart (SOM ) Main lobby, room 120
Creative Arts Center* Theatre wing vending area, near commons area
Diggs Laboratory 1st floor, across from room 148
Duke Ellis (SOPP) Behind reception desk on wall
Fawcett Hall 1st floor, near elevators
Fine Arts Beside fire alarm panel, near rest rooms
Forest Lane Community Center, near activity room
Hamilton Hall In vending area, near main lobby
Health Sciences 1st floor across from room 117
Honors Dorm (Housing) In community office, room E360A
Joshi In hallway, near room 271
Lake Campus-Andrews Hall* near faculty elevator
Lake Campus-Dwyer Hall* Inside cafeteria near north doors
Lake Campus-Police* in cruiser
Lake Campus-Trenary Lab* Inside Library by north entrance
Library Behind circulation desk on wall near automatic doors
Library Annex On wall near room 040 Math and Micro- 1st floor lobby, near room 120
Medical Sciences 1st floor lobby, near room 120
Millett Hall 1st floor hallway, near room 120
Mini University* Main entryway, beside firealarm panel
NEC 1st  floor, next to elevator in lobby
Nutter Center* 1st floor, near ATM and equipment room
Nutter Center* Concourse level, near Gate 5
Nutter Center* Concourse level outside Administration Offices
Oelman Hall 1st floor, next to elevator
Police - Dayton Campus* Have 7 units in cruisers
Research Park (SOM) Inside room 100-lobby
Rike Hall 1st floor elevator, lobby area
Russ Engineering Lobby wall, near room 149
Setzer Pavilion Entry hall to Weight room
Student Success Center Ground floor, next to the elevator
Student Union* Ground floor, beside elevator, Atrium
Student Union* 1st floor, beside elevator, above Atrium
Tom Hanks Center Basement, left of elevator near room 001
University Hall 1st floor, beside elevator
Village (Housing) 2070 Zink Rd Community office
White Hall 1st floor, beside elevator near front lobby
White Hall Rear entry lobby
Woods (Housing) Woods office in Hawthorn Hall, room 201B

*Note: Units now having Pediatric Electrodes:

  • Athletics: All 4 AED units
  • Creative Arts Center
  • Lake Campus
  • Mini University
  • Nutter Center: All 3 AED units
  • Police Cruisers: All 7 AED units, Dayton Campus police cruisers
  • Student Union—Ground floor, beside elevator, atrium
  • Student Union—1st floor, beside elevator, above atrium

Sign Shop

We fabricate and install permanent and temporary signs at Wright State University including:

  • ADA-compliant room/personnel identification
  • Office/desk I.D. plaques
  • Engraving
  • Specialty signs such as Danger-Confined Space
  • Aluminum post and panel building identification signs
  • Parking-related signs
  • Vehicle markings for Wright State vehicles

Temporary Signs:

  • Temporary directional signs
  • Billboards
  • Directional/info signs
  • Banners for various campus events
  • Directional signs on stands for numerous campus events

Request forms should be ordered through PAWS and submitted to the Customer Care Center in 065 Allyn Hall via campus mail or hand delivery.

Water System

Wright State University operates its own public drinking water system that draws water from the Mad River Buried Valley Aquifer. The Water Treatment Plant has been supplying drinking water to the university since 1977. We meet and usually exceed the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency. A report about the water quality is created and disseminated annually to the campus community. This report contains general health information, water quality test results, potential sources of drinking water contamination, and persons to contact regarding the Wright State water system. We have a current, unconditional license to operate our water system.

Wright State University has an emergency connection with the City of Fairborn for use during emergency conditions and only after approval from the city. Such emergencies include, but are not limited to power failures, fires, maintenance or repairs, and severe drought. On average this connection is used three times a year with each use usually less than eight hours in duration. This report does not include information on the water supplied from the City of Fairborn. A copy of Fairborn’s consumer confidence report can be obtained by contacting the Fairborn Water Department at (937) 754-3097.