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Smoke testing to be performed week of August 12th

University of Florida Facilities Services will be smoke testing the sanitary sewer lines on campus to improve sewer service. This test, which involves forcing smoke into the sanitary sewer lines, will check for leaks, breaks and defects in the system. The smoke is odorless, creates no fire hazard, and should not enter buildings unless there […]

Building Services product testing aims to optimize performance

To be better stewards of our resources, and produce better results from our floor crews, Building Service is conducting a test of floor wax products between April 4th and July 5th.  The companies involved in the test are Betco, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pioneer, and Sanitis.  Building Services has identified a high traffic area in […]

Gators make gains on waste!

UF achieved a milestone in September when it diverted more than 50 tons of food waste and paper towels for composting in a single month. We have come a long way from the mere 2.76 tons collected when UF first rolled out the program in January 2014! The UF food waste composting program has steadily […]

Facilities Services receives 2018 Public Spaces Award

The Facilities Services Grounds Department has been awarded the 2018 Public Spaces Award from the Gainesville City Beautification Board for the courtyard of the Academic Research Building. The ARB of the UF College of Medicine is a very busy and high-profile location on campus. The terraced courtyard is the site for hundreds of people to […]

Campus Beautification

Campus beautification efforts are one of the many ways that Facilities Services helps to improve the lives and surroundings of our students, faculty and staff. From our colorful entrance ways to maintaining the vegetation in the Plaza of the Americas we strive to keep our campus looking fresh and vibrant with every with step we […]