Central Shops

Mechanical Systems

Aerik La Fave, General Foreman for Mechanical Systems Phone: (734) 647-2081
Email: aerikl@umich.edu
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The Facilities Maintenance Mechanical Group supports and augments the five Maintenance Regions in work installing, upgrading, repairing, and servicing facility mechanical systems: piping and plumbing projects, major HVAC chiller operations, and various services to support stormwater and sewer maintenance. This includes:

  • Installing and maintaining hot and cold water piping systems, high purity water systems, natural or lab gas systems, water conditioning, filters, and all varieties of pumping systems
  • Installing and maintaining radiators, fan coils, steam traps, steam valves, high and low-pressure steam systems, steam heating coils and condensate receivers
  • Other in-house piping, plumbing, steamfitting, and mechanical projects to support and augment the work performed in the five Maintenance Regions.

In addition it has responsibility for:

  • Program Management of the F&O Refrigerant Compliance program
  • Program Management of the HVAC predictive maintenance testing
  • Program Management of HVAC operations and service areas including chilled water systems, chillers, cooling towers, and free cooling
  • Asbestos abatement regulatory compliance
  • High Purity Water Systems (Reverse Osmosis and Deionized water)
  • Water Treatment of open loop (Cooling Tower) and closed loop (heating hot water and chilled water) systems