Electrical/HVAC Department

Michael Hennessy
Assistant Director, Electrical/HVAC & Maintenance

Rick Oberembt
Electrical/HVAC Supervisor

Department Responsibilities:

Duty Engineers:

  • Provide 24/7/365 response to HVAC, refrigeration, electrical and "off hour" emergency maintenance issues. To report a problem, call 3955. After office hours the phone transfers to Security who will contact the duty engineer.
  • Operate centralized Power Plants used for the production and distribution of steam and chilled water for campus needs.
  • Monitor and operate computerized building automation systems (BAS).

HVAC Technicians:

  • Install and provide regular repair and maintenance for Power Plant, BAS, HVAC, refrigeration and Food Service equipment.

Electricians:

  • Install new electrical distribution service and provide regular repair and maintenance of existing electrical distribution service, cabling and equipment.
  • Install, repair and maintain audio, video and communication cabling.
  • Operate and monitor video, time and score keeping systems and equipment during sporting events.

Tour the equipment at Forest Avenue Heating Plant

The department consists of 7 Duty Engineers, 8 HVAC technicians, 3 Electricians FTE and 1 seasonal Electrician.

Facility Services: 1422 27th Street
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

University News
October 29, 2014
The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.
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