Facilities departments have responsibility for:
- Plant Operations and Maintenance
Plant Operations and Maintenance is responsible for the operations, maintenance and repair of buildings, and associated mechanical/electrical equipment for all our District campuses and learning centers. All of our District facilities have a highly qualified staff of various technicians who provide basic repairs, utility monitoring, and other facilities service duties and are quick to respond to problems and issues in a timely manner (24/7 on-call). This Department is flexible enough to provide smaller scale remodeling and upgrade projects for their individual campuses. We proudly take care of College facilities and utilities while providing outstanding customer service to the campus community.
- Facilities Operations and Construction
Facility Operations and Construction is responsible for meeting the College’s ever-changing needs for facility maintenance, utilities management, capital planning/construction and project management for the College District (24/7 on-call). This Department provides professional and administrative services to manage and direct the planning, design, construction and development of physical facilities at the College. This Department is the College’s repository for as-built and record drawings of all facilities and utility systems. Our employees include talented crafts people, skilled professionals, and highly qualified support personnel that work to provide the College District with comfortable places to study, work, play or just visit.
- Environmental Health and Safety
The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S) provides a variety of programs, services, resources, and training opportunities to minimize health, safety and environmental risks. This department places primary emphasis on programs that prevent accidents and minimize human exposures to hazardous agents and conditions; prevent degradation of the environment through responsible hazardous waste management, active waste reduction and recycling; prevent the spread of diseases; and conserve resources and minimize losses (24/7 on call). The Department minimizes the risk of financial loss, through the protection of Collage resources which includes, employees, students, visitors and property, thus reducing/minimizing long term liabilities to the College. Our Emergency Management system integrates all activities necessary to protect lives, property and the environment to improve the capability to prepare for and recover from threatened, natural or other manmade disasters that may impact the College and our community. This Department also manages the District custodial services to provide a clean and safe learning and working environment for students, employees and visitors while maintaining the facilities at the highest standards.
- Fiscal and Management Operations
By utilizing sound fiscal stewardship, the Fiscal and Management Operations Department provides fiscal and business services for all Facilities and College Police functions including: Utilities, Environmental Health & Safety, Access and Security, Maintenance, Repair, Facility Improvements, Capital Construction, and Master Planning for PCC’s infrastructure throughout the community. This Department provides efficient and effective support services college-wide including management of: mail/courier; transportation/moves; fleet/motor pool; receiving/warehousing/material management;, property control/auction; key/card access control; work order control; facilities’ IT systems, facilities use; lease/real estate/contract management; and compliance with Davis-Bacon Act for federally-funded construction grants.
- College Police
The College Police Department provides safety and security services to the College community and has a 24/7 Emergence Dispatch Center. The Department has its authority granted by the District Board of Governors and Arizona Revised Statutes. All sworn officers are certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) and have received a minimum 585 hours of basic peace officer training approved by AZPOST. College Police officers are armed and have full peace officer authority and powers of arrest. All sworn officers enforce College policies related to Law Enforcement as well as local, state and Federal laws. Also, the Police Department provides a variety of programs, services, resources, and training opportunities to minimize public safety risks throughout the College District.
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Facilities Master Plan
The Facilities Master Plan document has been developed by the consultants SmithGroupJJR, Paulien & Associates and the PCC Facilities team. The recommendations contained in the document have been informed by industry, business partners, community, student and employee input, alignment with the Educational Master Plan and the College’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and 2017-2021. The link below contains the living master plan document. As with all master plan documents, the College will be continuously evaluating the plan for alignment with the current needs of the District. We would like to thank everyone who helped contribute to this master plan document and planning process.
Board Study Session, November 30, 2015
Board Study Session, February 29, 2016
Board Study Session May 31, 2016
Board Study Session August 15, 2016
PCC Solar Project
Please see the descriptions and the documents below regarding the ongoing district wide solar project.
Facilities has provided a fact sheet to answer some of the common questions associated with the College's electricity use and how the district is using solar to lower the electric utility charge.
Solar Fact Sheet [pdf]
Solon and Solar City are the College's partners in the district wide solar project. In addition to the covered parking lots and solar arrays that are going up, Solon will also donate funds to the PCC Foundation and funds have been allocated to plant over 300 trees by the U.S. Forest Service.
City of Tempe S.A.V.E. solar project
At the end of 2012, the City of Tempe issued an RFP for Solar Photovoltaic Electric Generating Systems. The City of Tempe (and Pima Community College) is a member of the Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures, also known as S.A.V.E.
Below is the RFP put out by the City of Tempe to fulfill the S.A.V.E. Cooperative Purchasing requirements and the awarded Solar Services Agreement. Also Included is a list of S.A.V.E. members as of April 7, 2016.
- City of Tempe RFP - SAVE Solar Project [pdf]
- Solar City SSA from City of Tempe [pdf]
- SAVE members [pdf]
PCC Phase 1 Solar Project
Below are documents prepared by Facilities and our partners for the first phase of the solar project.
- Board of Governor's Action Item [pdf]
- Board of Governor's Presentation [pdf]
- Solar Capital Outlay Request [pdf]
- PCC Purchase Order - P1521003 [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 33 W. Helen [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 50 W. Helen [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 401 N. Bonita [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 1255 N. Stone Ave MP [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 1255 N. Stone Ave North [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 2202 W. Anklam Rd [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 2202 W. Anklam Rd PAC [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - MS [pdf]
PCC Phase 2 Solar Project
Below are the documents prepared by Facilities and our partners for the second phase of the solar project.
- Board of Governor's Action Item [pdf]
- Board of Governor's Presentation [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 7600 N. Shannon [pdf]
- Solar Services Agreement - 8181 E. Irvington [pdf]
The "My SolarCity" monitoring allows anyone to view utility meter, (facility consumption,) on meters having solar panel arrays attached, and the power produced by the solar array.
The default view is for the day; other views are for the month, and the year, (in the case of Pima CC, the time since the panel array was installed.) The curve, in orange, seen on pages is the consumption by the facility from that particular meter. Viewers can see the timeline and notice that the consumption grows a few hours before the facility begins its occupancy for the day. Viewers should also see a decline in use as the building reaches the end of its day. In the case of "Month" view weekends are easy to spot from their reduced consumption.
The green bars on the view represent solar production for a given hour, (in the day view,) or the given day, (in the month view,) or the given month, (in the year view.) Hovering over these bars with the mouse will show both the consumption, and the solar production for the given period of time.
The bottom of each screen shows the solar production, and meter consumption for the total time represented on that screen. It also shows the percentage of that meter's total use that has been provided for during the period shown on the screen.
College-wide Designated Smoking Areas
In accordance with the Pima Community College Board Policy 8.07 regarding tobacco, areas have been designated for smoking, e-cigarettes, and tobacco product use. Smoking signage is in place at all campuses and new smoking areas with benches have been established college-wide. Upgrades to these areas are currently on going.
These areas are marked with blue signs indicating “Designated Smoking Area.” See maps for these locations:
- Community Campus
- Desert Vista Campus
- District Office
- Downtown Campus
- East Campus
- Northwest Campus
- West Campus
Environmental Health and Safety
Downtown Campus - Interior Painting - January 24, 2018 through October 24, 2018
District paint staff will access all interior spaces. Staff will paint areas on an as needed basis. Areas to be painted will be scheduled prior to day of service. Disruptions should be minimal. Please watch for workers and equipment in the area and plan accordingly.
East Campus - Solar Panel Installation - May 21, 2018 through July 25, 2018
On May 21, Contractors will begin phase I of a two-phase solar project. Safety fences will be installed to prevent access to work areas. Parking lot west, section 8 and parking lot east, section 2 will be inaccessible. Please use alternate parking lots.
On Jun 4, trenching and solar panel installation will begin. This work will not affect access to any buildings. Please watch for workers moving supplies and equipment and plan accordingly. (See Map)