The BSM division provides maintenance services for almost every building on the Lincoln campuses. The knowledge, experience, skills, and tools necessary to provide repair and maintenance services to the systems listed below represent a valuable resource of the institution. We consider our division the “stewards” of all building systems, maintaining them for the current campus community and preserving them for future generations. The two campuses are divided into seven geographical Zones with a crew of four to six workers assigned to each Zone. These crews are responsible for making repairs requested by building occupants, as well as preventive maintenance tasks throughout their assigned buildings.

Electrical Services

BSM provides service to the building electrical distribution systems, lighting and outlets. Connections to department owned equipment can be requisitioned by the department. State electrical codes require all high voltage electrical connections be performed by a licensed electrician and installations must be inspected. Departments may obtain an electrical permit through the Facilities Service Desk.

Plumbing Services

Domestic water, drinking fountains, showers, emergency eyewashes, sinks, toilets, urinals, flush valves, back flow preventers, and sewer maintenance is provided by the BSM staff.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Service to furnaces, air conditioners, ventilation systems, air handlers, heating pumps, heat exchangers, control valves, control systems, steam pressure reducing stations, exhaust systems, motor controls, motors, fans, coils, filters, steam traps, terminal control boxes, thermostats, fin tube radiation, chillers, window air conditioners, etc. is provided by BSM zone staff and controls engineers.

Specialized Systems

Laboratory support systems such as fume hoods, bio safety cabinets and laminar flow hoods require certification. This annual service is provided by BSM staff, at no charge to the departments. In addition, BSM services central building laboratory support systems such as vacuum systems, compressed air and gas distribution, water softeners, and water polishers. BSM does not provide service to departmentally owned laboratory equipment such as pure water equipment, autoclaves, freezers, walk-in coolers, growth chambers, centrifuges, ice machines, and air driers. Departments must provide a requisition for service to these and other similar pieces of equipment.

Access and Alarm Systems

Access control including UNL’s ID card access system, electric and mechanical locks, doors and door hardware, fire alarms, fire sprinklers, burglar and security alarm systems are all maintained by this group. Access credentialing is administered by the UNL Police Department.

Structural System Services

The BSM Zone Staff provide maintenance services on floors & floor coverings, walls and wall coverings, paint, windows, ceilings, non-moveable furniture, cabinetry, shelving, wall hangings and signage.. BSM also provides services to exterior systems including roofs, gutters, downspouts, brick work, stone and masonry work, caulking, tuck pointing, exterior protective coverings, concrete stoops and steps attached to the building.