Utilities Infrastructure

Superintendent: Ken Sharpe

Asst. Superintendent:  David Strain

Utilities Infrastructure is responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems; plumbing systems; the power plant; and heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems and controls.  Utilities Infrastructure includes:

Machine Shop and Welding

Facilities Services Building, 1st Floor

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Asst. Supervisor: Daniel Glynn

The Machine Shop performs maintenance and repair in all campus buildings of mechanical systems:.

  • Steam lines, steam traps, chilled water lines
  • Air handlers
  • Chilled water pumps, heating hot water pumps, outside sump pumps, fire pumps, condensate pumps
  • Boilers
  • Chillers
  • Cooling towers
  • Metal fabrication

Plumbing Shop

Facilities Services 1st floor

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Supervisor: Rogelio Perez

Asst. Supervisor: Chuck Fox

The Plumbing Shop performs plumbing maintenance and repair on all campus buildings of

  • Sinks, toilets, urinals
  • Sewer lines; water lines; vacuum and air lines; gas lines; gas barbecue pits
  • Sump pumps, hot water circulating pumps
  • Water heaters, floor furnaces
  • Air conditioning drains
  • Water softeners, water distillation equipment
  • Sprinkler systems


Refrigeration and Instrumentation Shop –
Heating and Cooling

Location:  Basement of J.L. House

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Asst. Superintendent:  David Strain

Supervisor:  Tony Ovide

The Refrigeration/Instrumentation shop maintains:

  • Window units
  • Direct expansion (DX or package) air conditioning systems
  • Water coolers
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Chilled water units
  • Central plant system refrigeration equipment
  • Controls for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Thermostats


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Facilities Services, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5441