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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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Buildings EngineeringThis section is responsible for the provision of a range of services to the University.
- Design, structural engineering and cost management of in-house designed construction projects including upgrading or refurbishment of buildings and the installation of temporary buildings
- Project management and the prioritisation of resources to deliver work on time and within budget
- Preparation of the programme for construction, alteration and major repair of buildings, services and infrastructure
- Advice on the feasibility of altering, improving and repairing buildings including cost estimates
- The refurbishment and adaptation of existing spaces to comply with codes, best practice and current legislation (including disabled access, health & safety and fire safety)
- Preparation of major repair programmes
- Commissioning and handover strategy
- Responsibility for the maintenance of building structure, building fabric and estates infrastructure
- Maintenance of University buildings using services of in-house staff and external contractors
- Liaison with external contractors, monitoring of all maintenance work, final quality assessment and compliance with all statutory standards
- Organisation and monitoring of all maintenance work carried out by internal and external trades and contractors
- Maintenance of campus infrastructure of roads and paths including car parks
- Carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of the estate infrastructure
- Handy-person, multi-trade services fulfilling the construction and installation requirements for the campus estate on a day-to-day basis
- Provision of skilled trades such as roofing, ceilings, plastering, block work, carpentry, tiling, painting/decoration, glazing, ironmongery
- Tendering of all maintenance works in line with University procurement policy for external contractors
- Archiving and implementation of Operations and Maintenance Manuals of all project works
- All buildings and grounds on the estate are recorded on AutoCAD drawings in addition to technical information on the fabric of the estate
- Providing technical backup to Buildings & Estates
- Buildings areas analysis - AutoCAD drawings
- Library of technical information on latest codes and manuals
- Drawing up and operation of quality assurance systems
- Providing advice on access and facilities for disabled people on campus including designated parking spaces, ramps, toilets etc.
- Archiving of records including planning, listed buildings, Building Regulations applications, contractors lists, consultants lists, Health & Safety files
- Implementation of University health & safety procedures for "Management of Contractors"
- Generating campus maps adjusted to unit requests