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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Facility, Operations, and Safety Services

Paccar Environmental Technology Building, opened in 2015, is a hub for research in renewable materials, sustainable design, water quality, and atmospheric conditions.

Dana Hall, built in 1949, is recognized as a signature engineering building on the WSU Pullman campus.

Carpenter Hall, built in 1915 and renovated in 1992, is one of seven buildings designed by the university’s first architect, and first chair of the WSU Architecture Department, Rudolph Weaver.


Facility, Operations & Safety Services assists the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s faculty, staff, students and guests with their facility and safety needs.  Our goals are to provide the Voiland College with professional services, cost effective solutions that take into account total cost of ownership, advocacy, and customized support.  Some of the services most frequently used include:


  • Safety initiatives and training programs
  • Facility safety and security assessments
  • Safety resources

Alterations & Compliance

  • Lab alterations
  • Modifications to services and utilities (electrical, water, gas, hoods, etc..)
  • Area/room updates and renovation support (paint, flooring, etc..)
  • Furnishings (casework, desking, chairs, storage, etc…)
  • Maintenance and/or custodial concerns
  • Network infrastructure and updates (wired, wireless, GPon)
  • Facility design, diagrams, and renderings
  • ADA accommodations and ergonomic evaluations
  • Estimating, value engineering, pricing reviews
  • Program, office and lab planning

Planning & Process

  • Capital projects
  • Strategic and master planning
  • Space and real property requests
  • Facility agreements, partnerships, Gifts in Place, MOUs and contracts
  • Removal of barriers and advocacy
  • Facility information, utilization, and metrics
  • Policy and procedures related to facilities, safety and operations

We are glad to assist you with your request. Please contact us for consultation, assistance, and partnership on your projects.


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    “University employee policies apply to volunteers, including policies in the Business Policies and Procedures Manual (BPPM), Safety Policies and Procedures Manual (SPPM), Executive Policy Manual (EPM), and other University policy manuals.”

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    To learn more about the new Schweitzer Engineering Hall, please click on the link below.

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    Building Temperatures
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    Hello VCEA All Employees,

    Below is information regarding WSU’s holiday and reduced operation schedule for November and December.
    Please note that November, December, and January periods tend to come with weather fluctuations including strong winds, ice storms, and periods of heavy snow.
    The following topics provide quick references to common questions such as facility preparations, outage notices, and contacts.

    WSU November Holiday Schedule

    WSU will be closed Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th in celebration of Thanksgiving Day and Native American Heritage Day, respectfully.  WSU buildings, including VCEA occupied buildings, will remain locked on these dates.  

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