Facility Services’ custodial team is responsible for the scheduled cleaning of classrooms, offices, hallways, entrance ways, lounges, washrooms, and laboratories. In addition, custodians are responsible for moving furniture and equipment within buildings and ensuring that setups for special occasions, such as exams and convocation, are implemented.
Logistics and Mail Services, support and assist our clients both on and off campus in a number of areas. Our services consist of receiving & shipping materials such as mail and parcels from Grand and Toy to liquid nitrogen pickup and delivery of equipment. Other services provided include office moves, chemical inventory management, delivery of perishables and special event setups.
Mail Services: Ext 24286 Shipping and Receiving: Ext 24512
All building heating and cooling systems and services are provided by Utilities Services. The utilities include steam, heating hot water, chilled water, distilled water, air conditioning, electrical, sewer, gas and compressed air.
Steam and chilled water produced at the central utilities plant are provided to most buildings, including the McMaster University Medical Centre. Domestic hot water is produced in all buildings by utilizing steam heat exchangers. Electric power is purchased from Alectra Utilities directly from the Ontario Hydro grid and distributed throughout the University by way of a University-owned hydro substation and overhead and underground distribution systems. Domestic water and sewer services are provided by the City of Hamilton. Localized campus service is provided through University water distribution and sewage collection systems. To maintain the integrity of McMaster’s utilities systems, including distribution and internal building systems, alterations or connections can only be made by Facility Services employees or by contractors authorized under the direction of Facility Services. McMaster has an energy management program that includes long-range energy use goals, temperature and lighting standards, and a facilities improvement program to modify buildings and utilities systems to improve energy efficiency. Building occupants are encouraged to participate in the program by turning off lights and electrical equipment, such as computers, when not in use.
The Office of Sustainability works to create and promote sustainable operations both within Facility Services and all of McMaster.