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Building Operations

Two Assistant Directors manage the Building Operations, reporting to the Director of Facilities Management. The Building Operations department of Clayton State University is dedicated to providing a comfortable environment to the campus community and to support the University’s core mission of education and enlightenment.

Terry Allgood
Terry Allgood        
Electrical Assistant Director
Building Operations

Gregory Roche

HVAC Assistant Director

Building Operations


Services Provided by the Building Operations department include:

  • Carpentry
  • Commencement Setup
  • Electrical
  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Management System
  • Irrigation
  • Keying Services
  • Life Safety Equipment
  • Lighting
  • Masonry
  • Mechanical
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Refrigeration
  • Renovation of all facilities
  • Special In-House Projects
  • Storm Drains
  • Utilities
  • Services for Housing

Building Operations Staff:

  • Nguyen Trinh - Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Edward Marria - Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Querobin Gonzales - Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Tarrell Lockhart - Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Chris Hunt - Special Projects, Locksmith 
  • Roel Rea - Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing/Painter
  • Kenneth Wallace - Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

Building Operations Work Hours:

First Shift: Monday-Friday, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Second Shift: Monday-Friday, 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Requests for services should be submitted online through Service Now. Facilities Management can also be contacted at (678) 466-4240.

Staff is available in the event of an emergency. If after hours, call Public Safety at (678) 466-4050.

Building Operations Staff are professionals certified in the following areas of expertise:

  • CEM (Certified Energy Manager)
  • State HVAC license
  • State Electrical license
  • State Boiler license
  • First Class Stationary Engineer license
  • EPA Refrigerant Handling license
  • Stationary Power Plant Class 4 license

Services provided fall into four major categories: preventive maintenance, demand calls, customer request calls, and emergency services. A brief description follows:>

Preventive Maintenance

Building Operations conducts ongoing preventive maintenance on equipment to prevent emergencies and equipment breakdowns. Preventive measures include inspections,testing, lubrications, cleaning, filter, belt changes, etc. Work is performed according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance procedures. Preventive maintenance responsibilities also include those mandated by government regulations, insurance requirements and building codes. Many of these, such as fire alarm testing, life safety,emergency lights and elevators are designed to ensure the safety of building occupants. If a customer requests to have Building Operations maintain any special equipment outside the scope of the department’s basic responsibilities, such services will result in establishing a work order.

Demand Calls

Demand calls are defined as the everyday work that originates within Building Operations. Examples of routine maintenance are:

  • Ceiling tiles: Replace stained, broken or missing
  • Climate Control
  • Install and remove door stops
  • Kitchen equipment: Ovens, fryers, dishwashers, freezers, coolers, ice machines and steamers
  • Light bulb replacement (blown lamps)
  • Locksmith
  • Paint: Parking lots, curbs, walkway light posts, offices, corridors and classrooms
  • Removing personal space heaters
  • Repair carpet and vinyl
  • Roof leaks
  • Toilets and Sinks: Leaking, repairing flush valves, loose seats
  • Walking surfaces: Loose bricks, uneven sidewalks, step treads, etc.
  • Water leaks: Chilled/hot water pipes, Domestic hot/cold water pipes, roof drains, etc.

Customer Request Calls

Demand calls take priority over Customer Requests, but we try to complete all request within 3 business days. Examples of Customer Requests calls are:

  • Assemble: Furniture, carts and keyboard trays
  • Hang banners
  • Hanging: Pictures, door signage, coat hangers, white boards, cork boards, monitors, TVs, etc.
  • Mount TVs, projectors and screens
  • Repair and install blinds

Emergency Services

A Building Operations emergency is any situation that will result in a threat to life, safety, health, facilities, utilities or interruption of classes, clinics or events. Examples of an emergency situation would be:

  • EPA/SPCC concerns
  • Fire alarms/Fire doors
  • Floods in buildings
  • Inclement Weather
  • Power outages in buildings
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Sewer backups inside or outside buildings
  • Underground water, gas or electrical lines

In any emergency situation Public Safety should be contacted at (678) 466-4050 and reported. Our staff is on call 24/7 and will respond immediately.

Life Safety

Below is a list of Life Safety items that are handled by Building Operations:


Passengers possibly trapped in elevator, not working, lights out, phone not working, inspections (weekly and monthly), etc.

If trapped in elevator, simply press the phone button and you will be connected to our Public Safety office.


Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC), transformers, generators, fuel tank, grease traps pumped, fluorescent lamps, etc.


Door operators, parking, sidewalks, etc.

Emergency Lighting

Exit lights, egress lights, generator power for lights, parking lights, street lights, walkway lighting, etc.

Fire Prevention

Fire alarms, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, fire pumps, fire suppression systems, etc.

Any personal appliances or equipment such as: Microwaves, heaters, refrigerators, coffee pots, etc. must be approved by Building Operations prior to placing for inspection to see if the circuits can handle the power required. This is to prevent any safety issues such as fire hazards.