Engineering Services provides professional engineering support and oversight of Duke’s utility systems and infrastructure.  These systems include the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems within buildings, the various University-owned campus utility systems as well as public utility systems serving the campus.

The team is led by Cash Davidson, Assistant Director of Engineering and Planning, and consists of a professional staff of Mechanical, Electrical, and Steam Engineers.  Professional engineering support includes some of the following items:

  • Development and updates to Facilities Design Guidelines
  • Master Planning and Design of Campus Site Utilities systems
  • Participation in Project Design reviews for new building and Renovation projects
  • Engineering analysis and monitoring of the various campus utility and building systems in the support of DUES and Maintenance Services
  • Provides technical support to faculties, departments, and special projects/initiatives
  • Provides project management and owner's representative services on utility capital projects
  • Conducts feasibility studies prior to final engineering and construction stage of campus projects
  • Departmental Safety Program