Physical Plant Services

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Engineering Services

Engineering Services is comprised of three main sections: Mechanical, Electrical and Drafting.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers Oversee:

  • Heating/Cooling Ventilation Systems
  • Water/Sewage Systems
  • Supporting Infrastructure (Main & West)

Mechanical Engineers Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee Operations of Central Heating 
  • Assist with Differed Maintenance Backlog
  • Assist with Requirements for Construction
  • Determine the Heating/Cooling Requirements of New Construction or Renovated Spaces
  • Working with Utilities Kingston on Water and Sewer Initiatives
  • Overseeing the Maintenance of Sprinkler and Fire System Piping

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineers Oversee:

  • Electrical Distribution to and within All Buildings and Grounds on Main & West Campus

Electrical Engineers' Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing & Reviewing Designs and Specifications
  • Overseeing Installation and Maintenance of Various Electrical Equipment Systems
    • Medium & Low Voltage Electrical Distribution Systems
    • Fire Alarm Systems 
    • Emergency Power Systems
    • Lighting & Control Systems
    • Building Energy Management Systems
  • Operation and Maintenance of Queen's Substation A
    • Electrical Feeders within a Shared Substation with KGH
  • Operation and Maintenance of the Co-Generation Facility 
    • Electrical Power onto the Electrical Utility Grid


The Drafting Group is Responsible for:

  • Generating & Maintaining Records for all Queen's Buildings and Systems
    • Drawings
    • Specifications
    • Various Pieces of Equipment Information
  • Creates & Maintains Campus Maps & Building Floor Plans

Waste Wizard

Download our new Waste Wizard app using the icons below! This app acts as an all in one waste look up tool, aiming to ease confusion around waste management on campus.

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