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Andrew Dixon White House

Director of Facilities Engineering

Erik Eshelman, PE
phone: 607.255.6616
fax: 607.255.8071

Job Cost Administrator

Walt Vavra
phone: 607.254.5079
fax: 607.255.8071

Facilities Engineering Responsibilities

Cornell University Arts Quad, Ithaca, NY

University Stewardship

  • Stewardship of engineered systems on campus
  • Maintenance of Design and Construction Standards
  • Sustainability leadership
  • Construction Document Archiving
  • Project Design reviews for QA and standards compliance
  • Provide highest level oftechnical expertise in each engineering discipline
  • Manage the University's space inventory system

McGraw Tower

Project Management

  • Engineered systems infrastructure
  • System intensive building renovations
  • Small building renovations up to $lM (typically these are a result ofan initial assessment)
  • Local approvals efforts (SEQRA, NEPA, Site Plan/Special Permit approval support,)
  • Energy conservation projects
  • Research collaboration

Duffield Hall & Engineering Quad sun dial

Program Management

  • Manage maintenance programs for campus-wide systems such as bridges, generators, elevators, roofs, structures, pavement and more.

Bailey Hall


  • Architectural-scoping services, design of small renovations and ADA improvements
  • Mechanical HV AC, plumbing and fire protection
  • Electrical Lighting, power and fire alarm systems, emergency power, electrical services
  • Civil -Roads and parking areas, structural, utility infrastructure
  • Environmental -Hazardous site clean-up, LEED support, potable, storm and waste water, air modeling and permitting; SEQRA and NEPA approvals
  • Energy - Supply, distribution and building energy engineering; sustainability; renewable energy sources.