At Baylor University the guiding principle of preventive/planned maintenance is the regular and systematic application of engineering knowledge and maintenance attention to equipment and facilities to ensure the proper functionality and to reduce their rate of deterioration.

In the late 1980s Baylor University, Physical Plant purchased a Computer Maintenance Management System (TMA Systems), which provided the framework for all maintenance activities, including the generation of planned maintenance work orders.

The result is a proactive rather than a reactive environment, optimizing equipment performance, life and energy reduction.

Through the CMM System, we have identified tagged and entered over 1100 pieces of equipment into our database, and over 5520 scheduled preventative maintenance tasks per calendar year.

We currently schedule maintenance functions from simple visual inspection to major equipment overhauls. Among other planned maintenance functions that we perform are fleet vehicle maintenance, life safety and general facility inspections, chemical treatment on chilled & heating water systems, air handler, pump & chiller maintenance, electrical inspections and emergency equipment testing to just name a few.