The Carpentry Shop is responsible for maintaining and supporting all of Boston College's non-electrical and non-mechanical building infrastructure needs, such as:
- Window and door operations and fixed security systems
- Ceiling and wall systems and maintenance
- Countertops and bathroom fixtures
- Roof and basement systems
- Common-area finishes
- Exterior-building finishes and entries
- Campus-wide exterior fixed structures
Some of the Carpentry Shop's specific responsibilities by area include:
The Carpentry Shop takes great pride in its contributions to making our student residence hall infrastructure a safe and operationally conducive environment for learning. Through the Work Order Center, the Shop makes timely repairs to mitigate any issues that may arise throughout the students’ stay.
On a larger scale, the Carpentry Shop performs wholesale renovation and repair of items, including tile floors, kitchen cabinet upgrades, bathroom renovations, etc. This shop also manages all window red-tab security screen installations throughout the residence halls.
Academic, Administrative, and Athletic Facilities
The Carpentry Shop performs general infrastructure maintenance work to all buildings on campus. Shop personnel are qualified to perform all types of repairs, maintenance, and renewal work that supports the administrative and teaching needs of the BC community. This group routinely performs services ranging from hanging pictures to repairing classroom technology housing cabinet systems.
Special Events Support
In addition to its routine duties, the Carpentry Shop performs a variety of support functions for all groups on campus, as well as activities managed by the Bureau of Conferences. For example, the shop supports:
The Carpentry Shop fabricated the Remembrance Wall for the University's September 11th services, as well as the table for the latest Church in the 21st Century event at Conte Forum. These behind-the-scenes activities are just a few examples of how the shop supports the mission of Boston College.
The Lock Shop oversees all lock maintenance; their responsibilities include maintaining key and combination distribution. Issues relating to the distribution of keys can be addressed to the Work Order Center to ensure referral to the appropriate personnel.
Any request for lock changes are made after departmental review and approval.