Engineering Services, led by Cash Davidson, Assistant Director of Engineering and Planning, 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.


Our professional team of Mechanical, Electrical and Steam Engineers provide support for the following:

  • 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
  • Department Safety Program