Our Purpose

Engineering Services establishes, implements, and enforces the design and construction standards for the University of Southern California. Our areas of engineering expertise include: civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, environmental, and commissioning.

Our Mission

As stewards of university assets, Engineering Services champions the integrity of an enduring infrastructure.  Our experts set construction standards, establish guidelines, and recommend innovative approaches to create a safe environment in support of an enriched and inspired academic institution.

Our Vision

Through passion and collaboration, we are leaders in our field who help shape the university of tomorrow by creating a sustainable built environment for the entire Trojan community today.

Our Responsibilities Include:
  • Coordinating with maintenance, construction, and planning units relative to engineering needs.
  • Assisting in the development of the campus infrastructure and central utilities master planning.
  • Performing design reviews of engineered systems for all projects to ensure that they conform to university standards.
  • Supporting all projects during construction from inception through all phases of the project life-cycle.
  • Assisting in trouble shooting building systems with FMS Operations & Maintenance staff.
  • Interacting with FMS customers to help them better understand MEP requirements and support systems within university buildings. 
Standards and Guidelines

USC standards and preferences for typical/common USC design and construction topics. Standards and preferences for quality and performance levels, administrative procedures, systems processes, systems, manufacturers, products and installation are included.

Go to  standards and guidelines.

Contact Information

Engineering and Maintenance Services

Mark Mosley - (213) 740-3076

Sidney Rivas  - (213) 740-9498

Engineering Support Group

Associate Director
Andrea Escalante - (213) 821-6787

Kelvin Khor - (213) 821-6454   

Mechanical & Plumbing
Ben Aghakoochek - (213) 821-4583
Hector Caballero - (213) 740-6098
Jay Hayashi - (213) 821-7991
Jimmy Wunno
- (213) 821-7927
Mike Guzman - (213) 740-6121  

Infrastructure Support Group

Associate Director
Judith Mass - (213) 740-3245

Humbe Flores - (213) 821 7944
Jeya Thurairajah - (213) 740-6327

Karen Reed - (213) 821-6758

Project Managers
Dan Hearon - (213) 740-5761 
Anthony Doung - (213) 821-6969

Fire Safety and Compliance Group

Associate Director 
Travis Tyler - (213) 821-5315

Angel Burgos  - (213) 740-9881

Technical Resources/FAQs

Engineering Services FAQs
Electrical Database