A part of the Office of Financial Services, the facilities and safety administrator oversees applications for new construction and for repair, maintenance and seismic work on all jobs that exceed $10,000. This person makes site visits to ensure contractor compliance, gives the initial approval for contract payments, forwards change orders through channels, and sees that the general safety of buildings and grounds are maintained.  This office also manages the Loss Control and Prevention office.

Refurbishment and Repair Grants 2017-18

For 2017-18, The Diocesan Building Committee has received $97,700 from The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County to fund the Refurbishment and Repair Grant. The Diocesan Building Committee will distribute the grant funds to the parishes and schools. The Foundation requested that the grants be made through the Diocesan Building and Maintenance Committee according to the approved policy and procedure guideline.

The Grant Application and the Policy and Procedure guidelines for requesting the grants can be found on the DSJ website at Refurbishing and Repair Grant Application and Policy.

The deadline to submit grant applications is March 6, 2018. This will allow the Diocesan Building Committee adequate time to review the applications prior to their March 18, 2018 meeting.

Please contact Ian Abell at iabell@dsj.org or at (408) 983-0223 should you have any questions.

At the request of the Catholic Community Foundation, please do not contact or submit the Refurbishment and Repair grant applications to the Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County.

Facilities Announcements

Safety Advisory;
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Two types of Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled for failure to discharge; one death has been reported.  See the attached Safety Notice Kidde fire extinguisher recall 110717.

Please immediately remove those fire extinguishers from service. Recommend replacing those fire extinguishers with commercial grade all metal construction type extinguishers.

Please inspect your facilities for Kidde fire extinguishers involved in the recall notice.

If you have any questions please contact;
Lei Wang, Facilities Inspector and Facilities Project Coordinator
Office (408) 983-0240            Email: lwang@daj.org

Theresa LaVoun, Loss Control and Loss Prevention Coordinator
Office (408) 983-0237            Email: LaVoun@dsj.org

Ian Abell, Director Facilities, Insurance and Risk Management
Office (408) 983-0223            Email: iabell@dsj.org  Mobile (408) 813-7573

Safety Advisory;
Quantum ELM and ELM2 Emergency Lighting Fixtures Recall

Inspection and Circuit Board Replacement Instructions

Lithonia Lighting Voluntary Recall Notice


Candle Safety Advisory

Capital Plan

Diocese of San Jose Self Inspection Checklist

Refurbishing and Repair Grant Application and Policy

Regulations of the Building and Maintenance Committee 1/13/2005