UPDATES FROM FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
New Recycling Information
New flyers abound on campus detailing the changes in the recycling program at SIUE. The new program is referred to as “single stream,” meaning all recycling materials; paper, plastic and metal cans, can be placed in the same recycling container. However, as always, when trash (in the form of candy wrappers, soiled food containers, Kleenex, gum, etc.) is mixed in with the recycling, the entire container becomes contaminated and is then considered trash. (Facilities Management would appreciate departments relaying this information to students.)
ACCEPTABLE RECYCLING MATERIALS INCLUDE:
Aluminum Cans, Trays & Foil (Trays & foil must be cleared)
Aseptic packaging & Gable Top Containers (milk & juice cartons)
Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
Cardboard (no waxed cardboard)
Kraft Bags (brown paper bags)
Magazines, catalogs & telephone books
Office, computer paper, notebook and gift wrap paper (no metal clips, spirals or binders)
Carrier Stock (soda and beer can carrying cases)
Mail, junk mail and envelopes (no plastic cards, stick on labels or unused stamps)
Paperback books (no hard cover books)
As stated in the ClipBoard previously, recycling is something that betters the world today; more importantly, it betters the world of tomorrow. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Elevator Inspection Schedule
It’s that time again! Elevator inspections will take place as follows:
May 17, 2010: Alumni Hall, 7AM
Founders Hall, 8AM
Peck Hall, 11AM
Peck Hall, 2PM
May 18, 2010: Rendleman Hall east elevator, 7AM
Rendleman Hall, west elevator, 11AM
Elevators in the Morris University Center will be tested at 7AM, 10AM and 1PM.
May 19, 2010: Art & Design, 7AM
Engineering Building elevator 1, 9AM
Engineering Building elevator 2, 11AM
Dunham Hall elevator 1, 1PM
Dunham Hall stage lift, 7AM
May 2, 2010: Science Building elevator 1, 10AM
Science Building elevator 2, 1PM
Lovejoy Library elevator 1, 7AM
Lovejoy Library elevator 2, 10AM
Lovejoy Library elevator 3, 1PM
May 21, 2010: Vadalabene Center elevator 1, 7AM
Vadalabene Center elevator 2, 10AM
Student Fitness Center, 1PM
Korte Stadium, 7AM
Alton Campus Science Building 8279, 10AM
While the vendor does his best to adhere to the schedule, many things affect the timing of the inspection. The elevator scheduled for morning may not be inspected until afternoon and vice versa; building occupants and users are asked to bear with the interruption and use the alternate elevator.
“e” Logo Mats
Mats bearing the new “e” logo remain popular on campus. For departments interested in purchasing them, vendor pricing follows:
4X8 horizontal “e” mat $215.00
5X8 horizontal “e” mat $325.00
3X4 horizontal “e” mat $162.50
3 X 11 vertical “e” mat $291.00
3 X 11 vertical “Lovejoy Library” mat $291.00
4 X 23 horizontal red border mat $760.00
4 X 6 horizontal “e” mat $181.12
5 X 10 vertical “e” mat $359.10
Contact Steve Brandenburg at extension 2069 for vendor contact information.
New Building Hours
In a routine review of building hours for Rendleman Hall, it was determined that locking the building on Saturdays after 1PM and all day on Sundays would improve the security of the building as well as save on utilities. New building hours began on May 1, 2010.
Of course, Facilities Management recognizes that annual or one time events may require longer hours on Saturday and/or opening the building on Sunday. These needs can be met if FM is notified by the preceding Thursday. Phone the Service Desk at 3711 or Ed Matecki at 2258 to make arrangements.
Timing is everything
Occasionally Facilities Management is contacted during a weekend or after hours to perform a repair or take care of an emergency. If this work is not performed in a state-supported building, a Service Requisition is required; FM asks that the Service Requisition be sent as soon as possible after the work is completed. FM Crafts (carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc.) fill out time cards daily and work order numbers are required for each segment of time on their cards; waiting for the paperwork delays the creation of these numbers and completion of the time card. FM tries to assist in these situations in a timely manner and asks the same of the service requestors.
Common Springtime Mistake
This is the time of year when many home owners consider adding trees to their landscaping. In addition to helping clean the air, trees provide shade and make yards more attractive and comfortable. Though planting a tree seems like a simple task, there are things to consider before shoveling.
Three common mistakes when planting a tree:
1. Poor location choice
Planting a tree because it looks nice or provides the most shade in a certain area could lead to planting too close to a home, a costly mistake. Take into consideration the tree’s growth habits. An underground utility line could be damaged when planting; additionally, as the tree matures, the roots could grow into utility lines and disrupt service. Roots grow outward to a diameter one to two times the height of the tree!
2. Dig a hole too deep or too narrow
An important step in the tree’s survival is determining how to dig the hole. If the hole is too deep, roots are deprived of sufficient oxygen and won’t grow properly. A hole too narrow doesn’t allow the root structure to expand and properly anchor the tree.
3. Forget to notify JULIE
Before digging the hole for the tree, contact 8-1-1 to notify JULIE. A professional locator from member utility companies will come out within two days and mark the approximate location of utility lines. The service is free. Once utility lines are marked, the project can begin. Digging without contacting JULIE can cause harm to the homeowner and others resulting in repair costs, and could disrupt service to an entire neighborhood.
Note: Though the project information may seem to start off the same, new information has been added!
Major Upgrades Planned for Peck Hall
Two separate projects are being coordinated to upgrade the windows and offices in Peck Hall. While the projects will result in disruption, both projects are being coordinated from the beginning to try to minimize the impact of that disruption.
Peck Hall, like most of the original campus buildings, has single pane windows. Not only does this waste quite a bit of energy, but occupants near the windows are frequently too hot or too cold, sometimes even on the same day. Ittner Architects has been retained by the University to study the windows and the alternatives to upgrade their performance to both reduce energy costs, and improves the conditions of students, faculty and staff working near them. The results of their study will go to the Board of Trustees for approval of a project to upgrade the windows and improve the comfort of those working adjacent to the windows. One idea is to install spandrel panels in the lower third of the window wall. A spandrel panel is a glass panel with an opaque back surface which gives the same general appearance and reflectivity of the glass wall, but allows insulation to be installed behind the panel to reduce heat or cold transfer through the bottom portion of the wall. The new window framing will have a thermal break, that is, an interior section of the aluminum frame separated from the exterior portion with a rubber or plastic insert that stops heat/cold from transmitting through the aluminum frame. The use of insulated glass with low e treatment will further improve comfort of those adjacent. Overall, the proposed window system will greatly reduce utility costs and be another Green improvement to campus. The architects prepared a costs estimate and that cost along with the design concept will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval this summer. While public area windows might be replaced before the end of the 2011 spring term, the windows in the office and classrooms will be done during the summer semester. Once the project is approved, then a schedule of work can be developed that is the most efficient in completing the work.
The second project is to upgrade the offices in the building. This will include new furniture, carpeting, painting, and temperature control upgrades. A group of faculty and staff from within CAS have volunteered to work with Facilities on the furniture upgrades. Most of the office furniture in the building dates from the construction of the building in the mid 1960's. Four furniture suppliers under State contract set up two office arrangements for Peck occupants to inspect (a number of other University personnel took advantage of this opportunity for potential projects in their areas). The Peck occupants then voted and a supplier was selected. Details are being resolved currently to work with this supplier. Most of the upgrades will be done during the summer of 2011 along with the windows, although some areas away from windows may be done this year.
These upgrades will be done in the other Edwardsville core buildings as funding becomes available.
The Peck projects are still contingent on the University cash flow situation.
Science Lab Building West
The architects and engineers submitted 100% drawings and specifications for review and the comments have been returned to the A/E. The design team will incorporate the comments and complete the documents to issue for bidding, hopefully in June. A month is allowed for bidding and the contract award will take another month. Once the contracts are awarded, the contractors begin the shop drawing process whereby each product used in the building is specifically identified, reviewed and approved by the Architects and Engineers in preparation for the start of work. The initial work will involve augured piers, where each one is drilled down to bedrock and then filled with a concrete grout. Anywhere from 6 to 10 augured piers will support one concrete foundation cap upon which the building columns and structure are erected. This building is all concrete framed and at times, may look like plywood forest with all the forms and supports.
The Physics Department has received several grants that have enabled them to build a remote computer operated observatory. Construction is nearing completion and the vital power and computer lines have been installed. The computer read out will be located in the Physics Department.
Engineering Building Addition
The architects have completed the programming and determined what can fit into the new space and how to rearrange the vacated space in the existing building. A budget has been made and all the design with cost information will be submitted to the Board of Trustees potentially this summer.
A basic concept of a two story addition with a basement has been developed that would wrap around the northeast corner of the Vadalabene Gym. Athletic offices would be on the first floor, weight-lifting and wrestling in the basement (partially exposed on the north side), and shell space on the second floor. An estimate of the construction costs has been made, so the design concept package can be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.
Dunham Hall and Lovejoy Library
Plans are being prepared for upgrading the rest rooms as in Alumni, Founders, and Peck Halls. The replacement of toilet fixtures with low flow fixtures will greatly reduce water consumption in this building. New toilet partitions, epoxy flooring, and vanities/countertop will brighten and improve the facilities.
The fire alarm project has been completed. Some corridor doors will be replaced to work with the magnetic hold opens as part of the fire alarm project.
Morris University Center
A contract has been awarded to the contractor to renovate the first floor restrooms. Signs will be posted when the restrooms are closed. The interior will be “torn apart” will all existing plumbing fixtures removed, the toilet partitions removed, and the space prepared for the new construction. Three water closets will be added to the Women’s Room to improve operations. New toilet partitions, toilet fixtures, lavatories integral to the countertops installed, new wall covering and epoxy floors will completely transform the appearance. In addition to enhancing the appearance, the new fixtures will be low-flow and greatly reduce water consumption – one of the Green applications for the campus.
Art & Design
The architects have presented an exciting concept for the new portion of the project, which is a separate building just west of the existing facility. A glass wall along the west side will allow pedestrians to see the art gallery as they pass. New classrooms for Art Therapy and Art Education will enable those programs to move from Alumni/Founders to the Art & Design site. Painting and drawing studios will be on the second floor and have north light in the studios along with appropriate work space for their graduate students. The existing building will be renovated once the new facility is completed, allowing some activities to expand, but primarily, improving the safety of the operations within the building. The architects also developed a cost estimate, so this package is also ready to be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.
Heating and Refrigeration Plant
A building hidden near the lake houses the refrigeration plant that serves the main campus buildings. Originally, the building housed central boilers that provided heat throughout campus, but were replaced by individual building boilers as an energy reduction and to provide better building control. Three large boilers remain in the H&R building, but will be removed to create a large work area for engineering students. The students currently work in this facility to build their solar car, Formula 1 car, concrete canoes, and sometimes, their steel bridges. The students are cramped and the operating engineers have to forego their repair area to enable the students to have this work area. Since the boilers are in the way and not used any longer, it has been determined that it makes economical sense to remove the boilers and add about 3000 square feet for the students.
Plans are being prepared to replace windows in some of the tract houses and the museum. The major campus buildings have had all their windows replaced, going from single pane windows with an exterior storm window to a single unit with insulated glass and thermal break frames which will reduce energy consumption and improve the comfort of the occupants. A new epoxy floor will be installed in the basement of 8273 now that water intrusion has been stopped. Contractors have visited the basement and will submit their bids before the end of the month. Plans are in the design stage to add an accessible entry to the Gym Building and renovate the locker and shower rooms in the gym. Plans for the future MDL are still pending the release of State monies, but the Campus is preparing for the new facility by shifting some operations and personnel to other locations.
The pre-bid meeting for the Fence replacement project is scheduled within the week. Bids for the project should be turned in by the end of the month with a contract awarded about a month later. Thus, we should see work begin in mid to late July this year. (Emphasis on “this year” as this project has taken over 3 years to get to this point for a variety of reasons.) The work will remove and replace the entire wrought iron fence on the campus including all gates. Also part of this project is an accessible walkway to be built at the pedestrian gate entrance from 6th Street. This project will complete the work under the original State appropriation to create this “new” campus (the architects were initially hired to design this project in 1999).
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Temperature Control, Work Order Control, Customer Service/650-3711
Utilities & Energy Management/650-3329
Business Manager, Alicia Wainright/650-3161
Janice LaRiviere/650-3804 (Maintenance)
Steve Brandenburg/650-2069 (Building Services, Grounds)
Ed Matecki/650-2258 (Utilities)
Frank Zaloga/7252 or 6350 (Alton SDM and ESLHEC)
Facilities Management Fax: 618-650-2595
After hours/week-end building problems: 650-3324