UPDATES FROM FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
50 Years of Service to the University Community
Amazing Recycling Numbers
Just last year, SIUE’s recycling program recycled 94.16 tons of scrap metal and 112.2 tons of paper and miscellaneous!! Great job, all!
Single Stream Recycling
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)
Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Recycle everything; be creative! Recycling is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on the world in which we live.
Reduce Use! Think before printing that page and use both sides!
Walk, bike and limit your use of a car! Humans are meant to move. Get out and explore SIUE’s beautiful campus.
Turn off lights and electronics when not in use! Saving energy makes sense.
Storm season continues, and Ameren Illinois advises the following:
BEFORE the storm hits, prepare a storm kit that includes: flashlight, batteries, clock, candles, scissors, duct tape, keys, cash money, blanket(s), safety glasses, radio (battery charged), cell phone, screw driver, notepad & pen, and bottled water.
Inside the home:
Turn your refrigerator to its coldest setting and leave the refrigerator closed.
Turn off/unplug any unnecessary electrical equipment, especially sensitive electronics.
Place important documents in a safe box or other waterproof storage space.
Outside the home:
Fill your vehicle’s gas tank.
Bring lawn furniture and other loose, lightweight objects inside.
Those who have a swimming pool should turn off all pumps and filters and wrap them in waterproof materials. Water from the storm may otherwise damage them.
Just a reminder…
When signage is up and the speed limit is posted through a construction speed zones, the regulations still apply during the weekend, even when work is not ongoing. Additionally, no cell phone usage is allowed in a school or construction zone; an officer emptied his ticket book in just one day at a University exit.
From the JULIE Fall Newsletter, the following:
Fall is a wonderful time to plant mums, bulbs and trees. Mums are the signature flowers of fall and bulbs provide a good investment and offer years of spring color in the yard. Most bulbs can be planted until the ground is frozen.
The roots of a tree planted in the fall grow almost immediately and continue to grow until the ground freezes later in the year. Then, when the ground thaws in the spring, the tree is ready to grow.
Trees require an investment and continuous maintenance in order to provide the maximum desired benefits. Before preparing to plant, follow these three important steps:
1. Check above ground. Your tree will grow so do not plant the tree where it will interfere with buildings, overhead utility lines, pavement or intersections sightlines as it gets bigger.
2. Check below ground. At least 48 hours in advance of any type of planting, call JULIE at 8-1-1 or enter your own locale request online via E-Request to be sure there are no buried utilities where you want to plant. This is a free service.
3. Check laws. Check with the town or municipality to be sure you are complying with any regulations and landscape ordinances, especially in the road right-of-way (ROW).
Read more about the most common mistakes to avoid when planting a tree or review JULIE’s Homeowner’s Guide for additional tips for planning a fall project.
Another project very similar to the window replacement project at Peck Hall, the Dunham Hall windows, is currently being designed for replacement. CDB has the funds for the project and Ittner Architects is also doing the design (no need to reinvent the wheel). The project won’t move quite as quickly as the Peck Hall job, but if all goes well, the main lobby windows will be replaced starting in late summer 2011. A caveat is that CDB doesn’t always agree to split portions of projects into different phases, although the University sees a benefit for this project to complete the lobby windows. Otherwise, the window replacement project will begin after spring graduation in 2012.
Science Lab Building West
Successful bids were received by the CDB and they have issued construction contracts. Once contracts are issued, the contractors prepare shop drawings which are detailed drawings and information on each product to be used in the building construction. The first ones are the concrete and steel reinforcing that affect the foundation of the building. Shop drawings for other work that immediately follows the foundation work are submitted very soon after the first drawings, and from that point there is a constant flow of shop drawings. Each drawing and data sheet has to be reviewed for compliance with the specifications that the architects and engineers prepared for bidding. Even when the product submitted is the one specified, the A/E reviews it to ensure compatibility with other products and the design intent. There should be much activity on site once construction begins, but the first few weeks may seem frustrating as some days, few are working. Sometimes a piece of equipment has broken down or materials weren’t delivered as promised or poor materials were delivered and rejected. The plan is to have the building open for the start of fall semester in 2012.
Engineering Building Addition
It has been determined that the addition to the Engineering Building will be put on hold for approximately 18 months. A concept plan and construction costs have been developed so the University knows what financing will be required.
Vadalabene Center Addition
Architects have begun their final design and cost estimate. Once the final concept is developed and the costs are within budget, the architects and engineers will produce contract documents for bidding next spring. Current schedule calls for the building to be ready for occupancy in fall, 2012.
Dunham Hall and Lovejoy Library
Work has started on the first floor restrooms in the Library. A few final items are being installed in the rest of the restrooms in Lovejoy Library; everyone can enjoy the brighter appearance and new fixtures in these rooms.
Morris University Center
After a summer of renovation, the first floor restrooms now offer a bright and sophisticated appearance. The wainscot material glistens throughout the space; nice overhead lighting illuminates the space and new fixtures enhance the practical side of the room. The sinks will be replaced to correct a construction error and new panels will be installed below the countertop to finish the lavatory area. Best of all, the women’s room had additional fixtures added for more convenience during busy times. Future plans call for similar improvements to the remaining restrooms, but no schedule has been established.
Art & Design
The architects met with the faculty to adjust spaces designed during the design development phase of this addition and renovation project. Minor revisions were made to enhance the plan and meet specific needs of the faculty and staff. The existing building has had several safety concerns that are being addressed by the addition and the renovation. This is another project scheduled for completion in time for the fall semester of 2012.
Heating & Refrigeration Plant
Three old boilers were removed from the Heating & Refrigeration plant and replaced by higher energy efficient boilers in the individual buildings, a move that resulted in reduced yearly expenditures. The location of the old boilers will be converted to work space for the engineering students’ projects such as the solar car, formula one car, concrete canoe and similar projects. The boilers had large floor openings under them, so steel and concrete will be installed to create work platforms for the students.
Construction is underway at the Baseball Field. The old locker room (actually a triple wide trailer) was torn down and a new masonry and steel building is being erected in its place. The new building will include replacement of the dugout on the Home side. The building will house a locker room with shower facilities, a training room, a laundry and some offices. The building is designed for future expansion to accommodate an area for Alumni to watch games and visit during game events. Also in the planning stage is replacement of the infield dirt and grass with artificial turf. Many ball parks are using the new style artificial turf which provides a truer bounce than a grass field, yet is more resilient and comfortable for the players. Installation is planned before the spring baseball season, but is actually dependent on the type of weather this winter brings.
Work has just been completed on waterproofing the basement walls of the Medical Library Building (8277). In recent years, 8277 has had the roof over the entry modified, a new roof installed, new windows installed, and the brick walls were tuckpointed to stop water intrusion into the basement. Each action greatly reduced the amount of water entering, but did not stop it completely. Waterproofing covered the walls below grade, so should stop the final water intrusion.
New windows are being installed on Buildings 8271, 8272, 8278, and 8284. This fourth phase of window replacement completes all of the office buildings on campus, though replacement of windows in 5 track houses remains.
The fence replacement project is nearing completion. Unfortunately, the concrete installer did not correctly meet ADA standards with the new concrete ramp and will have to remove and replace it. Once this fence project is completed, all the CDB funds for the original site renovation and new buildings will be exhausted. The entire project has taken about 11 years to complete. For several years after the main work was completed in 2004, funding was held and additional small projects could not proceed. The University is planning an athletic field on the south side of the campus for student recreation programs as part of the physical education class.
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