As always, the summer months
were a very busy time for Facilities Management. The twelve weeks between
graduation and the start of classes is our best window to accomplish the
repairs and renovations that keep our campus facilities safe, fresh and
vibrant. Here are a few of the highlights of what we did over our summer
Painting: Each year, most residence halls receive fresh coats of
paint as necessary. This summer several halls, including 34 S. West St. and the
small houses along the 500 block of W. Louther were fully painted on the
exterior while Conway and Drayer were fully painted on the interior. We also painted the exteriors of East College,
The Forum on Education Abroad, Community Studies and portions of Tome.
Furniture: With the exception of a few stragglers, all residence
hall rooms are now equipped with ‘click’ beds to allow for the relatively
simple raising and lowering of bed heights.
We also installed new soft seating in many small house and apartment lounges.
Social/Study Space: The study rooms on the first floors of Atwater and
Armstrong Halls are being reopened along with the small study spaces in
Davidson-Wilson. We will also be opening
up the apartment in KW, allowing for additional social and study space as well
as access to a kitchen.
Conway Hall: In addition to the installation of a sprinkler system, we
also installed a new kitchen on the first floor and replaced the closet areas
in the bedrooms with a closet/dresser system that allows for expanded floor
space. Once all of the work was
completed, the entire interior of the building received a fresh coat of paint.
Buchannan & Longsdorff Halls: Both buildings had their closet areas replaced with the
same dresser/closet system that was installed in Conway. Longsdorff also received new, more compact,
McKenney: After a successful trial in two suites last year, we replaced
the carpeting in the remaining lounges with resilient flooring. We also replaced the exterior decking around
the second floor and will be continuing work on the East staircase into the
Townhouses: The windows in all five townhouse were replaced and the
trim work will be painted over the next few weeks.
Drayer: All ground level and above bedrooms were carpeted, while
the rooms in the lower level were redone in resilient flooring. The interior of the building was also completely
Academic Buildings: In addition to the work done
to prepare and upgrade residence halls, we also did a significant amount of
work in Academic and Administrative buildings including:
- Resurfacing and relining
the synthetic floor in the Kline Center
- Renovations to East
- Renovations to
Tome 118 & 122
- Replacing the roof
over the Social Hall
the window replacements in Denny