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Facilities Management Uses Winter Break to Spruce Up Campus

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Winter break is a slow time for most students and faculty members, but members from Capital Programs and Facilities Management have been busy with a number of projects designed to be completed before the spring semester kicks off.

“School breaks are always the best time for us to plan maintenance projects and upgrades with the least disruption to the learning environment,” said Ali Izadian, associate vice president for Capital Programs and Facilities Management. “We have hundreds of craftspeople, landscapers and custodians working daily on a tight schedule to make sure our campus is safe, clean, functional and ready for the new semester.”

The projects range from the replacement of elevators in University and McCarthy halls to landscape improvements.

In partnership with the Division of Information Technology, four classrooms in McCarthy Hall are receiving BrightLink technology upgrades, including projectors, screens and speakers, while two Computer Science Building classrooms are being converted to labs. In addition, the McCarthy’s east breezeway doors are being widened and converted to meet American with Disabilities Act requirements, and carpet is being replaced in Room 254 of McCarthy Hall, as well as four rooms in the Kinesiology and Health Science Building, to eliminate trip hazards.

Other Winter Break projects:

  • Information Technology’s Suite 700 in Langsdorf Hall is receiving new flooring, paint and furniture.
  • Titan Gym’s bleachers are being renovated with new and existing bleacher units. The north and west exteriors of the Kinesiology and Health Science Building are being prepped for painting next month.
  • Various areas previously covered with overgrown wildflowers are being replaced with drought-tolerant plants, and grass is being installed by Pollak Library and near Club 57.