School of Education gets a pergola upgrade courtesy of deferred maintenance funding. The updated pergola is structurally sound, has a long lasting exterior stain, and 500 new aluminum slats that come with a lifetime warranty and a guarantee not to fade.
Boiler #1 has been operating now for almost six months as the backup boiler at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant despite its decommissioning almost two years ago. This boiler constitutes about 23 percent of capacity for the plant and can produce 100,000 pounds of steam an hour.
After years of drastic decreases in state funds, the university secured a $90 million Century Bond in 2015 specifically to address our campus’s most critical deferred maintenance needs over a five-year period – this is when the website begins its documentation. In addition to the bond funds, the university also receives limited funds from the state for the same purpose – the site tracks these as well.
The University Services building has saved over $15,000 in only nine months from an HVAC retrofit project that was completed by BMS in June 2017 to improve the comfort for customers, increase BMS’ ability to troubleshoot HVAC issues in the building, and reduce energy consumption.
This spring 2018, Tupper Hall, home to approximately 24 different departments in the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine, is the site of a project to replace the rotting guardrails that line every side of the building from top to bottom.