While World Water Day comes just once a year, Brenda VanCleave doesn’t limit her water conservation to a single day. Instead, the Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) water resource engineer finds ways to integrate her morale responsibility into her favorite hobby.
“My garden at my house is my getaway,” VanCleave said.
VanCleave has been tending to her garden for the past 15 years and finds that it’s the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors.
“I have a rain barrel that can feed the garden,” VanCleave said, with an unwavering commitment to sustainability and water conservation....
Beginning on Thursday (3/19), all Columbus campus academic and administrative buildings will change to restricted access by having exterior doors locked. We are taking these additional steps to support the safety and security of the university community as well as the requirement that all employees who can do so work from home. The Department of Public Safety will perform additional building checks during this time.
In the limited circumstances that your work requires you to access a locked facility, please utilize keycard access entrances, if available. For locked buildings, packages and deliveries from Ohio State’s Stores and Receiving will...
The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. Facilities crews responsible for academic and administrative space are cleaning high touchpoints daily such as door handles, faucets, elevator controls, handrails and more. We encourage all staff to follow proper hygiene and regularly wipe down surfaces to disinfect their desk and workspace. If you believe your individual office requires professional cleaning, please contact Service2Facilities by calling 614-292-4357.
Our facilities teams have a protocol in place to evaluate all requests and determine appropriate action in accordance with guidance from the CDC and public health officials.
From Tuesday (3/10) early morning and continuing through late afternoon, soil testing will occur at various locations in and around the new lacrosse stadium. Equipment will sit atop each location and collect soil samples at various depths. The equipment is approximately 20'x8' and will sound like a semitractor-trailer, with minimal fumes and an occasional "hammer" sound lasting for one minute. The exact schedule and order of drillings will be variable because of access, weather, and rate of progress.
Beginning Monday (3/9) early morning and continuing through Wednesday (3/11) mid evening, College Road between 18th Ave. and Annie & John Glenn Ave. will be closed for utility work to support the Arts District expansion. Traffic will be detoured to Woodruff Ave. CABS routes will be detoured as follows:
CLN, CLS, WC - detoured to High Street between Woodruff and 12th Avenue, with temporary stops on both sides of 12th Avenue east of College Road. On College Road, there will be no service to Arps Hall, Stillman Hall, and Ohio Union stops. ER - detoured north on High Street,...
From Thursday (3/12) early morning through Saturday (3/14) late evening, 18th Avenue west of High Street will be closed for utility work to support the Arts District expansion. Access to Arps Garage will be maintained via College Road. Access to parking and the loading dock at Arps Hall will be blocked, with alternate ADA parking available at Arps Garage.
Students, faculty and staff who travel through or study and work on west campus are encouraged to attend an informational session outlining upcoming construction and travel impacts associated with the West Campus Innovation District. Dates and locations are listed below.
Beginning Monday (3/2) and continuing through August, the pedestrian walk at Cannon Drive and King Avenue will be closed to accommodate construction of a campus entry feature. Anticipate lane restrictions between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.