Cooling-to-Heating Transition - It's that time of year again, when the university transitions from cooling to heating. Facilities Operations and Development maintenance personnel are beginning to shut down certain cooling systems and perform the proper maintenance to bring heating systems online. This changeover can lead to customer inquiries about buildings being too hot or too cold.
We are working to ensure a seamless changeover. Ventilation systems will not be impacted as we progress through the transition, but weather changes may cause unanticipated fluctuations to interior temperature. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate...
Beginning Monday (10/19) through early November, the south sidewalk of 19th Avenue by Celeste Laboratory will be closed for restoration. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north sidewalk. Alternate ADA parking is available in Arps Garage.
Beginning Tuesday (10/20) early morning through Friday (10/23) late afternoon, utility work will occur at the corners of Medical Center Drive and Old Cannon Drive. Traffic will be maintained. The south sidewalk will be closed, with signage detouring pedestrians.
Beginning Saturday (10/17) and continuing through mid November, NB Cannon Drive between Medical Center Drive and 10th Avenue will experience rolling lane restrictions as needed to accommodate area construction. During those times, NB traffic will be maintained in one lane.
Beginning Friday (10/16) and continuing through mid November, the curb lane at the southeast corner of Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue will be closed to accommodate construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained.
NB Cannon , from one lane, may continue north or turn east onto 12th Avenue.
WB 12th Avenue
From the right-turn lane, may turn north onto Cannon Drive. From one WB lane, may continue WB or may turn SB onto Cannon Drive.
On Saturday (10/17) early morning through late afternoon, Dodd Drive will be closed for a crane lift to Dodd Hall. Pedestrians may access Dodd Hall through the Davis Medical Research Center. ADA parking is available at the Davis Medical Research Center, accessed off Medical Center Drive.
Beginning Oct. 15, John Herrick Dr. will be reduced to one lane in each direction and Vernon Tharp St. will be closed at Herrick Dr. Access to the College of Veterinary Medicine will be maintained via Coffey Rd. The closures will facilitate infrastructure work that will support the District Heating and Cooling Loop (DHC). Delays are anticipated. Additional roadway impacts will be communicated in advance.
The District Heating and Cooling Loop (DHC) will be installed underground to create connections from the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) to west campus and the campus core. To learn more about this...
UPDATE - On Saturday (10/17) and Sunday (10/25), 19th Avenue will be closed for crane lifts to Bolz Hall. Pedestrians will be detoured to 18th Avenue. Signage will be in place for deliveries requiring access to the loading docks at Scott Laboratory and the Physics Research Building.
Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) continues to promote and encourage sustainability practices in campus laboratory and office spaces. Tony Gillund, FOD sustainability office project manager, says the Green Buckeye Certification program (GBC) has evolved during the years. The program, created in 2011, initially recognized offices that incorporated sustainable practices into their university spaces, processes, and community.
In 2015, the program expanded to include laboratory spaces, and Gillund was involved in the effort.
“I take pride in watching the program develop and in educating more participants who are interested in learning how to reduce their environmental footprint,” Gillund said....