The mission of Facilities Management is to support the vision of the University by being responsive to the needs of the community and providing a safe, clean, and comfortable learning, working and living environment in a fiscally sound manner with focus on customer service and quality.

Science 123 Is Ready for Spring Classes

The railing for Science 123 has been installed, and the classroom is ready for classes this spring. This remodeled classroom space is not designed to be reconfigured; large classes that will require movable tables will be scheduled in different classrooms.

Athletic Dome Is Now Up

The work on the new Athletic Dome is complete. The facility is now in use.

LED Upgrade Project Delayed

The continuation of the LED upgrade project was delayed. The next phase of work is now scheduled to begin on Monday, December 6. The next buildings to have LED lights installed will be Sverdrup, Science, and Memorial halls.

Snow Removal Procedure

As winter approaches, we would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedure. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m.

Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

Street Closure on Wednesday

On the morning of Wednesday, November 24, Augsburg will close Butler Place and 23rd Avenue to allow for delivery of materials for the Athletic Dome. The dome is scheduled to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30.

Snow Removal Procedure

As winter approaches, we would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedure. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m.

Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

No Facilities Blog Next Week

There will be no Facilities blog post for the week of November 29.

Asphalt Work in Lot B

An asphalt repair in Lot B will patch an uneven surface to make it smoother. The work will take place directly behind Mortensen Hall. 

Snow Removal Procedure

As winter approaches, we would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedure. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m. In addition, buckets of salt will be available at most main entrances to buildings. Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus can use the salt as needed.

Ongoing Projects Are Still on Track

The Athletic Dome is on track to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30. LED conversion will resume on November 29. The railing for Science 123 is on track to be installed by December 1.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

Work in Lot L Continues

More concrete work in Lot L will take place the week of November 8. It is scheduled to be complete by the end of the week.

Athletic Dome Is Going Up at the End of the Month

The Athletic Dome is scheduled to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30. 

LED Conversion Will Resume on November 29 

The replacement of all campus light bulbs with LED light bulbs is scheduled to resume on November 29. Facilities is building a schedule and will contact departments about when they can expect upgrades to occur.

Science 123 Classroom Remodeling Progress

The railing is scheduled to be installed by December 1, the last step in the project.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

More Work in Lot L This Week

On October 28, Facilities was working with Yeadon Domes on the west end of Parking Lot L to install two new inflation units for the dome. Some concrete work related to this project will take place on Thursday, November 4, or Friday, November 5, in the same location in Lot L. The area that will be worked on is small (approximately 10 square feet), and the work should not be very intrusive.

Cooling to Heating Transfer Is Complete

The switch from cooling to heating on campus has been completed. If you are experiencing any heating issues, please submit a facilities request.

LED Conversion Will Resume on November 29 

The replacement of all campus light bulbs with LED light bulbs is now scheduled to resume on November 29. Facilities is building a schedule and will contact departments about when they can expect upgrades to occur.

Science 123 Classroom Remodeling Progress

The furniture has been installed in Science 123. Facilities is working to schedule installation of a railing, the final step for this project.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

Steam Leak Repairs Went Well

The repair work on steam leaks on Riverside Avenue went well and has been completed. Steam is now back on at full pressure, and all hot water has been restored. 

Cooling and Heating Transfer Will Occur Over the Next Two Weeks

We will be switching from cooling to heating on campus over the next two weeks. Facilities will be removing window air conditioning units during that time.

Athletic Dome Is Going Up in Late November

The installation of the Athletic Dome has been rescheduled. It is now scheduled to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30. 

LED Upgrade Continues

The replacement of all campus light bulbs with LED light bulbs will resume in early November. Facilities will notify departments ahead of time about when to expect LED replacements to occur.

Science 123 Classroom Remodeling Progress

The carpet is being installed in Science 123. Furniture deliveries are being scheduled.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

No Blog Post Next Week

There will be no facilities blog post during the week of October 23.

Steam Outage Update

Facilities has been working with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. A steam outage originally planned to allow for repairs on October 13 needed to be moved up because the leak was worse than expected. The outage instead began at 2:30 p.m. on October 12. Repair work will continue through the night with the intent of restoring steam service the morning of October 13.

A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This only affects hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.

  • Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
  • Si-Melby – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
  • Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
  • Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
  • Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop sink

Steam Outages on Wednesday, October 6, and Wednesday, October 13

Facilities has been working with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to develop a plan to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. After careful consideration, the recommended plan requires two campus-wide steam shutdowns. The first outage, scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, will be an inspection to determine where the leak is. The work will be completed during the second shutdown, scheduled for 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, October 13. 

A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This only affects hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.

  • Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
  • Si-Melby – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers  
  • Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers 
  • Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
  • Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop sink 

Science 123 Classroom Remodeling Progress

Progress continues on the Science 123 classroom remodeling project. Carpeting will be installed October 11-15. We will announce the room’s availability for use as soon as we can do so with reasonable accuracy.

Sverdrup 208

Sverdrup 208 Remodeling Is Complete

All remodeling to Sverdrup 208 has been completed. The room can be reserved through University Events. It will be added to the online booking system soon, but in the meantime, you can contact the events office at events@augsburg.edu or x1104 to reserve the space.

Revised Date for New Dome Installation

Weather permitting, the new dome over the athletic field will be installed during the week of November 21.

MnDOT Closures 

MnDOT has had the 25th Avenue bridge fully closed for several weeks after a truck struck one of the beams. MnDOT opened the north side to traffic but the southbound side will remain closed at least until mid-October. It will require a more significant repair. In addition, I-94 west is closed between Highway 280  and 25th Avenue from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Wednesday, September 15, to Wednesday, October 6, for repairs to 25th Avenue bridge. This includes weekends. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

Science 123 Classroom Remodeling

Work has begun on the tiered platforms and is going well. That phase of the project should be completed by Wednesday, September 29. The next phase will be carpet installation; once that is scheduled, we should be able to announce when the classroom will be available for use.

Date Set for New Dome Installation

Weather permitting, the new dome over the athletic field will be installed on Saturday, November 20.

Return to Campus Updates: 

  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Buildings with HVAC systems were upgraded with MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. In buildings without central HVAC systems, HEPA filtration units have been added in office spaces. There are also HEPA filtration units in classrooms.
  • MnDOT has had the 25th Avenue bridge fully closed for several weeks after a truck struck one of the beams. MnDOT opened the north side to traffic but the southbound side will remain closed at least until mid-October. It will require a more significant repair. In addition, I-94 west is closed between Highway 280  and 25th Avenue from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Wednesday, September 15, to Wednesday, October 6, for repairs to 25th Avenue bridge. This includes weekends. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Science 123 Classroom Remodeling

There are no updates to report on the Science 123 classroom remodeling this week. A timeline should be available in the next couple of weeks.

Return to Campus Updates:

  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Buildings with HVAC systems were upgraded with MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. In buildings without central HVAC systems, HEPA filtration units have been added in office spaces. There are also HEPA filtration units in classrooms.
  • Staff and faculty in Memorial Hall who want to request a window air conditioner should make a Facilities request. Facilities will provide and install the unit, since the building doesn’t have central air conditioning.
  • MnDOT has had the 25th Avenue bridge fully closed for several weeks after a truck struck one of the beams. MnDOT opened the north side to traffic but the southbound side will remain closed at least until mid-October. It will require a more significant repair. In addition, I-94 west is closed between Highway 280 and 25th Avenue from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Wednesday, September 15, to Wednesday, October 6, for repairs to 25th Avenue bridge. This includes weekends. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.