Science 123 Classroom Remodeling In Progress

The Science 123 renovation project, which will include the addition of tiered platforms to expand capacity, began last week with demolition of the fixed seating and removal of the old carpet. New construction will begin this week. The new chairs for the classroom have already been delivered.

Steam Trap Leak Fixed Before Service Disruption

Many of us never know about well-managed emergencies. On Thursday, September 9, maintenance staff noticed a leak involved in a high-pressure steam trap on Augsburg’s main distribution line. Facilities staff worked with MMC and Clearway Energy to fix the problem, and were able to repair the leak with no interruptions to service.

Return to Campus Updates: 

  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Buildings with HVAC systems were upgraded with MERV-13 filters are 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. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Lindell Library Flooding Cleanup Continues; Return to Campus Updates

TreesWork is continuing on the lower level of Lindell Library, which flooded with an inch of water on August 26. A plug snapped off from the fire sprinkler line of Lindell’s water system, causing clean water to run into the mechanical room and the rest of the lower level. The entire space was flooded and nearly two feet of water filled an elevator. Custodians and firefighters responded soon afterward.

Augsburg is working with professional sanitization and environmental firms to assess when the space will be usable but they have already determined that the two classrooms, 15 and 16, are usable.

AdvantaClean, a professional sanitization company, has been finishing removing the remaining moisture and dehumidifying the lower level. Augsburg is having environmental testing by Environmental Assurance. The librarians and archivists have been going through the collection and archives housed on the lower level. Items that were higher up on shelving weren’t damaged, but some items were impacted.

Steam Vaults Repaired on August 30

  • Metropolitan Mechanical(MMC) completed the annual inspection of the steam vaults on campus and has fixed a leak in two of our steam vaults. The repair of the vaults required a campus-wide steam shut down on August 30th, which resulted in no hot water in some buildings during that time.

Energy-Saving LED Lights Being Installed Campuswide 

  • All campus light bulbs are being replaced with energy-saving LED lights by the end of the year. Facilities will notify departments about a week ahead of time and share updates via A-mail. The cost savings was planned to pay for a needed replacement for the Edor Nelson Athletic Field dome. The dome is 15 years old and the life expectancy is 12. The new dome will be installed the first week in November.

Campus Meeting Space

  • There’s a lot of demand for student organizations to meet, so Anderson 21 and Sverdrup 208 are being turned into meeting spaces. Anderson 21, in the residence hall’s basement, was used by McGough Construction as an office during the Hagfors Center construction and will be updated with paint, new carpet, and technology to become a meeting room. Sverdrup 208, the former Honors Lounge, also is being turned into a meeting space and painting has begun. Once the projects are complete, it will be communicated via A-mail and reservations can be made.

Return to Campus Updates

  • Sanitization stands with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are stationed at the front entrance of every building on the Minneapolis campus.
  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • HEPA air filtration units have been added to offices without HVAC building systems only. HVAC systems with MERV-13 filters are circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. 
  • 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. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Energy-Saving LED Lights Being Installed Campuswide

  • All campus light bulbs are being replaced with energy-saving LED lights by the end of the year. Facilities will notify departments about a week ahead of time and share updates via A-mail. The cost savings was planned to pay for a needed replacement for the Edor Nelson Athletic Field dome. The new dome will be installed the first week in November.

Campus Meeting Space

  • There’s a lot of demand for student organizations to meet, so Anderson 21 and Sverdrup 208 are being turned into meeting spaces. Anderson 21, in the residence hall’s basement, was used by McGough Construction as an office during the Hagfors Center construction and will be updated with paint, new carpet, and technology to become a meeting room. Sverdrup 208, the former Honors Lounge, also is being turned into a meeting space and painting has begun. Once the projects are complete, it will be communicated via A-mail and reservations can be made.

Return to Campus Updates: 

  • Sanitization stands with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are stationed at the front entrance of every building on the Minneapolis campus.
  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Consider returning to your office, lab, or classroom in advance of your scheduled return to review the spaces. We need your assistance in spotting and addressing repairs and maintenance that may be needed. Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • HEPA air filtration units have been added to offices without HVAC building systems only. HVAC systems with MERV-13 filters are circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. 
  • 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 this week but the southbound side will remain closed at least until mid-October. It will require a more significant repair. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Energy-Saving LED Lights Will Be Installed Campuswide, Parking Garage Cleaning

  • All campus light bulbs will be replaced with energy-saving LED lights by the end of the year. The project is starting in the residence halls. Facilities will notify departments about a week ahead of time and share updates via A-mail.
  • Facilities will work with Public Safety on the timing of the cleaning and re-striping of the parking garages in Oren Gateway and Luther Residence Hall in the next week. Public Safety will notify those with parking permits who may need to park elsewhere temporarily. Parking lots across campus already have been re-striped. 

Classrooms Remodeled By Fall

  • Science 123 is being remodeled with the addition of three-tiered platforms to expand capacity, new carpet, and technology.
  • Anderson 21 also will be updated with paint, new carpet, and technology. Walls will be removed and the construction of the sound wall has started.
  • Sverdrup 208, the former Honors Lounge, is getting new technology and paint. The furniture has been removed and painting has started. 

Return to Campus Updates: 

  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Consider returning to your office, lab, or classroom in advance of your scheduled return to review the spaces. We need your assistance in spotting and addressing repairs and maintenance that may be needed. Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • HEPA air filtration units have been added to offices without HVAC building systems only. HVAC systems with MERV-13 filters are circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. 
  • 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.
  • Facilities team members are working this summer on cleaning and maintenance projects as rooms turn over in the residence halls.
  • MnDOT has had the 25th Avenue bridge fully closed for several weeks after a truck struck one of the beams. MnDOT has 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. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Southbound 25th Avenue Bridge Closed, Classrooms’ Remodeled, Return to Campus Updates

  • 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 this week but the southbound side will remain closed at least until mid-October. It will require a more significant repair. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Classrooms Remodeled By Fall

  • Science 123 is being remodeled with the addition of three tiered platforms to expand capacity, new carpet, and technology. The goal is for the work to be complete by September 1.
  • Anderson 21 also will be updated with paint, new carpet, and technology. Walls will be removed and the construction of the sound wall started on August 2. 
  • Sverdrup 208, the former Honors Lounge, is getting new technology and paint. The furniture has been removed and painting started August 2. 

Return to Campus Updates: 

  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Consider returning to your office, lab, or classroom in advance of your scheduled return to review the spaces. We need your assistance in spotting and addressing repairs and maintenance that may be needed. Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • HEPA air filtration units have been added to offices without HVAC building systems only. HVAC systems with MERV-13 filters are circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. 
  • 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.
  • Facilities team members are working this summer on cleaning and maintenance projects as rooms turn over in the residence halls.

Quad Sidewalk Repairs, Classroom Remodeling, and Return to Campus Updates

  • Sidewalks are being repaired in the Quad from Monday through Thursday (August 2 to 4). 
  • 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 recently but the southbound side will remain closed at least until mid-October. It will require a more significant repair. MnDOT apologizes for the inconvenience.

Classrooms Remodeled By Fall

  • Science 123 is being remodeled with the addition of three tiered platforms to expand capacity, new carpet, and technology. The goal is for the work to be complete by September 1.
  • Anderson 21 also will be updated with paint, new carpet, and technology. Walls will be removed and the construction of the sound wall will start on Monday, August 2. 
  • Sverdrup 208, the former Honors Lounge, is getting new technology and paint. The furniture has been removed and painting will start on Monday, August 2. 

Return to Campus Updates: 

  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Consider returning to your office, lab, or classroom in advance of your scheduled return to review the spaces. We need your assistance in spotting and addressing repairs and maintenance that may be needed. Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • HEPA air filtration units have been added to offices without HVAC building systems only. HVAC systems with MERV-13 filters are circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. 
  • 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.
  • Facilities team members are working this summer on cleaning and maintenance projects as rooms turn over in the residence halls.

Facilities Seeking Summer Student Workers, Remodeling Classrooms

Urness hallThe Facilities and Custodial Department has immediate openings for six hard-working and motivated student employees to work 20-40 hours per week for July and August. Student workers will assist the on-campus custodial staff with preparation and cleaning of dorm rooms and other student spaces before Fall Semester. Pay rate: $14.25 per hour. Apply: Student Facilities Assistant Position

Classrooms Remodeled By Fall

  • Science 123 is being remodeled with the addition of three tiered platforms to expand capacity, new carpet, and technology. The goal is for the work to be complete by Aug. 15.
  • Anderson 21 also will be updated with paint, new carpet, and technology.
  • Sverdrup 208 is getting new technology and paint.

Other Updates:

  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • Consider returning to your office, lab, or classroom in advance of your scheduled return to review the spaces. We need your assistance in spotting and addressing repairs and maintenance that may be needed. Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • 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.
  • Facilities team members are working this summer on cleaning and maintenance projects as rooms turn over in the residence halls.

Classrooms Remodeled by Fall

  • Science 123 has been approved for remodeling with the addition of three tiered platforms to expand capacity, new carpet, and technology. 
  • Anderson 21 also will be updated with paint, new carpet, and technology.
  • Sverdrup 208 is getting new technology and paint.

The goal is for the classroom upgrades to be complete by Aug. 15.

Other updates:

  • Facilities team members are working this summer on cleaning and maintenance projects as rooms turn over in the residence halls.
  • Consider returning to your office, lab, or classroom in advance of your scheduled return to review the spaces. We need your assistance in spotting and addressing repairs and maintenance that may be needed. Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • 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.

Returning to Campus? We Need Your Help in Addressing Campus Issues

  • Consider returning to your office, lab, or classroom in advance of your scheduled return to review the spaces. We need your assistance in spotting and addressing repairs and maintenance that may be needed. Make a Facilities request if you see an issue that needs to be addressed. 
  • What to know about cleaning office spaces.
  • 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.

Other updates:

  • Facilities team members are working this summer on cleaning and maintenance projects as rooms turn over in the residence halls.
  • A permeable path is being created under the skyway between Lindell Library and Oren Gateway Center. Augsburg’s Day Student Government Environmental Action Committee provided funds for the project.

Lindell Library Air Conditioner Repaired; Residence Hall Units Being Cleaned

  • Lindell Library’s air conditioner stopped working last week and the libraryOGC closed at 3 p.m. Friday, June 4 for the weekend because of the heat wave. The air conditioner’s chiller needed a new seal and was repaired on Monday when the library reopened.
  • Facilities team members are working this summer on cleaning and maintenance projects as rooms turn over in the residence halls.
  • Fire alarms and sprinklers around campus will undergo annual testing. This should be completed by June 18.
  • A permeable path is being created under the skyway between Lindell Library and Oren Gateway Center. Augsburg’s Day Student Government Environmental Action Committee provided funds for the project.

Returning to Campus?