Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Classrooms are being disinfected and locked up after sanitizing. You will OGCstart seeing signs on classroom doors after they’ve been completed.
  • Athletic facilities are locked and will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • The maintenance crews are working across campus to change HVAC filters for improved air quality.
  • We are ensuring we have the proper equipment and supplies for the custodians to clean residence hall rooms for the transition from spring semester to summer.
  • Announced this week: Augsburg Closing Spaces to Public Access, Encouraging Social Distancing. 

Prioritized Disinfecting Processes; Completed Oren Gateway and Memorial Hall Work

  • The custodial staff has been instructed to prioritize disinfecting common OGC lobbytouch points around campus, which would include door handles, faucets, and light switches. Custodians also are focused on hard surfaces in common spaces, such as tables in classrooms and meeting rooms. We’ve also coordinated with Augsburg Dining Services to confirm cleaning processes in the dining area.
  • Work that included new sheetrock, paint, and carpet are completed in Oren Gateway Center 114 and the offices in 115. On February 19, a clogged kitchen sink overflowed into a residence hall apartment on the second floor and leaked to the first floor. Repairs to the apartment also were completed. 
  • A first floor men’s bathroom toilet overflowed clean water leading to flooding last week in Memorial Hall. A cleaning crew was on site to wipe walls down and disinfect to make sure they are cleaned thoroughly. 

 

Work in Si Melby and Memorial Hall

  • Si Melby HallA roof leak in Si Melby caused an ice arena equipment outage. The rinks are offline for the rest of March as a result so repairs can be made. A crew has been working to clear the ice and water down to the cement base. The rink ice will be replaced after the control equipment is repaired.
  • A first-floor men’s restroom toilet overflowed clean water leading to flooding Thursday afternoon in Memorial Hall. A cleaning crew was on site Friday to clean floors, wipe walls down and disinfect to make sure the areas impacted are cleaned thoroughly.

As previously noted:

  • The final phase of mechanical HVAC work at Christensen Center continues.
  • Two lights in front of Sverdrup will be removed in spring and an LED light will be mounted above the entrance after the ground thaws.

Work at Oren Gateway Center to Include Sheetrock, Paint, and Carpet

  • OGCSheetrock, paint, and carpet are being installed and that work will continue into next week in Oren Gateway Center 114 and the offices in 115. On February 19, a clogged kitchen sink overflowed into a residence hall apartment on the second floor and leaked to the first floor. Repairs to the apartment also are underway. 

As previously noted:

  • The final phase of mechanical HVAC work at Christensen Center continues.
  • Two lights in front of Sverdrup will be removed in spring and an LED light will be mounted above the entrance after the ground thaws.

Oren Gateway Water Cleanup, Access Issues; Minor Leak in Hagfors Classroom

  • OGC lobbyWater cleanup is underway in Oren Gateway Center. There were water issues in Oren Gateway on Wednesday caused by a clogged kitchen sink overflowing into a residence hall room located on the second floor. Water damage also was sustained in the OGC 114 classroom and offices in OGC 115. The drain has been repaired. 
  • Access into Oren Gateway Center from street-level doors and the parking garage was not available for several hours Tuesday due to a power supply failure in the fob reader, which caused the doors to remain locked. Accessibility paddle access also was not functioning during this time. A new power supply unit was ordered and installed by early afternoon and the issues were resolved. 
  • The Hagfors 301 classroom is experiencing a minor leak from the fourth floor and repairs are in process. 
  • The Urness water heater work was completed this week. Students were alerted in advance about a water shut down to make the repairs. A new temperature controller was ordered and received. If this issue happens again we have the part on hand to replace it. 

As previously noted:

  • Two lights in front of Sverdrup will be removed in spring and an LED light will be mounted above the entrance after the ground thaws.
  • The final phase of mechanical HVAC work at Christensen Center continues.

Urness Water Heater Re-calibrated; Hot Water Restored in Hagfors

  • Urness HallAn Urness water heater was re-calibrated Monday morning. A new temperature controller has been ordered and received. If this issue happens again, we have the part on hand to replace it. Replacing the temperature controller will require a water shut down that would be scheduled with Residence Life.
  •  No hot water in the Hagfors Center was discovered at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Workers discovered a failed mixing valve. Hot water was restored by 1 p.m. Thursday. Facilities ordered a rebuild kit for the mixing valve and that work will happen next week. 

As previously noted:

  • Two lights in front of Sverdrup will be removed in spring and an LED light will be mounted above the entrance after the ground thaws.
  • The final phase of mechanical HVAC work at Christensen Center continues.

Sverdrup Hall Lights, Christensen Center Heating System

  • Two lights in front of Sverdrup will be removed in spring and an LED light will be mounted above the entrance after the ground thaws.
  • The final phase of mechanical HVAC work at Christensen Center continues.
  • A makeup air unit with a leak is being repaired in Mortensen Hall. Some have noticed humidity in the lobby and the repair will correct that.
  • A heating system component at Old Main failed Wednesday morning and classrooms weren’t heated. The part was replaced that morning.
  • Water was shut down for a short time Wednesday in Memorial Hall so that a water pipe break could be repaired.

Memorial Water shutdown

February 5, 2020

The pipe has been repaired and the water in Memorial has been turned back on.  Restrooms are back in service.

Water has been shutdown in Memorial Hall so that a water pipe break can be repaired.    Restrooms in Memorial should not be used during this time.

 

Mortensen Hall and Christensen Center Heat System Repairs

Mortensen Hall
Mortensen Hall
  • A makeup air unit with a leak is being repaired at Mortensen Hall. Some have noticed humidity in the lobby and the repair will correct that.
  • A makeup air unit is continuing to be worked on as part of the final phase of mechanical HVAC work at Christensen Center.