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.

LED Lighting Upgrades Continue

The LED upgrade work got underway again the week of January 3. This week upgrades will be made to the Oren Gateway Center and the Foss Lobeck Miles Center.

New Wrestling Room Floor

A new floor is being installed in the wrestling room in the Kennedy Center.

steam smokestackNew Smokestack

Wondering about the new cloud of steam on campus? The steamwork diversion in December, which allowed repairs to be made without a shutoff, was made possible thanks to a new steam outlet in front of the ice arena. 

No Steam Shutoff for Repairs

The steam repair mentioned in A-mail last week does not require a steam shutoff to campus buildings after all. The steam is being diverted from Riverside Avenue onto our property.

LED Upgrade Paused Until January

The LED upgrade work has been suspended until January 3, when work will resume on Sverdrup and Old Main.

Facilities Blog Suspended Until January 10

As campus slows down between semesters, there will be no Facilities blog posts until January 10.

LED Upgrade Underway Again

The continuation of the LED upgrade project began last week with work in Old Science, Sverdrup, and Memorial. We should have information next week on the next buildings to receive LED light bulbs.

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.

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.