Facility Services

Service interruptions to affect space in Centre for Engineering Innovation

Equipment on emergency power will remain running for the duration of an electrical shutdown this weekend in Phase I of the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Facility Services has announced areas of the building will experience an interruption in power service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 7 and 8. See a map identifying the affected areas on the Web site of Facility Services.

Washroom upgrades to shut off water in Dillon Hall for a week

Dillon Hall is going dry for a week.

The building will have no water service—no sinks, no water fountains—from June 8 through 15, while contractors upgrade its washrooms. The shut down will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, June 8. The water should start flowing again the evening of June 15.

Project administrator Roger Rivard invites questions or concerns at 519-253-3000, ext. 2166.

Closed windows help to maintain cool indoor temperatures: Facility Services

Facility Services has issued a friendly reminder to occupants of campus buildings to keep office windows closed while air conditioning systems are in operation.

“The windows need to remain closed for us to maintain comfortable inside temperatures,” says executive director Susan Mark. “I know it may seem like a small thing, but open windows allow warm outside air to flow into the building forcing the mechanical systems to operate longer, thus creating undue stress on the equipment and premature wear and tear.”

Renovations to begin this week in Dillon Hall

Renovations in Dillon Hall will close the building’s washrooms and restrict access to other areas through the summer, Facility Services reports.

The washroom renovations are scheduled for completion by August 31. Until that time, all washrooms in Dillon Hall will be closed; washrooms are available in the adjoining buildings--Essex Hall, Memorial Hall, the University Computer Centre and the CAW Student Centre.

Donor reception celebrates success of employee fundraising campaign

Thursday’s reception in recognition of campus donors to the Annual Giving Program was the biggest yet, according to development officer Mona Dosen.

“We had a record number of people in attendance,” she said. “I think a lot of people wanted to see the new garden.”

As the culmination of this year’s fundraising campaign on the theme “Plant a seed,” Facility Services revamped a garden outside the Leddy Library, including one bed planted with a Lancer shield.

“They did a wonderful job,” Dosen said. “It is breathtaking.”

Razing of Cody Hall to commence this week

It’s the beginning of the end for Cody Hall this week, as a demolition team prepares to bring down the former residence building.

Jones Group Demolition plans to begin razing the building on Tuesday, May 22. The work will be done by heavy equipment, with no explosives necessary, explains Mark Rudkin of Facility Services.

“The contractor will use excavators with extended reach arms equipped with shears to cut the structural steel,” Rudkin says.

Work set to begin on Wyandotte streetscaping

A project to upgrade the streetscaping along Wyandotte from Sunset to Campbell avenues will have an impact on traffic patterns around campus, predicts Susan Mark, executive director of Facility Services.

The city project will include work to sewers, watermains, and vehicular and pedestrian pavements, beginning as early as this week at the intersection of Wyandotte and Sunset and extending eastward.

“Expect delays on Wyandotte and adjust your time to campus accordingly,” says Mark.

However, she adds, the result will more than make up for any temporary inconvenience.

Residence buildings to lose emergency power Monday

Repairs to the back-up generator will take emergency power in Vanier, Laurier and MacDonald halls offline on Monday, May 14, from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Occupants of the building will not notice a difference unless there is a disruption to the regular electrical supply.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Maintenance Dispatch at 519-253-3000, ext. 2850.