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Item Posted: Description
     
Student Union Building 6/21/13

The Wheelchair Lift in the Student Union Building has been repaired and is back in-service. Questions may be directed to our Work Control Center at x31594.

Diane Biehl  Facilities Work Control Center

South Dining Hall 6/21/13

The South Dining Hall Passenger Elevator has been repaired and is back in-service. Questions may be directed to our Work Control Center at x31594.

Diane Biehl Facilities Work Control Center

Lot F4 6/20/13

Lot F4 (between the stadium and new basketball courts) will be closed from 6/24 through 6/26 for paving maintenance and repairs.  Questions or concerns should be addressed to Steve Wilson, Project Manager at Wilson@kutztown.edu

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services

Multiple 6/14/13 Electrical Shut Down Notice - Tomorrow, Jun. 14, the following buildings will be without power from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. in order to perform the preventive maintenance task on the building transformer. Those responsible for the buildings listed have been notified and approved the date and time for the shutdown.
Bonner, South Dining Hall, Johnson, Student Recreation Center, Heat Plant, University Place, Keystone (Arena/Fieldhouse)
The power will be restored as soon as the preventive maintenance task is completed. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Maintenance
Boehm 6/5/13

The interior set of handicapped doors located at Boehm Door #11 are not operating at this time.  Our contractor has been on site and has ordered the parts necessary for repair.  Please monitor this site for updates. 

Diane Biehl, Work Control Center

North Campus Drive 6/5/13

Paving of North Campus Drive will be complete at the end of today, 6/5/13, and it will re-open to vehicular traffic 6/6/13.  As of this date, traffic may once again access North Campus via Luckenbill Road and the Education House Drive.  Please drive with caution as the roadway will have a rough surface until the final topcoat is applied at a later date. 

Schaeffer Lane will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 6/6/13 for roadway modifications and paving as part of the Schaeffer Renovations project.  It is anticipated that it will remain closed until 6/19/13.  During this time, North Campus can be accessed via Lytle Lane, Luckenbill Road, or Education House Drive. 

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP  Director, Facilities Project Services

Deatrick 6/5/13

Deatrick elevator #19 is currently out of service. Parts have been ordered.  Please monitor this site for updates. 

Diane Biehl, Work Control Center

South Dining Hall 6/5/13

The key switch on the South Dining Hall Passenger Elevator is not working.  The elevator is still in service, however, the key switch on the ground floor is not functioning and needs to replaced.  Parts have been ordered.  Please monitor this site for updates. 

Diane Biehl, Work Control Center

Student Union Bldg 6/5/13

Wheelchair Lift # CV-NS-001 in the Student Union Bldg is out of service at this time.  A new power supply part has been ordered by Schindler.  Please monitor this site for updates. 

Diane Biehl, Work Control Center

South Campus Drive 6/5/13 The paving of the intersection of South Campus Drive at Rothermel Hall, the Multi-cultural Center, and entrance to Lot C1 originally scheduled for 6/8/13 is being re-scheduled due to the forecast for rainy weather. We now plan to pave this area the evening of 6/5/13 beginning at approximately 4pm and continuing until finished. One lane to Lot C1 will remain open for limited traffic flow during this time. All other traffic to South Campus must enter/exit from Baldy Road until the work is complete. Please address any questions or concerns to Steve Wilson, project manager Wilson@kutztown.edu.
North Campus Drive 6/5/13 Due to the recent inclement weather, the paving of North Campus Drive is behind schedule and will not re-open on 5/31 as originally planned. The new date to re-open the roadway is Wednesday 6/5/13. Schaeffer Lane and Luckenbill Road will remain open during this time. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Jeff Mosser, project manager at jeffrey.mosser@stvinc.com
South Campus Drive 5/29/13 The intersection of South Campus Drive at Rothermel Hall, the Multi-cultural Center, and entrance to Lot C1 will be closed from 7am to 4pm on Saturday June 8th for paving repairs.  One lane to Lot C1 will remain open for limited traffic flow during this time.  All other traffic to South Campus must enter/exit from Baldy Road until the work is complete.  Please address any questions or concerns to Steve Wilson, project manager Wilson@kutztown.edu.
Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services Kutztown University
Multiple 5/15/13

The Electrical Shut down scheduled for Wednesday May 29th and Thursday May 30th has been rescheduled due to a conflict of schedules. It has been re-scheduled for Saturday, June 1st and the following buildings will be without power sometime within the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm in order to perform Preventive Maintenance on the building transformers.

·         Bonner, South Dining Hall, Johnson, Student Recreation Center, Heat Plant, University Place, Keystone (Arena/Fieldhouse), Stratton Administration, Beck

·         Deatrick, Beekey, deFrancesco, Lytle, Rickenbach R&L, McFarland Student Union Building, North Water Tower, Heritage Center, Rohrbach Library

The power will be restored as soon as the PM tasks are completed.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills,  Director of Facilities Maintenance

North Campus Drive 5/15/13 North Campus Drive will be closed from Luckenbill Road to Lytle Lane beginning Monday 5/20/13 through Friday 5/31/13 for re-paving.  During this time vehicles may access North Campus via Schaeffer Lane or Lytle Lane.  Luckenbill Road will also remain open during this time.  Questions or concerns should be directed to Jeff Mosser, Project Manager (jeffrey.mosser@stvinc.com).
Multiple 5/15/13

A power outage to remove the temporary power connection at Schaeffer Auditorium is scheduled for Saturday 5/25 from 6am to 2pm and will affect the following facilities

Risley Hall, University Stadium, Old Main, Grad Center; Sharadin, Kemp, President’s Residence

Questions or concerns should be directed to Jeffrey Mosser, construction manager. (jeffery.mosser@stvinc.com)

Grim 5/14/13

Grim Door #5 Handicap Door is out of service.  Stanley Access contractor has ordered parts today.  Please monitor this site for updates on the status of repairs.

 

Diane Biehl, Work Control Center

Deatrick 5/13/13

Deatrick Elevator #19 has been repaired and is back in service.

Facilities Work Control Center, ext 31594

Deatrick 5/7/13

Deatrick Elevator #19 is locked down awaiting parts. Schindler hopes to have it repaired and back in service by the end of the week.

Facilities Work Control Center, ext 31594

Rickenbach 4/23/13

Repairs to the Rickenbach Cooling Tower SOUTH END OF THE BUILDING OUTSIDE, Are scheduled for THURSDAY, April 25 AT 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to sandblast the interior of the Cooling Tower in order to apply a coating to the Cooling Tower pan. This may take a few hours and the contractor will attempt to minimize the noise level (as best as possible). 

 Sorry for any inconvenience. Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Maintenance, Facilities

Boehm Science 3/29/13

Boehm Science – Walkway Closed for Cooling Tower Installation

 On Monday, April 8, Walkway Areas on the side facing Grim will be closed and alternative paths will be clearly marked in order to lift the new Boehm Cooling Tower into place. For your safety, please stay clear of the lift area and use alternate paths.

 Sorry for any inconvenience.

 Kyle Mills, Director of Maintenance, Facilities

Boehm 2/19/13

Boehm Handicap Door #1 West Entrance is currently out of service.  Our vendor has indicated parts are needed to complete the repair and has ordered the necessary components.  The power to the Handicap Door is currently turned off.  The door will function manually until the part can be ordered and installed.

 Facilities Work Control Center, ext 31594

University Place 2/13/13

The Domestic Hot Water Service at University Place will be shut down on Wednesday, February 13 to repair a leak. Water will be available for drinking and toilet operation. The hot water will be shut down as soon as the leak is found so no exact time of the shutdown can be given.

 Sorry for any inconvenience.

 Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Operation & Maintenance

Old Main D/E wing 1/10/13 Elevator #39 located in Old Main D/E wing will be out of service for an undetermined amount of time for repairs.  If you have any questions, please contact the Facilities Work Control Center at x31594.
Multiple 12/11/12 The Gasoline pump will be out of order until tomorrow morning. The nozzle broke and will not allow fuel through it. So it is not a safety hazard, the fuel simply won’t come out. NAPA has ordered one and it should be here early in the morning tomorrow. I am anticipating it will be up and running by 9am.
Will Meeker,   Asst. Director of Campus Services
Multiple 11/26/12 The SMS Door Access System has been fully restored. You may now access the system, change permissions, and change door schedules as needed. If you have any issues remaining with any doors not functioning as intended, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594.  Thank you very much for your support and patience while we worked through this server issue.
Kim Rhode,  Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services
Multiple 11/26/12 The SMS Card Access Server is currently down. We are attempting to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  Your electronic access controlled doors should continue to operate properly utilizing the information that was available before the server went down. Unfortunately, changes to permissions and door schedules cannot be made without connection to the supporting server.   We appreciate your patience. If there is something we can do to support you during this time, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594.
Kim Rhode,  Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services
Deatrick Hall 10/9/12 Service has been restored to Deatrick left elevator #19.  Parts were obtained sooner than expected and the technician was able to complete the necessary repair. 
Facilities Work Control Center x31594
Deatrick Hall 10/9/12 Deatrick left elevator #19 is currently out of service.  Parts have been ordered for the repair.  Expected return to service is by close of business Wednesday, October 11, 2012.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  
Facilities Work Control Center x31594
Beekey 10/5/12 Due to a broken water valve in the Beekey building, there will be a temporary loss of water while the repair is being made.  Water service is expected to be interrupted from 9:00am - 9:30am.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  
Facilities Work Control Center x31594
Deatrick Hall 09/28/12

Deatrick Hall elevator #20 is currently out of service.  Repair parts have been ordered.  We anticipate the elevator will remain out of service until October 3, 2012.  

Facilities Work Control Center x31594

Multiple 07/24/12

10:00a.m.  Power has been restored Boxwood, Admissions Center, and Alumni Center.

Power Outage affecting Boxwood, Admissions Center, and Alumni Center.  A tree fell on wires on Luckenbill Lane and pulled the switches out.  Met-Ed is working on restoring power.  Service is expected to be restored by 10:30 a.m.  Work Control Center

Stratton Administration Building 06/26/12 While excavating for the Data Center project we have discovered a damaged and leaking water main feeding the Stratton Administration Building. In order to provide an expedited repair to this water main, it will be necessary to shut off the water supply to the Administration Building on Wednesday June 27th. Water will be shut off at 4:30pm and service should be restored by 9:30pm.

Please contact Chris Scott, project manager, at scott@kutztown.edu with any questions.
Stratton Administration Building 06/26/12 In support of the Data Center Renovations, there will be a power outage affecting the old section (South Wing) of the Stratton Administration Building on Saturday June 30th. Power will be turned off at 6am and should be restored by 5pm that same day. Please note that the KU IT systems will be offline prior to, and after, the electrical outage. Please refer to previous announcements from Information Technology regarding the KU IT system outage schedule.

Please direct any questions regarding the electrical outage to Chris Scott, project manager at scott@kutztown.edu.
Multiple 06/13/12 There is an emergency water shutdown taking place currently for Lehigh, Berks, Schuylkill, Beck, and the Multi-Cultural Center.  Service is expected to restored by 2pm today.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Chris Scott, Facilities Project Services
South Campus Drive 06/07/12 The closure of South Campus Drive has been re-scheduled for Friday June 8, 2012 from 6am-8am.   Terry Brown, Facilities Project Services
Multiple 5/30/12 Construction Notice: For the safety of all, it will be necessary to close South Campus Drive (SCD) from Beck Hall to Dixon Hall while the west wall of the old Heat Plant is demolished. This closure will take place on Wednesday June 6 from 6am to 8am. Please enter SCD from Main Street if you are going to Public Safety, Facilities, GBVS, or any of the Residence Halls except Dixon and Deatrick Halls. Please enter SCD from Baldy if you are going to Keystone, Dixon Hall, Deatrick Hall or the South Dining Hall.

Nathan Shugars, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services
Maintenance Building 5/30/12 Please be advised that the relocation of the university fuel pumps is complete and you may use them for re-fueling university vehicles. The pumps are now located at the new maintenance building on Baldy Road.

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services
Multiple 5/30/12 Construction Notice: On Friday June 1st we will begin excavation for the installation of stormwater piping associated with the Schaeffer project. Excavation will begin in the field between Lytle Hall and The Academic Forum and will proceed south between Rohrbach Library and Boehm then continue south toward Schaeffer. While passage around the excavation will be maintained, please be aware of, and adhere to, temporary sidewalk closures and detours.

Jeff Mosser, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services
Deatrick Hall 5/29/12 Deatrick Elevator #20 has been repaired by Schindler
and is back in service.

Work Control Center
Schuylkill Hall 5/24/12 Water Softeners at Schuylkill Hall is down for repairs/parts by Culligan.
It should be repaired and back in service on or before Friday 5/25/12.

Work Control Center
Johnson Hall 5/24/12 Hot water will be shut off for repairs for Johnson Hall all day on Tuesday May 29, 2012.

Work Control Center
Multiple 5/23/12 To facilitate demolition of the Old Heat Plant the following will take place on Tuesday morning 5/29/12.
1. At 6am Tuesday morning there will be a brief power outage that will affect Deatrick Hall, Beck Hall, and the north half of Stratton Administration. Power should be restored by 6:30am.
2. The purpose of the power outage is to permanently disconnect power to the Old Heat Plant and Facilities Grounds & Garage complex. As a result the university fuel pumps will not be in operation and will not be available from 6am 5/29/12 until Friday morning 6/2/12. So, please make sure you fill up the gas tanks on all university vehicles prior to 6am Tuesday morning 5/29/12.
Please contact the project manager, Nathan Shugars, at shugars@kutztown.edu with questions or concerns.

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services
Multiple 5/22/12 Construction Notice: In preparation of the demolition of the old Heat Plant, parking lot F4 between the Stadium and Old Heat Plant will be closed starting Friday, May 25, and will remain closed through Friday, Aug. 17. Access for vehicular traffic between the Admin parking lot F1, through parking lot F4 to South Campus Drive will be maintained during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services
Facilities 5/16/12 All Facilities employees will be attending an organizational meeting on May 16, 2012 beginning at 7:00am until approximately 10:30am. If there is an emergency during this time, please contact Public Safety at x34002. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Multiple 5/11/12 Grounds/Labor Move: The Grounds and Labor Shop will be moving from its current location adjacent to the Old Heat Plant to the new facility on Baldy St. The move will take place the week of May 21st. During this time services will be limited to previously scheduled work and emergencies. Phone calls during this time should be directed to the Work Control Center at 31594.

Automotive Garage: The Automotive Garage will be moving from its current location to the new facility on Baldy St. The move will take place the week of May 21st. During this time services will be limited to previously scheduled work and emergencies. NOTE: THE FUEL PUMPS WILL REMAIN AT THE OLD AUTOMOTIVE GARAGE ACROSS FROM DIXON FOR NOW. Prior to the moving of the fuel pumps to the new location on Baldy St., there will be notifications will be made in the Daily Brief.

Will Meeker, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
Stratton Administration 5/9/12 On Monday May 14, 2012 construction will begin at Stratton Administration Building to renovate and upgrade the university Data Center. As a result, the south entrance (from the parking lot) to the building will be closed and the north entrance along Main Street will have to be used to enter & exit the facility. Also, there may be some parking restrictions and temporary traffic delays as contractors mobilize to the site. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we make these improvements.
Questions or concerns should be addressed to project manager Chris Scott, scott@kutztown.edu

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services
Deatrick Hall 4/23/12 Deatrick elevator #19 was shut down this afternoon due to intermittent door operations. The other elevator in Deatrick (#20) is operational. The service technician will be on-site tomorrow (4/24/12) to conduct additional testing on #19 before restoring service to the elevator. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Facilities Work Control Center
Multiple 4/21/12 Please Note the Revised Times for this Power Outage!!
Please be advised that, in support of the Schaeffer Renovation project, there will be an electrical power outage on Saturday April 21st from 6am to 10am that will affect the following buildings:
Risley,Kemp,Old Main,Graduate Center,Sharadin,President’s Residence,University Stadium
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and I apologize for the inconvenience.
Please contact Project Manager, Jeff Mosser at jeffrey.mosser@stvinc.com should you have any questions.

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services
Multiple 4/4/12 The sidewalk from Main Street to Sharadin that runs next to the President’s residence will be closed on Monday April 9th and Tuesday April 10th to facilitate work for the Schaeffer project. To access North campus during this time, please use either the walkway to the west of Schaeffer Auditorium or proceed to the walkway along College Boulevard. I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Terry D. Brown, CCM, LEED®AP Director, Facilities Project Services
Multiple

3/22/12

The Boil Water Advisory that has been effect for water service to the Berks Hall, Lehigh Hall, Schuylkill Hall, Beck Hall, the J.B. White Multi-Cultural Center and the Beck Health Center has been lifted and is no longer necessary.  Thank you for your patience.

 

Tom Green P.E.

Multiple

3/19/12

Due to a water main break the water service to the Berks Hall, Lehigh Hall, Schuylkill Hall, Beck Hall, the J.B. White Multi-Cultural Center and the Beck Health Center will be shut down at approximately 3:30pm today.  The service is expected to be out for a duration of 4-6 hours.

 

Following service restoration, A BOIL WATER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR 48 HOURS.  It is recommended that any water used to drink, make coffee, cook food, brush teeth, etc., be either boiled first or that bottled water be used.  Water used for consumption must be boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to consumption.

 

Tom Green P.E.

Deatrick Hall

3/11/12

The domestic hot water in Deatrick Hall will be shut down on March 13, 2012 from 7:00am until 3:00pm to make repairs on the domestic hot water tank.  Cold water will not be affected.  Water will be available for flushing toilets.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Mitch Finsel

Multiple 2/20/12

 

In support of the Schaeffer Auditorium Project, there will be an electrical power outage on Sunday February 26, 2012 form 7am to 4pm.  This outage will affect the following buildings:

Grad Center,  Kemp Building, Old Main,  Risley Hall,  Sharadin Arts, President’s Residence, Boehm,  Academic Forum,  Grim

Personnel in these facilities should plan accordingly and turn off their computers when leaving for the weekend.  We thank everyone in advance for their understanding and cooperation.

 

Terry D. Brown

Multiple 1/26/12

The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. Tests results have indicated an absence of any harmful microbes. The water is again safe to drink.

Once again we apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

 

Tom Green P.E.

Multiple 1/24/12

Water service has been restored to Stratton Administration Center, Old Main and Risley.  Please continue to follow the boil water advisory through Thursday, January 26, 2012 for affected buildings. It is recommended that any water used to drink, make coffee, cook food, brush teeth, etc., be either boiled first or that bottled water be used.  Water used for consumption must be boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to consumption.

 

We regret any inconvenience this has caused for the campus community and appreciate your patience.

Multiple 1/24/12 Water Main Update:  The break has been located.  Work is anticipated to be completed and water service restored by 6:00 pm this evening.  Please continue to monitor this site for updates.
Multiple 1/23/12

Boil Water Advisory

is in effect for: 

Old Main, Stratton Administration Building, and Risley

 

Tuesday, January 24 to Thursday, January 26.

 

It is recommended that any water used to drink, make coffee, cook food, brush teeth, etc., be either boiled first or that bottled water be used.  Water used for consumption must be boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to consumption.

  

Kim Rhode

Multiple 1/23/12

The water main leak was not able to be repaired on Friday. Following an evaluation of nearby underground utilities which is occurring today, excavation will resume tomorrow morning.

 

At approximately 7:00 AM Tuesday morning the following buildings will again lose water supply: Old Main, Stratton Administration Building and Risley. We expect to have the supply returned by noon. However, please continue to check the Facilities website for updates.

 

Once the water supply is returned, DEP requires that we issue a Boil Water Advisory for two days following the repair, while water testing is conducted. Building occupants will be able to user shower and restroom facilities,  but must boil the water before using it for drinking or cooking in the above listed buildings only. This is standard protocol for water main leaks.

 

We will update the website as soon as possible tomorrow morning.

 

Sorry for any inconvenience this creates.

 

Tom Green

Multiple 1/23/12

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, an excavator will be here to dig up and locate the leaking water line behind Old Main. The leak is between the fire hydrant and the curb on the inlet side old main circle road. Old Main circle will be shut down.  We may need to shut down South Campus Drive from the cooling towers at the old heat plant to Rothermel which will involve redirecting the bus.  A plan for the lot behind c-wing needs to be addressed from a police/security standpoint.

 

Water outages will affect the following buildings: Administration Building, Old Main C-wing, and Risley from 0600 until completion of the repair.

 

Mike Reese

Multiple 1/20/12 Update: All water service has been restored to Stratton Administration Building, Risley, and Old Main C wing. If you are experiencing issues with water service, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 (M-F 7:30-4:30) or Public Safety at x34002 (after-hours).
Multiple 1/20/12

4:30 pm Update:  We expect to restore water service to Stratton Administration, Risley, and Old Main C wing by midnight tonight.

The water service to Stratton Administration, Risley, and Old Main C wing will be shut off immediately (2:00pm) due to a water main break.  We will restore services as quickly as possible. We regret any inconvenience to our campus customers.

Tom Green

Multiple

1/20/12

Effective immediately (1:00pm), S. Campus Drive between Rothermel and the Automotive Garage will be closed for the repair of a water main leak.  We anticipate reopening S. Campus Drive by midnight tonight.

 

Tom Green

Deatrick Hall 1/18/12

There will be a hot water shut down at Deatrick Hall Thursday, 1/19/12 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for repairs.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Mitch Finsel

Sharadin Arts 12/22/11

Sharadin Art Building has a water leak.  We are actively working on this leak.  Water service to the building has been shut down and remain that way throughout the day today.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Kyle Mills      

Deatrick Hall 12/8/11

Schindler Elevator is currently working on Deatrick elevators 19 & 20.  As a result both elevators are currently shut down.  We anticipate that one or both will be back in operation by close of business today.

 

Facilities Work Control Center

Multiple 11/29/11

Electrical Shut Down Notice

Starting on Tuesday, December 27 until Friday, December 30

 

The Maintenance Department of Facilities will be performing required Electrical Maintenance on the University sub-station feeders beginning on Tuesday, December 27 and ending on Friday, December 30. The schedule is listed below showing the day and times for each of the individual feeder maintenance and the buildings they impact.

 

 

Tuesday, December 27

Entire Campus Electrical shut down already scheduled (by Contractor). Please see contractor shut down notice for times and details.

KU Maintenance will be performing Maintenance on Feeder #1304

The feeder we will be working on is #1304 (Tuesday 12/27) and powers the following buildings:

·         Grad Center

·         Kemp

·         Old Main

·         Risley

·         Sharadin

·         Presidents Home

·         Schaeffer Aud.

·         Boehm Science

·         Grim

·         Academic Forum

 

 

Wednesday, December 28

Feeder #1305

Time: 7:00 am until 11:00 am

Buildings Impacted:           

·         Berks Hall

·         Lehigh Hall

·         Schuylkill Hall

·         Rothermel Hall

·         Multicultural Center

Feeder #1306

Time: 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Buildings Impacted:           

·         Stratton Administration Building (Old Section)

 

 

Thursday, December 29

Feeder #1301

Time: 7:00 am until 11:00 am

Buildings Impacted:           

·         Bonner Hall

·         South Dinning Hall

·         Johnson Hall

·         Student Recreation Center

·         Heat Plant (New)

·         University Place

·         Keystone (all)

 

Feeder #1302

Time: 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Buildings Impacted:           

·         Stratton Administration Building (NEW Section)

·         Beck Hall

·         Deatrick Hall

·         Heat Plant (Old)

·         Dixon Hall

 

 

Friday, December 30

Feeder #1303

Time: 7:00 am until 11:00 am

Buildings Impacted:           

·         Beekey Hall

·         deFrancesco Hall

·         Lytle Hall

·         Rickenbach Research & Learning Center

·         McFarland Student Union Center

·         North Water Tower

·         Heritage Center

·         Rohrbach Library

 

Sorry for any inconvenience.  Thanks for your patience while we work to ensure continued uninterrupted (on the KU side of things at least!) electrical service to the campus buildings.

 

Kyle Mills      

Multiple 11/8/11

Please be advised that steam service has been restored.

 

Tom Green P.E.

Multiple 11/8/11

Please be advised there will be an emergency shutdown of the heat plant this morning, 11/8/11. Starting immediately, the steam supply will be off which will affect building heat and domestic hot water. We anticipate steam will be back on no later than noon. The gas-fired boiler in the South Dining Hall has been enabled therefore the Dining hall will not be affected.

The building temperatures should be stable during the outage but hot water for showers will be reduced significantly. Please alert building occupants as soon as possible.

 

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

 

Tom Green P.E.

Dixon Hall 10/13/11

Dixon Elevator #1 remains out of service. Parts are anticipated to arrive Friday, October 14, 2011.  If parts arrive timely, service would be expected to be restored by end of day Friday, October 14, 2011.  If parts do not arrive timely, the elevator will be out of service over the weekend and service would be expected to be restored by end of day Monday, October 17, 2011.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Diane Biehl

Dixon Hall 10/12/11

Dixon Elevator #1 is down.  The Technician is waiting for a part.  Service is expected to be restored by end of day Thursday, October 13, 2011.

Diane Biehl

Stratton Admin 10/5/11

The freight elevator in the Stratton Administration Building is currently out of service.  Repairs are expected to be complete by close of business Friday, October 7.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Diane Biehl

Graduate Center 9/26/11

The Grad Center is experiencing problems with some of the classroom HVAC units. The Facilities Department is currently troubleshooting the problem and will bring the equipment online as soon as possible. If you are experiencing problems please relocate your classroom to another part of the building. Thank you for cooperation.

 

Tom Green P.E.

Multiple 9/19/11

Roof Repair Notice

 

Repairs are being made on the following roofs starting today and lasting until Wednesday 9/21.

 

The Academic Forum

Boehm Science Building

Sharadin Art

Lytle Hall

 

Kyle Mills

Maint. Bldg 9/13/11

Construction Update: The fencing & gate at the North (lower) entrance to the Facilities building will be taken down Wednesday, 9/14/11, to accommodate the installation of various utilities for the new building.  A temporary gate will be installed with KU’s lock so the compound can be secured in the evenings and will remain in place for the foreseeable future.   Starting on Monday, 9/19/11, the new gas line and sanitary lines will be installed in front of the warehouse & electric shop overhead doors.  To accommodate deliveries and other work activities, access will be maintained for at least (2) overhead doors at all times by utilizing steel plates to cover the trenches until they can be backfilled.    We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nathan Shugars

Multiple

8/12/11

 

Please be advised that the Campus Network Maintenance Outage on Sunday August  14th from 6:00AM to 7:00AM will affect the SMS Card access system.All of the door controllers will continue to work in offline mode for the duration of the outage.The SMS client software will not be available to login or make any changes.All door schedules will work as intended and the readers will work based on existing rights.

Mark S. Fujita

Multiple 8/01/11

Construction Update: Starting on Wednesday, August 3 paving repairs will begin in Lot A-4, causing this area to be closed to all parking. Lytle Lane will be closed to all traffic starting from College Boulevard to the entrance of Lot A-5 starting Monday, August 8 in support of the paving project. This road will be closed until Monday, August 22 (weather permitting). Access to Lytle Hall will still be possible from N. Campus Drive by the ball fields and the Academic Forum and heading north.

Patrick J Antonio Jr

MSU

7/28/11

 

MSU roof remediation/construction project update:  Please be advised that the parking areas adjacent to the MSU metered lot are currently accessible, while the metered lot continues to be blocked off during this phase of the roof project.

Through Aug. 22, there will be intermittent periods when both the surrounding lots and the metered parking lot will be blocked off in order to reduce the potential for overspray contact or damage to vehicles.

Please note when the barriers are put in place to block parking, it is being done to protect your vehicles.

Please be sure to share this information with those who may be impacted by this and not have access to email. Thank you for your continued patience as this project progresses.
Trisha J. Scarcia-King

Multiple 7/22/11

In order to achieve our required curtailment, we had to raise the campus temperature set point to 80 degrees.  The good news, I suppose if there can be any, is that this emergency event is currently scheduled to end at 7:30 PM tonight.

 

We understand that there are many important events occurring over the weekend.  Although the weather is not supposed to break until Sunday, we do NOT anticipate another emergency request tomorrow that would require us to go to the extremes we had to today.  Overall grid loads are reduced on the weekends as a matter of course due to many office type businesses being closed.  Therefore, as of tomorrow morning, temperature set points should return to normal and all scheduled events should be able to take place without today’s discomforting interior temperature conditions.

 

If you have a scheduled event over the weekend and the temperatures appear above our normal interior temperature of 74 degrees F, please contact Public Safety Dispatch who will then ensure a response from an on-duty maintenance technician.

 

Thank you.

 

Jeff

Multiple 7/22/11

The regional electrical grid authority which oversees the status of electrical power availability across numerous mid Atlantic states has declared an emergency starting at 1330 today until 1930 this evening.  In order to prevent unscheduled rolling blackouts, Met Ed territory major power consumers such as Kutztown University have been asked to activate their emergency power curtailment plans. 

 

Our plan consists of three separate stages.  Since we were already in stage one starting earlier this week, we must now progress to stage two and possibly stage three.  For most campus users, what this means is that your interior building temperatures will be raised by 4 degrees from the normal settings, and then possibly to six degrees depending on the amount of energy saved during stage two.

 

Once again, you can all help us respond to this emergency event by reducing lighting to an absolute minimum and taking optional powered items off line as much as possible without impacting health, safety, or mission accomplishment.  Thank you.

 

R. Jeff Grimm, PE

Multiple 7/20/2011

Due to the abnormal and prolonged high heat index resulting in increased region-wide electrical consumption, the University will be following a load reduction schedule starting today until further notice.  The electrical load reduction will occur between 12:00 – 10:00 PM.  We will be implementing our Phase I Load Shedding Plan, which relies on the help of faculty, students and staff to meet our reduction target by turning off all non-essential equipment.

 

Therefore, Facilities is once again asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities starting either before or at 12:00 PM today:

 

Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, TV’s, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

If you are not currently using your computer, turn off the screen.  If you are not using it at all or can avoid using it  

the remainder of the day, turn it off completely.

Turn off as many lights as possible.

If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature.

If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

All building temperatures centrally controlled will be raised.  Loads will be checked and additional temperature 

changes may be required in order to meet planned reductions.

 

Thank you once more for your cooperation.

 

R. Jeff Grimm, PE

Boehm 07/19/11

Boehm chiller is shut down for emergency repairs we expect to have it back up before noon.

12:42 Boehm chiller is back online.

Keystone Pool 7/18/11

Keystone Pool Closed 7/18

A damaged suction line at Keystone Pool requires emergency repairs. Until the line is repaired, the Keystone Pool will temporarily be shut down until further notice. 

Kyle Mills  Director of Facilities Maintenance, EFP

We will be starting the pool back up at 4:00.

Mitch Finsel

Multiple 7/11/11

As part of this summer’s North Campus electrical loop/feeder rebalancing and substation capacitor/breaker digitization required in preparation for the Schaeffer Auditorium Renovation and Addition Project to start JANUARY 2012, we must shutdown the North Campus electrical feeders on Saturday, July 16th from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Power will be returned to all campus facilities after 4:00 PM.

The affected buildings are as follows:

Beekey

Boehm

deFrancesco

Grim

Lytle

R&L

McFarland SUB

Heritage Center

Academic Forum

Rohrbach

Grad Center

Kemp

Old Main

Risley

Sharadin

President’s House

Schaeffer

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the Project Manager, Mr. Tom Green, at his e-mail address, green@kutztown.edu.

Multiple 6/29/11

Building Generator/Transfer Switch Testing

The electrical generators will be tested this Wednesday, June 29 from 7:00 am until 12:00 noon. This will be a combination Generator test and Transfer Switch test. No interruption should be noticed except for the lights flickering.

The following buildings will be tested:

Boehm Science

Dixon Hall

Student Recreation Center

The Academic Forum

Sharadin Art Building

 

Kyle Mills, Director of Maintenance, Facilities

Graduate Center 6/24/11

Construction Update: The Graduate Center rear entrance will be closed from Friday, June 24 through Monday, August 1 in support of the vestibule renovations in that building.

Chris Scott, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Multiple 6/24/11

Building Generator/Transfer Switch Testing

The electrical generators will be tested this Wednesday, June 29 from 7:00 am until 12:00 noon. This will be a combination Generator test and Transfer Switch test. No interruption should be noticed except for the lights flickering.

The following buildings will be tested:

Boehm Science

Dixon Hall

Student Recreation Center

The Academic Forum

Sharadin Art Building

 

Kyle Mills, Director of Maintenance, Facilities

MSU

6/24/11

 

Construction Update: The MSU parking lot A1 will remain closed until July 27 to facilitate the spray-on polyurethane coating work on the roof. Weather conditions have dictated this extension. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation. We will re-open the parking area as soon as possible.

Jeff Mosser, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Beck Hall 6/13/11

Construction Update: The DMZ concrete walkway in front of Beck Hall will be closed to all pedestrians and vehicles starting Monday, June 20 through Friday, July 29 in support of the concrete replacement work.  ADA access to the Health Center will be maintained on the north side facing Old Main. The DMZ walkway from Beck Hall to South Campus Drive will also be closed during this time. 

 Nathan Shugars, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services

Multiple 6/8/11 & 6/9/11

Electrical Load Reduction Announcement

Met-Ed, our electric utility company, has requested a reduction in power consumption from 12:00 – 8:00 PM today, 6/8/11 and 12:00 – 8:00 PM tomorrow.  We will be implementing our Phase I Load Shedding Plan, which relies on the help of faculty, students and staff to turn meet our reduction target by turning off all non-essential equipment.

 

Therefore, Facilities is once again asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities starting either before or at 12:00 PM today and tomorrow:

 

Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, TV’s, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

If you are not currently using your computer, turn off the screen.  If you are not using it at all or can avoid using it the remainder of the day, turn it off completely.

Turn off as many lights as possible.

If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature.

If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

All building temperatures centrally controlled will be raised.  Loads will be checked and additional temperature changes may be required in order to meet reduction Met Ed is seeking.

 

Thank you once more for your cooperation.

 

Jeff

Multiple 5/31/11

Electrical Load Curtailment

 

PJM the operator of the electrical grid has initiated an electrical curtailment. An electrical curtailment is a reduction of power consumption. They have requested the event to be in place for the hours of 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM today, 31 May 2011. They have requested we reduce our load by 1,000 kW (1MW) which is equivalent to approximately 15% of our current electrical load. We will be implementing our Phase III Load Shedding Plan, but even so, this is a large reduction that will be difficult to achieve without the help of faculty, staff, and students.

 

Facilities is asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities from 12:00 to 8:00 today and tomorrow:

Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, TV’s, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

If you are not currently using your computer, turn off the screen.  If you are not using it at all or can avoid  

using it the remainder of the day, turn it off completely.

Turn off as many lights as possible.

If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature.

If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

All building temperatures centrally controlled will be raised.  Loads will be checked and additional temperature 

changes may be required in order to meet the 1 MW demand reduction Met Ed is seeking.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Tom Green P.E.

Director of Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities

Kutztown University

484-646-4324

Old Main 5/25/11

Old Main: Main front entrance will be closed for repainting and refinishing starting  May 25, thru June 30, 2011. Please use the other entrance, At E-wing.

Mitch Finsel, Facilities Manager

Old Main

5/19/11

 

Construction Update: The Old Main A-wing tunnel will be closed starting Tuesday, May 24 for renovations. All other entrances in the area will be open to allow access to adjoining offices during this work.

Chris Scott, project manager, Facilities Project Services.

Multiple 5/19/11

Campus Elevator State Inspections: Schindler Elevator will be working with the State Inspectors today on Stratton Admin Freight Elevator, Beekey Elevator, Lytle Elevators, and Sharadin #1 & #3 Elevators. The elevators will be down for approximately 1 ½ hour each but not all at the same time during the day.

Diane Biehl - Facilities Work Control Center

Dixon 5/18/11

Dixon Hall Elevator State Inspections: Schindler Elevator will be working with the State Inspectors today on Dixon Elevators #1, #2, #3, #4. The elevators will be down for approximately 1 ½ hour each but not all at the same time during the day.

Diane Biehl - Facilities Work Control Center

Boehm Science 5/17/11

7:00 am   Boehm Science Building AC:The Air Conditioning at Boehm Science was restored on Monday, May 16 at 5:00 pm.

Kyle Mills - Director of Facilities Maintenance

Boehm Science 5/16/11

12:05 pm   Boehm Science Building AC:The Air Conditioning remains down. The contractor was contacted and will be on-site around 3:00 pm. Please check this web site for further updates.

Kyle Mills - Director of Facilities Maintenance

Boehm Science 5/16/11

Boehm Science Building AC: The Air Conditioning is currently down in the Boehm Science building and we have a call into the contactor to come out to resolve the issue. Please check this web site for further updates.

Kyle Mills - Director of Facilities Maintenance

Multiple 5/11/11

Data Center Outage/Admin UPS replacement: The ISD (I-Service Desk) Webpage will not be available to the campus community during the planned data center outage on May 13-May 15.  Outside of normal business hours, all emergencies should be called into Public Safety.  Routine and non-emergency requests should be entered by noon on Friday, May 13th or held until the servers/networks are restored.

Mark S. Fujita, Facilities Technology Specialist

Multiple 5/11/11

Data Center Outage/Admin UPS replacement: During the Admin UPS replacement from May 13-May 15, the fuel pumps will continue to operate as normal in offline mode for all users with appropriate ID cards containing valid access.  There will not be any changes/updates to card holder records and vehicle records until the servers/networks are restored.

Mark S. Fujita, Facilities Technology Specialist

Sharadin 5/05/11

Construction Update: Sharadin Lot (B-5) will be closed to all traffic starting Monday, May 9. Contractor staging in support of the McFarland Student Union project will be located on this site. The area will reopen Friday, August 26.

Jeff Mosser, project manager, (STV) Facilities Project Services

Multiple

5/03/11

 

Construction Updates: The following list outlines areas of upcoming renovation on campus, most projects starting Monday, May 9, 2011.

BECK HALL – (Basement, 2nd and  3rd Floor Renovations): Project begins Monday, May 9. Parking will be restricted at the loading dock area in F-5 until Friday, August 12.

CAMPUS WIDE – (Stamped Concrete Repairs): Work begins at multiple locations on Monday, May 9 and runs through Friday, July 1. Areas being repaired will be coned off, and access to buildings will be available.

OLD MAIN A-WING TUNNEL UPGRADES: Project begins Tuesday, May 24 for approximately 6 weeks. The tunnel will be closed during this renovation. No tunnel access will be available for entry to Social Equity or GLBTQ. Signs will be posted listing changes in egress to the building.

DEATRICK HALL CONCRETE REPAIRS AND BOLLARDS: Project begins Monday, June 20 and runs through Monday, August 1. Alternate walkways will be available for access to this building.

GRADUATE CENTER (Rear Entry Vestibule Tile Replacement): Contractors will mobilize the week of May 9. No access to the building using the rear entrance will be permitted. Signs will be posted listing changes in egress to the building.

UNIVERSITY PLACE (Roof and Coping Replacement): Project begins Monday, May 9 and is expected to be complete by Monday, August 1. Construction vehicles will be parked in lots C-3 and C-4 during this time. Please use caution when driving in this area.

DEFRANCESCO (Rooms 204/205 Renovations): Project begins Wednesday, May 15 and run through Monday, August 1. Classroom 206, adjoining these rooms is also offline during this renovation.

Chris Scott, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Dixon 4/21/11

Dixon elevator #1 is currently out of service due to a part that needs to be replaced.  Service is expected to be restored sometime on Monday, April 25.  Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 if you have any questions.

Sharadin 04/11/11

1441 hrs   Sharadin- (Updated) water service has been restored to the building. Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 if there are any further issues.

1435 hrs   Sharadin- It has been reported that there is no water in the Sharadin Building. Facilities crews have been dispatched to resolve the issue. Check back for updates.

DeFrancesco 4/6/11

HVAC systems work is being performed today in the DeFrancesco Building.  This may affect the temperatures in the building.  The work is expected to be completed by 11:30 am today. 

DeFrancesco 3/24/11 Electrical work is being done in the DeFrancesco Building this Saturday by an outside contractor between the hours of 7 a.m. through 4 p.m. Service to the building will not be affected.
 Mitch Finsel, manager, Mechanical Shop
Stratton Admin 3/16/11

Construction Update: Preliminary work in support of the Admin Data Center UPS Upgrade project is scheduled to begin the week of 3/21/11. A staging area for machinery and supplies will be confined to the grassy area directly behind the building. No changes to egress or parking will be required. Access to the building will remain unaffected.

Patrick J. Antonio, Jr, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Old Main 3/10/11

The Hot Water Service in Old Main will be shut down on Friday, March 11 starting at 7:30 am until 10:30 am. Old Main will be without HOT water for approximately 3 hours in order to repair a leak.  This only impacts the hot water service.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Kyle Mills, Director Facilities Maintenance

Multiple 3/7/11

Facilities is conducting a software upgrade on the SMS Door Security System on March 8, 2011. It is expected that this upgrade will take a full business day to complete. Campus Authorizing Officials have been provided with information outlining the impact of the software upgrade. Authorizing Officials will be notified via email when the upgrade process begins and when the upgrade process has been completed.  For campus users of door access/door readers:  All door readers will continue to function normally during the upgrade process. If you experience any issues with door access during the scheduled system upgrade, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we accomplish this necessary upgrade.

 

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Old Main 2/25/11

Old Main HVAC service has been restored.  Expect 100% recovery by 10am.

Facilities Work Control Center

x31594

Old Main 2/25/11

Old Main HVAC service has been interrupted. Service personnel on site.  

Facilities Work Control Center

x31594

Multiple 2/23/11

Facilities is currently planning an SMS Door Access System upgrade for March 8, 2011.  This upgrade is necessary to take advantage of new software capability and to take full benefit from the new AD style upgradable door readers and hardware.

Additional information and support documentation on this software upgrade, as well as detailed information on the impact of the software upgrade has been provided to campus Authorizing Officials.

 

During the system upgrade, door security features will continue to operate and existing user privileges will not be affected.  Secured areas will remain secured.  If you need additional information on the potential impact of the door access system upgrade, please contact your Authorizing Official or the Facilities Work Control Center at x31594.

 

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Multiple 2/22/11

In preparation for the PeopleSoft implementation at the end of this month, the One Card Office and Facilities will need to adjust our data formats for the import process that links our two systems together.

There is a scheduled SMS Door Access maintenance that will take place on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from approximately 7:30AM until 8:30AM. We were just recently made aware of this requirement, and we apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

The only impact to users will be that any New/Replacement Cards issued between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 will not be available in SMS until after 8:30 a.m.

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Multiple 2/21/11

Facilities is currently planning an SMS Card Access System upgrade for March 8, 2011.  We wanted to provide advance notification to SMS users and Authorizing Officials of the planned system upgrade which is necessary to move to the latest available version of the software to take advantage of new software capability and to take full benefit from the new AD style upgradable door readers and hardware.

 

During the system upgrade, most door security features will continue to operate and existing user privileges will not be affected. Secured areas will remain secured. However, there will be a period of time when door schedule changes and privilege update features will be unavailable.

 

Detailed instructions and information on feature availability will be provided to all University Door Access Authorizing Officials this week.

 

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Academic Forum 1/07/11

Please be advised that there will be a contractor on campus on Friday, January 7th for maintenance of the emergency generator at the Academic Forum. There is a possibility that there will be very minor interruptions as power is transferred from the normal electrical feed to the generator.

Kyle Mills

Director of Facilities Maintenance

Multiple 12/23/10

iService Desk and TMA service interruption

On January 6, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Facilities will be performing an upgrade to our automated email function in iService Desk and TMA.  During that time, the automated email function will not operate.  We are planning our production and work order processing around these times so that they have the least impact to our campus customers. However, there may be limited service capability and access to iService Desk and TMA may be interrupted during this time.  Our Work Control Center will be open and staff will be available to assist you with urgent needs during the upgrade. If you require assistance during that time, please call the Work Control Center at x31594.

 

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Multiple 12/23/10

Routine pest control services- The schedule for routine pest control service has been updated on the Facilities web page.

 

Please see http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/facilities/support/pest.shtml for scheduled dates of service for 2011.  To request routine pest control services, please submit requests via TMA/iService Desk at http://workorders.kutztown.edu/

 

If you need assistance with urgent pest control issues, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594. 

 

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Academic Forum 12/16/10

Academic Forum Generator Maintenance 12/22/10

The Emergency Generator at the Academic Forum will be having maintenance work done on Wednesday, December 22nd. The generator will be worked on all day and will require the building load to be on the generator while it operates.

 Kyle Mills - Director of Facilities Maintenance

Multiple 12/13/10

The central heat plant will be performing mandatory emissions testing on the boilers this week. The south side of campus may experience some higher noise levels caused by the blow-off of steam. We will make every attempt to limit the duration and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact facilities with any concerns you may have. Thank you.

Tom Green

Director of Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities.

Deatrick 11/19/10

Elevator #20 service in Deatrick has been restored.  Thank you for your patience.

Deatrick 11/19/10

Elevator #20 in Deatrick is temporarily out of service.  Our contracted vendor is working to resolve the problem.  Please check this site for periodic updates.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Old Main B wing 11/11/10

Old Main B wing elevator is temporarily out of service.  Estimated repair completion is 11/12/10.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Multiple 11/5/10

On November 16th, a representative from Morris Arboretum will be on the KU campus to take soil samples for analysis.  These samples will be used to help Facilities determine what tree species to choose during future plantings.

Will Meeker,  Asst. Director of Campus Services

Boehm Science 10/14/10

Boehm Science Elevator (4 story): This elevator has been having intermittent issues since last evening and Facilities contacted our elevator service contractor for repairs. The parts have been ordered and the repair is estimated to be completed by Monday. Until that time, the elevator may need to be re-set periodically. If you notice that the elevator is not responding to calls, please contact us so that we can re-set the elevator for you. We regret any inconvenience this might cause for building occupants and visitors. If there is anything we can do to help, or if you require an update, please contact the Facilities Work Control Center at x31594.

-Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

South Campus Drive 10/07/10

Construction update: South Campus Drive will be closed for paving work between Beck and Deatrick halls on Monday, Oct. 11. A detour around the old heat plant will be available.

 Tom Green, director, Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities

Multiple 9/21/10

During the brief Internet outage due to an uninterruptable power supply electrical failure in the KU network operations center, Users of the SMS Card Access software may have experienced a loss of connectivity. All door controllers continued to work in offline mode until communications were restored.

Mark S. Fujita,   Technology Specialist

Multiple 9/20/10

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) has issued a DROUGHT WARNING for Berks and 23 other counties across Pennsylvania.  The warning comes with a request for a reduction in water use of 10-15% below the average annual normal usage during the same period of time in the affected areas.  Through the implementation of the energy savings efforts of the University over the past two years, we have already lowered our water usage on campus considerably by the introduction of low flow shower heads, faucets, toilets, and urinals, going tray-less in the dining halls and other measures. 

 

However, you can still help both on campus and off by being aware of your personal usage patterns.  Some ways to help are as follows:

 

                -Take showers instead of baths.

                -Take shorter showers. Alternatively, turn the shower on to wet body, turn water off, lather, turn water on, rinse, 

                  finish.

                -Dont wash your car at home.  Wash your car only at a local car wash facility that recycles the water.

                -Dont let the faucet run while shaving or brushing your teeth.

                -Use your dishwashers and clothes washers only at full loads.

                -Dont water your lawn.

                -Check for leaks and drips and running toilets and have them fixed.

                -Use bottled water for drinking (dont forget to recycle!) or better yet, keep a container of water in the refrigerator

                 so that you dont have to run the tap until the water is cold.

 

The University will immediately discontinue watering any turf areas on campus in general as turf irrigation loses a lot of water to evaporation.  In order to prevent damage to the varsity field behind Keystone, it will continue to be watered, but limited to one day per week.  The hanging baskets and all new trees and shrubs that can be irrigated by hand watering or soaker hoses (minimal evaporation) will continue to be watered to prevent loss and costly replacement expenditures.

 

Additional actions and restrictions may have to be implemented if the State at any time declares a Drought Emergency.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

R. Jeff Grimm, AVP Facilities

Multiple 9/2/10

The campus electrical power consumption is again nearing an overload condition for the campus power substation. We will be implementing our Load Shedding Plan in phases until the situation is resolved.

 

Facilities is also asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities from 12:00 to 8:00 today and tomorrow:

         Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, TVs, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

         If you are not currently using your computer, turn off the screen.  If you are not using it at all or can avoid  

          using it the remainder of the day, turn it off completely.

         Turn off as many lights as possible.

         If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature by two or more degrees.

         If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

         All building temperatures centrally controlled will be raised.  Loads will be checked and additional temperature changes may be required in order to reduce our load below what may cause an unplanned outage campus wide.

 

Thank you once again for your cooperation.

 

Tom Green PE

Director of Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities

Multiple 9/1/10

The campus power consumption is nearing an overload condition for the campus substation. We will be implementing our Load Shedding Plan in phases until the situation is resolved.

 

Facilities is also asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities from 12:00 to 8:00 today and tomorrow:

         Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, TVs, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

         If you are not currently using your computer, turn off the screen.  If you are not using it at all or can avoid using it the remainder of the day, turn it off completely.

         Turn off as many lights as possible.

         If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature.

         If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

         All building temperatures centrally controlled will be raised.  Loads will be checked and additional temperature changes may be required in order to reduce our load.

 

Thank you once again for your cooperation.

 

Tom Green

  8/16/10

Starting on Tuesday, August 17th the AC in deFrancesco Hall will be shut down at 5:00 am in order to make emergency repairs. The AC will be down until 12 noon (building should hold temperatures). Once repairs are completed the AC will be turned back on in the building. Five rooms will not have AC until repairs are made to each individual unit (Rooms 101, 103, 106A, 114 and 115). It is estimated that 2 rooms per day will have AC restored until all rooms are completed.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kyle Mills

Director of Maintenance

Stratton Admin 8/3/10

The Stratton 2nd Floor Womens Room will be closed from Friday, August 6th, through Friday, August 13th, for planned modifications.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding during this time. 

 

Mitch Finsel, Project Manager

McFarland Student Union 7/16/10

McFarland Student Union Building - Gas Shutdown Notice Starting on Monday, July 19th

A scheduled gas shutdown for the McFarland Student Union Building will begin this Monday, July 19th in order to relocate gas lines related to the Cub Caf Renovation Project.

 

Beginning on Monday, July 19th at 8:00am, the gas servicing the McFarland Student Union Building shall be turned off.  This gas service shall remain off for the duration of the week, until Friday, July 23rd.  The only impact this should have on personnel and visitors to the building is that there shall be no hot water during the shutdown. Although there will still be running water and soap, hand sanitizer will be available in each bathroom.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ARAMARK project manager at 570.510.7778.

 

I apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you.

 

Brian D. Dougherty

ARAMARK Project Manager

Multiple 7/6/10

Met Ed, the electric utility service provider for the University, has requested a reduction of power consumption for the hours of 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM today, 6 July 2010 and tomorrow, 7, July 2010. They have requested we reduce our load by 1,000 kW (1MW) which is equivalent to approximately 15% of our current electrical load. We will be implementing our Phase II Load Shedding Plan, but even so, this is a large reduction that will be difficult to achieve without the help of faculty and staff.

 

Facilities is once again asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities from 12:00 to 8:00 today and tomorrow:

         Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, TVs, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

         If you are not currently using your computer, turn off the screen.  If you are not using it at all or can avoid    

          using it the remainder of the day, turn it off completely.

         Turn off as many lights as possible.

         If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature.

         If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

         All building temperatures centrally controlled will be raised.  Loads will be checked and additional

          temperature changes may be required in order to meet the 1 MW demand reduction Met Ed is seeking.

 

Thank you once more for your cooperation.

 

R. Jeff Grimm, PE

AVP Facilities

Dixon Hall and Deatrick Hall 6/30/10

Water Testing Scheduled for Dixon Hall and Deatrick Hall

 

Due to plumbing issues in these two buildings Facilities Maintenance is asking residents to reframe from drinking the water until test can be completed.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Kyle Mills

Director of Facilities Maintenance, EFP

Multiple 6/24/10

Met Ed, the electric utility service provider for the University, has requested a reduction of power   consumption for the hours of 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. They have requested we reduce our load by 1,000 kW. This is a large reduction that will be difficult to achieve without the help of faculty and staff.

 

 Facilities is asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities from 12:00 to 8:00:

         Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

         Turn off as many lights as possible.

         If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature.

         If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

         All building temperatures will be raised by 4 degrees (from 74 to 78).

 

Today will be one of the highest energy consuming days of the year for the University as well as the State. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Tom Green PE

Director of Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities

 

University Place 06/22/10

UPDATE:  University Place Water Service- The water service in University Place has been restored.  Thank you for your patience.

University Place 06/22/10

University Place Water Service- The water in University Place is turned off temporarily in order to address an emergency repair.  We do not have a timeline for the restoration of services at this time, but will endeavor to keep the University informed of updates.

 

Kim Rhode

Director Business and Campus Services

deFrancesco Hall 6/18/10

deFrancesco Hall Drinking Water Unavailable

 

The Water Fountains in deFran Hall will not be available until Wednesday, June 23rd due to the water main replacement feeding the building. This is a precaution that is not required but Facilities Maintenance wants to be on the safe side. The Water Fountains in the building will be turned back on Wednesday morning. Restroom facilities will be available, for use, but do not use sinks for water consumption.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mitch Finsel - Facilities Maintenance Manager

deFrancesco Hall 6/17/10

deFrancesco Hall - Water Shut Down Notice 06/18/10

 

The Water Service feeding deFrancesco Hall will be shut down on Friday, June 18th from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon to repair the water main. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Mitch Finsel Facilities Maintenance Manager

Multiple 5/20/10

Electrical Shut Down Notice Starting on Friday, May 21st until Saturday, May 22nd

 

Emergency electrical repairs, to the transformer at deFrancesco Hall, will interrupt electrical service to several buildings on campus.

 

Starting on Friday, May 21st (12 noon) power will be shut down on the new side of deFrancesco Hall until 5:00 pm Saturday, May 22nd.

 

On Saturday, May 22nd the following buildings will be shut down from 7:00 am until 8:00 am and once again between the hours of 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

 

deFrancesco Hall (old and new side)

Beekey Hall

Boehm Science Building

Grim Science

Lytle Hall

Rickenbach R&L

McFarland Student Union Building

North Water Tower

Heritage Center

The Academic Forum

Rohrbach Library

 

The electrical services for deFranceso Hall will remain off all day until 5:00 pm on Saturday May 22nd.

 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Kyle Mills

Director of Facilities Maintenance

Multiple 5/14/10

Construction Update: ADA concrete construction demolition and protective barricades will be installed between Bonner, Johnson, and South Dining Hall on Monday, May 17 through Friday, July 16, 2010.  All entrances will be maintained during construction  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nathan Shugars, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Campus 5/10/10

Mass Notification System testing will occur Wednesday, May 12 and again on Thursday, May 13.   As part of our ongoing installation of mass notification capability on campus, testing will occur as indicated.  An announcement, regarding the mass (voice) notification test, will be made prior to the actual messages and/or tones being transmitted over the voice fire alarm systems in university buildings.  Messages will be kept to a minimum, by conducting test counts via live voice; however, a pre-recorded message may also be transmitted to ensure the system is functioning properly.  Test messages will be sent to individual buildings, as well as an all-campus test message.  If there are any concerns regarding this testing, please notify the EHS office by email (helms@kutztown.edu).

Your patience and understanding during this work is appreciated.

 Stephen Helms, Director – Environmental, Health & Safety

Lytle Hall 4/21/10

The exterior lights at Lytle Hall are currently not in operation due to an underground power supply line shorting out.  We will begin excavation to find the damaged line beginning on Thursday, April 22, 2010.  Please continue to check this site for updates. 

Kyle Mills

Director of Facilities Maintenance

Old Main A-wing 3/4/10

The Old Main A wing  elevator will be out of service on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, and inspection by our contracted service provider. We regret any inconvenience this might cause for our campus customers. Please feel free to contact the Work Control Center at x31594 if you have any questions. 

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Campus 3/4/10

Campus Door Security Testing- Facilities will be conducting a test of the door security system on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. During testing of the system access/entry to some buildings may be temporarily interrupted. Egress from the building will not be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We will do our best to minimize the duration of the test.

Affected buildings include:  Academic Forum, Dixon, Honors, Kemp, Old Main A wing, Old Main I wing computer lab, Rec Center, Sharadin, Bonner, Berks, Deatrick, Golden Bear Village South Buildings 10 and 80, Johnson, Lehigh, Rothermel, Schuylkill, and University Place.

Please contact the Facilities Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions or concerns you might have regarding the door security testing.  

 Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Campus

12/18/09

The Campus Fire Alarm network will be OFF LINE beginning on Monday morning, December 21st at approximately 8:30 AM until approximately 5:00 PM; while the fire alarm system in each building will continue to provide protection, it will not be capable of reporting an alarm condition to Public Safety.  IMPORTANT:  If the fire alarm should activate in any campus building, a call must be placed to Public Safety immediately.  CALL PUBLIC SAFETY AT 3-4001 TO REPORT ANY FIRE ALARM ACTIVATION IN CAMPUS BUILDINGS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 21ST BETWEEN 8:30AM AND 5:00PM.” If anyone should have questions feel free to contact Environmental, Health and Safety at Ext. 34050 or email- firesafety@kutztown.edu.

 

 Stephen Helms, Director – Environmental, Health & Safety

 

Old Main

12/17/09

Please be advised that parking behind Old Main will be limited on Monday, December 21st, in order to repair the damaged macadam resulting from Wednesday’s water main break.

 

Tom Green PE

Assistant Director of Campus Energy Services

 

UP/Bonner

12/16/09

Steam service to UP and Bonner will be interrupted for an emergency repair of the steam and condensate pipes, on Monday, Dec 21 starting at 9:00 and lasting for  4 - 8 hours. The result will be a loss of hot water and room temperatures may decrease until steam is restored.   

Tom Green PE

Assistant Director of Campus Energy Services

Kutztown University

(484)64 64324

 

Campus

12/16/09

Construction Update: There will be a campus wide electrical shutdown starting at 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 to perform maintenance on the substation. This shutdown will affect ALL BUILDINGS on campus, and is expected to last 2 hours. At that time, the buildings will be returned to service, with the exception of the following: Beck Hall, Deatrick Hall, Stratton Administration Center (new section closest to Main Street) and the Heat Plant (old), including the Garage. Those buildings will be returned to service by 4:00 pm. Please be sure to turn off your computers and other electrical devices by close of business on Tuesday, December 29. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Facilities Work Control Center at x31594.

Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Maintenance

Chris Scott, construction manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Multiple

12/16/09

12/16/09 1:20 p.m. (Update)

Water service has been restored to all buildings affected by this morning's water main break.  Hot water will be available by 2:00 p.m.  Thank you for your patience.

 

Multiple

12/16/09

12/16/09 11:30 a.m. (Update)

Crews are continuing their work on the water main break affecting Old Main, Risley, and the Administration Building.  With the exception of I Wing, cold water service is now available in Old Main.  Remaining areas should anticipate having service restored by 2:00 p.m.  Please continue to monitor this site for additional updates.

 

Multiple

12/16/09

12/16/09 08:15 a.m. (Update)

The Stratton Administration Building will not have water service until the water main break issue has been resolved. We anticipate that the water service will be restored by noon. At this point in time, Old Main, Risley and the Administration Buildings are the only buildings affected by this service interruption. We apologize for any inconvenience and will attempt to have the issue resolved as quickly as possible.

 

Old Main I-wing

12/16/09

12/16/09 08:00 a.m. 

Water Main Break: There is a water main break in the parking lot located behind Old Main I Wing. Facilities is working to resolve the issue. Water service is not available in Old Main and Risley Hall until the situation is resolved. We anticipate being able to restore water to Old Main by noon today. Please check back frequently for updates.  

 

Old Main I-wing

12/16/09

12/16/09 06:46 a.m.

Water Main Break: There is a water main break in the parking lot located behind Old Main I Wing. Facilities is working to resolve the issue. Water service is not available in Old Main until the situation is resolved. We anticipate being able to restore water to Old Main by noon today. Please check back frequently for updates.  

 

Campus

12/04/09

12/04/09

Construction Update: There will be a campus wide electrical shutdown starting at 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 to perform maintenance on the substation. This shutdown will affect ALL BUILDINGS on campus, and is expected to last 2 hours. At that time, the buildings will be returned to service, with the exception of the following: Beck Hall, Deatrick Hall, Stratton Administration Center (new section closest to Main Street) and the Heat Plant (old), including the Garage. Those buildings will be returned to service by 4:00 pm. Please be sure to turn off your computers and other electrical devices by close of business on Tuesday, December 29. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Facilities Work Control Center at x31594.

Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Maintenance

Chris Scott, construction manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Admin Bldg

11/11/09

11/11/09

 Administration Building – Stairwell to be Closed 11/14/09

 The stairwell located on the Southwest corner of the Administration Building (parking lot entrance) will be closed on Saturday,    11/14/09 and possibly Sunday, 11/15/09 to replace all stair treads. The stairwell will be reopened by Monday, 11/16/09.

 Thank you for your cooperation.

Kyle Mills

Director of Facilities Maintenance & Energy Services

 

Keystone Hall

11/10/09

11/10/09

  The Keystone wheelchair lift is back in service.  Thanks for your patience.

  Kim Rhode

  Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

 

Old Main A-wing

11/10/09

11/10/09

Construction Update: The 2nd half of the OM A-wing elevator will be delivered to the project site on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Old Main Circle will be closed to traffic during the delivery from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nathan Shugars, project manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Keystone Hall

11/03/09

11/03/09

The Keystone wheelchair lift that provides access from the field house section of the building to the classroom areas is not in service.  Unfortunately, a critical part of the wheelchair lift has failed and cannot be operated safely until full repairs are completed.  Our elevator service company is attempting to locate the necessary parts, but due to the age of this equipment, the unit may not be in service for several days at least.  We will keep you posted as new information becomes available.  We regret any inconvenience this might cause.

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

 

Rohrbach Library 10/16/09

10/16/09

Please be advised that the men's rooms on the first and second floor of the old section of Rohrbach Library will be closed for repairs until 8:00a.m. on Monday, October 19th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mitch Finsel

Mechanical Shop Manager

 

North Campus 10/15/09

10/15/09 07:30 a.m.

The North Campus electrical shutdown scheduled for this morning at 4:00 a.m. has been completed. Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 for assistance if there are any issues or maintenance concerns.

There MAY be some associated issues with the electrical shutdown and re-energization that may not be remedied by 0800.  Please report any issues to the Work Control Center (WCC) at 3-1594, and they will be remedied as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and support.

 

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

 

North Campus

10/14/09

10/14/09  3:00 p.m.

Please be advised that there will be an electrical shutdown on North Campus tomorrow morning, Thursday, October 15, 2009 beginning at 4 a.m. to complete an emergency electrical repair to deFrancesco Building. We anticipate that electric will be restored to all affected buildings before 8 a.m.

Affected buildings include:

McFarland Student Union Building

Rickenbach Research and Learning Center

Beekey Building

Rohrbach Library

Academic Forum

Boehm Science Building

Grim

deFrancesco Building

The Graduate Center, Schaeffer and Sharadin will NOT be affected.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation while we complete the necessary repairs.

Kim Rhode

Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services 

DeFran 10/8/09

10/12/09 1:45 P.M.

Water Shut Down Notice for DeFrancesco Hall –October 12th

The Water Service at DeFrancesco Hall will be shut down on Thursday, October 8th due to a water main break feeding the building. The contractors have been called and we will begin making repairs once they arrive.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Maintenance

DeFran 10/8/09

10/08/09 2:30 P.M.

The DeFrancesco Water Main break has been repaired and water services restored. 

Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Maintenance

DeFran 10/8/09

10/08/09

Water Shut Down Notice for DeFrancesco Hall –Thursday, October 8th

The Water Service at DeFrancesco Hall will be shut down on Thursday, October 8th due to a water main break feeding the building. The contractors have been called and we will begin making repairs once they arrive.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Maintenance

Rohrbach Library 9/28/09

9/28/09

Please be advised that there will be a contractor in the Library, this week, who will be closing some bathrooms for plumbing upgrades. They have been working on one at a time.  This project is one of 15 energy saving measures occurring on campus.  We hope to have minimal impact on students, faculty, and staff.  We appreciate your patience. 

Tom Green, PE

Assistant Director, Campus Energy Services

Campus

8/18/09

8/18/09 - 8:00 am

Stage 1 ALERT continued

Electrical Usage – Request for Voluntary Reductions

 Due to the hot and humid weather conditions currently being experienced, we request all University customers    voluntarily reduce their electrical usage wherever possible. Here are some suggestions:

·         Turn off the following:

·         Lighting

·         Fans

·         Coffee Machines

·         Microwaves

·         Other electrical devices not critical to your work

Do not start any sensitive computer work and be sure to save anything currently being working on.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Campus Wide 8/17/09

8/17/09 - 10:45 am

Stage 1 ALERT

Electrical Usage – Request for Voluntary Reductions

 Due to the hot and humid weather conditions currently being experienced, we request all University customers    voluntarily reduce their electrical usage wherever possible. Here are some suggestions:

·         Turn off the following:

·         Lighting

·         Fans

·         Coffee Machines

·         Microwaves

·         Other electrical devices not critical to your work

Do not start any sensitive computer work and be sure to save anything currently being working on.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Campus Wide 8/11/09

8/11/09 - 9:00 am

Thank you for your help following Monday’s request to reduce power consumption.  The conservation request was significant and our campus community responded well.  As a result, our initial steps to conserve energy provided enough relief.   The measures taken were:

Requesting voluntary conservation by all faculty and staff by turning off any non-critical appliances and devices.

Raising temperatures in all campus buildings from 74 to 77 degrees.

Should a subsequent situation require us to reduce or conserve energy, the campus will be notified via e-mail announcement and any updates will appear on this web page.

Campus Wide 8/10/09

8/10/09 - 3:00 pm

We were in contact with Met Ed a short time ago. At this point, our initial steps at conservation have provided enough relief. The measures taken to this point include:

·         Requesting voluntary conservation by all faculty and staff by turning off any non-critical appliances and devices.

·         Raising temperatures in all campus buildings from 74 to 77 degrees.

The conservation effort that was requested was significant and our campus community responded well. At this point, we do not believe that we will need to take any further steps to reduce our consumption. If that changes, we'll let you know. 

Campus Wide 8/10/09

8/10/09 - 11:00 am

Met Ed, the electric utility service provider for the University, has requested a reduction of power consumption for the hours of 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. They have requested we reduce our load by 1,000 kW. This is a large reduction that will be difficult to achieve without the help of faculty and staff.

Facilities is asking the KU campus community to initiate the following conservation activities from 12:00 to 4:00:

·         Turn off all unnecessary appliances such as coffee pots, radios, fans, unused refrigerators, etc.

·         Turn off as many lights as possible.

·         If you have operable thermostats raise the temperature.

·         If your space is air conditioned make sure windows and doors are closed.

·         All building temperatures will be raised by 3 degrees (from 74 to 77).

Today will be one of the highest energy consuming days of the year for the University as well as the State. Thank you for your cooperation.

Keystone Hall 7/29/09

7/29/09

Total Building Services, Saniglaze will be glazing and restoring some of the restroom floors in Keystone Hall on Friday, July 31st, Saturday , August 1st and Sunday August 2nd.   Only one or two restrooms will be closed for restoration at any given time to minimize impact to students, visitors, staff and campers.   If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact the Facilities Work Control Center at ext. 3-1594 or email wcc@kutztown.edu.

Paul Mackewicz, Custodial Manager

Stratton Administration Building 7/14/09

7/14/09 - 8:00 am

The rear parking lot doors in the Stratton Administration Building are being replaced today and there will be no access through this doorway for the remainder the day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Maintenance and Energy Services

ext 31387

Campus Wide 6/16/09

6/16/09 - 4:00 pm

Kutztown Borough has notified us that the water system is being continuously flushed and the conditions have improved.  KU will continue to monitor and test the water conditions on campus for at least the next 24 hours.  Please report any unusual conditions to the Work Control Center at x31594 until 4 p.m. or Public Safety at x4002 after 4 p.m.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Campus Wide 6/16/09

6/16/09 - 3:15 pm

We have received notice from our water supplier, the Borough of Kutztown, that they are experiencing turbidity (cloudiness) in the water.  We wanted to advise that there is a possibility that some residents may be experiencing similar water issues. 

There is NO official boil water advisory or restriction in place in the Borough at this time, but until the Borough provides additional information, it is recommended that you use your good judgment when using water for drinking, making coffee, etc. There are NO indications that using the water for bathing presents any health hazards.

As an extra precaution, we have contacted a water testing service to monitor the campus water supply.

We will keep you notified throughout the day regarding any change in status as the Borough updates us.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Multiple 5/15/09

5/15/09

Beginning Tuesday morning, May 19th, representatives from Brinjac Engineering will be on campus to conduct engineering surveys as part of a design effort to upgrade the fire alarm systems in the buildings listed below.  This work may span several days, requiring the engineering representatives to investigate each space in the building to determine the level of fire alarm detection and voice communication capability required to meet codes.

The disruption related to this work should be minimal, as the engineering representative(s) will simply take a quick look inside the spaces to record information they will use to determine equipment requirements.  The Brinjac representative will be provided keys to most areas; however, they may not be able to access every space and may require some assistance from a staff member to gather the information needed.  Your cooperation would be certainly appreciated.

Buildings that are included in this survey work are:  Stratton Administration Building, Beekey Education Building, Lytle Hall, Keystone Hall and South Dining Hall. 

-Steve Helms, EHS

Multiple 5/13/09

5/13/09

We will be excavating an area in the DMZ on Thursday, 5/14/09, in order to repair a water main leak.  Water service will be shut off to the South Dining Hall, Bonner Hall, and University Place.  The outage is expected to occur from 6:00am to 10:00 am.  Please monitor this site for updates.

Tom Green, PE  Facilities 

Multiple 04/03/09

04/03/09 10:00 AM

Water service was restored by 5:30 on 4/2/09. A section of the sidewalk that was removed for the repair will be replaced as soon as the weather permits.

Multiple 04/02/09

04/02/09 5:00pm

Water service has NOT yet been restored.  We anticipate service to be restored by 6:00 pm.

Multiple 04/02/09

04/02/09 2:00pm

Water service has NOT yet been restored.  Beck Hall is also impacted by this.  We anticipate that service will be restored by 5:00 pm.

Multiple 04/02/09

4/02/09  12:00pm

Water service is anticipated to be restored by 2:00 pm.

Multiple 04/02/09

04/02/09 10:30am

The leak has been isolated and water service to the Multi-cultural Center as well as Lehigh, Berks, and Schuylkill Halls will be temporarily interrupted beginning @ 10:40 am.  As soon as service is restored, we will post the update.

Multiple 04/01/09

04/01/09

Facilities personnel will begin digging in front of Lehigh Hall @ 8:00 am on Thursday, April 2nd to isolate a water main leak.  Once the leak has been isolated, water service to Lehigh, Berks, and Schuylkill Halls will need to be shut-off.  Advance notice will be provided before any interruption in water service.

Tom Green, Asst Director of Campus and Energy Services

Dixon Hall 03/26/09

03/26/09

11:55 - Dixon Hall water service has been restored.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 Mike Reese, Central Plant and Utilities

Dixon Hall 03/26/09

03/26/09

There will be a momentary loss of water pressure in Dixon Hall at approximately 11:40 and is expected to last no more than 10 minutes. 

Multiple 03/20/09

03/20/09

The Water Service feeding Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill and the Multicultural Center will be shut down tomorrow (Saturday, March 21st) at 8:00 am to repair a water main leak. Service is expected to resume at approximately 5:00 pm tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Tom Green - Assistant Director of Campus Energy Services

Multiple 03/17/09

03/17/09   

We have a water main leak in the DMZ. At this point we believe it is small. In order to verify the location we are planning on isolating the main between Old Main and Tri-county dorms. Starting at 12:00 AM, Wednesday morning, we will be shutting off water service for approximately 30 minutes. There will be no excavating at that time. This is a troubleshooting step to verify the location only. The affected buildings will be Beck, Lehigh, Berks, Schuylkill, and the Multicultural Center. Since the buildings will be valved off, there should be minimal pressure loss. Please notify me with your concerns. Thanks.

Tom Green PE, Assistant Director of Campus Energy Services, Kutztown University, (484)64 64324

Campus Wide

2/13/09

2/13/09 11:30 a.m.

WATER ALERT UPDATE:

The boil water advisory issued by the Borough of Kutztown has been lifted

Campus Wide

2/9/09

02/09/09 08:30 a.m.

Water Alert

Please be advised that there is a "boil water" advisory that has been issued by our water supplier, the Borough of Kutztown.  The turbidity (cloudiness) of the water is slightly above the limitations provided for drinking water which COULD indicate the presence of unwelcome organisms.  Therefore, to take all necessary precautions until the Borough lifts its alert, it is recommended that any water used to drink, make coffee, cook food, brush teeth, etc., be either boiled first or that bottled water be used.  Water used for consumption must be boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute to be considered effectively cleaned for turbidity.

We will keep you notified throughout the day regarding any change in state as the Borough updates us. Please refer back to this website if you desire updates prior to receiving another campus wide e-mail update. 

This is a safety PRECAUTION.  There is no imminent health threat due to this water condition.  We are being CAUTIOUS in our approach as it should be.

 R. Jeff Grimm, AVP Facilities

Grad Center

2/12/09

02/12/09

The Graduate Center handicapped assist entrance at the rear of the building facing Schaeffer and Boehm was damaged in a wind storm today. Access for individuals requiring assistance will be coordinated by the Office of Human Diversity. We apologize for any inconvenience and will do our best to repair the entrance as quickly as possible. Check back for periodic updates.

Campus Wide

1/6/09

01/06/09

THE FACILITIES ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Campus Wide

12/15/08

12/15/08 4:00pm

On Tuesday, December 16th, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, TMA will be upgraded.  Please be advised that TMA and I-Service Desk will be unavailable during this time.  I-Service desk will be available after 8:00 pm on December 16th. 

Mark S. Fujita, Facilities Technology Specialist

610-683-4612

Multiple

12/15/08

12/15/08 12:00pm

The steam supply to Old Main, Rothermel Hall and the Tri-County Dormitories has been restored.  Thank you for your patience.

Multiple

12/15/08

12/15/08 9:40am

The steam supply to Old Main, Rothermel Hall and the Tri-County Dormitories has been temporarily interrupted.  We expect the service to return to normal by early afternoon.  Please monitor this site for an update at 12:00. Thank you for your patience.

North Side Campus

12/2/08

12/02/08 5:00pm

Steam to the North Side of Campus

The steam leak on the North Side of Campus has been repaired and service is back to normal.  Thank you for your patience.

Bonner

10/27/08

10/27/08

 Bonner Hall - Rear Elevator

 The rear elevator in Bonner Hall is back in service. 

Work Control Center, 31594

Bonner

10/23/08

10/23/08

 Bonner Hall - Rear Elevator

 The rear elevator in Bonner Hall is currently out of service.  Replacement parts have been ordered.  As soon as the   part is received, repairs will take place.

Work Control Center, 31594

Campus Wide

9/25/08

09/25/08 - 12:00p.m. (updated)

Power has been successfully restored to all affected buildings. 

Your patience has been appreciated. 

DeFrancesco

8/12/08

08/12/08

DeFrancesco Hall -  AC Shutdown Notice

The air conditioning in DeFrancesco Hall will be shut down on Wednesday, August 13th from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm to make final connections of the new unit ventilators.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Maintenance

Multiple

7/15/08

07/15/08

On Wednesday July 23rd from 5am to 6am there will be a power outage affecting  the Student Recreation Center, Keystone Hall/Field House, Heat Plant, South Dining Hall, University Place, Bonner Hall, and Johnson Hall.  This is required to disconnect temporary power from the Dixon Hall project.

I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

Campus Wide

6/17/08

06/17/08

Campus-Wide Electrical Shut Down June 21st

The electrical distribution system will be down from 12:00 midnight to 5:00 am on Saturday, June 21st.   There will be no power to any campus building during that time. This work is necessary to switch to a larger power line to feed the electrical demands of the new Dixon Hall. We plan to have Facilities support staff on campus to address any service issues that may arise when the power returns. We regret any inconvenience this may causeAs a precaution, please power down all computers, printers, fax machines, and copiers before leaving your areas for the weekend.  If you have any operational issues specific to this outage please email Tom Green @ green@kutztown.edu.

 Thank you

Tom Green, Assistant Director of Campus Utility Services

Johnson

6/16/08

06/16/08 - 9:46 am

   Johnson Hall - Hot water has been restored in Johnson Hall.

Mike Reese, Central Plant Utilities

Johnson

6/16/08

06/16/08 - 9:00 am

  Johnson Hall - Due to required repairs, there will be no hot water in Johnson Hall from 9:00am to approximately 11:00 am today.

Mike Reese, Central Plant Utilities

Multiple

6/11/08

06/11/08 - updated 1:57pm

   Air Conditioning updates for Stratton Administration Building and Rickenbach Research & Learning Center:

Stratton Administration Building:  Temperatures are within acceptable range and we will continue to monitor the third floor zone.

IT Server Room:  Problem resolved.

Rickenbach R&L:  No change.

Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and continue to monitor this site for updates.

Tom Green, Asst Director of Campus Energy Services

Multiple

6/11/08

06/11/08 - updated 8:48am

   Air Conditioning updates for Stratton Administration Building and Rickenbach Research & Learning Center:

Stratton Administration Building:  One zone is still above the normal range.  Facilities is continuing troubleshoot the problem.  Additionally, the IT file server room had an issue following the campus power failure last evening.  This is currently being addressed.

Rickenbach R&L:  Contractor will be on site today.

Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and continue to monitor this site for updates.

Tom Green, Asst Director of Campus Energy Services

Multiple

6/10/08

06/10/08 - updated 2:51pm

   Air Conditioning updates for Stratton Administration Building and Rickenbach Research & Learning Center:

Stratton Administration Building:  The problem has been corrected.  Temperatures should be within the normal range by tomorrow morning. 

Rickenbach R&L:  Contractor will be on site tomorrow.

Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and continue to monitor this site for updates.

Tom Green, Asst Director of Campus Energy Services

Rickenbach

6/11/08

06/11/08

Learning Center Elevator- The elevator is down due to an electrical voltage issue. Our elevator service contractor has been contacted and we are working with them to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594.

Multiple

6/10/08

06/10/08 - updated 10:07am

   Air Conditioning updates for Stratton Administration Building, Rickenbach Research & Learning Center, Old Main D Wing and the South Dining Hall:

Stratton Administration Building:  Temperatures are being maintained. A contractor is currently onsite to evaluate the chiller. 

Rickenbach R&L:  Contractor not able to be on site until tomorrow.

Old Main D Wing:  Problems corrected. Please report issues through iService Desk work request system or call the Work Control Center at x31594 with emergencies.

South Dining Hall:  A high temperature condition from last night has been corrected.  Please report issues through iService Desk work request system or call the Work Control Center at x31594 with emergencies.

Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and continue to monitor this site for updates.

Multiple

6/9/08

06/09/08 - updated 4:10 pm

   Air Conditioning updates for Stratton Administration Building, Rickenbach Research & Learning Center and Old Main D Wing:

Stratton Administration Building:  Temperature continues to come down slowly.  A contractor will be on site tomorrow morning to recharge the chiller with refrigerant. 

Rickenbach R&L:  Attempting to get Contractor on site tomorrow.

Old Main D Wing:  indoor air temperature restored to normal range.

Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and continue to monitor this site for updates.

Tom Green, Asst Director of Campus Energy Services

Multiple

6/9/08

06/09/08 - updated 1:46 pm

   Air Conditioning updates for Stratton Administration Building, Rickenbach Research & Learning Center and Old Main D Wing:

Stratton Administration Building:  Temperature continues to come down slowly.  A contractor will be on site tomorrow to recharge the chiller with refrigerant. 

Rickenbach R&L: No change. Contractor to be on site tomorrow.

Old Main D Wing:  Electrical problem resolved.  Indoor air temperatures are cooling down and it may take a few hours for occupants to feel relief.  Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and continue to monitor this site for updates.

Tom Green, Asst Director of Campus Energy Services

Multiple

6/9/08

06/09/08 - updated 11:16 am

   There are currently issues with the air conditioning systems in the Stratton Administration Building, Rickenbach Research & Learning Center and Old Main D Wing.  Indoor air temperatures in Stratton Administration Building are cooling down and it may take a few hours for occupants to feel relief.  An outside contractor must be contacted for Rickenbach, it may be mid-week before the problem is corrected.  An electrical problem is affecting the cooling equipment in Old Main D wing and is currently being addressed.  Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and continue to monitor this site for updates.

Tom Green, Asst Director of Campus Energy Services

Multiple

6/5/08

06/05/08 - updated 04:26 pm

   The water main break in the area of the DMZ has been repaired.  Water has been restored to the affected buildings (South Dining Hall, Bonner Hall, University Place and Johnson Hall).  Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with any questions you may have.

Multiple

6/5/08

06/05/08 - updated 10:26am

   As a result of the water main break in the area of the DMZ, there currently is no water to the South Dining Hall, Bonner Hall, University Place and Johnson Hall.  Estimated repair time has been extended to 7:00pm.  Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and monitor this site for updates.

Multiple

6/5/08

06/05/08

   As a result of the water main break in the area of the DMZ, there is no water to South     Dining Hall, Bonner Hall, University Place and Johnson Hall.  All other buildings should not  be affected.  Estimated repair time is 4 hours.  Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and monitor this site for updates.

DMZ

6/5/08

06/05/08

There is a water main break in the area of the DMZ. Water pressure in surrounding buildings may be affected. Please contact Work Control Center (x31594) with questions and monitor this site for updates as we progress toward a solution.

OM

5/19/08

05/19/08

Old Main C wing Elevator (access to Georgian Room)- The Old Main C wing elevator is down. The elevator requires a new door board. The board is expected to arrive and be installed no later than Wednesday, May 21, 2008. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Work Control Center at x31594.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

OM

5/19/08

5/19/08

The air conditioning system in Old Main will not be functional from Monday, May 19, 2008 through Wednesday, May 21, 2008 due to an unexpected leak that must be remedied immediately in order to avoid additional damage to the system. We regret any inconvenience this might cause and will do our best to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  Please feel free to contact the Work Control Center  at x 31594 with any questions you might have.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Business and Campus Services

Sharadin

4/15/08

4/15/08

Construction Update: There is an electrical power shutdown at Sharadin Arts Building scheduled on Saturday, April 19, 2008 from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon. This will affect the new Art Education addition, Ceramics, Fine Metals and the CD classroom 105 on the first floor. The remainder of the building will be unaffected.

Jeff Mosser, project manager, Facilities Project Services

 

3/25/08

3/25/08

iService Desk will be unavailable on Wednesday March 26th, 2008 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Lytle

3/3/08

3/03/08

Construction Update: Elevator testing will occur Wednesday, March 12, 2008. This testing will affect only the Lytle elevator and the freight elevator located in the Admin Building. Testing will begin at approximately 8:00 a.m., causing these elevators to be out of service for short periods of time that day. We apologize for this inconvenience, and look forward to continued improvements to our campus.

Patrick J Antonio Jr, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Deatrick

2/21/08

02/21/08

The Deatrick right elevator is down until we receive parts to fix it. The parts have been ordered from California and are being expedited. We will arrange for Schindler to install them as quickly as possible.  The left elevator is working. Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions.

 

12/30/07

12/30/2007 (Updated)

The Facilities Family is mourning the loss of one of its own. Ronald L. Yoder was a loyal and dedicated friend, employee, and steward with the University for many years. He will be sorely missed.

 Services for Ron Yoder will be held on Monday, December 31, 2007 at Grace Church at Willow Valley. Grace Church is located at 300 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster Pa. The viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with the service immediately following.  For any Facilities employees who wish to carpool/follow to the services in Lancaster, we are leaving from the Facilities Building at 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning. For those wishing to travel independently, the directions are below.

Directions to Ron Yoder’s Viewing and Funeral Service Location at Grace Brethren Church—31 December 2007

Viewing:             9am  to 10 am

Services:            10am  to 10:30 am

Internment:        after the services

 

 

A University memorial service in memory of Ron is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 in Schaeffer Auditorium.

For more information, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594

Condolences and messages of sympathy can be sent to Ron's family at:

Mrs. Dawn Yoder and Family: 

4 Oldham court

Lancaster PA 17602

UP

12/18/07

12/18/2007

University Place- The steam will be turned off to UP today for emergency repairs to the heating system. Heat will be restored as quickly as possible. There should not be a disruption of the domestic hot water service for the building (showers).  We estimate that the heating system will be turned back on by 1:00 p.m. today. Please contact the Work Control Center if you have any questions.

UP

12/4/07

12/04/07

University Place Heat Issue- university Place heating system is experiencing issues today. We have crews on site and are attempting to resolve the issue. We hope to have the system fully functional again by close of business on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

Court Lane

10/15/07

10/15/07

Construction Update: Court Lane from South Dining Hall to S. Campus Drive will be closed intermittently on Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16 for construction related to the student housing project.  We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Ray Stambaugh, construction manager, AH Butz, Facilities Project Services

Campus Wide

10/8/07

10/08/07

Schindler Elevator will be on campus from October 15-October 19, 2007 along with the state elevator inspector for routine inspection of all elevator units.  There may be periodic interruptions to elevator service in each building as they perform these required safety tests.  The interruptions should be very short (10 to 15 minutes each). Anyone requiring access to the elevators during this time or who need emergency assistance can contact the Work Control Center at x31594. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Kim Rhode

Multiple

9/24/07

9/24/07

A power outage is scheduled for September 29, 2007 starting at 6:00am. The following buildings will not have power from 6:00am until 7:30am: Old Main, Risley, Schaeffer, Grad Center, Kemp, President's Residence. The Sharadin Arts Building will not have power from 6:00am until approximately 4:00pm. This building will be closed to all except to contractors.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

OM

9/24/07

09/24/2007

Old Main E Wing Elevator- The Old Main E Wing Elevator is down pending contractor response for repairs. Our elevator contractor has been contacted. Due to several malfunctions with the elevator, we feel it is prudent to turn the elevator off until it can be restored to proper functioning.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.  Please contact the Facilities Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions or concerns you might have regarding this pending repair.

Campus Wide

8/6/07

08/06/2007

Elevator Inspections- There may be periodic interruptions to elevator service throughout campus as we conduct our required annual maintenance inspections and testing. Testing and inspection will take place from Monday, August 13, 2007 through Friday, August 17, 2007. Any service interruptions should be short in duration.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Work Control Center if you have any questions or need assistance. The Work Control Center can be reached at x31594. We regret any inconvenience that this might cause for our campus customers.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

Parking Lots

7/27/07

07/27/2007

Construction Update: Paving and repair work will begin Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at the following areas: North Campus Drive (from Luckenbill to Schaeffer), parking lot B-1 (at Grim), parking lot C-4 (at University Place) and Lytle Lane. Access will be limited in selected areas at these locations for a period of two weeks. We apologize for this inconvenience

Patrick Antonio, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Sidewalks

7/27/07

7/27/2007

Sidewalk Replacement:  Beginning Wednesday, August 01, 2007, the sidewalks between “E” Wing of Old Main and South Campus Drive, along with the sidewalk adjacent to the east side of “C” Wing of Old Main, will be removed and replaced.  This project is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete. While construction is underway, please seek alternative routes into Old Main if you normally use these sidewalks.

Ron Yoder, Senior Director of Facilities Operations & Maintenance Services

Beekey

7/25/07

07/25/2007

Weather permitting, the front (east) entrances to Beekey will be closed on Thursday, August 2nd, to allow for the installation of new exterior building signage.  On this day, please use other building entrances for your safety.  Also, some parking spaces directly in front of the new center stairs must be set aside for the sign company’s crane vehicle.  Your understanding and cooperation during the installation will be greatly appreciated. 

Carol Sztaba

Multiple

7/24/07

07/24/2007

Construction Update: There will be a scheduled power outage on Saturday August 11, 2007 from approximately 7am to 12 noon that will affect the following buildings:

Grad Center, Kemp, Old Main, Schaeffer Auditorium, Sharadin Arts, Risley, Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Rothermel, Computer Center, and President's Residence.

I apologize for this inconvenience.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

SDH, Bonner, Johnson, UP

7/24/07

07/24/2007

Water Shut Down Notice for South Dinning Hall, Bonner Hall, Johnson Hall, and University Place

 

The Water Service at the South Dinning Hall, Bonner Hall, Johnson Hall and University Place will be shut down on Thursday, July 26 starting at 4:00 am and will be down for 2 hours for replacement of a damaged Fire Hydrant.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Academic Forum

7/12/07

07/12/07

Construction Notice:  Construction on the circular stairs at the first floor level in the Academic Forum will begin on Monday, July 16th, 2007. This work is expected to be complete by Friday, August 24, 2007. Access to the building will not be affected. Access to the second level will be possible using the elevator or other stairs.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nathan Shugars, project manager, Facilities Project Services

SDH, Bonner, Deatrick, Johnson, UP

7/12/07

07/12/07

Water Shut Down Notice for South Dining Hall, Bonner, Deatrick, Johnson and University Place

SDH, Bonner, Deatrick, Johnson, UP

7/13/07

Friday July 13

 

The Water Service at the South Dining Hall, Bonner, Deatrick, Johnson and University Place will be shut down on Friday, July 13 starting at 4:00 am until 6:00 am to make emergency repairs.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills

 

7/12/07

07/12/07

TMA and IService Desk are back in service. Please report any issues to the Work Control Center at x31594

 

7/11/07

07/11/07

TMA/iServiceDesk Update:  TMA and iServiceDesk applications are running. Be advised, however, that we are not currently able to issue automatic email notifications. We also expect periodic and short-lived outtages of both services throughout today. We are working through these issues as quickly as possible. We regret any inconvenience this might cause. Please contact the Work Control Center if you have any questions. 

Kim Rhode, Director of Administrative and Support Services

Parking Lot

7/11/07

07/11/07

Construction Update: Construction to widen the main entrance of the parking lot at the Stratton Administration Building (F1) will begin Monday, July 23, 2007.  This project is expected to be complete by Friday, July 27. Parking in the lot will be permitted, however access to the lot will be from F4 (behind existing Heat Plant) using South Campus Drive. The yellow gate between lots will be opened to allow vehicular traffic during construction. We apologize for this inconvenience, and look forward to continuing improvements to our campus.

Patrick Antonio, project manager, Facilities Project Services

SDH, Stratton Admin

7/9/07

07/09/07

Forensic Study to Begin on Monday July 16 - South Dinning Hall & Admin Building

 

This notice is to inform Faculty and Staff of the water infiltration forensic study which will begin on Monday July 16 at the South Dinning Hall and Administration building. Please contact me with any issues regarding this study.

Thank you. 

Kyle Mills,Assistant Director for Maintenance

 

7/3/07

07/03/07

TMA and iService Desk- Facilities' on-line work order system, TMA and iService Desk, will be unavailable on Monday, July 9, 2007 in order to perform necessary software upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience. Campus customers can continue to contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any emergencies. All routine work requests can be submitted when iService Desk service resumes.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

Beekey, Rohrbach, DeFrancesco

6/28/07

06/28/07

Total Building Services, Saniglaze will be scrubbing and recoating restroom floors in Beekey Building, Rohrbach Library and possibly Defrancesco Building from July 2nd through July 9th.  Most of the work will be done from 3pm to 7am to minimize any inconvenience to building occupants.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Paul Mackewicz, Custodial Manager at X64170 or email him at mackewic@kutztown.edu.

 

6/28/07

06/28/2007

Total Building Services, Saniglaze will be scrubbing and recoating restroom floors in selected buildings on the north side of campus in July.  Most of the work will be done from 3pm to 7am to minimize any inconvenience to building occupants.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Paul Mackewicz, Custodial Manager at X64170 or email him at mackewic@kutztown.edu.

Parking Lot D4

6/21/07

06/21/2007

Construction Update: On Tuesday, June 26, 2007  parking lot D-4 (loading dock area at South Dining Hall) will be closed to traffic and parking to accommodate large crane operations from 4:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm. At that time, normal access will be permitted. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Patrick  Antonio Jr, project manager, Facilities Project Services.

Lytle

Parking Lot A4

6/9/07

06/09/2007

Construction Notice:

Construction will begin in Lytle Hall & Parking Lot A4 on Monday, June 11th, 2007. Excavation for an electrical ductbank is required for the new Air Monitoring Station to be located behind Lytle Hall and next to Parking Lot A4.  We do not expect this work to adversely affect any users in that area. 

Nathan Shugars, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Court Lane

6/6/07

06/06/2007 

Construction Update: Court Lane will be closed to all traffic starting Thursday, June 7, 2007. This road will reopen Friday, June 15.

Ray Stambaugh, construction manager, Facilities Project Services

S Campus Drive

6/4/07

06/04/2007 

Construction Update: The following road/parking lot closures are required for excavation, with paving to follow: 

South Campus Drive will be closed from the (old) existing heat plant to the stop sign behing the Laundry from Thursday, June 7 through Thursday, June 14. Parking lot (F3) will also be closed during this time period.

South Campus Drive will be closed from the Laundry stop sign to the stop sign behind Rothermel Hall starting Friday, June 15 through Thursday, June 21, 2007.

Ken Fetterolf, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Sharadin

6/4/07

06/04/2007

Construction Update: An electrical shutdown is scheduled for this Saturday, June 9, 2007 from 7:00 am until 3:00pm. This is for work associated with the Sharadin Arts project. The following buildings will be affected: Old Main, Risley, Schaeffer, Sharadin, Graduate Center, Kemp and the President's Residence.

Please be sure to turn off all computers beforehand.

Jeff Mosser, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Rothermel

5/21/07

05/21/2007

Rothermel Hall – Ramp Repairs

 The ramp located on the west side of Rothermel Hall will be closed on Monday, May 21 and will remain closed until repairs to the ramp and handrail are completed.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Johnson

5/17/07

05/17/07

Bathroom Shut Down Notice for Johnson Hall

 The Bathrooms located in the center of Johnson Hall will be shut down from Monday, May 21 starting at 9:00 am until Tuesday, May 22 at 4:00 pm to make sewer line repairs. The Bathrooms located in the wings will still be available.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Keystone

5/11/07

05/11/07

Construction update: An electrical shutdown has been rescheduled, and will take place at Keystone Field House starting Thursday, May 17 @ 5:00pm through 12:00am that will effect Keystone Field House, Keystone Hall, Rec Center, South Dining Hall, University Place, Bonner Hall, & Johnson Hall.  Please shut down all computers on Thursday, May 17th by 4:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nathan Shugars,project manager, Facilities Project Services

Keystone

5/8/07

05/08/07

Construction Update: An electrical shutdown will take place at Keystone Field House starting Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 pm through 12:00 midnight that will effect Keystone Field House, Keystone Hall, Student Recreation Center, South Dining Hall, University Place, Bonner Hall, and Johnson Hall.  Please shut down all computers on Tuesday, May 15th by 5:30pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nathan Shugars, project manager, Facilities Project Services

SRC

4/30/07

04/30/07

Student Recreation Center Locker Room Restrooms Unavailable the Week of May 14

 

Both the Women’s and Men’s Locker room restrooms in the Student Recreation Center will be unavailable the week of May 14 in order to make repairs to the ceiling damaged by a water leak.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

 

4/24/07

04/24/07

TMA and iService Desk are experiencing issues with the email notification process. No notification emails will be issued from the work order system until these issues are resolved. We are working on a permanent solution. Until then, please use the iService Desk Work Order or Work Request search to find your work order to check the status. If you need assistance with this function, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594. We regret any inconvenience this might cause and hope to have TMA fully functional very soon.

Kim Rhode

SRC, Johnson, Keystone, Bonner, SDH, UP

4/3/07

4/03/07

Construction Update: There will be a power shutdown on Thursday April 5th from 12:01 a.m until    4:00 a.m. to connect power to the new Heat Plant.  The following buildings will be affected:

 

            Student Recreation Center                 Johnson Hall

            Keystone Hall and Field House         Bonner Hall

            South Dining Hall                                  University Place

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

Roadways

3/29/07

3/29/07

Construction Update: To facilitate the expansion of the Administration Lot (F-1), the lower southeast corner drive lane (Kemp Building side) will be closed starting Monday, April 2. The area will be coned off and traffic will be rerouted. Drive lane will be re-opened Tuesday, April 9, 2007.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Jim Dinan, project manager, Facilities Project Services

S Campus Drive

3/26/07

3/26/07

Construction Update: Starting Thursday, April 5, South Campus Drive at the existing heat plant will be closed to facilitate work on the new steam system. Traffic will be rerouted around the back of the heat plant, through F-4 parking lot.

This road will be re-opened at noon on Monday, April 9, 2007. We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.

Ken Fetterolf, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Roadways

3/20/07

3/20/07

Construction Update: Contractors will be working on the curb area adjacent to Keystone at S. Campus Drive and Court Lane intersection on Thursday, March 22, 2007. A new temporary sidewalk will be installed following demolition. There may be brief periods of delay in that area, and periodic alternate foot traffic throughout the day.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.

Terry Brown, director, Facilities Project Services

Stratton Administration

3/1/07

3/01/07

Construction update: An electrical shutdown will take place in Stratton Administration Bldg starting Saturday, March 10 @ 7:00am through 12:00pm.  Please shut down all computers on Friday, March 9.  We apologize for any inconvenience

Nathan Shugars, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services

S Campus Deive

3/1/07

3/01/07

During the week of March 12th modifications will be made to the southeast corner of the intersection of South Campus Drive and Court Lane.  This may result in temporary delays in this area.  I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

Sharadin

3/1/07

3/01/07

Construction activity for the Sharadin Arts Building Renovation and Addition project will begin the week of March 5, 2007. Through traffic on North Campus Drive to College Boulevard may be interrupted or delayed as preliminary work is initiated. Some of the activities that you will observe include: the installation of erosion and sedimentation control devices, perimeter construction fence and earthwork activities associated with the staging area around the Poplar House and new access road below the CD House.

On March 14, 2007, North Campus Drive will be closed to through traffic from behind Schaeffer Auditorium to College Boulevard.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

Heat Plant

1/22/07

1/22/07

Construction Update: On Tuesday 1/30/07 we will be receiving a large delivery to the campus for the new Heat Plant project.  As a result, between 7am and 3pm that day, there will be periodic closures on South Campus Drive between Main Street and the South Dining Hall to allow for the passage of delivery trucks.  Your patience and cooperation is appreciated.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

Risley Hall

12/15/06

12/15/06

Risley Hall Heater Replacement – Beginning Friday, December 15

Work will being on Friday, December 15 to replace 2 heating units in Risley Hall. A lift will be brought in on Friday to hoist the old units off and put the new units in place. Contractors will be hooking these units up the week of December 18th.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Multiple

12/14/06

12/14/06

 

There will be a water shutdown beginning at 6am on Monday 12/18 in order to accommodate the relocation of a water main for the New Student Housing Project.

 

The following facilities will not have water from 6am until noon that day:

    Bonner Hall

    University Place

    Deatrick Hall

    Johnson Hall  (*** Updated Information)

    South Dining Hall

    Keystone Arena and Field House

    Facilities Building

 

The following facilities will not have water from 6am until approximately 7pm that day:

    South Dining Hall Fire Sprinkler System

    Facilities Pole Barn

 

I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

Terry Brown
Director, Facilities Project Services

Boehm

12/11/06

12/11/2006

Boehm Science Building – Phase II Fume Hood Modifications

Phase II modifications to the Fume Hoods at Boehm Science building will begin today Monday, December 11. This work will be on going until the end of winter break in order to complete the project before the beginning of the spring semester. If you have any problems with excessive noise please contact the Work Control Center at 3-1594.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

OM

11/29/06

11/29/2006

Old Main –Old Main Circle Closed

On Thursday, November 30,the “Old Main Circle” will be closed from 6:00 am until 11:00 am in order to make repairs to the down spout and Clock Tower light. After completion, the lift will be moved to the front of Old Main to replace the front light that shines on the Clock Tower.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Bonner, Johnson, UP, SDH, Keystone, SRC

11/21/06

11/21/2006

There will be a power shutdown on Saturday, November 25, 2006 starting at 4:00 am to connect temporary power to the new Student Housing construction site. The shutdown will affect the following buildings: Bonner Hall, Johnson Hall, University Place, South Dining Hall, Keystone Hall/Fieldhouse and the Student Recreation Center. Computers in these facilities should be turned off prior to this outage.

Thank you.

Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

DeFrancesco 11/21/06

DeFrancesco –Door Replacement Notice

The Door on the Southside of DeFrancesco will be replaced on Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22. Access at this doorway will be unavailable for those 2 days.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Berks 10/24/06

Tuesday, October 24

The Water Service at Berks Hall will be shut down on Tuesday, October 24 starting at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Berks Hall will be without water for approximately 4 hours in order to repair a leak in the main. 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Beck, Deatrick, Stratton Admin 10/18/06

10/18/06

Construction Update: Because of a failed generator in Deatrick Hall, the power shutdown originally set for Wednesday, October 18 from 5:00am until 7:00am has been rescheduled for this Friday, October 20 from 6:00 am until 7:30 am. This power interruption will affect Beck Hall, Deatrick Hall, and the Stratton Admin Building. Please be sure to turn off all computers the night before.

Ken Fetterolf, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Parking Lots D1 & D3 10/17/06

10/17/06

Construction Update: Beginning Wednesday, Nov 1, 2006, parking lots D1 and D3, which are located between Deatrick Hall and South Dining Hall will be closed to accommodate construction of new Student Housing at that location. As of this date, traffic along Court Lane will be limited to SDH employees and vehicles servicing deliveries to SDH. We apologize for this inconvenience, and look forward to continued improvements to our campus.

 

Terry Brown, director, Facilities Project Services

Beck, Deatrick, Stratton Admin 10/16/06

10/16/06

Power Interruption

There will be a power interruption to Beck Hall, Deatrick Hall and the Stratton Admin Building this Wednesday, October 18 from 5:00am until 7:00am in order to re-energize the transformer at the existing Boiler Plant.

Ken Fetterolf, project manager, Facilities Project Services

Campus Wide 10/10/06

10/10/06

Facilities Assessment Team Touring Kutztown

This notice is to inform Faculty and Staff that a Facilities Assessment Team will be on campus for the next several weeks evaluating buildings. The Ray Group in partnership with Magellan will be touring buildings throughout the University. They have been instructed not to enter housing buildings unless escorted by a Facility representative. They will be touring all other buildings without an escort.

Thank you.

Kyle Mills

Assistant Director for Maintenance

Beekey, Boehm, DeFrancesco, Grim, Rohrbach, Rickenbach, Lytle, Sharadin, SUB, N Water Tower, Heritage Ctr, Academic Forum 10/5/06

10/05/06

The power shutdown originally set to start at 7:00am on Saturday, October 14 to facilitate the disconnect of temporary electrical service to construction trailers has been rescheduled starting at 6:00am until 8:00am. The buildings affected remain as follows:  Beekey, Boehm, deFrancesco, Grim, Rohrbach, Rickenbach, Lytle, Sharadin, McFarland Student Union, N Water Tower, Heritage Center, and the Academic Forum.

Stratton Admin, Beck, Deatrick, Heat Plant 10/4/06

10/04/06

There will be an electrical outage tomorrow (Thursday, Oct 5) starting at 5:30 am until 7:00 am and will affect the following buildings: Stratton Administration Bldg, Beck Hall, Deatrick Hall and the Heat Plant. This outage is being done to ensure worker safety on south campus drive at the heat plant. 

Mike Reese

Lehigh 10/3/06

10/03/06

Water Shut Down Notice for Lehigh Hall –Friday, October 6

The Water Service at Lehigh Hall will be shut down on Friday, October 6 starting at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Lehigh Hall will be without water for approximately 4 hours in order to replace a valve in the main. 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

North Campus 10/2/06

10/02/06

There will be a power shutdown on North Campus on Saturday, October 14, 2006 to facilitate the disconnect of temporary electrical service to construction trailers. This will occur starting 7:00 am until 10:00 am. The buildings affected by the shutdown are: Beekey, Boehm, deFrancesco, Grim, Sharadin, Rohrbach, Rickenbach, Lytle, McFarland Student Union, the Heritage Center, the North Water Tower and the Academic Forum.

Beekey 8/23/06

8/23/06

Beginning Monday, June 12, 2006, the hill to the rear of Beekey, towards A-2 lot, will be under construction to remove the various landscape timbers and plant materials in order to re-grade the slope for easier mowing, install new landscape materials, replace the main entrance patio and to replace the steps at the rear main entrance and the steps at the far end towards Lytle Lane.  Therefore, the main rear entrance and patio area to Beekey off of A-2 parking lot will be closed and unavailable for access and egress.  The contractor has agreed to maintain all other entrances to Beekey including the side steps and entrance towards Lytle Lane. 

When the main entrance patio and steps have been replaced, the main rear entrance will be reopened, and the steps at the far end towards Lytle Lane will be closed for replacement.  Also, the first row of staff parking adjacent to the hill will be closed to parking during the length of the project.  The project should be finished at or about the start of the Fall Semester 2006 and allow for an improved appearance to the rear entrance of Beekey.   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via e-mail or at 3-4121.  Thanks

 

Ron Yoder, Facilities

S Campus Dr 8/22/09

8/22/06

Construction Update: South Campus Drive will be closed to through traffic from Monday, August 28 to Friday, October 20, 2006 between the north entrance of Beck Lot (F-5) and Court Lane. This closure facilitates the installation of an underground steam line associated with the construction of the new Heat Plant. Traffic will be detoured behind the existing heat plant through Lot F-4 for the duration. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Ken Fetterolf, project manager, Facilities Project Services

OM, Bonner, Deatrick 8/21/06

8/21/06

Testing of the fire pumps in Old Main, Bonner and Deatrick Halls will be conducted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006.  For pedestrian safety, portions of the sidewalk in front of Old Main (west of the main entrance) will be temporarily blocked during this test, as will areas at the rear of Bonner and Deatrick Halls.  This testing results in a large quantity of water being discharged to the street, so please adjust your routes accordingly should you encounter the testing activities. 

                                                Stephen Helms, Director - Environmental, Health and Safety

Boehm 8/16/06

08/16/06

Boehm Science Building – Work Beginning on Fume Hood Modifications

Phase I of a two phase project will begin at Boehm Science Building on Tuesday August 22. The purpose of the work is to make modifications to the Fume Hoods on the 3rd floor. The Fume Hood modifications are for the Organic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis and Advanced Chemistry rooms. Phase I will consist of placing 2 additional exhaust fans on the roof, cut 3 penetrations through the roof and install new duct work from the new fans to the openings in the roof. Phase II is scheduled for winter break which will consist of all interior duct installation.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Risley Hall 8/11/06

8/11/06

Water Shut Down Notice for Risley Hall – Monday August 14

The Water Service at Risley Hall will be shut down on Monday, August 14 starting at 6:00 am. Risley Hall will be down most of the day for the installation of a Backflow Preventor, bypass piping and Water Meter. 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Campus Wide 8/10/06

8/10/06

ESCO’s (Energy Savings Companies) Touring Kutztown 

In a joint venture with Cheyney University, Dixon University Center and Kutztown University an evaluation process is underway for a possible Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract with one of three companies. This contract would allow major repairs and replacement work to be done on campus that will be solely paid for by the Energy savings associated with the work completed. These ESCO’s are touring various buildings on campus to determine where the most energy efficient savings can be obtained. The ESCO’s are given keys to the E&G buildings in order to do their evaluation. This includes access to all rooms to look at various items that affect energy usage such as lighting fixtures, ballast, bathroom fixtures, heating units and equipment in mechanical rooms. They do not have access to any of the housing units. They must have a Facilities escort when touring dorms. The ESCO’s are touring a random sample of buildings on campus. The buildings being evaluated are:

Housing- University Place, Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill

E&G - Keystone Hall, Keystone Field house, Rickenbach R&L, Beekey, South Dinning Hall and Student Union Building

 

Kyle Mills
Assistant Director of Maintenance

DeFrancesco 8/8/06

08/08/06

DeFrancesco – Stair Replacement Notice

The Main Stairwell on the Southside of DeFrancesco will be closed beginning on Wednesday morning, August 9 and will be closed until Wednesday, August 23 for stair replacement and painting.

 Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill 8/7/06

8/7/06

Bathroom Duct Cleaning in Berks, Lehigh & Schuylkill

The Bathroom ducts will be cleaned in Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill Hall beginning on Monday, August 7 and complete by Friday, August 18. Work will begin at Lehigh followed by Schuylkill then Berks.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Campus Wide 8/7/06

8/7/06

Campus-Wide Generator Testing

The electrical generators will be tested this week in all buildings on campus

Schedule:

- Wednesday, August 9 between 8:00 am and 11:00 am all buildings on the North Campus will be tested.

- Thursday, August 10 between 8:00 am and 11:00 am all buildings on the South Campus will be tested.

 Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

SDH, Bonner, UP 8/3/06

08/03/06

Water Shut Down Notice for South Dining Hall, Bonner Hall and University Place

The Water Service at the South Dinning Hall, Bonner Hall and University Place will be shut down on Friday, August 11 starting at 6:00 am. Bonner Hall and University Place will be down for 2 hours for installation of shut off valves. The South Dinning Hall will be down most of the day for the installation of a Backflow Preventor and Water Meter.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

DeFrancesco 8/3/06

8/3/06

DeFrancesco – Stair Replacement Notice

The Main Stairwell on the Southside of DeFrancesco will be closed beginning on Thursday, August 10 and will be closed until Wednesday, August 23 for stair replacement and painting.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Parking Lot D2 8/2/06

8/2/06

Parking Lot D2 Closed on Friday August 4 - Keystone Hall

The Keystone Hall parking lot facing the South Dinning Hall and Basketball courts will be closed on Friday, August 4th. A new Air Handling Unit for Keystone Hall is being delivered. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

  8/1/06

8/1/06

Fire Sprinkler systems, in campus buildings so equipped, will be inspected and tested by our contractor, beginning Wednesday, August 9, 2006 and is estimated to take approximately one week to complete.  This work will involve a visual inspection of sprinkler piping, sprinkler heads and valves located throughout each of the protected buildings, as well as the flow of water to test alarm devices tied to the fire alarm system.  Fire alarm panels will be set to the test mode while device testing is being conducted.  Your cooperation with this process is appreciated, in order to maintain our fire protection systems in working order. 
 Stephen Helms, Director- Environmental, Health & Safety

  8/1/06

8/1/06

Fire Extinguishers in South Campus buildings are undergoing their annual maintenance and service by Kistler-O'Brien Fire Protection this week.  Since this work requires some of the units to be serviced off-campus, you may notice some fire extinguishers missing from their hook or cabinet.  The units will be returned within a few days; however, you should note that temporary units may have been placed in some locations to provide protection during this period.  If you have questions, please contact the EH&S Office at Ext. 34050.

Stephen Helms, Director- Environmental, Health & Safety

SUB 7/26/06

7/26/06

The Water Service at the Student Union Building will be shut down on Wednesday, July 26 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The purpose of this shut down is for the installation of a Backflow Preventor and Water Meter.  The Student Union Building will be without water for this period.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Boehm 7/20/06

7/20/06

Boehm Science Building - Lecture Rooms 261, 262 & 263 Vinyl Nosing Replaced

The Vinyl nosing located in Boehm’s Lecture Rooms 260, 261 & 262 will be replaced begin next Monday July 24.

Room 260 is scheduled for 7/24 & 7/25. Room 261 is scheduled for 7/26 & 7/27. Room 262 is scheduled for 7/28 & 7/31.

 Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Keystone 7/17/06

7/17/06

Work in Keystone Arena - August 4 to August 11

The installation of the new Air Handler Unit in Keystone Arena will begin on Friday August 4. Most of the work will be completed by Wednesday August 9 but the East Balcony will be unavailable until Friday August 11.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director of Maintenance

Multiple 7/14/06

7/14/06

In an ongoing effort to improve the appearance and sanitary state of our restrooms, Facilities is having the restroom floors Saniglazed from 7/19/06 to 8/25/06 in the following buildings:  Lytle Hall, Rickenbach Research and Learning, Grim Science, Boehm Science, Defrancesco Building, Beeky Building, Graduate Center, Old Main 1st and 2nd floors and Rohrbach Library.  Work will commence in Rickenbach Research and Learning on 7/19/06.  All work will be done in the evenings, at night and on weekends.  One ladies’ and men’s restroom will be done at a time in each building in order to minimize the inconvenience to students, staff and faculty.  For safety reasons, please do not enter barricaded/taped off restrooms that are having the floors worked upon.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Mackewicz, Assistant Director of Facilities for Custodial Services at mackewic@kutztown.edu or phone at extension 64170.  Thank you for your help and consideration in our efforts.

Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill 7/14/06

7/14/06

Exhaust Fan Replacement and Duct Cleaning at Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill

The Exhaust Fans will be replaced at Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill Halls for the next several weeks beginning on Monday July 17th. As part of the work, bathrooms in these buildings will be closed for the ducts to be cleaned. A bathroom will be available on each floor while the work is being completed.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Old Main 6/26/06

6/26/06

AC Shut Down Notice – Old Main

The Air Conditioning in Old Main will be shut down from 7:00 am until 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 27 to replace valves. This is an Emergency repair and needs to be done quickly. I apologize for the short notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Administration Bldg 6/23/06

6/23/06

Administration Building - Stair Tread Replacement

The rear Stairwell (next to the Cooling Tower) at the Administration Building will be unavailable on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 in order to replace the stair treads.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Campus Wide 6/22/06

6/22/06

Cancellation of Campus-wide electrical shut down

The electrical distribution system shut down for the entire campus scheduled for Saturday, June 24 has been canceled.  

Kyle Mills
Assistant Director of Maintenance 

Campus Wide 6/19/06

6/19/06

Campus-wide electrical shut down

The electrical distribution system will be down from 7 – 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24.   There will be no power to any campus building during that time. This work is necessary to perform a safety inspection of the sub-station equipment related to future required upgrades. The scheduled shutdown of the North Campus will remain without power until 2:00 pm as previously advertised. We plan to have electrical support staff on campus to address any service issues that may arise when the power returns. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions at ext. 3-1594.

Kyle Mills
Assistant Director of Maintenance 

Beekey, DeFrancesco, SUB, Rohrbach, Lytle, Rickenbach, Sharadin 6/19/06

6/19/06

There will be a power shutdown on Saturday June 24, 2006 from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Buildings effected will be Beekey, deFrancesco, SUB, Rohrbach, Lytle, Rickenbach, old portion of Sharadin. The purpose is to connect new service to the Academic Forum Building. Any questions, please contact Facilities Project Services at 3-1332.

Beck Hall

Schuylkill Hall

Rothermel Hall

6/14/06

6/14/06

Water Shut Down Notice

The Water Service will be shut down at the following buildings. The purpose of this shut down is for the installation of a Backflow Preventors and Water Meters.  These buildings will be without water for the dates listed.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Beck Hall - June 20 - June 21. Schuylkill - June 20 - June 21.Rothermal - June 22 - June 23

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Beekey 6/7/06

6/7/06

Beginning Monday, June 12, 2006, the hill to the rear of Beekey, towards A-2 lot, will be under construction to remove the various landscape timbers and plant materials in order to re-grade the slope for easier mowing, install new landscape materials, replace the main entrance patio and to replace the steps at the rear main entrance and the steps at the far end towards Lytle Lane.  Therefore, the main rear entrance and patio area to Beekey off of A-2 parking lot will be closed and unavailable for access and egress.  The contractor has agreed to maintain all other entrances to Beekey including the side steps and entrance towards Lytle Lane. 

 When the main entrance patio and steps have been replaced, the main rear entrance will be reopened, and the steps at the far end towards Lytle Lane will be closed for replacement.  Also, the first row of staff parking adjacent to the hill will be closed to parking during the length of the project.  The project should be finished at or about the start of the Fall Semester 2006 and allow for an improved appearance to the rear entrance of Beekey.   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via e-mail or at 3-4121. 

Ron Yoder, Senior Director of Facilities

Berks Hall 6/2/06

6/02/06

Univent Cleaning at Berks Hall

Cresswell will begin cleaning all Univents in Berks Hall starting Monday, June 5, 2006. They will be cleaning Univents until Friday, June 9, 2006.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director of Maintenance

Administration Building Elevator 12/04/07-12/04/07

12/04/07

Administration Building Passenger Elevator- The Administration Building Elevator experienced maintenance issues following yesterday's power outage that necessitated taking that elevator off line for repairs. We are attempting to expedite shipping of the needed parts and expect to receive them either late today or early tomorrow. We expect that the elevator will be returned to service no later than the close of business on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594.

Kim Rhode, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

 

Deatrick Elevator 09/11/2007-09/13/2007

Deatrick Left Elevator- The Deatrick Hall Left Elevator is out of service pending receipt of a part that is critical to the safe operation of the elevator. We anticipate that we can have the needed parts on hand and effect the repairs by early next week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Old Main 08/20/2007-09/24/2007

08/20/07

Water Shut Down Notice for Old Main–Tuesday, August21 

The Water Service in Old Main will be shut down on Tuesday, August 21 starting at 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Old Main will be without water for approximately 4 hours in order to repair a leak in the 6” main. 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

 
Administration Building 08/15/2007-09/24/2007

 

ServiceMaster will be cleaning the hallway carpets in the Stratton Administration Building on Saturday, 8/18/07.  Please be careful entering and exiting the building on Saturday as carpets will be damp.  If you have any questions, please contact Paul Mackewicz, Custodial Manager at extension 64170.

 
Bonner Elevator 9/05/2007-09/07/2007

Bonner front elevator- The Bonner Front elevator is out of service due to an unexpected motor failure. Our elevator service contractor has ordered a replacement motor and the repairs will be expedited as soon as the replacement motor arrives.

 
Campus Electric 05/05/2006-05/25/2006

Campus Wide Electrical Shut Down

 

The electrical distribution system will be down on Monday, May 22nd from 6:00 am until 7:30 am.  There will be no power to any campus building during that time period. This work is necessary in order to perform a safety inspection of the sub-station equipment related to future required upgrades. Unfortunately, this work must be done during the week because our utility distribution company cannot be available at any other time. We plan to have electrical support staff on campus to address any service issues that might arise when the power comes back up. We regret any inconvenience this may cause to our campus customers.  Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions you might have. They can be reached at x31594.

 

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director of Maintenance

 
Campus Electric 05/16/06-05/25/06

Campus Wide Electrical Shut Down

 

The electrical distribution system will be down on Monday, May 22nd from 6:00 am until 7:30 am.  There will be no power to any campus building during that time period. This work is necessary in order to perform a safety inspection of the sub-station equipment related to future required upgrades. Unfortunately, this work must be done during the week because our utility distribution company cannot be available at any other time. We plan to have electrical support staff on campus to address any service issues that might arise when the power comes back up. We regret any inconvenience this may cause to our campus customers.  Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions you might have. They can be reached at x31594.

 

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director of Maintenance

 
05/15/06 05/16/06

 

Bonner Front Elevator-Bonner Front elevator is out of service until further notice. Our elevator service company is trying to diagnose the problem and will keep us informed of progress.  The rear elevator is functional.  Please contact the Work Control Center for additional information. 

Kim Rhode-Harris, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

 

Boehm Elevator 04/06/06-04/07/06

Boehm 2 story elevator is out of service. The service company is attempting to locate the necessary parts to effect a repair as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience while we try to resolve this issue. Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions.

Kim Rhode-Harris, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

 
Keystone 03/06/06-04/03/06

Electrical Shut Down Notice for Keystone Fieldhouse

 

The Electrical Service in Keystone Fieldhouse will be shut down on Saturday, March 18th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. The purpose of this shut down is to replace the existing Electrical panel.  The Fieldhouse, including all offices in the Fieldhouse, will be without power for this period. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

 

Keystone Hall 03/06/06-04/03/06

East Balcony in Keystone Arena Unavailable March 13 to March 17

 

The East Balcony in the Keystone Arena will be unavailable the week of Spring Break, Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17.  A floor is being installed in preparation for the New Air Handler Unit #4.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Administration Building 03/07/06-04/03/06

Notice:  The passenger elevator in the Stratton Administration Building will be unavailable for use on March 15, 2006 (Wednesday) and March 16, 2006 (Thursday) during Spring Break due to refinishing of the elevator doors.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  Please contact Facilities if you are an individual with a disability requiring use of an elevator during this time.  Thank you.

 

Carol A. Sztaba, AIA

 

     
Boehm Science Building 03/10/06-04/03/06

Emergency Gas Valve Replacement - Boehm Science Building

 

 

 The natural gas supply feeding the Boehm Science Building will be temporarily shut down starting on Monday, March 13 (am) until Thursday, March 16 (pm). The purpose of this shut down is for the replacement of 3 emergency gas shut off valves.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

Administration Building 03/10/06-04/03/06

Water Shut Down - Administration Building

 

The water supply feeding the Administration Building will be temporarily shut down on Thursday, March 16 from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The purpose of the shut down is for the installation of a Backflow Preventor.

 
TMA/iService Desk 12/16/05-03/03/06

TMA will be unavailable on Monday, December 19, 2005 for planned upgrades. We regret any inconvenience this might cause for our campus users.  While the service is unavailable, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any urgent requests and plan to enter routine work requests after service is restored on Tuesday, December 20, 2005.

Kim Rhode-Harris, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Service

 

iService Desk 09/02/05-03/03/06 We are experiencing intermittent issues for campus customers in accessing iService Desk/TMA. We are working with Information Technology to resolve the service issues. If you have trouble accessing iService Desk, please notify the Work Control Center at x31594.  We hope to have this issue resolved soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.
SUB Electrical Service 12/07/05-03/03/06

The Electric feeding the Student Union Building will be temporarily shut down from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 27. The main breaker for the old section of the building needs to be replaced. 

 

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

12/7/2005

 

Keystone Balcony 12/22/05-03/03/06

The East Balcony in Keystone Arena will be unavailable the week of December 27 for removal of Air Handler Unit #4.  The balcony will be used all week as a staging area.  Later in the week the sections will be lowered down to the Basketball Courts, taken out of the building, and disposed of. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

 
Bonner and Johnson Elevators 01/10/06-03/06/06

Elevator testing and inspections will be performed on Bonner and Johnson Hall elevators on Thursday, February 2, 2006.  This will require periodic and intermittent elevator service interruptions for up to 3 hours during the morning hours beginning after 9:30 a.m.  We regret any inconvenience this might cause for our customers.  Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions you might have regarding this service.

Kim Rhode-Harris, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

x31594

 
iService Desk 01/27/06-03/06/06

iService Desk will be unavailable on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 for the entire afternoon for planned maintenance and upgrades. Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions at x31594.

Kim Rhode-Harris

Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

 
DT Elevators 03/02/06-03/07/06

Deatrick left elevator is out of service due to vandalism. The elevator will be repaired as quickly as possible. Until repairs can be completed, please use the Deatrick right elevator. 

Kim Rhode-Harris, Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

 
LC Elevator 11/03/06-1/20/06
The elevator in Richenbach Learning Center will be out of service for renovations and upgrades from Monday December 19, 2005 through Sunday January 22, 2006.  I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
 
Terry Brown
Director, Facilities Project Services
Deatrick Hall Elevator 12/12/05-12/16/05 Deatrick Right Elevator is down for a door motor replacement. Our elevator service provider is attempting to get the necessary parts on-site and expedite repairs.  It is anticipated, however, that this unit may not be in operation for the remainder of this week. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the students and staff in that building.
Rothermel Hall 10/19/05-12/07/05 Rothermel Dumbwaiter is down for unanticipated repairs. We expect to have the unit fully repaired and operational by October 31, 2005. We regret any inconvenience this might cause.  Please call the Work Control Center with questions. 
Keystone Hall 10/28/05-12/07/05
Construction Update: Because of the installation of metal roof panels at the Recreation Center construction site, the parking lot at Keystone Hall/Fieldhouse (Lot E1) will be partially blocked off. Parking will be restricted starting Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 4. We apologize for this inconvenience.
 
Jim Dinan, project manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Deatrick Hall 11/07/05-12/07/05

Deatrick Right Elevator is down for unexpected repairs.  We are working with our elevator service provider to procure the necessary parts.  All efforts are being made to return this unit back to service as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. The left elevator unit is in full service and functioning properly.

Kim Rhode-Harris

Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services

 

South Campus Electrical Service 11/10/05-12/07/05
There will be a temporary power outage on Friday, Nov. 25th from 8am till 12 noon to facilitate the permanent power tie-in for the Rec Center project.
 
The following buildings will be affected by the power outage:
 
South Dining Hall
Keystone Hall Complex
University Place
Johnson Hall
Bonner Hall
 
Please contact me if you have any question concerning this matter.
 
Thank You.
 
James Dinan
Project Manager
Facilities Project Services

 

Beck Hall 11/17/05-12/07/05

The main water supply feeding Beck Hall will be temporarily shut down for installation of a isolation valve on Friday, Nov. 25 from 7 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.  There will be no water available to the building during that time. 

 

Kyle Mills, Assistant Director, Facilities

 

Boehm Science 09/15/05-10/28/05
Construction Update: Cutting and welding operations will be in effect in Boehm Science Building on Thursday, Sept 15, 2005. Location is the first floor west stairwell, facing Grim Building. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained.
John Kolemba, project manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Parking Lot E1 10/06/05-10/28/05
Parking lot (E-1) on the north side of Keystone Hall will be closed on Thursday & Friday Oct, 13th & 14th between the hours of 7AM to 5PM.
 
We will be applying the spray foam roofing at the Rec Center project.

-Jim Dinan

 

Schaeffer Auditorium 10/12/05-10/28/05
Construction Update: New sidewalk installation behind Schaeffer Auditorium begins Thursday, October 13, 2005. The handicap parking spots located behind Schaeffer will be closed for one week. Estimated reopen Thursday morning, October 20, 2005. We apologize for this inconvenience.
 
John Kolemba, project manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Bonner Hall 10/18/05-10/28/05

The Bonner Hall fire pump test has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Your personnel may report to the site as early as 8:00 a.m. to do any preparatory work that will be needed for the test.

There will be several parking spaces made available for contractor parking / flushing operations directly behind Bonner Hall.

This operation will proceed rain or shine.

-Fred Gaskins, Project Services

 

Bonner Hall 10/21/05-10/28/05
Construction Update: Parking will not be permitted behind Bonner Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 between 7:00am and 3:00pm. This area will be barricaded. The new sprinkler system will be tested that day. Access to the building will not be affected. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Fred Gaskins, project manager, Facilities Project Services
 
Thanks!
Gina

 

iService Desk/TMA 09/16/05-10/12/05
iService Desk/TMA service interruption- Please be advised that iService Desk and TMA (the Facilities Work Request system) will be unavailable on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 for the entire day in order to perform necessary software and hardware maintenance. We are asking that campus customers enter any routine requests either on Tuesday or after the system is restored.  The Work Control Center will take calls for any emergency requests that arise during that time. They can be reached at x31594.  We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause for our campus customers. 
 
Kim Rhode-Harris
Director of Facilities Administrative and Support Services
 
UP 07/18/05-09/02/05
Excavation and construction for a Pedestrian Bridge at University Place will begin on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the bus shelter area. Public access will be restricted in this area for the approximate 5 week construction period.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.
 
John Kolemba, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services

 

 

Campus 08/02/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: New sidewalks will be constructed at the east side of the Multicultural Center (facing the DMZ) starting Friday, August 5, 2005. This work is expected to take one week to complete. Access to the building will be maintained. One lane of S. Campus Drive will be closed during the day for construction vehicle access. We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.
 
John Kolemba, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Lytle Parking Lot 08/02/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: Expansion of Lytle parking lot (A4) is scheduled to proceed on Friday, August 5, 2005. Estimated date of completion is August 29. Access will be provided to Lytle Hall. The northern most part of the lot (near N. Water Tower) will be open for use. Please follow the construction barriers for safe passage. We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.
 
Jeff Mosser, STV Construction Manager

 

Boehm 08/03/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: A new sidewalk will be installed at the south side of Boehm Science Center (facing Grim Building) during the week of August 8, 2005. Barricades will be in place during the construction. Access to the building will not be affected.
 
John Kolemba, project manager, Facilities Project Services

 

South Campus Drive 08/8/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: South Campus Drive from Court Lane to Baldy Street will be closed starting Monday, August 8, 2005 through Friday, August 12, 2005 for utility crossing at the Recreation Center construction site. Access to the Keystone parking lot (E-1) will be available from Baldy Street.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
Jim Dinan, construction project manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Main Street 08/08/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: Replacement of the vinyl crosswalks on Main Street and College Blvd will take place the week of August 8, 2005.  Traffic flow will not be affected, but please be aware of possible lane changes.
Ron James, Facilities Project Services

 

 

Stadium 08/16/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: Starting Tuesday, the running track in the stadium will be resurfaced. The Heat Plant parking lot (F-4) will be closed for the remainder of the week. Please find alternate parking.
Jeff Mosser, Construction Manager

 

deFrancesco Building 08/17/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: The new handicap entrance to DeFrancesco Building will be closed on Friday, August 19, 2005 for installation of the permanent handrail, weather permitting. The entrance is expected to reopen by Monday afternoon, August 22, 2005. During the closure, handicap access will be via the entrance closest to Lytle Lane. We apologize for this inconvenience.
 
John Kolemba, Construction Manager

 

Lytle Parking Lot 08/25/05-09/02/05
Construction Update: Paving in Lytle lot is underway. The new main road intersection will be paved today and tomorrow. This work is expected to be complete by close of business Friday, Aug. 26. We understand this is very disruptive, and apologize for the inconvenience.
Jeff Mosser, Construction Manager

 

iService Desk 09/01/05-09/02/05

09/01/05

IService Desk/TMA access for customers is down. We regret any inconvenience this might cause for our campus users.  We are working with Information Technology to address the issue and hope to restore access shortly.

 
All Campus Buildings 07/18/05-08/17/05

Routine generator testing will be performed on all campus buildings according to the following schedule:

South Campus 08/10/05

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.- Berks Hall, Lehigh Hall, Deatrick Hall, Beck Hall, Rothermel Hall, Schuylkill Hall, University Place, Multicultural Center

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. - Keystone Hall

North Campus 08/11/05

6 a.m. to 7 a.m.- Schaeffer Auditorium, deFrancesco Building

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Sharadin Arts, Rickenbach Research and Learning, Beekey Building, and Lytle Hall

Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions or concerns about this scheduled work.

 

Student Union Building

Keystone Hall

07/27/05-08/17/05
Construction Update: A contractor will be removing sidewalk caulking from the stamped concrete at South Dining Hall on Thursday, July 28 and at Keystone Hall on Friday, July 29, 2005. Access to entrances will remain available at both locations.
 
John Kolemba, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services

 

 

TMA/iService Desk 07/26/05-08/17/05

TMA and iService Desk are back in service.  Be advised, however, that we were unable to recreate any transactions from Friday at 12:01 a.m. until this morning at 8 a.m.  If you entered any work requests during that time period, please re-create those requests in TMA.  Any number you received is not valid and the work request has not been logged in TMA.  We regret any inconvenience this might cause to our campus users.  Be advised as well, that we will be focused on re-creating all the internal transactions that take place in the Work Control Center to make iService Desk and TMA run smoothly for you, so there may be delays in information as we recreate several days' transactions. 

If you have any questions, please email the Work Control Center at wcc@kutztown.edu or call us at x31594 and we will do our best to assist you.

 

Administration Building 07/25/05-08/17/05
Contractors from Cresswell will be in Stratton Administration Building this Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28 to remove existing directional signage in hallway areas. This is in preparation for the installation of new signage, which will take place Friday, July 29. We apologize for this inconvenience.
 
Ron James, Facilities Project Services

 

Lytle 07/22/05-08/17/05
Construction Update: Faculty toilet rooms on the first floor of Lytle Hall will be remodeled starting Monday, July 25. Construction is scheduled to complete August 12. The adjacent Faculty Lounge will remain open during the construction; the cooking area will be closed for use. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
John Kolemba, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services
 
South Campus Drive 07/21/05-08/17/05
Starting Monday, July 25, 2005, South Campus Drive from Baldy Street to the stop sign at Court Lane (near basketball courts) will be closed to traffic. Access to the Keystone parking lot (E1) will be from Baldy Street. The road is scheduled for reopening late in the day Wednesday, July 27, 2005. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Jim Dinan, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Student Union Building 07/19/05
New and replacement sidewalks will be installed at McFarland Student Union's lower entrance facing College Blvd. (Lot A1 area near Bookstore) starting Friday, July 22, 2005. This entrance will be closed during construction. The drive-thru circle next to the sidewalk will be closed to vehicular traffic during construction, which is expected to be complete Friday, August 12. Access to the building from College Blvd. will be limited to the handicap entrance of the SUB, closest to Rickenbach Learning Center.
Parking will not be affected.

 

John Kolemba, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services

 

Sidwalks 07/18/05
Construction will begin Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at the existing sidewalk north of Beekey Building (facing Lytle Lane and the Armory). A new sidewalk is being added to connect Beekey with the new handicap parking spaces at Lot A4. Construction will continue through Friday, July 29, 2005.

 

John Kolemba, Project Manager, FPS

 

deFrancesco 07/18/05-08/17/05
Construction Update:  At DeFrancesco, the west entrance ramp (facing Lytle) will be closed for sidewalk construction starting Monday, July 18 and continuing through that week. Handicap accessibility is available at the entrance at the northwest corner (facing Lytle). At a later date, closure for one day may be necessary for new handrail installation. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any questions, please contact Facilities Project Services at x31332.
 
John Kolemba, Project Manager

 

Parking Lot A-6 06/27/05-08/17/05

As of July 5, 2005 parking lot A-6 will be closed for construction activities related to the Academic Forum construction. 

Jeff Mosser

 

Elevators 06/15/05-08/17/05
The Elevator Closures in Rickenbach, Rohrbach and DeFran Buildings that were scheduled to begin June 13, 2005 have been postponed. The Campus community will be notified once a new date has been scheduled. Thank you.
 
Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services
 
Electrical distiribution 07/27/05-07/29/05 Kutztown University, along with the surrounding communities, has been asked to voluntarily conserve energy consumption to assist the local utility suppliers in reducing electrical loads which are taxing critical electrical distribution equipment.  We are asking that you assist us in this effort by turning off all unnecessary lighting, appliances and equipment .  If more serious load shedding is required, we will notify campus customers as the information becomes available.
TMA and IService Desk 07/25/05-07/26/05 TMA and iService Desk are unavailable to Facilities and campus users.  Please be advised that we do not have an estimated timeline at this point to indicate when the services will be available. Until service can be restored, Facilities is able to respond to emergencies and urgencies through the Work Control Center, but will be unable to answer status questions and provide other informational services of that type.
North Campus electrical distribution 07/12/05-07/18/05
There will be a temporary power interruption to North Campus buildings from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, as part of  the Academic Forum construction activities. Buildings affected will be Beekey, deFrancesco, Rickenbach, Rohrbach Library, Lytle, McFarland Student Union, Grim, Boehm, North Water Tower, Heritage Center, and Sharadin. 
 
We regret any inconvenience this service interruption might cause for campus users.
 
Jeff Mosser, Facilities Project Services

 

Campus 06/28/05-07/18/05
Traffic Line Striping will continue on north campus at North Campus Drive through June 29, 2005. Weather permitting, painters will be moving to south campus, specifically near Stratton Administration Building, and the Heat Plant area (lots F1 and F4). These parking lots will remain open, and intermittent cones will permit traffic flow in these areas. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.
Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

 

Lytle Lane 06/28/05-07/18/05
Construction Update:
A portion of Lytle Lane will be closed starting Wednesday morning, June 29 for paving and should be reopened by the end of the day Thursday, June 30. Traffic will be detoured through the parking lot to provide access to Lytle Hall. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Terry Brown, Director, Facilities Project Services

 

Campus sidewalk repairs 06/27/05-07/18/05
Starting the week of June 27, 2005, sidewalk replacements will be underway at Schaeffer Auditorium (west side) in the area closest to the Grad Center, and moving to the sidewalk at the rear of the building the following week. One lane closure of Schaeffer Lane will be required to accommodate construction vehicles. Signs will be posted directing pedestrian and handicap traffic to the front of the building. We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.
 
John Kolemba, STV, Facilities Project Services

 

 

Campus construction 06/27/05-07/18/05

Construction Alert:  Excavation will begin during the week of June 27, 2005 for the concrete foundations for campus signage along Main Street, Campus Boulevard, Normal Avenue and Baldy Street.  Installation of the signs will follow during the week of July 5, 2005.  Please use caution in these areas until all work is complete.  Thank you.

 

Carol A. Sztaba, AIA

University Architect

 

Parking Lot C2 06/23/05-07/18/05
Paving repairs in Lot C2 continue this week, and are expected to be complete Friday, June 24, 2005. Starting Monday, June 27, paving continues in Lot C with repairs to roadway between C2 and C3. Lot C2 will be open, but be aware that traffic may be detoured through C3. Look for flaggers to be onsite directing traffic. We appreciate your cooperation.
 
John Kolemba, Facilities Project Services

 

Luckenbill Road 06/23/05-07/18/05

Repairs to utilities that caused the partial closure of Luckenbill Road over the past several days are finished.  All water service and access to the roadway has been restored.  We appreciate your patience during the short-notice repairs.

  

South Campus Drive 06/17/05-07/18/05
Please be advised that South Campus Drive near Keystone Arena will be closed beginning Tuesday June 21, 2005 and is scheduled to be re-opened Friday June 24, 2003.  The parking lot at Keystone will be accessible via Baldy St. during this closure.
 
I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Terry Brown
Director, Facilities Project Services
 
South Campus Drive 06/13/05-06/27/05 South Campus Drive from C lot to Main Street-the roadway will be closed from this afternoon until approximately Friday for paving. We regret any inconvenience this might cause.  Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions at x31594
Luckenbill Road 06/21/05-06/23/05

Luckenbill Road will be under construction for the remainder of this week.  The road will remain at least partially open at all times. 

Mike Reese

 

Elevators 05/25/05-06/17/05
The elevators in DeFrancesco, Rickenbach Learning Center, and Rohrbach Library (Staff elevator on the east end of the building) are slated to receive upgrades and modernization this summer.  As a result, these elevators are scheduled to be out of service from June 13, 2005 through mid August 2005.  I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Terry Brown

 

South Campus Drive 05/31(06/02)-06/17/05 Please be advised that South Campus Drive at Baldy St. will be closed on Thursday June 2, 2005 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate work associated with the Recreation Center construction. Postponed to Monday.
Old Main Circle 06/14/05-06/17/05 Old Main Circle-Old Main Circle will be closed from 1 a.m. on June 15, 2005 through 5 pm on June 16, 2005 for emergency underground utility repairs.  We regret any inconvenience.  Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions at x31594.
Administration Building 06/14/05-06/17/05 Administration Building-The Administration Building may experience water service interruptions on June 15, 2005 during the repairs to the underground utilities in the Old Main Circle.  We regret any inconvenience this might cause.  Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions.
Residence Halls 05/16/05-06/13/05

Electrical Service Interruptions-The following buildings will experience temporary electrical service interruptions in order to complete necessary electrical system equipment.  The schedule of interruptions is as follows:

University Place May 24, 2005 from 7 am to 10 am

Schuylkill Hall May 25, 2005 from 7 am to 10 am

Lehigh Hall May 25, 2005 from 7 am to 10 am

 

Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594.

 
Residence Halls 05/25/05-06/13/05

There will be scheduled power interruptions in the following buildings to allow for necessary electrical repairs to the building system.

Berks Hall June 7 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Deatrick Hall June 8 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Beck Hall June 9 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions.

 
Administration Building 06/07/05-06/13/05 The Administration Building air conditioning in the east section of the new part of the building is not working at full capacity at this time.  A faulty bearing and shaft has been identified and repairs are expected to be completed by Friday, June 10, 2005.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.  Any questions can be directed to the Facilities Work Control Center at x 31594
Student Union Building 05/13/05-05/25/05

Student Union Building Scheduled Power Outages-

The Student Union Building will have scheduled power outages on May 18 and May 19 2005 from 5:30 a.m. through 7:30 a.m. Please plan your work accordingly.  Contact the Work Control Center with any questions.

 
Boehm Science 05/06/05-05/17/05

Starting May 9, 2005, construction will take place near the exterior doors of Boehm which exit from Lecture Rooms 260 and 261.  Please use extra caution in this area.  Thank you.   Carol A. Sztaba, AIA  University Architect

 

Electrical Service Interruptions 05/09/05-05/16/05
Due to an electrical system upgrade there will be periodic power outages in the following buildings: Monday:  7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Old Main.  Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Multicultural Center and University Place.   Wednesday:  7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Bonner Hall and Johnson Hall.  Glenn Kutz, Facilities Department
 
Campus air conditioning 04/18/05-05/10/05

Twice a year at Kutztown University we experience nature’s wonderful transition between the warm and cold seasons along with the limitations inherent in our University’s heating and cooling systems.  In most cases our building heating and cooling system configurations do not allow for simultaneous operation, so we can either cool or heat the buildings, but not both.  During these change of weather periods we have to choose a target date for the transition that hopefully will cause the least discomfort for the entire campus community.  Over the next several days the temperature is predicted to rise into the 80's during the day.  However, immediately after that it is predicted that day time temperatures will be in the 50's, with night time lows in the 30's and 40's.  Therefore, we will not be transitioning from heating to cooling until a more stable set of daily highs and moderate lows is anticipated.  Until that time, we will try to make the best use of outside air to cool the buildings at night in an attempt to moderate the temperature inside during the day.  Your patience and understanding during this transition period is greatly appreciated.

 

R. Jeff Grimm, PE

 

Old Main 05/09/05-05/10/05 As described in the Daily Brief on 05/09/05

Due to an electrical system upgrade there will be periodic power outages between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9 in Old Main.

Glenn Kutz , Facilities Department

 

Old Main 05/09/05-05/10/05

The periodic and sporadic Old Main power interruptions could extend until approximately noon today on the upper floors of Old Main A and B wing (above the first floor).  We apologize for any further inconvenience.

 

A6 Parking Lot 04/25/05 -05/06/05

Landscape improvements are tentatively scheduled to take place around Parking Lot A-6 north of the Grim Building during the week of 4/25/05.  To facilitate the execution of this work, a portion of the parking spaces will be taken off-line to allow for the staging of contractor vehicles and plant material.  Barricades will be used to reserve the required parking spaces.  Thank you for your understanding.” 

Carol A. Sztaba, AIA

University Architect

 
Boehm Science 04/21/05

Boehm Science 4 story elevator-The four story elevator in Boehm Science building will be down for approximately one week.  A damaged pump motor must be located and installed by our elevator service company. We are attempting to return this elevator to service as quickly as possible.  We appreciate your patience.

 
Johnson Hall 03/21/05-04/04/05

3/21/05- Johnson Hall Elevator- The elevator in Johnson Hall will be out of service until later this week.  The door operator has failed, and our elevator service provider is doing their best to expedite ordering of the necessary parts and final repairs of the elevator.  We will pass along new information as we receive it.  Thank you for your understanding.

 
Deatrick Hall 01/21/05-02/07/05 Deatrick Hall Left Elevator-  The left elevator in Deatrick Hall is off-line until next week due to faulty contactors.  The parts needed to repair the elevator are expected to arrive sometime between Tuesday and Friday next week.  We have arranged to have our elevator service provider install the necessary components as soon as they are received.  The right elevator is still in service.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Beekey 12/07/04-01/03/05 Beekey Handicapped doors are not operating properly.  They have been reported and our contracted service provider will be on-site today to resolve the issue.  Thank you for your patience.
UP/GBVS Bus Stop 12/14/04-01/03/05
Repaving of a portion of Parking Lot C-4 at the GBVS bus stop will take place between Monday, December 13 and Friday, December 17, 2004.
Shuttle bus service will not be interrupted. Wheelchair-bound students will have access to their bus. They can turn left at the existing bus stop, follow the parking stalls to the west, and turn back to the bus. Pedestrians shall be made aware of the excavated areas.
 
Deatrick Hall 12/2/04-12/07/04

Deatrick Hall will have no water service available on Friday, December 3, 2004 from approximately 0730 to 1100 hours to repair an underground water leak. 

 
iService Desk 11/15/04-11/17/04

 iService Desk (TMA) will be offline for a short period of time for testing and upgrades.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any emergencies.

 

Boehm Science 10/13/04-11/2/04

The Boehm Science DI Water System is down due to a leak.  Work is in progress to restore this system to operation

 
Boehm Science 10/13/04-11/2/04

10/13/04

Boehm Elevator (2 floors) is down due to water incursion.  Repairs are being coordinated, and the elevator will be returned to service as quickly as possible.  At this time we are anticipating at least one week for repairs to be completed.

 
Boehm Science 09/22/04-10/08/04

Please be advised that the stairs leading from North Campus Drive to the loading dock area of Boehm will be closed from Monday, 9/27/04, through Thursday, 9/30/04 to protect pedestrians from planned construction activities.  Scaffolding and construction vehicles will be in the area.  Also, vehicular access to the loading dock will be unavailable for the same time.  Thank you. 

 Carol A. Sztaba, AIA

University Architect

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 

Stratton Administration Building 05/03/04-08/30/04 Front Entrance of Administration Building will close for Renovations – Due to renovations scheduled to be done to the front of the Stratton Administration Building and the Registrar’s Office; the front entrance of the Administration Building will be closed May 10 through August 16. Wheel Chair bound and handicapped people will need to make arrangements in advance to get into the Administration Building by calling Mail Services at 3-4141 or Jim Sutherland’s office at 3-4106. 
Fire Alarm Testing 08/03/04-08/30/04  

SimplexGrinnell Corp. will be on campus beginning August 16 to inspect and test the sprinkler systems in the following buildings: 
Old Main (complete building) Rohrbach Library  Student Union Building  South Dining Hall 
The work will involve the following: Visual inspection of system components (sprinkler heads, valves, piping, etc.)  Flow testing (you may notice water flowing from the drains outside the buildings) Trip testing of fire alarm devices (fire alarm systems will be in test mode for this work)  Flow testing of the fire pump in Old Main (water discharge from hoses in front of Old Main)  All of the work will take several days to complete. As of today there is no set schedule; therefore, if there are any days or time periods during the week of August 16th that affect an activity in your building, please let me know so that I can have the
technician build that into his schedule.  Should you have questions or need clarification on this matter, please let me know.  Thanks. 

Steve Helms 
EH&S Specialist 

Grim-Knedler 07/16/04-08/19/04 "Demolition of the Grim Classroom building is scheduled to begin on
Monday, July 26, 2004 - weather permitting. Demolition is expected to
be completed within 3-4 weeks. Though the area is secured by
construction fencing, please use caution when walking in the vicinity.
Thanks."
Campus 08/02/04-08/19/04 Generator Testing-The Facilities/Maintenance Department will be conducting Generator Testing from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2004 for South Campus and on Thursday, August 11, 2004 for North Campus. All emergency lighting will be on during this testing period.

If you have any questions, please contact Linwood Merkel, Auto Mechanic Supervisor, at: 'merkel@kutztown.edu' .
Stratton Administration Building Elevator 06/24/04-08/11/04 Stratton Administration Building Elevator-Work on the passenger elevator in the Administration Building is scheduled to begin on 7/6/04 and continue through 8/13/04. The elevator  will not be available for use during this period.
North Campus Power 07/26/04-08/11/04

Entire campus power shut down, Saturday, August 7 – In order to bring more power into our main sub-station, we will have to shut off all electric power to all buildings on campus (except Golden Bear Village South) on Saturday, August 7, from 6 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m.  Please be aware that emergency lighting will operate in all locations and that your co-operation is again most appreciated.  

Steve Vandervoort, Facilities Maintenance

Lytle 07/07/04-08/04/04 Lytle Hall parking lot (K-Lot) will be partially barricaded, with no
parking allowed, from the Lytle Lane entrance up to Lytle Hall on the
evening of Wednesday, July 14, 2004, until further notice. This is to
allow for the delivery and installation of new modular classroom
buildings as well as re-striping of parking spaces.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this project.

Ron James, Project Manager
Facilities - Office of Planning & Construction
North Campus 07/16/04-08/04/04 Gas service to all of North Campus will be shut off on July 20, 2004
between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. This will allow UGI to modify gas service
connections to the Grim Planetarium.
F lot 07/16/04-08/04/04 The section of lower F Lot bounded by University Place, Bonner Hall, and the access road to Golden Bear Village South will be closed from 7/26/04 through 7/31/04. This is to accommodate seal coating and line painting work. Please plan to park in other areas during this time. Thank you. 
Deatrick Right Elevator 08/02/04-08/03/04 Deatrick Right Elevator is out of service.  Our elevator contractor advises that they hope to have this unit back in service by Wednesday of this week.  We will keep you posted of any further delays.
Grim Parking Lot 06/25/04-07/15/04

Parking Lot Closures- The Upper Level of Grim Parking Lot and New Lot North of Grim will be closed during roofing project.  Weather permitting, spray foam roofing operations will begin on Monday. June 28, 2004. Adjustments to the barricaded areas will be made based on wind conditions. 

Update 07/01/04:  Due to weather and the holiday, parking restrictions may extend until the middle of next week.

 
Facilities Services for Campus 07/07/04-07/14/04 Facilities Services on Friday July 9, 2004-Please be advised that service response on Friday, July 9, 2004 may be interrupted temporarily for South Campus.  The Work Control Center will remain operational, and will coordinate maintenance service dispatches as usual.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Bonner Hall 06/23/04-07/07/04 Bonner Hall Fire Alarm Testing-Bonner Hall Fire alarm testing will take place on Thursday, July 1, 2004.  The testing should take less than one full day to complete. 
Bonner Elevator 06/24/04-07/07/04 Bonner Back Elevator- Bonner back elevator is down due to a faulty board. Our elevator service contractor has this board out for repairs, and it should be back in service early next week. We will keep you posted on any delays.  The front elevator is in service.
Campus Power Outage 06/29/04-07/07/04 North Campus Power Outage-Please be advised that a power outage involving all of north campus is necessary to transfer power from the old Grim mechanical room to the new mechanical room in the planetarium. I am targeting Sunday, July 11, 2004 from 6am to 10am for this event. Please pass this information on to your faculty. It is important to know if/how this would impact experiments and/or equipment in use. We can then try to meet any special requirements. Thanks for your understanding and help.
Construction Alert 06/22/04-06/29/04 North Campus-Please be advised that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22nd, weather permitting, we will begin site preparation for the new temporary food facility to be located between the Library and the Student Union
Building/Learning Center. Please use Caution when in this area since
this work will involve the operation of heavy equipment to remove soil
for the concrete pad and the underground connection of utilities.
Electrical Outage 06/24/04-06/29/04 Electrical Outage-To repair the Old Main master fuse panel, we will have to shut down power to Old Main, Schaeffer, Sharadin, Grad Center, Kemp and Official Residence buildings early this Saturday morning from 6 to 9 am.
Administration Building Elevator 06/10/04-06/24/04 Administrative Building Elevator to be replaced – The passenger elevator in the Administration Building is going to be replaced and will be out of service June 21 through August 2. The garage door in the back of the building and the freight elevator will continue to be used for people who are mobility impaired, use wheelchairs and for emergencies. The Financial Aid Conference room, on the second floor near the freight elevator, will be the meeting place for these people who need assistance from a third floor office.  
Fire Alarm Testing 05/11/04-06/23/04

Fire Alarm Testing -Fire alarm system inspections and testing began in all residence halls and several education/general purpose buildings on May 10th and will continue through June 25th. A "testing" message from voice fire alarm systems or short bell rings on non-voice fire alarm systems will sound during the testing period. Education and general purpose buildings scheduled for testing include:  the Admissions Center, deFrancesco Building, Graduate Center, Multicultural Center, Old Main, Rickenbach Learning Center and Student Union Building. Any fire alarm signal, other than the testing message or short rings, shall be treated as a real fire alarm; therefore, occupants shall follow the appropriate evacuation procedures. 


Stephen S. Helms, CFPS 
Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist 

 

University Place Water 06/17/04-06/21/04 University Place Water Shut-Off- University Place will have its water shut down on 06/17/04 at 10:00 a.m. until 06/18/04 at 3:00 p.m. to complete repairs to a water line leak.  Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions concerning this unplanned outage.
Johnson Hall Elevator 06/16/04-06/18/04 Johnson Hall Elevator is still down.  Our contracted service provider is attempting to expedite repairs.  At this time, we do not have an updated completion date.  Parts have been ordered, but additional repairs were required beyond the initial parts order.  We will keep you posted on the progress if there are further delays. Please contact the Work Control Center with any questions.
South Campus Drive 06/01/04-06/09/04

South Campus Drive-There will be repaving in the area of south campus at S. Campus Drive and Court Lane (at tennis courts) this Thursday and Friday, June 3 & 4.

Traffic will be maintained through the area, but could be single lane at times.

Administration Building 06/07/04-06/9/04 Weather permitting, on Tuesday June 8, 2004 the entrance to the Administration Building parking lot from Normal Avenue will be closed for paving beginning at 9am. This entrance will remain closed until the work is completed later that day. During the closure of this entrance all traffic must utilize the rear entrance/exit of the lot near Risley Hall.
Campus fields 05/24/04-05/27/04

The annual campuswide broadleaf weed control application has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2004 (weather permitting).  While this granular herbicide is the safest product available for commercial use, persons should avoid contact with or walking across grassy surfaces for at least 24-hours after application.  Should you have questions or desire information on this weed control product, please contact either Ron Yoder (Associate Director, Facilities) or myself.

Stephen S. Helms, Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist

Set up services 04/23/04-05/24/04

04/23/04 

Service Request Schedule/Campus Events - In an effort to better serve our campus customers, the Facilities Office schedules campus event set-up requirements and other labor related support work several months in advance. Timely planning and notification by our customers will greatly increase our opportunity for success in this area. Because of the many varied interests and competing priorities, we must be able to better anticipate use of our limited resources. Please submit campus event support requests well in advance of the need. (We recommend at least two weeks in advance). Facilities may not be able to guarantee that we will service requests on short notice, since doing so may impact other customers' planned requests. Thanks for your attention to this matter. 

 

Campus Power Outage 05/03/04-05/24/04 POWER SHUT DOWN ALERT – ON MAY 15th - THE SATURDAY AFTER GRADUATION

 In order to replace electric switching equipment for Stratton Administration Building, we will have to shut off all electric power to buildings on May 15th, the Saturday after Graduation as follows.  From 6 am until approximately 3 pm -Stratton Administration Building – NEW SECTION ONLY, Deatrick, and Beck Halls. In addition, there is the possibility of having to shut down power for NOT MORE than ONE hour - between 8 &10 am and again between 2 & 4 pm: at Rothermel, Schuylkill, Berks, Lehigh and Old Main- as well as Risley, Schaeffer Auditorium, Grad Center, Kemp and Sharadin Building (old Section).

 

Risley/OM Roof 04/22/04-05/14/04 The slate roof replacement project shall begin on Monday April 26, 2004.
Fencing for the material staging will be installed on Monday at the
visitors parking area in H lot. Scaffolding will be installed on the
north and east sides of Risley Hall with demolition to proceed on
Tuesday and Wednesday. Slate materials will be delivered Thursday.

Work on Old Main A-Wing will proceed on May 10, 2004.
Graduate Center Elevator 05/08/04-05/14/04 Graduate Center Elevator-- The Graduate Center Elevator is not in service.  Unfortunately, the elevator service company was not able to repair the computerized technology that operates the controls on the elevator.  A computerized board has shorted out, and is required for safe and proper operation of the elevator.  Our elevator service company is trying their best to expedite the final repairs.  We hope to have this unit back in service by Thursday, May 13, 2004.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause for the building occupants. Please check back frequently for updates. 
Heating to Cooling Transition Period 2004 04/16/04-05/13/04 Campus Heating to Cooling Transition Period- During the transition from cooler weather to warm weather, it is often possible to see great fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temperatures.  This is also noticeable in the fluctuations in temperature from one day to the next.  Facilities realizes that this presents particular challenges to building occupants as the afternoons can become warm and the early mornings quite chilly.  For the most part, campus heating and cooling systems are not designed to be operated at the same time, and the systems require a "transition" period that can take up to several days in some buildings to prepare a building system to switch from heating to cooling mode.  Preparations are underway to address summer cooling season air conditioning needs.  However, we are not yet ready to transition to cooling systems at this time, as many buildings may still require heat during the evening hours.  Please do not enter work orders  requesting cooling in your buildings until your air conditioning systems have been transitioned.  The Facilities department has an approved and carefully coordinated plan which prioritizes the transition process.  For more information on this plan/process, please see HVAC Transition Plan  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Graduate Center Elevator 05/07/04-05/10/04 Graduate Center Elevator-- The Graduate Center Elevator is not in service.  Unfortunately, the elevator service company was not able to repair the computerized technology that operates the controls on the elevator when they responded to our request for service today.  They are attempting to locate the appropriate parts and tools to effect a permanent repair, but for tonight the unit will remain out of service.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause for the building occupants. 
North Campus Drive 4/28/04-05/06/04

Please be advised that sometime during the morning of Friday, April 30, 2004, guide rails will be installed along N. Campus Drive near the intersection with Schaeffer Lane. This work is expected to be completed within 2-3 hours. During the installation, the contractor will make sure that at least one lane going west will remain open for traffic. They will use people and traffic cones to control the work zone.

Deatrick Hall Right Elevator 04/30/04-05/06/04

Deatrick Right Elevator will be out of service until approximately Wed, May 5.  The necessary parts to repair the elevator have been ordered, and the elevator service contractor will expedite the repairs as soon as they arrive. 

Power Outage 02/02/04-05/03/04

POWER OUTAGES Scheduled for May 15, 2004 Old Main, Schaeffer Auditorium, Grad Center, Kemp and Sharadin (old Section)Power will be shut down from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please be aware that emergency lighting should operate in all locations.  If you need assistance or need to report a campus maintenance emergency, please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 at wcc@kutztown.edu or log a concern in iServiceDesk

Stratton Administration Building 04/25/04-05/03/04

The Stratton Administration Center passenger elevator will be down for testing from 7-8 a.m., Friday, April 30, 2004

Boehm Science 04/01/04-04/13/04

Boehm Science- Please be advised that access to the south entry to the office area adjacent to the loading dock will be closed on April 6, 2004 or April 7, 2004 due to high lift operations. 

 

 

Boehm Science 04/01/04-04/13/04 Boehm Science- There will be no De-Ionized Water available in Boehm Science from April 9, 2004 at 7:30 a.m. through April 12, 2004 at 8:00 a.m. due to contractor modifications to system equipment. 
Stratton Administration Building 04/05/04-04/13/04

Attention Stratton Administration Building Users:

In order to replace the rear entrance stair treads and tiles, we will have to close the Southwest, rear parking lot entrance stairwell during Pacing Break from 7 am this Friday, April 9th until 7am on Monday, April 12th.  We ask that you please use either the Front or East entrances to enter or leave the building on those days.

 Your cooperation is appreciated.

 Steve Vandervoort,  Facilities – x31387

 

Schaeffer Auditorium 03/18/04-04/01/04

Schaeffer Auditorium Re-key.  Schaeffer Auditorium Building will be re-keyed on March 30, 2004.  We are now accepting Key Authorization Request Forms for keys to that building.  Key Request Forms can be obtained by contacting the Work Control Center at x31594 or emailing wcc@kutztown.edu 

Deatrick Hall Elevator

03/25/04-04/01/04

 

Deatrick Hall Left  Elevator is back in service.  Thank you very much for your patience. 
Deatrick Hall Elevator 03/18/04-03/25/04 Deatrick Hall Left  Elevator is not in service.  The parts needed to complete the repairs have been ordered by the elevator service company.  It is expected that it may take several days to receive the parts and effect the repair. The right  elevator, which was down for the past several days for a similar repair is now back in service.  Thank you for your patience. 
Cold Weather 02/16/04-03/25/04 During the cold weather as snow and ice accumulates, melts and re-freezes, there may be sidewalks and roadways that heave and sink, making normal pathways uneven.  Please be careful as you walk on campus and pay attention to sidewalks and curbs that may have heaved.  As warmer weather approaches, many of these areas will return to their normal condition.  Those areas that remain uneven will be assessed by Facilities and prioritized for repairs.  You can report heaving conditions through our online work order system, iService Desk 
Deatrick Hall Right Elevator 03/16/04-03/18/04 Deatrick Hall Right Elevator is not in service.  The parts needed to complete the repairs have been ordered by the elevator service company.  It is expected that it may take several days to receive the parts and effect the repair. The left elevator is in service.  Thank you for your patience. 
Schaeffer Auditorium Re-key.  03/11/04 -03/18/04 Schaeffer Auditorium Building will be re-keyed by early April, 2004.  We are now accepting Key Authorization Request Forms for keys to that building.  Key Request Forms can be obtained by contacting the Work Control Center at x31594 or emailing wcc@kutztown.edu 
Communication Design Re-key 3/10/04-3/18/04 The Communication Design Building Re-key is finished.  All requests for keys should be directed to the Facilities Work Control Center via Key Request Form. 
Communication Design Building Re-key.   02/25/04 through 03/10/04 The Communication Design Building will be re-keyed in the first week of March, 2004.  Keys are being prepared for release on March 2.  Please submit your Key Authorization Request Forms now.  
Lytle Hall Re-Key   The Lytle Hall Re-Key is complete.  Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594  with any questions
Beekey Re-Key 
  The Beekey Re-key is complete.  Please contact the Work Control Center at x31594 with any questions.