Facilities Services will be conducting annual testing of the fire alarm systems in all buildings beginning on Monday, Aug. 8, through Monday, Aug. 15. Disruptions will be kept to a minimum; however, it will be necessary to activate horns and strobes during the testing. We appreciate your patience as we perform this necessary testing.
Director, Facilities Services
The Facilities Services Work Order system and the Public Relations and Marketing Project Request form are migrating to the web-based submission process via the KBOX ticket system as currently in use by ITS, the Print Shop and Institutional Research and Effectiveness departments. The queue is available for immediate use.
ITS is hosting two open workshop sessions that you can stop in and ask questions and receive personal assistance with the steps to submit a ticket through the KBOX software for any of the queues. No registration is necessary. For those off-campus and in need of assistance, please contact Jeris Creasey to schedule a training session via Skype.
Today, June 23 10-11 a.m. in Menard Hall, Room 1173
Tuesday, June 28 2-3 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 1173
The Facilities Services Work Order system is migrating to a new web-based submission process via the KBOX ticket system as currently in use by ITS, the Print Shop and Institutional Research and Effectiveness departments. The queue is available for immediate use. As with the previous system, all ticket submissions must still be Approved by your Supervisor before the request will be processed.
To submit your request, just click on the ITS Service Desk icon on your desktop on campus (off campus, https://help.llcc.edu/),
Select New>New Ticket From Queue>Facilities Services Work Order and complete the form.
Click on Apply Changes>Save.
Supervisor’s, please be advised that you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to a ticket number. * You must log into KBOX first and then click on the link within the email to access the ticket.
Set the Approval – select Approved or Rejected and list any notes if pertinent.
Click on Apply Changes>Save.
Please click on the appropriate link to view how to submit a work order or how to approve a work order. ITS will host two open workshop sessions that you can stop in and ask questions and receive personal assistance with the steps to submit a ticket through the KBOX software for any of the Queue’s. No registration is necessary. For those off-campus and in need of assistance, please contact Jeris Creasey to schedule a training session via Skype.
Thursday, June 23 10-11 a.m. in Menard Hall, Room 1173
Tuesday, June 28 2-3 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 1173
We’d like to offer another reminder about our project to replace an aging chiller in the Sangamon Hall physical plant. This will require an interruption to our air conditioning at Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall, Cass Gym and the Millennium Center for the week of May 23. During that period we will be using and circulating outside air to mitigate the loss of conditioned air. The new chiller will allow us to provide chilled water and air conditioning much more efficiently and economically than in the past. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this upcoming week. If you should have any questions, please call us at 786-9605.
As the College prepares for Commencement, we are preparing for projects that may affect some of us returning to our campuses from time to time through the summer.
On May 31, the day after Memorial Day, we will begin another project to repair and maintain our main campus parking lots and roadways. The project calls for milling and patching areas that have large areas of bad pavement, filling cracks and seal coating all of the parking lots and roadways. We will also be striping parking spaces, cross walks and curbs. After the patching portion of project is completed we intend to start sealing at the east side of the campus and work our way west to Shepherd Road. The Contractor will provide traffic control and signage to provide access to all areas of the campus.
Another project, to replace an aging chiller in the Sangamon Hall physical plant, will also commence at this time. This will require an interruption to our air conditioning for the week of May 23. During that period we will be using outside air to mitigate the loss of conditioned air. The new chiller will allow us to provide chilled water and air conditioning much more efficiently and economically than in the past.
As these projects near completion we will continue our ongoing efforts to replace the old carpet around the campus. In August we will replace the carpet in the Trutter Center with new carpet tiles. During this period we ask, and are grateful for, your patience as we continue to maintain and upgrade our facilities.
Finally, but no less important than any of the above projects, we will also be replacing the HVAC system at our Litchfield Administration building and have begun working with our colleagues there to help mitigate the impact that project will have on their services and facilities.
If you would like to contact our office about any of these projects, I am available at 786-9605 or at email@example.com
Biology students conduct research in new structure built by construction trades students
(Click HERE for a short video of the ribbon cuttig ceremony and demonstration.)
Lincoln Land Community College cut the ribbon yesterday on a new structure that will house the college’s bird banding research program. In cooperation with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, LLCC biology students participate in the capture, banding and release of birds, recording information which is added to a massive data pool on bird migration patterns.
The 36’ by 24’ building with a porch and overhang was built by LLCC construction trades students, a program funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Cutting the ribbon were LLCC Trustee and Board Secretary Dennis Shackelford, LLCC Biology Professor Tony Rothering, Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders (LLABB) President Vern Kleen, and LLCC bird banding student Lizzie Roehrs.
Professor Rothering and Mr. Kleen began the program in fall of 2012 on the northeast edge of the LLCC campus and to date, approximately 11,000 birds representing 113 species have been banded. LLABB members, school groups and organizations also participate in banding activities. Until the new structure was built, all bird banding took place outside and was cancelled during inclement weather. Banders can now do research inside when needed during the fall and spring banding seasons.
Speaking at the ribbon cutting, Rothering thanked the LLCC Board of Trustees, college administrators, LLABB and the construction trades program for support on the project. He noted the significance of the collected data on international weather and climate change research.
“The LLCC bird banding station provides students with a practical scientific experience outside of the classroom,” said Rothering. “Our hands-on approach allows students to appreciate the biological importance of studying bird population and migration patterns and how they relate to the greater ecological world.”
Facilities Services will be conducting controlled burns on the prairie areas of the Springfield campus over the next few weeks, weather permitting. The burns will be on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, on the west side of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus.
The controlled burns have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
In an effort to avoid unnecessary inconveniences, Facilities Services would like to remind all faculty and staff that the College is officially closed, as posted on the academic calendar, from Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13, for mid-semester break. To conserve resources when the college is closed, normal building temperatures are not maintained, lighting levels are at a minimum and access to buildings may be restricted. Snow and ice removal is also limited to priority routes.
One of several maintenance projects planned for this time is the re-finishing of most of the first floor hallway tile in Menard Hall. Access to this area will be limited for the duration of the break.
We encourage anyone needing to visit the college over mid-semester break to contact the LLCC Police Department at 622-3853. As always, your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated and we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable break.