Campus Construction Update

We are currently managing a project that will replace fan motors which, in concert with our air handling units, push warm or cool air to the spaces in each building.  For this project we are focusing on Sangamon, Menard and Cass.  The work is taking place in the penthouses of each building and some of the noise may be transmitted through our duct system to the spaces below. We apologize for any inconveniences and will try to limit them as much as possible.

Thank you,
Hugh Garvey
AVP Construction

Cass Gym parking lot closed for maintenance Dec. 15

Equipment requiring a crane will be installed on the roof of Cass Gym on Tuesday, Dec. 15. For the safety of the workers, students, faculty and staff, the parking lot north of Cass Gym will be closed Tuesday morning. The work is expected to be completed by noon and the lot will re-open once it is completed.

 

Winter recess message from Facilities Services

In an effort to avoid inconveniences during winter recess, Facilities Services would like to remind all faculty and staff that the college is officially closed, as posted on the academic calendar, from Saturday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 3.

To conserve resources when the college is closed, building temperatures are lowered, lighting levels are at a minimum and access to buildings may be restricted. Snow and ice removal is also limited to priority routes.

We have scheduled several projects during winter recess in an effort to avoid disruption to the regular college operations. Carpet will be replaced with tile in all of the second floor hallways of Menard Hall. Access to these areas will be limited for the duration of winter recess. We will also be testing fire alarms and other life safety systems throughout the main campus.

We encourage anyone needing to visit the college over winter recess to contact the LLCC Police at 622.3853. As always, your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated, and we hope everyone has a wonderful and safe winter recess.

Facilities Services conducting testing of generator system Nov. 27

Facilities Services is conducting testing of the electrical generator system beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27. Power outages in Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall, Cass Gym, Millennium Center and  Trutter Center are necessary during these tests. We would recommend unplugging any sensitive electrical equipment before 8 a.m. Friday morning. Contact Dave Bretscher at 786-2238 or David.Bretscher@llcc.edu with any questions.

Notes about upcoming campus events

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Parking Lot #1 will be reserved to accommodate valet parking for LLCC Foundation Donor Scholarship Reception, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Jingle Bell Run activities, 8 a.m.-noon/run at 10 a.m. Police and Security will be directing traffic at the main entrance of campus. There may be some delay upon entering campus shortly after 10 a.m. and traffic will be reduced to one lane during run.

Monday, Nov. 23 – Parking Lot #10 will be reserved for bus parking to accommodate LLCC’s Agriculture Career Expo, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Note from Facilities regarding furniture moves

Facilities Services would like to remind all faculty and staff that in order to meet the needs of scheduled classes and events, all furniture in a specific room or area must remain in that space. The number and style of seats, desks and furniture is specific to each room and is governed by building codes and ICCB recommendations. LLCC manages furniture distribution through the work order system.
When requesting a furniture move, simply select “Furniture Move” for the request type when filling out a work order. If the request is approved, Facilities staff will coordinate the move as soon as possible.
Faculty and staff who are in need of additional furniture should contact Matt Hobrock, property control technician, before considering a new purchase. There is a good chance that something will be available from storage.

Fire alarm testing Friday in Millennium

Facilities Services is conducting annual testing of the fire alarm system in the Millennium Center this Friday morning, Aug. 28. The test had to be rescheduled due to a mechanical failure. While it will be necessary to sound the alarm during this test, disruptions will be kept to a minimum and should be complete before classes begin.

Campus renovation projects update

With the start of classes right around the corner, I thought I would provide an update on campus renovation projects. I would like to thank you for your patience with having to wind your way around barricades, machinery and tradesmen the last few months.

The masonry project is behind schedule, mainly due to the month of rain we endured. Cass Gym and Sangamon Hall are complete; however, with Menard Hall we are concentrating on getting as much of the grinding out of the way as we can prior to classes. We will begin grinding the area outside of the second floor classroom at the northeast corner of Menard so as to not disrupt anyone occupying it. We are also concentrating on the grinding on the east side of Menard, in order to have all the doors available the first days of classes. Tuck-pointing is a quiet operation, so we’re trying to get as much of the noise-producing work out of the way. The southeast entrance to Menard is now open.

The sidewalk lighting project on the sidewalk west of Millennium Center and east of Trutter Center is virtually complete. We have a closeout meeting this Thursday and expect that the lights will be operable that day/evening.

The Sangamon Hall stair project (west side) is slightly behind schedule. The structure has been erected, but we are awaiting the delivery of the stair treads, which we expect on Aug. 26. The stairs should be in use by the end of the month, if all goes smoothly.

The concrete work in the breezeway between Sangamon Hall and Sangamon South should be completed by the end of the week, with only caulking remaining to do. It will be ready for the start of classes.

We are on schedule with the Truck Driver Training lot. The removal of the old concrete is complete, and the grading and gravel installation will be complete on Friday. We will begin placing concrete on Thursday.

We have completed the roof at Montgomery Hall, the parking lot at the Capital City Training Center and the removal and replacement of the entry slabs at the Workforce Careers Center.

Again, I’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding. As always, if you should need to get in touch with me, please call extension 6-9605.

Hugh Garvey
AVP Construction