SBAG NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS, updated periodically


This is the clean up schedule for Spring 2003: SELECT HERE

ADA renovations of the labs are substantially done.
Work on the entry way should begin over summer and continue into early fall term. (see plans below)
Bids are being collected now.
Faculty will have swipe card access to the building.

Facilities management announces the plans for University Commons, the area between the Science Building, Library, Fine Arts, and B wing.  Look at the image by clicking at this thumbnail.  It is a long-term plan which will be implemented in stages.  More information at the facilities management web site.

Sbag is helping to correct information on signs around the building.  Contact your SBAG member with requests.
Sbag is also looking at the distribution of glass cases and bulletin boards among departments.

2/03  Ralph Zia reminded departments to dispose of hazard waste properly.  Many gallons of mimeo fluid were found in a classroom. Elsewhere on campus similar liquid was put down the drain.  This is very dangerous and distructive.  Contact the Chemistry Department to learn how to dispose of these hazardous materials properly.

Note from Ralph Zia today:
Request your assistance in passing the word. We have experienced an increase in the number of mouse problems over the past few months. Certainly to be expected during the winter months, however, besides warming up they are now enjoying an unending feast provided by faculty and staff. In all cases our extermination contractor has found improperly stored food in the affected areas. Please encourage people to properly store snacks and food products in containers with covers.
Thanks, Ralph

This is a note from GaryBryant about a request to move desks, etc, from the hallways in the Science Building before we're cited by the fire marshal.
The University's goal is to make the corridors as safe as possible for evacuation of the building in the case of an emergency. To meet this goal, corridors should be clear of all items through out the entire width and length of egress routes leading to the stairwells and exits. Items can be located in alcoves when the item is completely out the path of travel. However, items located in alcoves must be low in combustibility, so as not to contribute to smoke and fire hazard within the route of safe passage. These items must also be fixed in place, or of substantial enough size so that they do not become moved into the path of travel and become a tripping hazard. Currently being removed from the corridors are - * smaller loose items such as classroom type chairs * highly combustible items such as open shelves/bookcases and heavily upholstered furniture * large items that significantly narrow the width of the corridor such as full size desks or tables The long-range goal is to remove all items that would impede the safe evacuation of the building. |Gary

Ralph Zia :
Request your assistance in passing the following information. 'Tis the time of year for holiday parties. In order to prevent a New Year's surprise on Jan. 2nd request those hosting approved parties please inform Facilities Management in advance so we can ensure the trash bags are removed from the rooms. (Leaving dips, cheese, etc. in a room over the 11 day break would be an unpleasant biology experiment). For clarification, the host is responsible for cleaning up after the party. Facilities will remove the bagged trash. Please call me at x5230 if you have any questions. Thanks, Ralph

11/26/01,br> Images showing the approved renovations for the main entrance

  • Drawing 1: Site Plan
  • Drawing 2: First Floor Plan
  • I did not receive a second floor plan (Drawing 3)
  • Drawing 3 (third floor)

  • 11/26/01
    Select here for a schedule for building cleanup Winter break

    Renovation of the entry way is now passed the design stage and into the project stage, according to Ron Wayer, project manager. The new design and more information will be appearing here in the near future.

    During Summer 2001 all lights and ballasts were replaced, resulting in an energy savings for lights of 30%.