English Language Proficiency Program
The English Language Proficiency Program, now located at the ASC, is a great example of a successful project by way of a small budget. This new and growing program needed a central office that was easy for students to find and comfortable for student and instructor interactions. Much of the budgeted upgrade was for additional data lines and little remained for new furniture. The Facilities Planning Department reclaimed furniture from the ROC and purchased a few re-manufactured pieces to complete the suite. The space performs to its original intent, at a very small cost, and is totally green! Remember: Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle.
Service & Safety
Construction began in room 1122 of the Computing Wing early in March of this year. This project will transform an existing room into two excellent biology research laboratories for faculty led research. The design of these laboratories is based on the same conceptual laboratory plan developed for the upcoming Science Building renovation.
The recent crane lift, assisted with placement of a new exhaust fan to ensure a safe laboratory environment when research begins and fume hoods are active.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of May, 2013.
Facilities Planning has been instrumental in a phased plan to upgrade the multimedia capabilities within CASL. Working closely with CASL Tech in the summer of 2011, we designed upgrades to 19 classrooms within the CASL and SSB buildings. The changes allowed for more faculty-friendly experiences at the front of the classroom, upgraded projectors, controls and speakers, and enhanced the ability to remotely monitor the projectors to track usage, lamp life and security. We are now working on another project to add multimedia to 10 classrooms that do not currently have projectors, as well as upgrading the multimedia in 1500 SSB. We are pleased to be a part of bringing technology to the classroom!