Glossary

Air Emission Sources

Equipment, cabinets or machines that release, or have the potential to release pollutant / toxic fumes, particulate, or gasses into the air.  Can include:  chemical fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, laminar flow clean benches, canopy hoods or slot hoods, ventilated workstations, painting or welding booths, incinerators, boilers, turbines, sterilizers, or emergency power generators.

Available Funds

Amount identified and allocated by department or college for this project request.

Building Layout (Changes To)

Changes (reconfiguring / removal / addition) to the walls, ceilings, doors, windows, or floors of a building. Could include: full height metal stud gypsum board walls, movable partition walls, furniture systems, partial-height partitions, access doors, new ceiling layout, acoustical panel ceilings, ceiling modifications, interior architectural woodwork/millwork/finishes, window openings/closings.

Chemical/Gas/Oil Storage

Operations utilizing chemicals, oils, or gas cylinder storage that may include degreasing operations, drum storage, waste oil containers, waste collection area, etc.

Cleaning Operations

Activities involving the use of chemicals and detergents that have the potential to release pollutants into the environment.

Elevator Renovation

Maintenance, improvements, or overhauls to elevators with hydraulic cylinder pistons or oil containing PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).

Equipment

Anything other than normal office or classroom contents.  Examples include copy machines, fax machines, safes, coffee stations, food service equipment, special purpose items for laboratories, audio visual, etc.  Specific catalog information must be provided that defines size, weight, utility requirements, ambient condition requirements, maintenance requirements, health and safety issues.  Space and utility connection requirements need to be provided.

Equipment/Systems Discharging Water or Wastewater

Systems discharging wastewater such as: oil interceptors, grease traps, sediment interceptors/sumps, neutralization tanks, photo processing equipment and silver recovery, contact cooling water. 

Hazardous/Industrial Waste Handling

Hazardous waste - The act or process of producing waste that is corrosive, ignitable, reactive, or toxic.  Industrial waste unwanted materials produced by an operation such as liquid, sludge or solid waste.  Examples: radioactive waste; liquids, solids, or sludge waste; some solvent cleaners, stripping products, etc.  

Intrusion Detection

The electronic, mechanical or actual observation to detect persons or situations that have defeated security measures to gain access to property, resources, or data of an organization without proper authorization.  This would include a person engaged in an illegal or unauthorized act of entering a computer or data system to commit a theft, or intentionally disrupting or vandalizing property belonging to the protected organization.

Lighting

Fixtures, switches, placement, wiring, etc. to achieve desired illumination or control of illumination in a facility. Can address the need to add, relocate, rearrange, replace, or change: fixtures, lenses, lamps, switches, or controls.  Can be performed to modify or change lighting or glare problems, or ineffective / inaccessible controls.

Reconfigure

To rearrange the elements or settings.

Refurbish

To make clean, bright or fresh again; renovate.

Relocate

To move to or establish a new place.

Research/Teaching Laboratory Facility

A place equipped for experimental study in a science, or for testing and analysis; providing opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study.  Examples: wet bench chemical, radioactive material laboratories, laser laboratory, clean-rooms, machine shops, engine test cells.

Telecom

Connections, hook-ups, or access provisions for: telephones (voice / fax), computers, data (network / printers). Can include: relocation or additions of outlets; wired or wireless.

Theft (Security) Protection

Services or measures that address threats or vulnerabilities of an organization to protect an organization form theft or damage to property, assets, or services that would cause disruption or interference with normal operations or business practices.

Utilities

Include: electrical power, heating / ventilation / air conditioning (HVAC), data, telephone, cable TV, water, drainage, natural gas, compressed air, exhaust, etc.