T-Dust Alert #51 – Architectural Master Plan Input Still Being Collected

WHAT? If you were unable to attend one of the two Open Forums or six Focused Input Sessions conducted last week by Corgan Associates, Inc., architects, and facility planning consultants to provide your input into the Richland College Architectural Master Plan update, you may still submit your ideas and suggestions via e-mail. WHY? Richland College’s Continue Reading…

T-Dust Alert #50 – Richland College Architectural Master Plan Update Sessions

WHAT?  Richland College and Richland College Garland Campus are collaborating with the architectural firm Corgan Associates, Inc. to update the college’s Architectural Master Plan, a requirement of ongoing accreditation compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. HOW?  Two Open Forums and six Focused Input Sessions will be conducted with architects Continue Reading…

T-Dust Alert #49 – College-wide ADA Renovation Project

WHAT?  Richland College will undergo a $2 million college-wide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) renovation project to improve accessibility for all students.  This project will include upgrades to meet 2010 ADA code compliance standards such as:  the construction of ADA-accessible elevators in Alamito and Guadalupe halls; demolition and reconstruction of Fannin Hall restrooms and addition Continue Reading…

T-Dust Alert #48 – Richland East Drive Road Improvement Project Traffic Impact

WHAT?  The latest project in the Richland College Deferred Maintenance Plan schedule will address traffic issues through a road improvement project conducted on the Walnut Street/Richland East Drive entrance to the college. WHERE?  The concentration of the work will involve the west side of the Walnut Street intersection with Richland East Drive and the roadway Continue Reading…

T-Dust Alert #44 – Lower-Level Library Renovation Noise Alert RESCHEDULED

WHAT HAPPENED? THE NOISY LIBRARY RENOVATION WORK DESCRIBED BELOW SCHEDULED FOR TODAY HAD TO BE POSTPONED DUE TO THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR BEING CALLED TO AN EMERGENCY ON ANOTHER PROJECT. WHEN ELSE? THE WORK WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED TOMORROW, TUESDAY, AUGUST 13. HOW ELSE? SHHHHH! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN RECORDED HISTORY THAT A LIBRARIAN Continue Reading…

T-Dust Alert #43 – Deferred Maintenance Window Tinting Project

WHAT? Facilities Services is currently engaged with a contractor to install 9,000 sq. ft. of window tinting on exterior building windows. WHERE? Window tinting is being installed in all west-facing windows with the exception of the Fannin Hall art studios, Thunderduck Hall west entry, and Sabine Hall west façade, along with east-facing windows requiring replacement Continue Reading…

T-Dust Alert #42 – Main Collection Lower-Level Library Renovation

WHAT? New shelving, ceiling grid, energy-efficient lighting, carpeting, paint, and signage will be installed in the lower level of the library. WHY? This work is required to bring the library’s Main Collection stacks into current ADA accessibility code compliance. HOW? The Lago Vista and Main Collection levels of the library will be completely closed during Continue Reading…