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 #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…

T-Dust Alert #41 – 2013 Spring Break Facilities Services Projects

WHAT?  The following maintenance projects will be completed during the 2013 Spring Break: *  replacement of a main water valve in Sabine Hall; *  upgrade to direct digital thermostats in Alamito Hall; *  installation of computer keyboard trays in the Library computer lab and B217/B218 computer labs; *  annual preventative maintenance of cooling tower systems; Continue Reading…

T-Dust Alert #40 – Employee Lounge Temporarily Re-Purposed During OPRIE Work Space Renovation

WHAT?  The Employee Lounge has been temporarily re-purposed to house the Office of Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness (OPRIE) staff. WHY?  The OPRIE work space is currently being renovated, and staff were required to vacate their offices for space reconfiguration, HVAC upgrades, carpet replacement, and furniture installation to be completed. WHERE?  The Employee Lounge Continue Reading…