T-Dust Alert #39 – Carpet Replacement Project Phase IV
WHAT? Please pardon our ThunderDust and make way for more campus improvements! As part of ongoing efforts to maintain Richland College facilities in optimum condition in support of our mission of teaching, learning, and community building, the next phase of the carpet replacement project will take place during the next 12 weeks.
WHY? Carpet in Neches, Medina, Del Rio, and Bonham halls is nearing the end of its projected useful life, resulting in worn appearance and making it increasingly difficult to keep clean.
WHEN? AND WHERE? Beginning Monday, December 10, at 9:00 p.m., existing carpet will be removed and replaced on the first floor of Neches Hall. The process will continue until approximately 6:30 a.m. the next morning. The second floor will be removed and replaced next.
WHERE ELSE? The sequential replacement process will continue in Medina, Del Rio, and Bonham halls. Current completion projections are for Neches to take one week, Medina three weeks, Bonham three weeks, and Del Rio three to four weeks. The floors in all offices and work rooms in these four buildings should be as clear of books, papers, and personal items as possible so that work is not impeded. All work during normal business days when the college is open will be conducted at night to minimize interruption to instruction and services.
WHAT ELSE? Carpet tiles and mastic used in the process contain low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to maintain a healthy environment in the buildings. All removed carpet will be recycled to avoid deposit in the landfill.
HOW? The carpet contractor is Gomez Flooring, and the total cost of the project is $463,460. Deferred Maintenance Plan funds for this work are being provided from the Richland College fund balance.
WHO? Please contact Austin Longacre, Facilities Services major projects/fleet supervisor, at x6922 with any questions you may have about the project or in preparing the affected spaces for the removal and replacement of carpet.
WHERE ELSE? Previous T-Dust Alerts may be found at http://www.richlandcollege.edu/construction