Facilities Management News

Olds Upton Hall Set to Re-Open

Dear Campus Community, I am so thrilled to share with you that Olds Upton has passed the final inspections necessary for occupancy. While there is still restoration work to be done, the critical life-safety, electrical, and HVAC systems are operational. Due to the long lead-time on elevator components, those repairs will not be complete for […]

Fall Hydrant Flushing

Dear Campus Community, The City of Kalamazoo will begin fall hydrant flushing in our area this evening.  This planned maintenance is necessary to keep sediment from building up in the water lines.   This will very likely cause the water at taps throughout campus to run a rusty orange color.  This is from iron buildup in […]

Facilities Management Service Requests

Dear Campus Community, With so many new faces on campus, this is a good opportunity to share the most effective ways to request services from Facilities Management.  Please use the systems below in lieu of sending e-mails to individual staff members.  These are monitored by multiple people and are much more likely to yield an […]

Thompson Street Curb and Gutter Repair

Dear Campus Community, Below is a Public Notice from the City of Kalamazoo regarding upcoming work on Thompson Street: ______________________________ Thompson Street Curb & Gutter Repairs Starting August 14th, the City of Kalamazoo will be completing street work on Thompson St between Academy St and Main St. Work will involve curb & gutter removal, replacement, […]

Why is my building so cold?

Why does K use this kind of a system?  Simply put, this type of system is far more energy efficient than cooling spaces with a residential style air conditioner.  They also last longer and require less maintenance.  The largest air conditioner units can cool about 3,000 square feet maximum.  Just imagine the 100’s of individual […]

Dow parking lot closure 6/28/23

Facilities Management staff will be closing the parking lot between Light Fine Arts and Dow Science on 6/28/23 from 6:30am to 8:30am for a bulk acid delivery. We will re-open the lot as soon as the delivery is made. This should not be any later than 8:30am. Chris Buckhold Maintenance Manager Facilities Management

Facilities Work Request System Restored

The on-going connectivity issues with the Facilities Management Work Request System have been resolved.  As a reminder, the quickest and most effective way to get support for a building maintenance issue is to enter a work request.  Event set-up needs should be entered along with the reservation in the Facilities Calendar. If you have an urgent […]