While most of campus was enjoying Winter break at home, Facilities Services employees jumped into action to make emergency repairs in order to keep campus in working order. Several of our teams were called in to respond to unforeseen issues, many sacrificing time with family to ensure the job was completed.
Facilities Operations responded to a flood in the basement of Alumni Memorial Building caused by a broken water pipe used for building heat. The pipe was located in the ceiling of the basement floor. Plumbing Services responded quickly and was able to repair the pipe. Assistant Director Randy Hamilton then stepped in to coordinate an action plan that included communication with contractors for proper clean up. The flood was discovered on December 23rd, but clean up took more than a week to complete.
On Christmas Day, Utilities Services responded to an unplanned electrical outage on campus when an aging switch shorted out behind the Nursing College. Our High Voltage team was on hand to assess the issue, make repairs and restore power as quickly and efficiently as possible.
While these teams were on the forefront of emergency repairs, Zone Maintenance and Air Conditioning services were there to assist in many ways. The staff involved in these emergency repairs sacrificed time away from family while we were enjoying the holidays with loved ones. Their willingness to respond quickly to the call of duty shows just how much they embody true VOLunteer spirit.