Fall Semester 2022: Building Update
October 6, 2022
Dear College of Education community,
We hope this email finds you well and enjoying the slightly cooler fall weather.
This communication is to update you on the next phase of our Sánchez Building renovations now that the majority of the construction has been completed.
As we continue to modernize our buildings, we’re faced with a mix of old and new systems that require significant integration. Not surprisingly, marrying our original facilities with new and improved systems and structures requires a substantial amount of analysis and coordination.
Over the next few years, we will continue to improve our buildings in both Sánchez and Bellmont. As part of that process, the Sánchez Building will be in a “commissioning” phase, also referred to as Cx. Commissioning (or Cx) is a professional practice that ensures the buildings on campus can successfully operate according to the university’s standards and requirements. Throughout this process, intermittent noise disruptions may occur during working hours. We will do our best to ensure that the effects of the sound are both minimal and temporary.
Data gathering and inspections/testing have commenced. Immediately manageable issues will be addressed as they are discovered, and final data analysis and an action plan for any systemic issues is anticipated by June 2023.
This process will help us provide better comfort and operational levels within the building, such as air-conditioning, heating, water systems and more. Your input is vital to our success and any additional input you can provide will assist the team as we work through the commissioning.
Thank you so much for your patience and support!