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Maintenance center to be future home for faculty members

By   /   March 8, 2013  /   Comments Off

A rendering of the Maintenance Center that will be located next to the Early Childhood Center off of Fawell Boulevard.

A rendering of the Maintenance Center that will be located next to the Early Childhood Center off of Fawell Boulevard.

Construction on the Maintenance Center located by the Early Childhood Center is nearing completion.

The building will be 35, 789 square-feet and hold 17 small and 11 large vehicles, while also making room for staff offices and extra storage.

According to Facilities Planning and Development Director Bruce Schmiedl, moving into the building will help bring all of the staff together.

“Our division is scattered all around this building and it wasn’t really as convenient,” Schmiedl said.

Right now, the facilities planning and development faculty are scattered around the first floor of the BIC and once the Maintenance Center is complete, they will have one office together.

“For my group, proximity will be the best thing [about moving into the Maintenance Center],” Schmiedl said. “I’m over here and the rest of my group is across the hall and down the hall so at least we’ll all be in the same office there.”

Not only will the space create a closer circle for the staff and faculty members, but it will also be energy efficient due to a glass curtain wall that highlights any daylight that shines through.

The center will have a garage for minor maintenance on vehicles like oil changes and small fixes on machines like snow and lawn blowers.

The Maintenance Center will cost $8.5 Million from the referendum budget and will be complete towards the end of July.

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