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Lausche to temporarily close for maintenance
Heating, cooling, hot water will be affected on majority of campus  

Jun 1, 2009  
By George Mauzy  

Ohio University's Lausche Heating Plant will be shut down for the first time since 1997 for annual maintenance, beginning Sunday, June 14, affecting cooling, hot water and heating for about 11 days, officials said.

The main project involves the installation of steam flow control valves. Shari Smith, Facilities Management Work Center manager, said that this year's heating plant shut down was necessary in part because it hasn't been done in more than 10 years and also because demand on the heating plant has significantly increased.

Special accommodations have been made for students and guests needing temporary on-campus housing during the shutdown, she said.  They will be housed in Bromley Hall, Adams Hall and the 15 New South Green Residence Halls during the shutdown.  All of Baker Center's food operations will cease operation June 14-19, including West 82, Latitude 39, Front Room and the catering operation. The center will be open but will not have hot water during this time.

Affected areas of the Athens campus include:

  • College Green: All buildings will be without heat and hot water. Alden Library, Copeland Hall, Ellis Hall, Scripps Hall, Baker University Center and Bromley Hall will have additional shortages.

  • East Green: All buildings will be without heat and hot water, but will have access to cooling.

  • North Green: All buildings will be without heat and hot water. Old Baker Center, the RTV building and Kantner Hall will experience a 75 percent reduction in cooling, and Glidden Hall's dehumidification equipment will be affected.

  • West Green: All buildings will be without heat and hot water, except Bromley Hall. Stocker Center, Irvine Hall and the Life Sciences Research Facility will see a reduction in services dependent on high pressure steam.

  • South Green: Morton Hall, Botanical Research, Zoology, Surface Science and Lower Campus Grounds will be without heat or hot water. In addition, Morton and possibly Botanical Research will not have cooling. The 15 New South Green buildings will not be affected.

  • Sports Complex: The Ping Center will be without cooling, heat or hot water, while the Convocation Center, Bird Arena, Aquatic Center and Ping will be without heat and hot water.  Peden Stadium will not be affected.

  • Service Center: Food Service Operations and Facilities Management will not have heat or hot water, while all Service Center buildings except the HDL Center will not have heat.

The Ridges, Research and Enterprise Park, Bush Airport, Hwa Wee Lee Library Annex, and Hebbardsville Animal Complex will not be affected by the shutdown.

For more details about the shutdown, visit www.facilities.ohiou.edu/fm/   or contact Facilities Management at 740-593-2911.



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Facilities Management:  http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/fm/ 

Published: Jun 1, 2009 9:35 AM  

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