Facilities Services News

Campus Emergency Exercise Set for Friday, April 17

The Office of Emergency Management will facilitate a full-scale exercise on Friday to test campus plans for working with local response partners in the event of a serious emergency on campus or the surrounding area.

Facilities Services to Host Sustainability Workshop April 21

Looking for tips to help you adopt more sustainable practices at home and work? Facilities Services is hosting a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Sustainability for Home & Work,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the International House Great Room. The event is open to the public.

Spring Cleanup 2015 Schedule

The 2015 spring cleaning effort kicks off on March 16 with the goal of decluttering and improving the look of academic buildings.

Facilities Services to Host Spring Gardening Workshop

Looking for spring landscaping tips? The landscaping experts at Facilities Services are hosting a workshop, Facilities Fundamentals: Helpful Tips for the DIY Gardener, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the International House Great Room.

UT Places Second Nationally in GameDay Recycling Challenge

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In addition to a bowl game win, UT finished the season ranked second nationally in the “Total Recycling” category of the 2014 national GameDay Recycling Challenge. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a competition that invites universities nationwide to see which can produce the least amount of waste on campus during football games.

Spring Brings Progress on Campus Construction Projects

An elevation illustration for the renovated Torchbearer Plaza. Work is set to begin in spring 2015.

Spring semester has arrived, and it’s now peak season for our efforts to transform our campus. Several ongoing projects will soon cross major milestones, while a few new upgrades will kick off later this spring.

Facilities Services Wears Pink

Dozens of Facilities Services employees sported pink last Wednesday to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month on campus. The department’s “Wear Pink Day” was launched this year to support and recognize those who have been touched by the disease.

Roof Repairs Underway on Hopecote Guest House

UT’s historic Hopecote guest house is currently undergoing upgrades. Workers will remove the home’s hail-damaged slate-tile roof, repair the structure underneath, install new water and ice-resistant roofing layers, and add new gutters and downspouts.