Landscape Services arborist Sam Adams has been working diligently to save campus trees from an invasive insect. The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that can kill an ash tree in as little as three years, was first documented in East Tennessee in 2010 and has affected all ash trees on campus.
Facilities Services News
Have you ever wondered what types of projects UT Facilities Services manages? Now it’s easier than ever to find out. The department’s recently created 2015 Summer and Fall Projects Catalog details the major tasks completed during summer break and the projects that are slated for this fall.
Facilities Services workers are installing new building signage as part of a comprehensive effort to make it easier for people to navigate the Knoxville campus. The year-long project involves installing a wayfinding system that aligns with UT Knoxville’s brand standards.
Students returning to campus for the fall semester will be greeted by the iconic Volunteer statue on the renovated Torchbearer Plaza and Circle Park.
The paint crew from Facilities Services were featured in an article by MJ Slaby for the News Sentinel on June 2. The team recently lead a class on painting tips and techniques, and they are busy with numerous projects around campus.
The cornerstone of the University of Tennessee’s ongoing campus transformation is now open. The first phase of the long-awaited new Student Union welcomed its first visitors Monday morning. The 142,000-square-foot-building is the new central hub to meet, eat, and relax. The Student Union provides much-needed space to enhance services for the university’s more than 27,000 students.
Looking for tips to help you paint the interior of your house like a pro? Facilities Services is hosting a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Professional Tips for the Interior Painter,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at the International House Great Room.
The Apartment Residence Hall on Andy Holt Avenue will close by the end of this month and demolition will begin in June, as part of UT’s four-year plan to replace six residence halls around Presidential Court with seven new facilities.
An industrial complex at 2000 Sutherland Avenue will serve as the future home for the UT Facilities Services department. Formerly the site of Southeast Precast Corporation, and before that the Gray Knox Marble Company, the property’s 91,000-square-foot plant structure will house offices, warehouse space, workshops, and labs.
Work will begin in May, after spring commencement, on a renovation of Torchbearer Plaza and Circle Park.