Topic: Facilities

The University and the United Service and Allied Workers union signed a new contract Monday night. The new agreement boosts pay and benefits for Facilities Management workers.

University News

Facilities union negotiates new contract

October 19, 2016 0 comments

The University signed a new contract with the United Service and Allied Workers union — representing Facilities Management workers — approved Monday night.

Facilities work to heat rooms, reduce emissions

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Facilities work to heat rooms, reduce emissions

October 13, 2016 0 comments

The Department of Facilities Management is working to keep the student body warm and reduce Brown’s environmental impact.

Editorials

Editorial: Cautiously optimistic about dorm renovations

February 9, 2016 0 comments

We commend Brown’s decision to allocate $5 million to renovating Perkins and Barbour Halls.

Though a burst pipe caused damage to 22 rooms in Graduate Center over winter break, the rooms were ready to be occupied by the times dorms opened.

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Pipe bursts, causing flood in Grad Center

January 22, 2014 0 comments

Leak affects 22 student rooms and some common areas but does not force students to relocate.

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Substance found in Grad Center believed harmless

October 29, 2013 0 comments

Medical evaluations indicated those exposed to the substance suffered no serious health issues.

Substance prompts Grad Center investigation

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Substance prompts Grad Center investigation

October 25, 2013 1 comment

A HAZMAT team searched the building after an unidentified substance was found in an envelope.

Steam began to surge from a pipe around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, leading to a flood on the first floor of J. Walter Wilson. Facilities Management turned off a hot water valve, affecting several buildings south of Waterman Street.

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J. Walter Wilson closes following steam leak

October 24, 2013 0 comments

Administrators had to relocate about 60 classes and close University Mail Services for the day.

ResLife to remove Keeney gender-neutral bathroom signs

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ResLife to remove Keeney gender-neutral bathroom signs

October 4, 2013 11 comments

The signs were mistakenly put up during renovations, said ResLife Dean Richard Bova.

A ceiling in a Slater Hall room fell on Ramya Mahalingam ’14 as she slept, causing her minor injuries. Slater Hall was built in 1879.

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Ceiling collapses in Slater Hall

April 24, 2013 3 comments

The incident is unlikely to alter inspection practices in the future, due to the singularity of the event.

The Department of Facilities Management aims to keep dorm rooms at around 70 degrees, though many students have complained that their rooms remain either too hot or too cold.

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Students weigh in on problems with dorm heating

January 29, 2013 0 comments

Facilities management aims to give students more control over heating in residence halls.