Skip Navigation

Facilities Operations

Construction Alerts Archive

 

**Facilities Online Service Request Systems is Back online*** Should you experience any issues, please contact Facilities

Facilities Online Service Request System will be down for maintenance, Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 5:00pm. We anticipate the system to be fully operationally by 8am, Thursday, August 15.

Should you experience any issues, please email facilities@fit.edu.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

**update on Chiller Repair -  Back online- 08/13/2019

Repair part should arrive by 10am today, 08/12, expect to have unit operational by this afternoon. 

South Chiller Plant - EMERGENCY REPAIR ALERT- 08/08/2019

An emergency repair to the south chiller plant is underway and will be operating at a reduced capacity. 

There will be higher temperatures in the buildings served by the plant. 

 The buildings served by the south chiller plant include:

 500OLS                F.W. Olin Life Sciences

501OEC                F.W. Olin Engineering Complex

502OPS                F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Building

504LSA                 Harris Center for Science & Engineering

 Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

North Chilled Water Plant – Saturday, August 3 thru Sunday, August 4 

Maintenance on the North Chilled Water Plant will begin at 9am on Saturday, August 3 and is expected to be completed on Sunday, August 4.  As the plant will be operating at reduced capacity, there may be a noticeable increase in temperature in the facilities served by this plant.

The facilities served by this plant include:

411KUP       Keuper Administration

412DEN       Student Union Building

429FNK       Ruth Funk Textile & Arts

424LNK       Link Building

410GLE       Gleason Center for Performing Arts/WFIT

420CRF       Crawford Building

460SKU       Aeronautics

510CLE        Clemente Sports & Recreation Center

511POL       Aquatic Center

520CAF       Panther Dining Hall

428EVL        Evans Library

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Facilities Operations

North Chilled Water Plant – Saturday, August 3 thru Sunday, August 4

Facilities Notice: Planned FPL Annual Load Test - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Florida Power & Light has scheduled testing of the "main loop" switch for Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

We expect the power will be disrupted for 1 hour from 5:00 AM until 6:00 AM.

Please take necessary precautions.

 

All facilities on the main loop distribution system will be affected by this outage.

Facilities included on the main loop distribution system are as follows:

 

114SHA       Shaw Hall

410GLE       Gleason Center for Performing Arts

115GRS       Grissom Hall

411KUP       Keuper Administration

116CBL       Campbell Hall

412DEN       Student Union Building

117WOD     Wood Hall

420CRF       Crawford Building

118RBT       Roberts Hall

424LNK       Link Building

119EVH       Evans Hall

426BOT       Botanical Garden Storage

213BRN       Brownlie Hall

430CPN       Chiller Plant North

245POL       Brownlie Hall Pool Building

427FRU       Frueauff Building

401QAD      Quad

428EVL        Evans Library

402QAD      Quad

439SHP        Shephard Building

403QAD      Quad

460SKU       George M. Skurla Building

404QAD      Quad

500OLS        F.W. Olin Life Sciences

405QAD      Quad

501OEC       F.W. Olin Engineering Complex

406QAD      Quad

502OPS       F.W. Olin Physical Sciences

407QAD      Quad

503OCB      Olin Chiller Building

408WRK      R.A. Work Building

510CLE       Charles & Ruth Clemente Center

409TEL        Telecommunications

 

 

12/21/2018 - ARL Building ReOpen

This Notice is to advise the campus community that the ARL Building is now open and safe for occupancy.  All air samples have been completed and the ARL Building has been certified safe for re-occupancy. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this project.

 

Annual Maintenance for Parking Lots over the Winter Break

December 17, 2018 – January 2, 2019.

Facilities and an outside contractor will be performing annual maintenance on several university parking lots over the Winter Break, December 17, 2018 – January 2, 2019.

Cleaning solutions, blowers, asphalt, asphalt sealant and restriping paint will be used as needed in each location. Some patching/repairs will be completed throughout the week of December 10th, without inconvenience to campus traffic flow. 

ALL vehicles MUST be removed from parking lots and garages, according to the schedule below.

Lot #24 - Panther Dining Parking Garage (cleaning/restriping):  Please remove all vehicles from all floors of the parking structure beginning December 16th, 12:00am.The parking garage will reopen 8am December 26th, 2018.

Lot #6 - Columbia Village Garage (upper/lower garage only, cleaning/restriping):  Please remove all vehicles from all floors of the parking structure beginning December 16th, 12:00am. The parking garage will reopen 8am December 26th, 2018.

 Lot #9 - Brownlie Hall, Lot #9:  Please remove all vehicles from the rear parking lot beginning December 18th,  12:00am.  The parking lot will reopen 8am December 20th, 2018. 

Lot #4 - Shaw Hall: Please remove all personal and service/Security vehicles from the  parking area along the South side of the building foundation beginning December 17th, 12:00am. Vehicles may park in the south spaces along the grass/curb only. The entire parking lot will be closed beginning December 18th at 6am and will reopen 8am, December 20th, 2018.

Lot #1 & service roads, Miller Building (north and south of building, loop from behind SUB to south covered bridge):  Small sections of repair will be done December 17th/18th – they may be able to work around vehicles and will contact registered owners otherwise. Please remove all personal and service vehicles from the parking lot beginning December 21st, 12:00am. The parking lot and service roads will reopen 8am December 24th, 2018.

Nathan Bisk College of Business: Please remove all vehicles from the parking lot beginning Friday, December 21st  through Friday, December 28th. The lot will reopen Saturday, December 29th at 7am.

All vehicles will need to be removed from noted parking lots. Pedestrians - Please avoid walking through the area as well.  

 


 

 

Central Energy Plant power outage on Sunday, September 16

On Sunday, September 16, Florida Power & Light, in conjunction with Facilities Operations will be disconnecting power to make electrical repairs at the Central Energy Plant. The electrical contractor anticipates the repair to take place from 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  The Link Building and Shephard Building will be without power during the outage.  Please take necessary precautions during the outage.

Be advised that while the Central Energy Plant is without power warmer interior building temperatures will be experienced at the following locations:

 

Keuper Administration

Student Union Building

Ruth Funk Museum

Evans Library

Gleason Center for Performing Arts & WFIT

Crawford Building

George M. Skurla  Building

Clemente Center

Panther Aquatic Center

Panther Dining Hall

Link Building

Shephard Building

 The service drive behind Gleason Auditorium and Link Building has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ENTERING THE WORK ZONE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND AS TO NOT SLOW THE CONTRACTOR DOWN FROM MAKING THE REPAIR.

  

Evans Library – Roof Replacement - Monday, September 17

Facilities Operations has coordinated and scheduled the roof replacement of Evans Library. The contractor will begin work on Monday, September 17, and anticipates completion by Friday, October 19, 2018.  The service road behind Link Building, Science Circle, will be closed to thru traffic during this time and only opened for deliveries and Waste Management to service for trash and recycling.

 Please take note of the sketch below for pedestrian traffic.  Please be aware of all barriers and barricades and we ask that you use caution while near the construction area.

 

 

Partial Road Closure- Parking Lot 17 – Tomorrow, March 9

Due to the windy conditions, we were not able to lift the new lightning camera access stairway on top of F.W. Olin Physical Sciences today as we expected. We will be attempting again at 6:00 am tomorrow (Friday, March 9th).  In the meantime and in an effort, to expedite tomorrow’s lift, we will be leaving the crane in place and the west lane of Parking Lot 17 closed until completion. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

F.W. Olin Life Sciences – 2nd Floor Only – Wednesday, March 7

On Wednesday, March 7, Facilities Operations will be performing minor repairs to the mechanical system servicing the 2nd floor of the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building. Work will begin at 8:00am and end approximately 4:30pm. Occupants on the 2nd floor may notice cooler temperatures while the repair is being completed.

Our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

 

Road Partial Lane Closure – Parking Lot17,  Crane Location  - March 8

Facilities Operations will be performing work at the F.W. Olin Physical Sciences building on Thursday, March 8 that will require the west lane of Parking Lot #17 to be closed from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Please make provisions to avoid this area.

 

 

Construction Alert – Crawford Drainage Project – March 5 thru March 9

Facilities Operations will begin work on the Crawford Green drainage project on Monday, March 5th. In the area location outlined in (YELLOW). There will be a portion of the service road blocked off for PEDESTRAIN TRAFFIC ONLY (PINK) for the entire week.

Please use caution while near this construction area.

 

F.W. Olin Engineering Building – Today, March 19

Today, March 19, Facilities Operations will be performing emergency repairs to the mechanical systems serving the F.W. Olin Engineering Building. Work will begin at immediately and may take up to 48 hours to complete. Occupants may notice cooler temperatures while the repair is being completed.

Our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

Facilities Operations

April 22, FW Olin Engineering Complex & April 23 Olin Life Sciences - AHU

Grissom Hall - 03_09_2017

Friday, March 10 - Campbell Hall & Grissom Hall

Florida Power & Light will be replacing the transformer at Grissom Hall on Friday, March 10, beginning at 12:30 PM. It will take approximately 3 hours. Campbell Hall (116CBL) and Grissom Hall (115GRS) will be affected during this outage.

Please take necessary precautions during this time.

Thank you,

Facilities Operations

OLIN QUAD

On the evening of Wednesday, March 8th, Facilities Operations will be shutting down the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Chilled Water Plant for a period of time starting at 4:30 pm and lasting until approximately 7:00 am. This work is to continue to repair a leak in the supply water between the cooling towers and the chillers located in the F.W. Olin Life Sciences building. Based on the current weather forecast, it is anticipated that little, if any, impact will be noticed by users of these facilities at that time.

The shut-down will affect the following facilities:

  F.W. Olin Life Sciences (500OLS)

  F.W. Olin Engineering Complex (501OEC)

  F.W. Olin Physical Sciences (502OPS)

  Harris Center for Science and Engineering (504LSA)

 Thank you,

 Facilities Operations

 

Facilities Operations will be working with an outside vendor to take measurements for replacement of gas line feeding F.W. Olin Life Sciences and F.W. Olin Engineering Complex. Construction activity will be in area noted below…

On Saturday, August 27, they will return to install new piping. Use caution in this area. Please avoid this area, if possible.

Olin Gas Line Replacement - August 27

Facilities is pleased to announce that work will commence this week on the expansion and improvements to the Panthereum. This work will impact the area between the Keuper Building and the creek, and from Country Club Road to the wooden bridge between the Student Union and the Dorm Quad. Efforts will be made to minimize the impact to this area, and we request that non-construction personnel avoid this area.

The work is anticipated to take approximately 6 weeks with a targeted completion date of February 20, 2014.

FPL Planned power outage - November 11, 2013

Florida Tech participates in a program offered by Florida Power and Light that provides electrical utility cost savings for us in excess of $200,000 per year. In exchange, Florida Tech agrees to allow FPL to disrupt electrical service on our main distribution loop during emergency periods where sufficient power cannot be generated to fulfill the demand in our area. If no "load-control" event occurs during the calendar year, the agreement filed with the Public Utilities Commission requires a test outage of one-hour duration be performed in November of that particular year.

We have been fortunate this year in not having been faced with an emergency load-control event, thus, we are required to allow a one-hour test outage. This outage is scheduled to occur Monday, November 11, 2013, beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at 8:00 AM. Only those buildings on the main electrical distribution loop will be affected. Facilities included on the main loop distribution system are as follows:

 114SHA Shaw Hall

 115GRS Grissom Hall

 116CBL Campbell Hall

 117WOD Wood Hall

 118RBT Roberts Hall

 119EVH Evans Hall

 213BRN Brownlie Hall

 245POL Brownlie Hall Pool Building

 401QAD President’s Complex

 402QAD Quad

 403QAD Quad

 404QAD Quad

 405QAD Quad

 406QAD Quad

 407QAD Quad

 408WRK R.A. Work Building

 409TEL Telecommunications

 410GLE Gleason Center for Performing Arts

 411KUP Keuper Administration

 412DEN Student Union Building

 420CRF Crawford Building

 424LNK Link Building

 427FRU Frueauff Building

 428EVL Evans Library

 439SHP Shephard Building

 460SKU Aeronautics

 500OLS F.W. Olin Life Sciences

501OEC F.W. Olin Engineering Complex

502OPS F.W. Olin Physical Sciences

503OCB Olin Chiller Building

510CLE Clemente Sports & Recreation Center

511POL Panther Aquatic Center

529FNK Ruth Funk for Textile Arts

Please take necessary precaution to secure equipment, data, etc. during this outage.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As part of the on-going Siemens Industries, Inc., Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services

Beginning on August 28th and continuing over the next several weeks, representatives of Siemens Industries will be installing Occupancy Sensors for lighting control in areas of the following buildings:

Frueauff Building

All Faiths Center

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

Shepard Building

Keuper Administration Building

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex

Charles and Ruth Clemente Center

F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building

Gleason Performing Arts Center

Military Sciences/Shipping & Receiving Building

Alan S. Henry Building

Columbia Village – Common areas

Roberts Hall – Common areas

Evans Hall – Common areas

Academic Quad Building 402

Academic Quad Building 406

Academic Quad Building 405

Academic Quad Building 407

Academic Quad Building 404

The majority of the installation will be done after hours and on weekends to avoid any disruptions during normal business hours. 

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the Facilities Operations Department and it’s Contractor, Bel-Mac Roofing, will begin the Roof Replacement Project for the Gleason Performing Arts Center. This project is scheduled to take several weeks with a target completion date of January 11, 2013. Please be aware of the staging areas that will be set aside for Contractor/Construction staging requirements during construction (see below and attached). In addition, during this project it may be necessary to rope-off areas on a temporary basis. Please observe areas that will be taped-off with Caution Tape and as always – Be Safe!

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Florida Power & Light has scheduled the connection of the Varsity Training Center to the transformer that feeds Harris Center for Science and Engineering. Power will be interrupted to this facility beginning at 5:30PM and ending at 9:30PM.

 Please take necessary precautions to prepare for this outage.

 Please contact the Facilities Operations office at ext 8038 if you have questions or concerns.

 We apologize for the inconvenience.

Parking lot #13 and #14 will be closed Thursday, March 7, 2013 and Friday, March 8, 2013.

Contractors will continue working on drainage improvements in the Gleason and Crawford Parking Lots (13 and 14), and the approach to the West entrance to Gleason Thursday and Friday this week. These lots will be closed until 5:00 PM Friday.

Please use caution in these areas.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

Facilities Operations will begin paving, sealing and restriping the followings lots as noted below…. Please reference map

 

Lot# 17, West and Middle sections of the parking lot between the F.W. Olin Engineering and Charles & Ruth Clemente Center

 West section (closest to the F.W. Olin Engineering Building) and middle section of parking lot #17 will be closed on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10PM.

 Prep work will begin on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Paving and striping, Wednesday, December 19 thru Saturday, December 22 , 2012.

 West and middle section of the Parking Lot will reopen on Sunday, December 23, 2012.

 

Lot# 17, East section of the parking lot in front of the Charles & Ruth Clemente Center/Panther Aquatic Center

 Entire east section (two-way traffic) will be closed on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10PM.

 Prep work will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Paving and striping, Friday, December 27 thru Sunday, December 30 , 2012.

 Parking Lot will reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012.

 

Lot# 20, South of Building 504 – Harris Center for Science & Engineering

 South parking lot will be closed on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10 pm.

 Paving and striping on Friday, December 28 thru Sunday, December 30, 2012

 Parking Lot will reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012

 

All vehicles MUST be removed from the parking lots. Pedestrians - Please avoid walking through these lots as well.

Refer to http://trolley.fit.edu/ website for any changes to the trolley route

Crawford Building Occupants  - Tomorrow, water outage

On Friday, May 18, 2012, Facilities Operations will be required to turn off the water to the Crawford Building to make necessary repairs. The outage will begin at 7:30AM and end approximately 9:30AM.
 
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for your patience.

Water Outage (Gleason & Building 407) May 18, 2012

Due to construction activity, Facilities Operations will be required to turn off the water to the following buildings on Friday, May 18, 2012 commencing at  8:00AM and ending at 4:00PM.
 
Gleason Auditorium
Quad Building 407
 
Sorry for the incovenience this may cause.

Grissom Hall - Monday, Wednesday, Aprill 11th - May 15th 2012

Facilities Operations will be constructing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) upgrades to the first
floor of Grissom Hall. The scope of work includes installing an approach ramp at the main entrance
and the remodeling of the men’s and women’s restrooms (rooms 131 and 132) in the east wing.
This work has a mandatory deadline of May 15th, 2012 which will result in construction activities
while classes are in session in the adjacent rooms and residences are occupied above. Working
hours will be limited to between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, and may include weekend work as well.
Construction will begin on Wednesday, April 11th.
We will make every effort to minimize noise, dust, limited access in adjoining hallways, and utility
interruptions during the renovations.
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our facilities for all.

Facilities Operations will be constructing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) upgrades to the firstfloor of Grissom Hall. The scope of work includes installing an approach ramp at the main entranceand the remodeling of the men’s and women’s restrooms (rooms 131 and 132) in the east wing.This work has a mandatory deadline of May 15th, 2012 which will result in construction activitieswhile classes are in session in the adjacent rooms and residences are occupied above. Workinghours will be limited to between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, and may include weekend work as well.

Construction will begin on Wednesday, April 11th.

We will make every effort to minimize noise, dust, limited access in adjoining hallways, and utilityinterruptions during the renovations.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our facilities for all.

Parking Lots 13 and 14 (Crawford and Gleason) 

Construction of WFIT Studios requires relocation of a portion of our electrical distribution loop.  FPL will be on site this weekend Saturday April 28, 2012 and Sunday April 29, 2012 installing conduit in the area of Parking Lots 13 and 14 (Crawford and Gleason) see map below. Both of these lots will be closed both days. We apologize for the inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience during this activity.

Grissom Hall - Monday, Wednesday, Aprill 11th - May 15th 2012

Facilities Operations will be constructing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) upgrades to the first
floor of Grissom Hall. The scope of work includes installing an approach ramp at the main entrance
and the remodeling of the men’s and women’s restrooms (rooms 131 and 132) in the east wing.
This work has a mandatory deadline of May 15th, 2012 which will result in construction activities
while classes are in session in the adjacent rooms and residences are occupied above. Working
hours will be limited to between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, and may include weekend work as well.
Construction will begin on Wednesday, April 11th.
We will make every effort to minimize noise, dust, limited access in adjoining hallways, and utility
interruptions during the renovations.
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our facilities for all.

Facilities Operations will be constructing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) upgrades to the firstfloor of Grissom Hall. The scope of work includes installing an approach ramp at the main entranceand the remodeling of the men’s and women’s restrooms (rooms 131 and 132) in the east wing.This work has a mandatory deadline of May 15th, 2012 which will result in construction activitieswhile classes are in session in the adjacent rooms and residences are occupied above. Workinghours will be limited to between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, and may include weekend work as well.

Construction will begin on Wednesday, April 11th.

We will make every effort to minimize noise, dust, limited access in adjoining hallways, and utilityinterruptions during the renovations.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our facilities for all.

Pedestrian Connector - Monday, December 19, 2011

The Facilities Operations Department is pleased to announce the beginning of another phase of improvement for the South Campus - the parking lot between the new Aquatic Center and the Olin Quad.  This improvement includes the construction of a pedestrian connector across the parking lot, as well as traffic calming and landscape enhancements.  During construction, it will be necessary to close certain zones within the parking lot to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  This will be done in phases in an effort to minimize inconvenience to the campus community. 

  • Phase-1:  The center north-bound lane will be closed until work in the two red clouded areas is complete.
  • Phase-2:  The center north-bound lane will be re-opened and the western south-bound lane will be closed until work in the blue rectangular area is complete. 

Further up-dates and actual parking lot closing dates will be forthcoming as the final planning and permitting are completed.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we ask for your help in keeping the areas safe for both the campus community and the construction force that is working to improve our university.

Evans Hall 2nd Floor Renovation

The Facilities Operations Department has begun the First Phase of the Evans Hall Second Floor Renovation.  This Phase of work will consist of the demolition of the interior of the 2nd Floor and the removal and replacement of the existing west stairway entrance. During this demolition we will make every effort to minimize noise, dust and any inconvenience to students, faculty and staff.  Please see the drawing below and take note of the alternate temporary paths of egress.  We are requesting that everyone avoid this area when possible and while we know that is not always feasible, please help us to help keep you safe by paying extra attention to your surroundings!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, Facilities Operations, in conjunction with Security, will be closing the parking lot #13, south of the Crawford Building, for necessary repairs to be performed on the Crawford Building.    

The parking lot will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in preparation of the delivery of the lift. The parking lot will be closed through November 18, 2011.

Pedestrians - Please avoid walking through the parking lot. All vehicles will need to be out of the parking lot.

Monday, October 10, 2011

On Monday, October 10, 2011, Facilities Operations will be making necessary repairs to the drainage infrastructure located in the Crawford Green and in front of (George M. Skurla) College of Aeronautics building. (See map below for details.)  Construction vehicles will be utilizing the roadway between the Crawford Building and College of Aeronautics (George M. Skurla).

Upcoming Pedestrian Walkway

The Facilities Operations Department is pleased to announce the beginning of another phase of improvement for the South Campus - the parking lot between the new Aquatic Center and the Olin Quad.  This improvement includes the construction of a pedestrian connector across the parking lot, as well as traffic calming and landscape enhancements.  During construction, it will be necessary to close certain zones within the parking lot to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Full View and More Information

Pedestrian Walkway

Beginning Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Charles And Ruth Clemente Center For Sports And Recreation Area Traffic Pattern

Southgate & Brownlie Pools

Beginning March 23, 2010

Campus-Wide Relamp Project

Beginning February 22, 2010

Campus-Wide Plumbing Fixture Retrofit Project