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Campus Operations has launched an expanded cleaning program with the hiring of seven new custodians focused exclusively on cleaning and restocking restrooms within the 20 highest-trafficked buildings.

The Facilities Tigers won the ninth annual Columbia Community Service (CCS) charity basketball tournament.  The two-day event raised close to $5,000, which will be donated to CCS's annual appeal, supporting local food pantries, after-school programs, and community-based nonprofits. 

Construction Update for January 26, 2018

During the week of January 29, delivery and loading of material and preparing the site for roof work will begin.

The Lenfest Center for the Arts, the second new building completed at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus, was recognized with a 2018 Merit Award in the Architecture category from AIA New York, the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Extreme cold weather and high winds make buildings highly susceptible to dangerous or damaging situations, such as frozen pipes, flooding, flying debris and more. In light of these conditions, Campus Operations has mobilized added staff today, during the overnight, and through the weekend.

With the added staff and preventative measures already in place, we are taking all actions within our control to reduce the potential impact of the sub-zero temperatures. Whether in your apartment, residence hall, laboratory, or office space, we ask that you help us to do the same. Ensure windows are closed and locked (including in spaces not normally occupied) and that heat is on and working in all rooms.

With the holidays approaching and many of us planning to spend some time away from campus, Columbia University Facilities and Operations would like to remind you that you can help save energy and prevent loss or damage of your property while you are out and throughout the winter.

Read this article for a few simple things you can do to help before leaving your home or office for the holiday season.

 

Increasing lawn access a stated priority for Campus Operations; fewer lawns to require protection from turf blankets this winter

Campus shuttle system will transition to electric buses, reducing emissions by 70%

The 2017 Annual Morningside Campus Chilled Water Shutdown is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. with service being restored at approximately 11:00 pm. on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  This shutdown is necessary to facilitate needed repairs and maintenance to the campus chilled water system that cannot be performed during normal operations.

Switch to LED bulbs saves energy, lowers cost of annual winter lights on College Walk

Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Thursday December 7 to Friday December 8, 2017. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.

University Provost John H. Coatsworth and University Librarian and Vice Provost Ann D. Thornton joined with David M. Greenberg, executive vice president for Columbia University Facilities and Operations, and administrators throughout Columbia University Libraries and Facilities and Operations to officially recognize the Butler Plaza and Lawn restoration project, which was completed earlier this fall.

The project replaced steps and temporary metal ramps from the east and west approaches to the library’s main entrance with permanent, accessible pathways, added a permanent ramp to replace the temporary ramp from the northern approach, and restored the plaza and lawn with new features consistent with the campus's overall architecture and landscaping plan.

Action steps and results from the first Columbia University Facilities and Operations campus-wide survey