The new Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science space for Data Science, on the fourth and fifth floors of Mudd Hall, has earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) under the Interior Design and Construction rating system.
LEED, or “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” is the nation’s most prominent program for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.
Congratulations to our Facilities and Operations graduates who successfully balanced the demands of a full-time job and graduate school for their intellectual and professional development.
Although Columbia University remains operational throughout the year, the summer months provide many faculty and students with a well-earned respite. Facilities and Operations uses the summer to complete projects that can only take place when students are away, such as residence hall renovations, and exterior projects that require warmer weather. Other construction projects are slated for summer to take advantage of a smaller impact on the decreased campus population.
Construction Update for June 15, 2018
Sixteen stained-glass windows from the dome have traveled to a conservation studio for cleaning and repairs. Once they are restored, they will be returned to the Chapel dome and reinstalled with protective archival glass to prevent future damage.
Inspection of the Guastavino tiles in the ceiling of the dome is complete, and the necessary repair work will start in July.
Replacement roof tiles, crafted using the original tile molds, are expected to begin installation in late June.
The 2018 Annual Campus Steam Shutdown is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. with service restored at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018. This shutdown is necessary to facilitate needed repairs and maintenance to the campus steam system that cannot be performed during normal operations.