Facilities What's New

Ten-Year Capital Request Plan 2015-25

At the end of August we turned in our Capital Request Plan for 2015-25 to the Office of Financial Management (OFM).

Please go to this link (PDF) to see the complete request.

Good Forms

  • Accident Report Form This form needs to be filled out for all injuries that happen on campus.
  • Campus Land Use Procedures (PDF) This form is a required application for outdoor projects that will alter the college's property.
  • Campus Master Plan This document is the strategic plan for the College from 2005 to 2020. It incorporates all academic and support operations, including capital projects.
  • Campus Production Report Fill out this form for all art installations and events that involve a large number of off-campus guests. If you wonder whether or not to submit one, call Space Scheduling at x 6314.
  • Conference Room Contacts (Word) (PDF) Can't find a space for you meeting? Try these locally scheduled rooms.
  • Facilities Services Brochure Handy pamphlet that describes each unit's responsibilities in Facilities Services.
  • Facilities Work Requests Any work that you want/need done, from shelving installation and plugged toilets to light bulb replacement and heating/cooling discomforts.
  • The FAD News Blog Gives current information on events happening in the College's Finance and Administration Department of which Facilities Services is a part.
  • Winter Storm Maintained Walkways (PDF) This map shows the prioritized walkways to be cleared when the campus has a storm.

Projects Scheduled for Bids

No Projects Scheduled for Bid Currently

Campus Impacts

Major Projects Updates

Lecture Hall Renovation

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February 5th, 2016

Geek alert. The following email contains technical stuff regarding construction. No foolin’.

There are so many rules and regulations when it comes to construction that it can be mind boggling. But it is all in the name of safety. Did you know that every time a concrete truck shows up on site we have a “Special Testing & Inspections” firm do work to ensure the concrete being installed meets the current building code requirements? This is an independent agency the owner (Evergreen) pays to verify that certain structural materials meet the design strengths specified. They check on numerous things done on site such as the steel welding, steel reinforcing placement, and they inspect many different aspects of the concrete being placed. One of those tests is called a “slump test”. The “slump test” is done on-site shortly after the concrete truck arrives. If you want to learn more about slump the following is a good resource: http://www.concreteexchange.com/how-to-center/concrete-mixes-and-additives/concrete-slump-test/

Another thing the agency does is take samples of the concrete from the truck and simulate it’s placement on site with the use cylinders that will be tested at a later date. The attached photos show C.J. Coffey (Mr. Coffee is what I call him) of Pacific Testing & Inspections doing some of his work. He puts a little concrete in each cylinder and then pokes it 25 times with a rod to replicate a vibration tool the contractor uses to get air bubbles out of the concrete (also known as “mechanical consolidation”). Then he adds a bit more concrete and does the same thing again, and then a third time until the cylinders are full. Those cylinders are capped and stored on site to cure in the same setting as the concrete poured for the building. The next day the samples are sent off to a lab and eventually crushed so the compressive strength of the concrete can be verified. If the concrete does not meet the required strength it will have to be removed from the building. Too much water in the concrete mix will make it weak and will increase its likelihood to crack. Not enough water in the mix may create voids in the concrete and again make it weak.

The required strength of the concrete may vary depending on the application. On the Lecture Hall the new infill concrete walls have to meet a designed 4,000 PSI (pounds per square inch) of compressive strength. In one example the crush test performed at seven days after the pour showed a strength of 7,370 PSI. They crushed another sample at 27 days and it measured a strength of 10,920 PSI. That is like Super Hero Strength. Can you say “WOW”? The concrete will continue to slowly build up more and more strength over time. It will eventually reached its peak strength in about 50 to 100 years, and then even more slowly lose some of that strength. I’m pretty sure I reached my peak strength some time earlier.

If you were on campus yesterday you may have noticed a number of concrete trucks coming and going from the Lecture Hall construction site. Well, yesterday was another milestone. We poured 93 cubic yards of concrete in what will become Lecture Hall 1. This concrete installation was for the footings and slab that will support the structure for the new Lecture Hall floor deck. It amounted to ten concrete truckloads! The pouring started around 8 AM and continued until just before 1 PM. Another attached photo shows that installation in process.

Today some more jackhammering will take place as they start clearing paving from around the Lecture Hall to allow for more of the addition. Most work next week will include the excavation and concrete formwork installation for the addition. Roofing weather barrier work started on the Lecture Hall this week and will continue next week as the weather cooperates with us. Formwork for foundation walls will go up for a new classroom east of Lecture Hall 1. Concrete will be poured on the newly installed Rotunda metal floor decking. Some of the excavated areas between Lab II, the Library Building, and the Lecture Halls will be backfilled and compacted, so don’t be surprised if you feel planet earth shaking a bit next week.

Have a fantastic weekend. Don’t forget Chinese New Year begins this weekend; so Happy New Year once again!



Previous news/notices:

Digest 02/05/2016  PDF

Digest 01/29/2016  PDF

Digest 01/22/2016  PDF

Special Digest 01/14/2016  PDF

Digest 01/08/2016  PDF

Digest 12/18/2015  PDF

Digest 12/11/2015  PDF

Digest 12/4/2015    PDF

Digest 11/20/2015  PDF

Digest 11/13/2015  PDF

Digest 11/6/2015    PDF

Digest 10/30/2015  PDF

Digest 10/23/2015  PDF

Digest 10/16/2015  PDF

Digest 10/9/2015    PDF

Digest 10/2/2015    PDF

Digest 09/25/2015  PDF

Digest 09/18/2015  PDF

Digest 09/11/2015  PDF

Digest 09/04/2015  PDF

Digest 08/28/2015  PDF

Digest 08/21/2015  PDF

Digest 08/14/2015  PDF

Digest 08/07/2015 PDF

Notice 08/06/2015 PDF

Digest 07/31/2015 PDF

Notice 07/16/2015 PDF

(Contact Tim Byrnes for additional information at 360-867-6093)

Lab I - Basement

The renovation project design phase has been completed and is now in the bidding phase. We will be opening construction bids on Sept 3rd. As part of the project, surge construction activities are currently being worked on in the basement of Lab II, so we can temporarily vacate Lab I. Our current schedule is to start work in the Lab I Basement around the end of September and should wrap up next Spring.

(Contact Dave Shellman for additional information at 360-867-6556) 

Indigenous Arts Campus - Fiber Arts Studio

The College has been working the past few months with our Architectural team (Jones & Jones) to come up with a building design that will represent both the Maori peoples of the South Pacific and the peoples of the NW Salish. Below is a preliminary snapshot of a proposed structure. The design will no doubt evolve. The thought is to represent an upside-down canoe since both peoples revolve around a canoe culture. The zigzag represented on the roof is an important element meant as the binding line of the two cultures. This is an exciting project that will be a new architectural gem for our Campus.

Also, take a look at a carving, by the Maori carving artist Lyonel Grant, that will go over the main entrance door.


Fiber Arts Drawing Sept2015

Main Entrance Carving Art

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(Contact Dave Shellman for additional information at 360-867-6556)

Lab I - 2nd Floor Renovation has been completed

(Contact Dave Shellman for additional information at 360-867-6556)

Behind the Scenes

Legislative News

Evergreen's 10-Year Capital Plan was submitted in August 2012 and will be used for the Governor's Capital request to the legislature.

The College's Capital Program for the next biennium, 2013-2015, consists of funds for facility preservation, renovation of a floor in the Lab 1 and Lab 2 buildings, design of the Lecture Hall renovation, predesign of the Lecture Hall renovation, predesign of the Seminar 1 renovation, and the acquisition and design of the Tacoma Center.

Capital Request Plan

Lecture Hall Predesign

The Lecture Hall Pre-design request for proposal received eleven responses from architect/engineer (A/E) firms. The selection committee reviewed the proposals and short listed five firms for an interview.  These firms were interviewed on August 8 and 9, 2011.  The committee selected the firm, ZGF (Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP). Facilities Services staff is currently in the process of negotiating the fee with ZGF. The architect working with a committee of faculty, staff, and students will create a renovation plan for the Lecture Hall. The College is hopeful that in the 2013-2015 WA State will fund the renovation of the Lecture Hall. (No Project Manager has been assigned.)

Minor Works Projects planned for 2013-2015 Biennium

$6,935,000 was provided for preservation projects across campus to help reduce the College's deferred maintenance backlog and improve the existing utility and roadway infrastructure, accessibility and the operation of the College's various utility systems. Some of the preservation work scheduled for this biennium is: new roof for the Shops building; repairs to the Seminar II green roofs and Longhouse roof; renovation and improvement to the water distribution system; renovation of the medium voltage feeder line; lighting improvement across campus including upgrading lighting controls; renovation and improvements to the HVAC/utility systems; restroom renovations; roadway improvements; and ADA access improvements.

Currently, the College is working on walkway improvements and, other small renovation and improvement projects across campus.

Sustainability Projects

Resource and Conservation Management

  • The solar photovoltaic array (PV array) has been operational for four years.
  • Steam, chilled water and several important domestic cold water meters have been added throughout the Olympia campus. These meters will permit calculation of the Energy Utilization Index, the energy used per square foot per year for all major campus buildings for the first team. The recent meters report information to the Environmental Management System (EMS). Existing meters, including many of the electrical sub meters owned by the college, will be updated when funding is available to automate their reporting the EMS, as well. Contact Rich Davis, College Engineer, at x6136 for more information.
  • Mike Drennon, Mechanical Services Manager, has been steadily monitoring energy use on campus. As part of budget reductions, the college has committed itself to reducing utility costs. Rates for water and sewer have increased and offset some of the energy savings. Please be conscious of our conservation goals and help us meet them.
  • Here are the end of year utility numbers. The College continues to reduce its use of electricity. We used 741 less megawatt hours over the same period as last year and our bill was almost $19,000 less. Our gas use was basically the same as last year and our gas cost was up about $13,000. For the year we have spent about $6,000 less than last year at the same time. Please remember that this is in comparison to last year when we were very successful in reducing our energy costs and use. (For your information our total cost at the same time in June 2009 was $2,295,820.) Please continue to monitor your use of electricity and keep your office space at as low a temperature as possible and still feel comfortable. Our goal for temperature is 68 degrees in the winter and 76 degrees in the summer. The chart below is in comparison to what the College achieved last year, as of December 2011.