Access the latest facilities updates on work completed, pending, and/or scheduled. Information is updated weekly.

Messages from CT State

Statement by John Maduko, M.D., President, CT State Community College

CT Board of Regents

Dec. 15, 2022

Professors Freeman and Van Dermark, thank you for your advocacy regarding the challenges at Asnuntuck Community College. To start, I want to clarify that CT State and our legacy community colleges prioritize the safety and health of our students, employees, and visitors. We leverage all available resources and personnel to expedite the facility, HVAC, and safety needs. When our students and employees are in need, we drop everything to identify and assess the problem, determine the solutions, mobilize personnel, secure funding to support the work, and, in partnership with our employees and students, ensure our communication is clear, accurate, timely, and empathetic to the needs of our community.

I was on the Asnuntuck campus earlier in the week to attend its all-campus meeting and I met with union and shared governance representatives, and faculty and staff. I acknowledged the pain, frustration, and demands for stability. I thanked them for not mincing words with me.

I support the leadership and efforts of Asnuntuck’s CEO, Dr. Michelle Coach. In partnership with Dr. Coach, the CT State central office, and Keith Epstein, CSCU’s Vice President for Facilities, Real Estate & Infrastructure Planning — this is our focus.

Effective immediately, CT State approved Asnuntuck Community College to hire an HVAC staff person to provide expertise and capacity. In the meantime, we have secured a new vendor, Beacon, to provide service to Asnuntuck’s HVAC systems. The vendor will have a contractor on-site to address any HVAC issues. We are also working with the Connecticut Dept. of Construction Services to contract with an engineer to assess all mechanical systems: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Suppression.

Dr. Coach and CT State’s central administration have had ongoing discussions to bring on these resources in recognition of the concerns voiced by our employees. We have invested approximately $2 million to correct mold and mildew issues within the HVAC system. There is currently $700,000 of additional equipment on order, with another $300,000 investment planned to resolve the problems in the boiler room and gas odors in the welding lab.

In addition, my expectations for ACC are: weekly updates to the campus community on all progress; establishment of an online repository to share all updates/inspection reports/repairs/installations to the public; and that all external vendors will check in with campus administration. Their work will be monitored to verify progress and to enable contingency planning to ensure instructional and student support is not disrupted.

To our Asnuntuck students, you represent our “Why,” and your education, training, and support are paramount to all members of our community colleges. Your faculty and staff and everyone across this system care about you. ACC Campus staff and faculty will ensure students can complete their outstanding assignments, projects, and competency assessments to avoid a negative impact on pending employment opportunities.

Asnuntuck Campus Facility Updates

5/20/2024

Hello Campus Community, 

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.   

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.   

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):      

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.     

Reporting Problems: 

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:  

1.      Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone. 

2.      Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership. 

3.      Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services. 

Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/20/2024-Friday, 05/24/2024):    

Monday, 05/20/2024- Friday 5/24/2024

All State Construction is starting BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project, which will install a drainage and pumping system under the floor in front of the stage. 

Modern Mechanical will be working in room 139, 140, 142 on BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing Projects.  They will be installing Energy Recovery HVAC Units and related ductwork in room 139 area as well.

Bartholomew Electric is installing the gas detection systems in several areas.  The project includes gas detection and notification systems in all areas served by natural gas – boiler rooms in both buildings, the science labs, both welding labs – 138 and 142D, and a custodial closet in Manufacturing (that has a gas water heater).

Monday, 05/20/2024 – Tuesday 5/21/2024:

Brand Facility Service will finish our yearly fire door inspections.

Monday, 05/20/2024:

Lambert Landscaping will perform our weekly mowing.

Pending Work:    

Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the welding roof top unit #1 in June.    

PerfecTemp is working on projects:    

  • Room 125 HVAC system

Kinsley Power Systems must perform additional work on generator #2 for Building 1.  The parts are on order and scheduled to be in by the end of May.

Quincy Compressor has been issued a PO and ordered parts for the yearly PM of our air compressors in Building 1.  This will be scheduled towards the end of May.

Shaffer Beacon needs to return to campus to insulate the 2 filtration systems in Room 166. 

Clearwater will be coming out to campus by the end of the month to test water quality in our 3 water loops. 

Completed Work (Monday, 05/13/2024-Friday, 05/17/2024):   

Monday, 05/13/2024-Friday, 05/17/2024

Modern Mechanical was working in room 139, 140, 142.

Monday, 05/13/2024

Shaffer Beacon checked air filters.   

Perfectemp addressed issues in the MER, Room 215, and room 210B’s heat pump.

Lambert Landscaping performed our weekly mowing.

Tuesday, 05/14/2024:

Bartholomew Electric reviewed the gas alarm detection project that will begin Monday, 05/20/2024.

Wednesday, 05/14/2024:

Shaffer Beacon installed the Rosedale filtration system on the chilled water loop in Building 1.

Thursday, 05/16/2024:

Bartholomew Electric changed a parking lot light at the rotary, exited 13N wall pack, installed mailroom light sensor, and changed 10 outlets in the welding department.

Total Pest Control performed our monthly pest control.

Teddy Bear Carpet Care cleaned a small section of carpeting in the front hallway from Academic Affairs to Room 113.   

Friday, 05/17/2024:

Bartholomew Electric dropped off parts and materials for the gas detection project that begins Monday.

Brand Facility Services performed our yearly fire door inspections.

Perfectemp addressed the cooling issues in room 144 suite and room 210.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

5/13/2024

Hello Campus Community, 

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.   

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.   

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):   

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.     

Reporting Problems: 

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:  

1.      Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone. 

2.      Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership. 

3.      Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services. 

Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/13/2024-Friday, 05/17/2024):    

Monday, 05/13/2024

Shaffer Beacon will be checking air filters.   

Perfectemp will address issues in the MER, Room 215, and room 210B’s heat pump.

Lambert Landscaping will perform our weekly mowing.

Tuesday, 05/14/2024:

Bartholomew Electric will review the gas alarm detection project that will begin Monday, 05/20/2024.

Thursday, 05/16/2024:

Teddy Bear Carpet Care will clean a small section of carpeting in the front hallway from Academic Affairs to Room 113 beginning at 5pm.  

Pending Work:    

Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the welding roof top unit #1 in June.    

PerfecTemp is working on projects:    

  • Room 125 because it is warm.
  • Room 210 is not cooling.
  • Room 144 is not cooling.

Kinsley Power Systems has to perform additional work on generator 2 for Building 1.  The parts are on order and scheduled to be in by the end of May.

Quincy Compressor has been issued a PO and has ordered parts for the yearly PM of our air compress in Building 1.  This will be scheduled towards the end of May.

ShafferBeacon has been issued a PO and has ordered parts for the installation of the Rosedale Filtration system on the cooling loop for building 1.  This will be scheduled before the end of May.

Completed Work (Monday, 05/6/2024-Friday, 05/10/2024):   

Monday, 05/6/2024

Shaffer Beacon was on campus to replace VSD Coolant in the cabinet cooling system of the York Chiller in Building 1.

Perfectemp addressed issues in the MER Room, room 201A, room 215 and room 210B.  Parts are currently on order.

Lambert Landscaping performed our weekly mowing.

The Town of Enfield began construction on a new sidewalk along Elm Street in front of our campus.

Tuesday, 05/07/2024:

Steve Longo met with VanZelm and Bartholomew Electric to go over the Gas Detection Installation project.  The project will be installing gas detection and notification systems in all areas served by natural gas – boiler rooms in both buildings, the science labs and prep room, both welding labs – 138 and 142D, and a custodial closet in Manufacturing that has a gas water heater.

Wednesday, 05/08/2024:

Encore Fire Protection performed the semiannual test of the fire suppression system in room 421A.

Perfectemp and Trane addressed the HVAC issues in rooms 155D and 155B.  They also investigated the controls issue in room 136B and will be providing a solution.

Steve Longo met with Garg and All State Construction about BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project, which will install a drainage and pumping system under the floor in front of the stage.  The meeting discussed logistics and schedule for the start of construction, which is anticipated to begin May 15.

Friday, 05/10/2024:

Kinsley Power performed service on Generator 3 in Building 2.

Shaffer Beacon checked air filters.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

5/6/2024

Hello Campus Community, 

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.   

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.   

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):   

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.     

Reporting Problems: 

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:  

1.      Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone. 

2.      Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership. 

3.      Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services. 

Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/6/2024-Friday, 05/10/2024):    

Monday, 05/6/2024

Shaffer Beacon will work on the York Chiller in Building 1.

Perfectemp will address issues in the MER Room, room 201A, room 215 and room 210B.

Lambert Landscaping will perform our weekly mowing.

The Town of Enfield has announced that construction will begin this week on a new sidewalk along Elm Street in front of our campus 

Tuesday, 05/07/2024:

Steve Longo will meet with VanZelm and Bartholomew Electric to go over the Gas Detection Installation project.  The project will be installing gas detection and notification systems in all areas served by natural gas – boiler rooms in both buildings, the science labs and prep room, both welding labs – 138 and 142D, and a custodial closet in Manufacturing that has a gas water heater.

Wednesday, 05/08/2024:

Encore Fire Protection will perform the yearly test of the fire suppression system in room 421A.

Perfectemp will meet with Trane to go over HVAC issues in room 155D, room 155B and investigate the controls issue in Room 136B. 

Steve Longo will meet with Garg and All State Construction about BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project, which will install a drainage and pumping system under the floor in front of the stage.  The meeting will discuss logistics and schedule for the start of construction, which is anticipated to begin May 15.

Friday, 05/10/2024:

Kinsley Power will perform service on Generator 3 in Building 2.

Pending Work:    

Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the welding roof top unit #1 in June.    

PerfecTemp is working on projects:    

  • Room 125 because it is warm.

Completed Work (Monday, 04/29/2024-Friday, 05/3/2024):   

Monday, 04/29/2024

Teddy Bear Carpet Care cleaned a small section of carpeting in the front hallway from Academic Affairs to Room 113.    

Tuesday, 04/30/2024:

Panella’s Plumbing addressed several issues that need to be repaired and will be back as soon as parts arrive.

Wednesday, 05/1/2024:

Perfectemp responded to an emergency call for the MER Room.

Thursday, 05/2/2024:

Bartholomew Electric labeled all circuits for the ADA Restroom Project.

Friday, 05/3/2024:

Adform Interiors met with a factory representative to inspect the installation of the partition walls.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

4/29/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/29/2024-Friday, 05/03/2024):

Monday, 04/29/2024

Teddy Bear Carpet Care will clean a small section of carpeting in the front hallway from Academic Affairs to Room 113 beginning at 5pm.

Tuesday, 04/30/2024:

Panella’s plumbing will address several issues that need to be repaired.

Pending Work: 

Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: All State Construction has been awarded the contract and is awaiting PO approval. Construction is anticipated to begin on May 15 and should be completed by June 30.

Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the welding roof top unit #1 in June.

ShafferBeacon will replace the VSD Coolant in the chiller for Building 1 in May.

PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:

  • Investigating the heating issue in Room 155D.
  • Fixing the blower issue in Room 155B.
  • Investigating the controls issue in Room 136B.
  • Looking at Room 125 because it is very warm.
  • Room 201A – Server Room has no AC
  • Room 210B – Heat pump malfunctioning

Completed Work (Monday, 04/22/2024-Friday, 04/26/2024):

Monday, 04/22/2024-Friday, 04/26/2024:

Shaffer Beacon completed the quarterly filter changes in Building 1.

Modern Mechanical worked in room 139 on BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing Projects.  They installed ERV’s and related ductwork in room 139 area.

Monday, 04/22/2024:

Perfectemp replaced the exhaust fans in room 171 and Restroom 1.7.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

4/22/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/22/2024-Friday, 04/26/2024):

Monday, 04/22/2024-Friday, 04/26/2024:

Shaffer Beacon will continue working on quarterly filter changes in Building 1.

Modern Mechanical will be working in room 139 on BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing Projects.  They will be installing ERV’s and related ductwork in room 139 area.

Pending Work: 

Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: All State Construction has been awarded the contract and is awaiting PO approval. Construction is anticipated to begin on May 15 and should be completed by June 30.

Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the welding roof top unit #1 in June.

PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:

  • Investigating the heating issue in Room 155D.
  • Fixing the blower issue in Room 155B.
  • Investigating the controls issue in Room 136B.
  • Looking at Room 125 because it is very warm.

Completed Work (Monday, 04/15/2024-Friday, 04/19/2024):

Monday, 04/15/2024:

Lambert Lawn Care began lawn care services.

Perfectemp performed the chiller start-up in building 2.  FYI: This means we have air conditioning on campus now.

Wednesday, 04/17/2024:

Joseph Roethel appraised the property for System Office for insurance coverage.

Steve Longo conducted a pre-bid walkthrough for project BI-CTC-661, Make-up Air Unit heater for the welding shop. 3 potential bidders attended.

Shaffer-Beacon performed the chiller start-up of building 1.

Thursday, 04/18/2024:

Shaffer Beacon began the quarterly filter changes for building 1.

Friday, 04/19/2024:

Shaffer Beacon continued quarterly filter changes in building 1.

Kinsley Power System serviced Generator 1 and 2.  Parts are still on order for generator 3.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

4/15/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/15/2024-Friday, 04/19/2024):

Monday, 04/15/2024:

Joseph Lambert and Paul Cacace from Lambert Lawn Care will discuss landscaping needs.

Perfectemp will work on the chiller start-up in building 2.

Tuesday, 04/16/2024:

ShafferBeacon will work on the chiller start-up of building 1.

Wednesday, 04/17/2024:

Joseph Roethel will appraise the property for System Office for insurance coverage.

Steve Longo will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough for project BI-CTC-661, Make-up Air Unit heater for the welding shop.

Thursday, 04/18/2024:

ShafferBeacon will begin quarterly filter changes.

Pending Work: 

Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: System Office has awarded the contract and is waiting PO approval. Construction is anticipated to begin on May 15, and should be completed by June 30.

Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the welding roof top unit #1 in June.

PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:

  • Investigating the heating issue in Room 155D.
  • Fixing the blower issue in Room 155B.
  • Investigating the controls issue in Room 136B.
  • Looking at Room 125 because it is very warm.

Completed Work (Monday, 04/08/2024-Friday, 04/12/2024):

Monday, 04/08/2024:

G. Donovan provided a quote to remove a fan coil unit that is no longer in use in Room 146.

Tuesday, 04/09/2024:

Johnson Controls tested and serviced five (5) fire hydrants.

Wednesday, 04/10/2024:

PerfecTemp worked on the exhaust fans.

Friday, 04/12/2024:

Bartholomew Electric replaced two (2) outlets in Room 144.

In-house quarterly filter changes for MTC building 1 and AMTC building 2 were completed.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

4/08/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/08/2024-Friday, 04/12/2024):

Monday, 04/08/2024 & Tuesday, 04.09/2024:

Diversified Communications will be completing recent upgrades to second floor classrooms.

Monday, 04/08/2024:

GDonovan will be on campus to give a quote to remove a fan coil unit that is no longer in use in room 146.

Tuesday, 04/09/2024:

Johnson Controls will test and service five fire hydrants.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: System Office has awarded contract and is waiting PO approval. Construction is anticipated to begin on May 15 and should be completed by June 30.
  • Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 in June.
  • Modern Mechanical will also adjust the dust collection system in 142-A and install equipment, ductwork, and controls in Manufacturing Suite 139 areas in May/June.
  • PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Investigating heating issue in room 155D.
    • Fixing blower issue in room 155B.
    • Investigating controls issue 136B.
    • Looking at Room 125 because it is very warm.
  • Drawings are being finalized for a new boiler room for the Welding Lab’s Make-up Air Units.
  • Drawings are also being finalized for several small projects in AMTC.

Completed Work (Monday, 04/01/2024-Friday, 04/05/2024):

Monday, 04/01/2024:

Clearwater Industries performed our monthly service to test glycol levels in the heating system and change the filter in our filtration system.

Tuesday, 04/02/2024:

Modern Mechanical discussed noise levels at the dust collector in Lab 142-A and provide a review of components and training on that unit. The new laser printer exhaust in Lab 142 was tested and accepted.

Modern Mechanical was also on campus with its sheet metal and electrical subcontractors to review work needed to complete Phase 3B Energy Recovery Units in several areas around the first floor.  They also met with SNE Controls to walk through Manufacturing Suite 139, to review the scope of work to convert the old Mitsubishi controller to a new updated SNE Control system.

Wednesday, 04/03/2024:

Calvert Lock installed the locks on the new doors for the ADA restrooms in the Southwest Lobby.

Adform Interiors worked on punch list items.

Thursday, 04/04/2024:

Adform Interiors worked on punch list items.

Roto Rooter water-jetted old drain lines under the floor slab to unclog excessive amounts of toilet paper affecting drains in the new ADA restrooms at the Southwest Lobby.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

4/01/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Asnuntuck Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the Asnuntuck website (Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/01/2024-Friday, 04/05/2024):

Monday, 04/01/2024:

Clearwater Industries will be performing our monthly service to test glycol levels in the heating system and change the filter in our filtration system.

Tuesday, 04/02/2024:

Modern Mechanical will discuss noise levels at the dust collector in room 142 and provide a review of components and training on that unit.

Modern Mechanical will also be here with its sheet metal and electrical subcontractors to review work to complete phase 3B ERU installation.  He will also be working with SNE Controls to walk room 139 Manufacturing to review the scope of work to convert the old Mitsubishi controller to a new updated SNE Control system.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: System Office has awarded contract and is waiting PO approval. Construction is anticipated to begin in May or June.
  • Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 in April.
  • PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:
  • Investigating heating issue in room 155D.
  • Fixing blower issue in room 155B.
  • Investigating controls issue 136B.
  • Looking at Room 125 because it is very warm.

Completed Work (Monday, 03/25/2024-Thursday, 03/28/2024):

Tuesday – Thursday 03/26/2024 – 3/28/24:

Adform Interiors completed the final punch list items on ADA Restrooms.

Tuesday, 03/26/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects reviewed the final punch list items on ADA Restrooms

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

3/28/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.  Apologies for the delayed publication.  Updates were needed.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/25/2024-Thursday, 03/28/2024):

Tuesday, 03/26/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects will be reviewing the final punchlist items on ADA Restrooms.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: System Office has awarded contract and is waiting PO approval. Construction is anticipated to begin in May or June.
  • Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 in April.
  • PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:
  • Investigating heating issue in room 155D.
  • Fixing blower issue in room 155B.
  • Investigating controls issue 136B.
  • Looking at Room 125 because it is very warm.

Completed Work (Monday, 03/18/2024-Friday, 03/22/2024):

Monday, 03/18/2024-Tuesday, 03/19/2024:

Adform Interiors met with the building inspector to go over the final inspection and any punch list items not finished on Saturday.

Tuesday, 03/19/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects met on campus for an ADA Restroom project meeting and to prepare final punchlist.

Thursday, 03/21/2024:

Perfectemp repaired a circulator pump in building 2 Room 424.

Sonitrol addressed the Metrology Lab Zone D7 & Zone D8 Rear Entry disabled due to possible broken audio sensor.

Friday, 03/22/2024:

Diversified was reviewing various classrooms for future technology upgrades.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

3/19/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/18/2024-Friday, 03/22/2024):

Monday, 03/18/2024-Tuesday, 03/19/2024:

Adform Interiors will be meeting with the building inspector to go over the final inspection and any punch list items not finished on Saturday.

Tuesday, 03/19/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects will be on campus for an ADA Restroom project meeting. The team will be reviewing the building inspector’s final report.

Friday, 03/22/2024:

Diversified will be reviewing classrooms for future technology upgrades.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: System Office is preparing to award a contract. Construction is anticipated to begin in May or June.
  • Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 in April.
  • PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Investigate heating issue in room 155D.
    • Fix blower issue in room 155B.

Completed Work (Monday, 03/11/2024-Saturday, 03/16/2024):

Monday, 03/11/2024-Friday, 03/15/2024:

Adform Interiors installed toilet accessories in the new ADA Restrooms and prepared for the final inspection.

Modern Mechanical worked on Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects.  Work summary:

  • Installed Laser cutter exhaust fan and wiring.
  • Installed conduits through room 141 and into room 139 passageways.
  • Installed MC wire circuits to office 139H and conference room139J.
  • Performed extensive layout and ERU placement coordination in room 139.
  • They will start all remaining work in room 139 once the semester ends.

Innovative Environmental was on campus doing additional wall cleaning and ductwork cleaning in Reflection Room 122.

Monday, 03/11/2024-Tuesday, 03/12/2024:

Perfectemp worked on the roof above Classroom 218, replacing two exhaust fans for the fume hoods in the science lab. They also replaced the chemical storage room’s rooftop motor.

Diversified Industries made final adjustments to AV upgrades in five 2nd floor classrooms.

Monday, 03/11/2024:

State Fire Marshal conducted our Fire and Life Safety Inspection of Building 2.

Tuesday, 03/12/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects were on campus for an ADA Restroom project meeting. The team worked on the final punch list items.

Steve Longo met with vanZelm and other engineers regarding upcoming Manufacturing projects in both buildings.

Thursday, 03/14/2024:

CTech Solar was on campus to swap out a failed solar inverter on the roof of Building 2.  There was no disruption to power.

 Friday, 03/15/2024:

CT Water was on campus to change out the water meter in the boiler room of Building 1.  We need to schedule a future date to change the three valves along with the water meter. This will require careful coordination with CT Water, Enfield PD, Enfield FD, Modern Mechanical and FM Global.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

3/11/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/11/2024-Friday, 03/15/2024):

Monday, 03/11/2024-Friday, 03/15/2024:

Adform Interiors will be installing toilet accessories in the new ADA Restrooms and preparing for the final inspection.

Modern Mechanical will be working on Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects. They will begin working in Room 141 on the plasma printer exhaust fan and conduit work in the electro-mechanical shop. They will also work in Room 139 and classrooms to support further upcoming work in May for 139 HVAC and controls. The open space of 139, 139C, 139D will be affected and they will be working above the ceiling.

Monday, 03/11/2024-Tuesday, 03/12/2024:

Innovative Environmental will be doing additional wall cleaning and ductwork investigation in Reflection Room 122.

Perfectemp will be working on the roof above room 218 replacing two exhaust fans for the fume hoods in the science lab. They will also be replacing the chemical storage room’s rooftop motor.

Diversified Industries will be making final adjustments to AV upgrades in five 2nd floor classrooms.

Monday, 03/11/2024:

State Fire Marshal is conducting our Fire and Life Safety Inspection of Building 2.

Tuesday, 03/12/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects will be on campus for an ADA Restroom project meeting. The team will be working on final punch list items.

Steve Longo will also be meeting with vanZelm and other engineers regarding upcoming Manufacturing projects in both buildings.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: System office is preparing to award a contract. Construction is anticipated to begin in May.
  • Modern Mechanical will replace the heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 – due to arrive mid-March.
  • PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Investigate heating issue in room 155D.
    • Fix blower issue in room 155B.

Completed Work (Monday, 03/04/2024-Friday, 03/08/2024):

Monday, 03/04/2024-Friday, 03/08/2024:

Adform Interiors was working on the final plumbing connections for fixtures and installing partitions in the ADA Restroom project.

Tuesday, 03/05/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects were on campus for an ADA Restroom project meeting.

Steve Longo, Bemis Associates, and Modern mechanical met with the team regarding upcoming Manufacturing projects in building 1.

Bartholomew Electric installed the smoke detectors and wired the new horn/strobe lights in the new ADA Restrooms.

Wednesday, 03/06/2024:

Bartholomew Electric tested the new horn and strobe lights for the ADA Restroom project. We confirmed we are ready for the State Inspection.

Thursday, 03/07/2024:

Kinsley Power worked on the generator in Building 2.

Friday, 03/08/2024:

State Fire Marshal conducted the Fire and Life Safety Inspection of Building 1.

Norconn Roofing performed the annual PM on the roof.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

3/4/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/04/2024-Friday, 03/08/2024):

Monday, 03/04/2024-Friday, 03/08/2024:

Adform Interiors will be making final plumbing connections for fixtures and installing partitions in the ADA Restroom project.

Tuesday, 03/05/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects will be on campus for an ADA Restroom project meeting.

Wednesday, 03/06/2024:

Bartholomew Electric will test the new horn and strobe lights for the ADA Restroom project.  Staff will hear the alarm ring and strobes flash in building one for about 20 seconds around 7am to confirm we are ready for the State Inspection.

Friday, 03/08/2024:

State Fire Marshal will be conducting our Fire and Life Safety Inspection of Building 1.   Note: Building 2 is currently scheduled for Monday 3/11.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Systems office reviewing bids to make award.  Construction is anticipated to begin in May.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Modern Mechanical will install the exhaust system for the plasma printer next week, during Spring Break, in 142 ElectroMechanical Lab. Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection, dehumidification, and office 139 HVAC systems.
  • Modern Mechanical to replace heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 – due to arrive in mid-March.
  • PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Replace Chem storage motor on roof above 218.
    • Order 2 roof exhaust fan motors for the science labs.
    • Investigate heating issue in room 155D.
    • Fix blower issue in room 155B.

Completed Work (Tuesday, 02/26/2024-Friday, 03/01/2024):

Monday, 02/26/2024-Friday, 03/01/2024:

Adform Interiors installed plumbing fixtures in the ADA Restroom project.

Monday, 02/26/2024:

Steven Longo was on campus to meet for CTC-653 (Gas Detection System Installation) Kick off meeting with Bartholomew Electric.  The meeting went well, and submittals have been approved.

NLR was on campus to dispose of our lights and ballasts.

vanZelm was on campus working on the recommissioning for building two. In case you are curious, recommissioning involves testing an existing facility’s systems and/or equipment to ensure they are still functioning according to the original plan.

Tuesday, 02/27/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects were on campus for the ADA Restroom project meeting.  They confirmed we will be ready for the re-opening of the new ADA restrooms on Monday, March 18th.

Wednesday, 02/28/2024:

Steven Longo and HF Lenz were on campus for CTC-661 (Heating for MAUs in the Welding Shop).  The team reviewed the draft Bid Documents and are waiting for HF Lenz to get back to us with answers to specific questions regarding the project.

Steve Longo, Bemis Associates and Modern Mechanical were on campus for the CTC- 672 – HVAC Upgrades in Rm 139.  This was an onsite kick off meeting to approve the work and submittals.  The team is also putting together a timeline for the project.

Thursday, 02/29/2024:

CTech Solar inspected our solar panels on Building 1 and 2.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

2/26/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 02/26/2024-Friday, 03/01/2024):

Monday, 02/26/2024-Friday, 03/01/2024:

Adform Interiors will be installing plumbing fixtures in the ADA Restroom project.

Monday, 02/26/2024:

Steven Longo will be on campus for CTC-653 (Gas Detection System Installation) Kick off meeting with Bartholomew Electric.

NLR will be on campus to dispose of our lights and ballasts.

vanZelm will be recommissioning building two.

Tuesday, 02/27/2024:

Steve Longo, Adform Interiors, and Friar Architects will be on campus for the ADA Restroom project meeting.

Wednesday, 02/28/2024:

Steven Longo will be on campus for CTC-661 (Heating for MAUs in the Welding Shop).  They will be reviewing draft Bid Documents.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Systems office reviewing bids to make award.  Construction is anticipated to begin in May.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection, dehumidification, and office 139 HVAC systems.
  • Modern Mechanical to replace heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 – due to arrive in mid-March.
  • PerfecTemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Replace Chem storage motor on roof above 218.
    • Order 2 roof exhaust fan motors for the science labs.
    • Investigate heating issue in room 155D.
    • Fix blower issue in room 155B.

Completed Work (Tuesday, 02/20/2024-Friday, 02/23/2024):

Tuesday, 02/20/2024-Friday, 02/23/2024:

Adform Interiors installed ceilings and lighting for the ADA Restroom project.  Estimated completion date is 3/15/24.

Tuesday, 02/20/2024:

Steve Longo was on campus for a meeting with Adform Interiors and Friar Architects regarding the ADA Restroom Project.

Thursday, 02/22/2024:

Sonitrol was working to resolve the false panic and lockdown button issues.

Friday, 02/23/2024:

JCI replaced a tamper switch.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

2/12/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 02/12/2024-Friday, 02/16/2024):

Monday, 02/12/2024-Friday, 02/16/2024:

Adform will be working on the ADA Restroom project.

Monday, 02/13/2024:

VanZelm Engineering will be on campus to work on the re-commissioning project in Building 2.

Wednesday, 02/14/2024:

JCI will be on campus to give us a quote to replace the 4 PIV valves for the sprinkler system.

Friday, 02/16/2024:

JCI will be on campus to perform our quarterly sprinkler test.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  We received two bids for this project.  Construction is anticipated to begin in March.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection, dehumidification, and office 139 HVAC systems.
  • Modern Mechanical to replace heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 – due to arrive in mid-March.
  • Perfectemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Replace Chem storage motor on roof above 218.
    • Order 2 roof exhaust fan motors for the science labs.
    • Investigate heating issue in room 149, 149A, 155C.
    • Fix blower issue in room 155B.
    • Investigate thermostat issues in room 136B.

Completed Work (Monday, 02/05/2024-Friday, 02/09/2024):

Monday, 02/05/2024-Friday, 02/09/2024:

Adform worked on the ADA Restroom project.

Tuesday, 02/06/2024:

VanZelm Engineers met to finalize the design of the communication and door opener systems for AMTC.

Thursday, 02/08/2024:

Sonitrol was on campus to troubleshoot some false alarms.

Friday, 02/09/2024:

Perfectemp installed two louver dampers on the fume hood in the science labs.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

2/5/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 02/05/2024-Friday, 02/09/2024):

Monday, 02/05/2024-Friday, 02/09/2024:

Adform will be working on the ADA Restroom project.

Tuesday, 02/06/2024:

Meeting with engineers to finalize design of communication and door opener systems for AMTC.

Thursday, 02/08/2024:

Sonitrol will be trouble shooting some false alarms.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Bids are due February 8th.  Construction is anticipated to begin in March.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection, dehumidification, and office 139 HVAC systems.
  • Modern Mechanical to replace heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1 – due to arrive in mid-March.
  • Perfectemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Install 2 fume hood dampers for the science labs.
    • Replace Chem storage motor on roof above 218.
    • Order 2 roof exhaust fan motors for the science labs.
    • Investigate heating issue in room 149, 149A, 155C.
    • Fix blower issue in room 155B.
    • Investigate thermostat issues in room 136B.

Completed Work (Monday, 01/29/2024-Friday, 02/02/2024):

Monday, 01/29/2024:

Bartholomew Electric installed a new light switch in the Library.

Lambert Landscaping checked on the snow/ice in the parking lot and on the sidewalks.

Monday, 01/29/2024-Friday, 02/02/2024:

Adform worked on the ADA Restroom project.

Monday, 01/29/2024-Tuesday, 01/30/2024

Shaffer Beacon completed the quarterly filter changes.

Tuesday, 01/30/2024

Innovative Environmental Services was on campus to address the accidental oil/coolant leak which occurred from our Mazak 5-Axis CNC machine in room 428 of Building 2.

Wednesday, 01/31/2024

Bartholomew Electric was on campus to address some issues we were having with the radio station track lighting.  They also replaced the photocell for the welding loading dock lights.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

1/30/2024

Hello everyone,

Around 11:00am, an accidental oil/coolant leak occurred from our Mazak 5-Axis CNC machine in room 428 of Building 2.  The approximate area affected was 30 X 30 sq ft and estimated to be about 40 gallons.  Our facilities crew quickly responded to the situation to minimize the spread of the coolant.  Manufacturing personnel assisted with the situation and are helping to get the area operational. Thank you to both our facilities crew and manufacturing personnel for their quick action.

We have a crew from Innovative Environmental arriving on site at 8:00pm tonight to complete the cleanup. They will be finished by 2:00am. There will be a crew on site in the morning to address any additional leakage from under the machine.  We hope to be operational in room 428 for classes tomorrow morning.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

1/29/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 01/29/2024-Friday, 02/02/2024):

Monday, 01/29/2024:

Bartholomew Electric will be installing a new light switch in the Library.

Lambert Landscaping will check on the snow/ice in the parking lot and on the sidewalks.

Monday, 01/29/2024-Friday, 02/02/2024:

Adform will be working on the ADA Restroom project.

Monday, 01/29/2024-Tuesday, 01/30/2024

Shaffer Beacon will be completing the quarterly filter changes.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Awaiting bids.  Construction is anticipated to begin in March.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection, dehumidification, and office 139 HVAC systems.
  • Modern Mechanical: Will replace heat exchanger in the Welding RTU-1.
  • Perfectemp is working on multiple projects:
    • Install 2 fume hood dampers for the science labs.
    • Replace Chem storage motor on roof above 218.
    • Order 2 roof exhaust fan motors for the science labs.
    • Investigate heating issue in room 149, 149A, 155C.
    • Fix blower issue in room 155B.
    • Investigate thermostat issues in room 136B.

Completed Work (Monday, 01/22/2024-Friday, 01/26/2024):

Monday, 01/22/2024:

Bartholomew Electric installed lighting in the ADA Restroom project and Radio Station.

Lambert Landscaping checked on the ice in the parking lot and on the sidewalks.

Hillyard repaired the floor machine.

 Monday, 01/22/2024-Tuesday, 01/23/2024:

Adform worked on the ADA Restroom project.

Monday, 01/22/2024-Friday, 01/26/2024:

Shaffer Beacon worked on the quarterly filter changes.

Tuesday, 01/23/2024:

Steve Longo was on campus for a walk-thru with several bidders for the Auditorium Sump Pump Project.

IE finished the work in the closets near the radio station.

Wednesday, 01/24/2024:

vanZelm Engineering worked in building 2 on the recommissioning project.

Perfectemp replaced the pump in room 210B that feeds room 126, 128 and 130.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

1/22/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 01/22/2024-Friday, 01/26/2024):

Monday, 01/22/2024:

Bartholomew Electric will be installing lighting in the ADA Restroom project and Radio Station.

Lambert Landscaping will be on campus to check on the ice in the parking lot and on the sidewalks.

 Monday, 01/22/2024-Tuesday, 01/23/2024:

Adform will be working on the ADA Restroom project.

Tuesday, 01/23/2024:

Steve Longo from the CSCU Facilities Office will be doing a walk-thru with several bidders for the Auditorium Sump Pump Project.

 Wednesday, 01/24/2024:

vanZelm Engineering will be working in the boiler room of building 2.

Thursday, 01/25/2024 – Friday, 01/26/2024:

PerfecTemp, pending weather and rooftop conditions, will return this week to install 2 remaining fume hood dampers.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Construction is anticipated to begin in March.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection, dehumidification, and Office 139 HVAC systems.

Completed Work (Monday, 01/15/2024-Friday, 01/19/2024):

Monday, 01/15/2024-Friday, 01/19/2024:

Innovative Environmental completed clean-up of the Radio Station, Communications Lab (116), and North Corridor. Minor work will continue in the Freshwater Reflection Room and corridor to the Courtyard in the future.

Monday, 01/15/2024:

Sonitrol repaired security equipment in Building 2.

 Tuesday, 01/16/2024-Thursday, 01/18/2024:

Lambert Landscaping performed snow response and cleanup from snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 Tuesday, 01/16/2024-Friday, 01/19/2024:

Shaffer-Beacon continued to perform filter changes.

Diversified Communications worked on Hy-Flex A/V installations in classrooms.

Bartholomew Electric worked on lighting in the Radio Station and power in classrooms for Hy-Flex installations.

Adform Interiors continued to work in the Southwest Lobby ADA Restrooms.

PerfecTemp, due to weather and rooftop conditions, were unable to install fume hood dampers in the science labs. They will return to complete the dampers at a future date when there are safe weather conditions, and the labs not in session.

Johnson Controls performed sprinkler alarm repairs.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

1/17/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 01/15/2024-Friday, 01/19/2024):

Monday, 01/15/2024-Friday, 01/19/2024:

Innovative Environmental is continuing clean-up of the Radio Station, Communications Lab (116), Freshwater Reflection Room, and North Corridor.

Monday, 01/15/2024:

Sonitrol repaired security equipment in Building 2.

 Tuesday, 01/16/2024-Thursday, 01/18/2024:

Lambert Landscaping is performing snow response and cleanup from snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, 01/16/2024-Friday, 01/19/2024:

Shaffer-Beacon is continuing to perform filter changes.

Diversified Communications is working on Hy-Flex A/V installations in classrooms.

Bartholomew Electric is working on lighting in the Radio Station and power in classrooms for Hy-Flex installations.

Adform interiors is continuing work in the Southwest Lobby ADA Restrooms.

PerfecTemp is installing fume hood dampers in the science labs.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Bidder walk-thru tour is rescheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd, and construction is anticipated to begin in March.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection system.

Completed Work (Sunday, 01/07/2024-Saturday, 01/13/2024):

Sunday, 01/07/2024-Wednesday, 01/10/2024:

Lambert Landscaping performed snow removal and clean-up from major snowstorm.

Tuesday, 01/09/2024 – Saturday, 01/13/2024:

Innovative Environmental worked on clean-up and ventilation.

Adform Interiors continued renovations on the ADA restrooms in the Southwest Lobby including plumbing inspection.

Tuesday, 01/09/2024 – Thursday 01/11/2024:

Bartholomew Electric worked on lighting in Radio Station and power in 2nd Floor classrooms for Hy-Flex.

Tuesday, 01/09/2024 – Friday 01/12/2024:

Diversified Communications continued Hy-Flex AV installation work in some classrooms.

Wednesday, 01/10/2024:

HF Lens & Steve Longo from the Facilities Office reviewed boiler room work for a Welding project.

Thursday, 01/11/2024 – Friday 01/12/2024:

Modern Mechanical worked on a fan coil unit in Classroom 130.

Friday 01/12/2024:

G Donovan did a roof repair above Manufacturing 142.

Johnson Controls performed sprinkler alarm repairs.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

1/8/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 01/08/2024-Friday, 01/12/2024):

Monday, 01/08/2024-Friday, 01/12/2024:

Shaffer-Beacon will be performing filter changes.

Diversified Communications will work on Hy-Flex A/V installations.

Innovative Environmental will continue clean-up of the radio station, Communications Lab (116), Freshwater Meditation Room, and front hallway.  They are preparing for the required restoration.

Monday, 01/08/2024:

Lambert Landscaping performed snow response for this weekend’s winter storm.

Innovative Environmental investigated an odor in one of the Advising offices.

Monday, 01/08/2024- Tuesday, 01/09/2024:

Bartholomew Electric will be working on lights in rooms 215 and 221, replacing lighting in the radio station, and programming exterior lighting.

Modern Mechanical will change the coil in room 130.

Friday, 01/12/2024:

JCI will address our sprinkler alarm repair on campus.

Adform Interiors will have rough plumbing inspection performed on Southwest Lobby ADA restroom project.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Bidder walk-thru tour is being rescheduled for later this month, and construction is anticipated to begin by end of February.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection system.

Completed Work (Monday, 01/01/2024-Saturday, 01/06/2024):

Tuesday, 01/02/2024-Saturday, 01/06/2024:

Innovative Environmental worked on clean-up and ventilation from the heating system leak.

 Tuesday, 01/02/2024:

Adform Interiors continued renovations on the ADA restrooms in the Southwest Lobby.

Bartholomew Electric repaired exterior lighting.

 Wednesday, 01/03/2024:

Modern Mechanical worked on the boiler and heating system operation.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

1/2/2024

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Special Notes:

  • Continuing Ed classes resumed Tuesday, 01/02/2024.
  • Thursday, 01/04/2024, the annual elementary school leadership conference will be held on campus with over 300 school children and teachers in classrooms and spaces around the main building.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 01/01/2024-Friday, 01/05/2024):

Tuesday, 01/02/2024-Friday, 01/05/2024:

Innovative Environmental will be working on clean-up and ventilation from last week’s heating system leak, most noticeably in our front hallway.

Tuesday, 01/02/2024:

Adform Interiors will continue renovations on the restrooms in the Southwest Lobby.

Bartholomew Electric will be doing repairs to exterior lighting.

 Wednesday, 01/03/2024:

Modern Mechanical will be working on the boiler and heating system operation. 

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project:  Bidder walk-thru tour is being rescheduled for later this month, and construction is anticipated to begin by end of February.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection system.

Completed Work (Tuesday, 12/26/2023-Friday, 12/29/2023): 

Tuesday, 12/26/2023-Saturday, 12/30/2023: 

Innovative Environmental was on site to begin remediation due to a heating system leak.

Tuesday, 12/26/2023-Friday, 12/29/2023:

Modern Mechanical worked on the boilers and RTU startup.

Thursday, 12/28/2023: 

Adform Interiors completed demo work in the restrooms.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

12/26/2023

Hello Campus Community,

I am writing to notify you of a leak that occurred in Building 1 due to a pressure gauge break. The affected areas include the Nail Studio (210), Communications Lab (116), Radio Station, Storage Room (116E), and Freshwater Reflection Room (122).  The main corridor has been shut down, so clean-up can be performed. Modern Mechanical is arriving on campus momentarily, and Innovative Environmental will be responding as well.

After today’s initial clean up, work will continue in the affected areas. I will communicate further updates when they become available.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

12/19/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Today’s heavy rains from a particular direction allowed water to find its way in though areas not normally impacted. In addition to responding to these leaks, our Facilities staff is documenting each location to be able to investigate further. They are also monitoring the Auditorium and other areas that have been impacted by rising groundwater in the past. So far, those areas are unaffected.
  • Access the calendar for the rest of December here.
    • No Continuing Ed or Elms College Classes will be held Saturday, December 23 and Saturday, December 30. The building will be closed both days.
    • Next week, due to the holiday week and no Continuing Ed classes or events, most offices will have limited staff on campus or may be working remote.
    • The bookstore will be closing at 1:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday (December 26-29).
    • Offices should close by 4:30 pm Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29, so the buildings can be closed by 5:00 pm.
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Scheduled Work (Monday, 12/18/2023-Friday, 12/22/2023): 

Monday, 12/18/2023: 

Calvert Safe & Lock will repair entry door locks.

Diversified will be working on AV repairs and improvements in 2nd floor classrooms all week.

Tuesday, 12/19/2023: 

Johnson Controls will make repairs to sprinkler inspection deficiencies.

A group from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program will be touring the campus to understand accommodations for potential international students as part of our application to the Department of Homeland Security.

Wednesday, 12/20/2023:

Steve Longo will be touring the Building 1 Manufacturing areas as part of Project CTC-672 for HVAC upgrades.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: Bidders have an on-site walk-through scheduled for Thursday December 28th. Bids should be received the first week of January, and construction is anticipated to begin in February.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection system.

Completed Work (Monday, 12/11/2023-Friday, 12/15/2023): 

Monday, 12/11/2023: 

Seth Bader, from Clearwater Industrial, tested the water in the heating system to confirm proper freeze protection.

Facilities staff met with the chief of snow crew for Lambert Landscaping to go over the snow protocols, safety, and communication plan.

Wednesday, 12/13/2023: 

Johnson Controls conducted the semi-annual fire alarm inspection in both buildings.

Thursday, 12/14/2023: 

Steve Longo met with Mark Erickson for a walk-thru of areas for a new gas detection system for both buildings as part of project CTC-653.

Friday, 12/15/2023: 

National Water Main Cleaning company was on site for manhole waterproofing.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

12/11/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 12/11/2023-Friday, 12/15/2023): 

Monday, 12/11/2023: 

Seth Bader, from ClearWater Industrial, tested the water in the heating system to confirm proper freeze protection.

Facilities staff met with the chief of snow crew for Lambert Landscaping to go over the snow protocols, safety, and communication plan.

 Wednesday, 12/13/2023: 

JCI will be testing fire alarm panels in both buildings.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: Bidders have an on-site walk-through scheduled for Thursday December 28th. Bids should be received the first week of January, and construction is anticipated to begin by the end of January.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection system.

Completed Work (Monday, 12/4/2023-Friday, 12/8/2023): 

Monday, 12/04/2023 and 12/05/2023: 

PerfecTemp worked in room 155B, 155D, 126 and 128 on heating issues.

Tuesday, 12/05/2023: 

Steve Longo met with Adform to go over technical issues with the ADA restroom project and scheduling.

Wednesday, 12/06/2023: 

Perfectemp performed belt changes on several units on the first and second floor.

Thursday, 12/07/2023: 

Seth Bader, from ClearWater Industrial, had to cancel and was rescheduled for Monday, 12/11. He will be testing and adjusting the water in the system.

 Friday, 12/08/2023: 

Bartholomew Electric replaced lights in the auditorium.

AAA Boilers trained Mark on the temporary boiler system for the Welding Lab.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

12/7/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 12/04/2023-Friday, 12/08/2023): 

Monday, 12/04/2023: 

PerfecTemp will be working in room 155B, 155D, and 153.

Tuesday, 12/05/2023: 

Steve Longo, from CSCU, will be meeting with Adform to go over technical issues with the ADA restroom project and scheduling.

 Thursday, 12/07/2023: 

Seth Bader, from ClearWater Industrial, will be working in the boiler room.  He will be testing and adjusting the water in the system.

 Friday, 12/08/2023: 

Bartholomew Electric will be replacing lights in the auditorium.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: We are awaiting final construction documents. Bids should be received by Dec. 31 and construction is anticipated to begin in January.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling servicing and equipment training for dust collection system.

Completed Work (Monday, 11/27/2023-Saturday, 12/02/2023): 

Monday, 11/27/2023- Saturday, 12/02/2023: 

Modern Mechanical, CT Boiler and Seth Bader worked on the boiler system flushing project.  They added salt, circulated water, and bled and purged air. This past Saturday, 12/02/2023, ClearWater Industries completed some additional draining and flushing to remove additional sediment from the system. They also performed their final salt testing and confirmed the gallons of water in the heating system. They added glycol into the fresh water that we have been circulating for the past two weeks. All went well. As the water continues to mix and circulate, they will be out this week to sample and test the water to confirm the percentage of glycol mix and determine the level of freeze protection to our piping.

Friday, 12/01/2023:

Perfectemp was working in Classroom 218 on multiple noise and vibration issues with an HVAC motor on the roof.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

11/27/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Reminder:  Timesheet Coding for this Week  

You should code Monday (11/20/2023), Tuesday (11/21/2023), Wednesday (11/22/2023), and Friday (11/24/2023) according to what you discussed with your supervisor.  Payroll was informed that REGTC will be used for remote work on timesheets this week.  Also, employees informed their supervisors that they were working remote (REGTC) or taking time (PL, VAC, or HCU) on Friday, 11/24/2023, thus, please document accordingly on your timesheets.  Thursday, 11/23/2023, will be coded as HOL for the holiday.

Update on Heating System:  

Cleaning chemicals were added to the heating system late Friday afternoon. The chemicals circulated through the system until Sunday. The contractor then flushed the system with fresh water while draining the old water into a tanker. A lot of sediment was purged from our piping. Clogged or closed valves were identified and cleared to permit water to flow through. We currently have freshwater circulating through the system and are continuing to filter and flush with fresh water.  Please see my email from earlier this morning for more detail.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 11/27/2023-Saturday, 12/02/2023):

Monday, 11/27/2023- Saturday, 12/02/2023:

Modern Mechanical, CT Boiler and Seth Bader will work on the boiler system flushing project.  They will be adding salt, circulating water, bleeding and purging air, and installing new glycol on 12/2.

Pending Work:

  1. Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: Final construction documents should be completed by Dec. 1. Bids should be received by Dec. 31, and construction is anticipated to begin in January.
  2. Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling equipment training and servicing for dust collection system.

Completed Work (Monday, 11/20/2023-Friday, 11/24/2023):

Monday, 11/20/2023- Wednesday, 11/22/2023:

Adform completed most of the demolition over the weekend in the SW restrooms.

Modern Mechanical, CT Boiler, Gerald Cotter, and Seth Bader worked on the boiler system flushing project.

Bartholomew Electric installed additional power in Esthetics classroom 230.

Monday, 11/20/2023- Tuesday, 11/21/2023:

Perfectemp worked on HVAC equipment in the Pantry and the American Jobs Center on Monday. On Tuesday, they worked on the dampers for the fume hoods in Science Labs 146 & 148.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

11/16/2023

Hello Asnuntuck students and employees,

Please read the information below about next week’s project.  This is additional information to the summary project email you received last Friday.

Because the middle section of Building 1 (our Main Building) will be a restricted area for the contractors working in the building, you need to be aware of the changes to our building entrances and parking for next week.  Please see the attached map for assistance.

  • The Main Entrance to Building 1’s Tower Lobby will be open, but access will be limited to the lobby, bookstore, the Conference Center, front lobby vending machines, and the 2nd Floor Glass Conference Room.
    • No access beyond theses spaces or through the building will be allowed.
    • Parking in the Northeast and Northwest parking lots on either side of the entrance circle will be best for access to the Main Entrance to Building 1.
  • If you have class or will be working in the Manufacturing Area of Building 1, there is a separate exterior door from the handicap parking spaces that will be marked and accessible, leading directly into Manufacturing’s office area and Classrooms 139A, C, & D, as well as to the Welding, Mechatronics, ElectroMechanical, and Machining Labs.
    • You will not be able to enter through the Southwest Building Entrance by the rear security desk. That lobby and everything past it will be within the restricted area.
    • Parking for this area will be in the Southwest Parking lot, adjacent to the entrance to Building 2 (Manufacturing Building).
    • There will be no access allowed from the Manufacturing areas into the rest of Building 1, and no access through the building to get to the Tower Lobby. To get to the bookstore, vending machines, or Conference Center, you will need to walk around the outside of the building to the entrance circle and to the Main Entrance.
  • If you have classes or will be working in Building 2 (Manufacturing Building), the main entrance to the Manufacturing Building is under the canopy and will be available to access the building.  The main entrance will be unlocked.
    • Parking will be immediately adjacent in the Southwest Parking Lot (right next to the Manufacturing Building).
    • There will be no access allowed through Building 1 to get to the Tower Lobby.
    • To get to the bookstore, vending machines, or Conference Center, you will need to walk around the outside of Building 1 to the entrance circle and to the Main Entrance.

Please be aware that Liberty Café will be closed all of Thanksgiving week.

Regular building access and parking will resume on Monday, November 27.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

11/13/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Pending Questions and Responses: 

How should I code my timesheet for next week? 

You should code Monday (11/20/2023), Tuesday (11/21/2023), Wednesday (11/22/2023), and Friday (11/24/2023) according to what you discussed with your supervisor.  Payroll will be informed that REGTC will be used for remote work that week.  Also, employees informed their supervisors that they were working remote (REGTC) or taking time (PL, VAC, or HCU) on Friday, 11/24/2023, thus, please document accordingly on your timesheets.  Thursday, 11/23/2023, will be coded as HOL for the holiday.

I have not received my classroom or office assignment for Monday-Wednesday yet.  What should I do?

If you have not received your room assignment, please send an email to Maura Kernan (mkernan@asnuntuck.edu).  She will provide you with an assigned location.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 11/13/2023-Friday, 11/18/2023): 

Monday, 11/13/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon will be on campus to finalize the chiller shutdown for the winter.

Wednesday, 11/15/2023:   

Johnson Controls will be conducting our quarterly sprinkler inspections.  This inspection will follow all the new guidelines put in place by FM Global.

 SNE Building Systems will be doing a final review of the Automated Logic System in room 142.

Thursday, 11/16/2023- Sunday, 11/19/2023: 

Adform will be on campus working on the SW restrooms.  The team will put up dust protection and try to minimize noise and vibration.  The vending machines will move down the hall as well.

Friday, 11/17/2023:  

Clearwater will start adding cleaning chemicals to the heating water around 4:00pm.

Pending Work: 

  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs: Remaining work to be completed, 11/21/2023.
  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: Construction documents are being reviewed.
  • Upcoming Boiler Repairs in Building 1: Boiler repairs are in process, and water treatment will start 11/17/2023.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling equipment training and servicing for dust collection system. Mitsubishi units for 139 were serviced; engineer finalizing controls.

Completed Work (Monday, 11/06/2023-Friday, 11/11/2023): 

Monday, 11/06/2023-Friday, 11/10/2023:  

Modern Mechanical continued working on the Makeup Air Units in Welding and the boiler room in Building 1.   They removed the defective vessel and installed a new one.

Monday, 11/06/2023- Wednesday, 11/08/2023:  

Shaffer Beacon was on campus to work on finalizing the chiller shutdown for the winter.

Monday, 11/06/2023:

Smedley Riggers was in Building 2 to pick up some Manufacturing equipment (this was rescheduled from 11/02/2023).

Tuesday, 11/07/2023:  

ADA Restroom scheduling meeting and boiler project meeting occurred.

Lambert Landscaping performed lawncare.

United Rentals serviced the scissor lift and performed the inspection.

Bartholomew Contract Interiors repaired the blinds in room 112B.

Van Zelm Engineering inspected the electrical room in Building 2.

Wednesday, 11/8/2023:  

Panella’s plumbing made the final repairs to restroom 1.5.

Steve Longo met regarding BI-CTC 653 MEP Repairs and BI-CTC-661 MAU Replacements over Welding Shop.

Thursday, 11/09/2023:  

Perfectemp repaired the stairwell heaters.

Friday, 11/10/2023:   

Conklin Furniture placed our logo plaque on the podium in the Conference Center.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

11/10/2023

Hello Asnuntuck employees,

We are in the final planning stage of the preventative maintenance Boiler Project that will occur during Thanksgiving week. We are thankful this work could be done during a holiday week, when it will be less disruptive to our students, faculty, and staff.  As always, we want to provide the best educational experience possible, and this preventative maintenance will help facilitate that—where teaching and learning take place without concern for temperature or other facility issues.

Questions and Responses about the HVAC Project:

What is the status of the glycol in the pipes within the restricted area in Building 1 during the week of Thanksgiving  

On Friday afternoon, 11/17/2023, after 3:00pm, Clearwater Industries will arrive and begin adding cleaning chemicals to circulate in the heating pipes over the weekend.  This work will not affect the time we close the building on 11/17/2023.

Then, on Sunday morning, 11/19/2023, Clearwater Industries will bring a tanker to campus to drain the existing water-glycol mix and pipe-cleaning chemicals and simultaneously add fresh water to our system. New glycol will not be added to the system at that time. The system will then contain fresh water and sediment from our aging piping, and the sediment will be filtered out during Thanksgiving week.

Why will access to areas of Building 1 be restricted?   

Access is being restricted to avoid potential disruption and displacement of classes and offices because of the possibility of pipe leaks. With no occupants in these areas, contractors will be able to respond faster to repair piping and clean-up any fresh water, if leaks occur. The doors to classrooms and offices will be unlocked and open to facilitate continuous monitoring. These doors are typically locked for security purposes to limit access. We do not want students, employees, and community members to have open access to these offices and classrooms. Only authorized personnel will have access to inspect each restricted area for water leaks throughout each day.  Also, we ask that you clean your offices before Friday, 11/17/2023, so we can easily view the areas each day throughout the week.  Please secure all confidential documents. Do not leave any boxes on the floor.

Where will my classroom or workspace be located during Thanksgiving week?  

The plan is finalized, and on Monday/Tuesday, information will be shared with faculty, students, and staff on location details and accommodations for those choosing to be on campus that week. Each individual or group will receive a personalized email. We thank you for submitting your intention for working either remotely or on-campus that week. This has helped with the planning process.

An email was sent today, Friday, 11/10/2023, to our Asnuntuck students in preparation for the work being done. If you are an instructor and plan to teach on-campus that week, please contact your students with the details of your room assignments for Monday, 11/20/2023, and Tuesday, 11/21/2023, as soon as you receive them.

Will it be safe to be in Building 1 during Thanksgiving week?  

Details of the project plan, which was carefully developed by the project team with input from several groups on campus – as well as Safety Data Sheets and recommendations from our Consultant Industrial Hygienist at Atlas Testing Company – are attached here and are available on our website: Facilities Update – CT State Asnuntuck  Designated areas in Building 1, along with Building 2, will remain in normal operation and will be unaffected by the project work.

Will copiers and printers be available

Yes. The IT Department will make copiers/printers and enclave printers available during Thanksgiving week to be convenient and accessible to staff working in designated areas in both buildings.

Will Liberty Café be open Thanksgiving week

The Café may be open on Monday and Tuesday only. We are awaiting final confirmation from the Café. Information will be shared as soon as it is available. If the Café is open, please know that the Café will only be accessible from the main entrance of Building 1. Please note, you will not be able to walk through Building 1 to get to the Café, Manufacturing, or Building 2.

What building entrances will my employee ID card work on?

That week, the only exterior doors your employee ID card will give access to will be the main entrance of Building 1, the main entrance to Building 2, and an exterior door from the Southwest Parking Lot that leads directly into the cubicle area of Manufacturing Room 139. Your employee ID card will not open the employee entrance door by the Maintenance Office or the exterior door at the Southwest entrance because those are restricted areas.  Only Cosmetology student ID cards will work on the Southwest entrance on Monday, 11/20/2023, to access their class, which will be held in Room 144.

Is the college closed on Friday, Nov 24? 

There are no classes in session, and only a couple of employees are working remotely. Thus, the building will not be open.

Will the vending machines and restrooms be available in the Southwest Lobby during Thanksgiving week?

No. The Southwest Lobby, located toward the back of Building 1, will be a restricted area during Thanksgiving week. The vending machines are being temporarily moved and will not be accessible. Please plan to bring your own snacks and beverages.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

11/06/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 11/06/2023-Friday, 11/11/2023): 

Monday, 11/06/2023-Friday, 11/10/2023:  

Modern Mechanical will continue working on the Makeup Air Units in Welding and the boiler room in Building 1.   They will be removing the defective vessel and installing the new one.

Monday, 11/06/2023- Wednesday, 11/08/2023:  

Shaffer Beacon will be on campus to finalize the chiller shutdown for the winter.

Monday, 11/06/2023:

Smedley Riggers will be in Building 2 to pick up some Manufacturing equipment (this was rescheduled from 11/02/2023).

Tuesday, 11/07/2023:  

ADA Restroom scheduling meeting will occur.

Boiler project planning meeting is scheduled.

Lambert Landscaping will perform lawncare (weather permitting).

United Rentals will be on campus to service the scissor lift and perform the inspection.

Bartholomew Contract Interiors will be on campus to repair the blinds in room 112B.

Van Zelm Engineering will be on campus to inspect the electrical room in Building 2.

Wednesday, 11/08/2023:  

Panella’s plumbing will make the final repairs to restroom 1.5.

Steve Longo will have a meeting regarding BI-CTC 653 MEP Repairs and BI-CTC-661 MAU Replacements over Welding Shop.

Friday, 11/10/2023:  

Conklin Furniture will place the plaque with our logo onto the podium in the Conference Center.

Pending Work: 

  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs: Remaining work to be completed, date TBD.
  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: Construction documents are being reviewed.
  • Project BI-CTC-649 ADA Restroom Renovations in the southwest lobby: Anticipated start: mid-November.
  • Upcoming Boiler Repairs in Building 1: Boiler repairs are in process, and water treatment will start the week of Thanksgiving.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling equipment training and servicing for dust collection system. Mitsubishi units for 139 were serviced; engineer finalizing controls.

Completed Work (Monday, 10/30/2023-Friday, 11/04/2023): 

Monday, 10/30/2023-Friday, 11/04/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon continued performing filter changes throughout the buildings.

Modern Mechanical continued working on project BI-CTC-650 Makeup Air Units in Welding.

Monday, 10/30/2023: 

Chase Glass measured the windows in the Food Pantry and DEI Center to quote reflective film to help reduce heat load.

Thursday, 11/02/23: 

Lambert Landscaping performed lawncare.

Panella Plumbing looked at the additional repairs needed to a sink in restroom 1.5.

Modern Mechanical started up the new temporary boiler and tested the new heating coils for the Welding Make-up Air Units.

Friday, 11/03/23: 

Van Zelm Engineering was on campus to perform the final inspection of the replacement units in room 226, 228 and 230.

Innovative Environmental was on campus to inspect the rusting in room 146 and will be submitting a proposal.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

10/30/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Dial “0” for Security from any campus phone.
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by emailing: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address reaches eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Pending Questions and Responses About the Glycol Project: 

What is the status of the glycol in the pipes within the restricted area in Building 1 during the week of Thanksgiving? 

Clearwater Industries will bring a tanker to campus to remove the current glycol and pipe-cleaning chemicals from our system on Sunday morning, 11/19/2023. At that time, Clearwater will simultaneously replace glycol with fresh water. New glycol will not be added to our system at that time. Our system will contain water and sediment from our aging piping, and the sediment will be filtered out during the week of Thanksgiving.

 Why will access to areas of Building 1 be restricted? 

Access is being restricted to avoid potential disruption and displacement of classes and offices in the event of a leak. With no occupants in these areas, contractors will be able to respond faster to patch and repair piping and clean-up any water, if leaks occur. Continuous monitoring for possible leaks in the pipes will occur for all offices and classrooms within the restricted areas in Building 1. Doors of classrooms and offices will be unlocked, and staff will go into every area of the building to check for leaks throughout the day. These areas are typically locked for security purposes and access must be limited.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 10/30/2023-Friday, 11/04/2023): 

Monday, 10/30/2023-Friday, 11/04/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon will continue performing filter changes throughout the buildings.

Modern Mechanical will continue working on project BI-CTC-650 Makeup Air Units in Welding.

Monday, 10/30/2023: 

Panella Plumbing will repair a sink in restroom 1.5.

Chase Glass will be looking at the windows in the Food Pantry and DEI Center.

Tuesday, 10/31/2023: 

Lambert Landscaping will perform lawncare (weather permitting).

Thursday, 11/02/23: 

Smedley Riggers will be in Building 2 to pick up some Manufacturing equipment.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Permanent Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: Awaiting schedule for Design Development documents from HF Lenz Engineers.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs: Remaining work to be completed, date TBD.
  • BI-CTC-660 MEP & FP evaluation (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection) for Building 1: Evaluation has been completed and final report has been issued.
  • Project BI-CTC-614 Auditorium Water Infiltration Project: Construction documents due Nov 1.
  • Project BI-CTC 649 ADA Restroom Renovations in the southwest lobby: Anticipated start: mid-November.
  • Upcoming Boiler Repairs in Building 1: Boiler repairs are to begin Nov 1 and water treatment will start the week of Thanksgiving.
  • Project BI-CTC 672 Building 1 Manufacturing projects: Scheduling equipment training and servicing for dust collection system. Mitsubishi units for 139 were serviced; engineer finalizing controls.
  • Project BI-CTC 653 Building 2 Manufacturing projects: Awaiting construction documents from vanZelm Engineering.

Completed Work (Monday, 10/23/2023-Friday, 10/27/2023): 

Monday, 10/23/2023-Friday, 10/27/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon continued performing filter changes.

Modern Mechanical worked on project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding. The piping was delivered on Monday, electrician performed work on Tuesday, and coils and sheet metal were performed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Monday, 10/23/2023: 

CTECH Solar worked on inverter 15 on the roof of Building 2.

Bartholomew Electric gave a proposal for additional dedicated electric outlets in room 230 – equipment and installation of dedicated circuits as required, so the breaker will not trip.

Tuesday, 10/24/2023: 

Lambert performed lawncare.

PerfecTemp tightened pump hangers in room 210B and replaced the hot water valve in room 219.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

10/23/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 10/23/2023-Friday, 10/27/2023): 

Monday, 10/23/2023-Friday, 10/27/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon will continue performing filter changes.

Modern Mechanical will work on project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding.  Tentative schedule is: The coils delivered on Monday, electrical work performed on Tuesday, and then sheet metal performed on Wednesday & Thursday.

Monday, 10/23/2023: 

CTECH Solar will be working on inverter 15 on the roof of building 2.

Bartholomew Electric will be on campus to confirm room 230 equipment and install dedicated circuits as required, so the breaker will not trip.

Tuesday, 10/24/2023: 

Lambert will perform lawncare (weather permitting).

Panella’s Plumbing will repair the sink leak in restroom 1.5

Perfectemp will tighten pump hangers in room 210B and replace the hot water valve in room 219.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Permanent Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: Awaiting schedule and construction documents from HF Lenz Engineers.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs and 139. Date TBD.
  • BI-CTC-660: MEP & FP evaluation (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection) for Building 1 has been completed and final report will be shared soon.
  • Project BI-CTC-614: Auditorium Water Infiltration Project has the construction documents due Nov 1.
  • Project BI-CTC 649: ADA Restroom Renovations in the southwest lobby. Anticipated start: mid-November.
  • Upcoming Boiler Repairs in Building 1: Bids were received, and the contract has been awarded to Modern Mechanical.  Boiler repairs are to start at the end of October and water treatment will occurring the week of Thanksgiving.
  • Project BI-CTC 672: Building 1 Manufacturing projects.  We are scheduling equipment training and servicing is occurring.
  • Project BI-CTC 653: Building 2 Manufacturing projects. We are awaiting construction documents from vanZelm Engineering.

 Completed Work (Monday, 10/16/2023-Friday, 10/20/2023): 

Monday, 10/16/2023-Friday, 10/20/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon continued performing filter changes.

 Monday, 10/16/2023: 

Modern Mechanical was on campus for Project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding.  Gas piping was delivered on the roof of welding, and they began piping the temporary boiler.

Panella’s Plumbing repaired the sink leak in restroom 1.5 but needed an additional part (date of work above)

Tuesday, 10/17/2023: 

Lambert performed lawncare.

Wednesday, 10/18/2023: 

Modern Mechanical delivered the temporary boiler for Project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding.  They began piping the unit.

Environmental Services removed 12 barrels of used glycol from the boiler room.

Thursday, 10/19/2023:

Roto-Rooter was on campus to unclog the main drain line for 140B in Advanced Manufacturing.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

10/16/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

Please note: This communication is being sent today because we have an important delivery occurring on Monday, 10/16/2023. 

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 10/16/2023-Friday, 10/20/2023):

Monday, 10/16/2023-Friday, 10/20/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will continue performing filter changes.

 Monday, 10/16/2023:

Modern Mechanical will be on campus for Project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding.  Gas piping will be delivered to the roof of welding, so they can begin piping the temporary boiler.

Panella’s Plumbing will repair the sink leak in restroom 1.5.

 Tuesday, 10/17/2023:

Lambert will perform lawncare (weather permitting).

Wednesday, 10/18/2023:

Modern Mechanical will deliver the temporary boiler for Project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding.  They will begin piping the unit.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Permanent Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: Awaiting schedule and construction documents from HF Lenz Engineers.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs and 139. Date TBD.
  • BI-CTC-660: MEP & FP evaluation (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection) for Building 1 has been completed and final report will be shared soon.
  • Project BI-CTC-614: Auditorium Water Infiltration Project has the construction documents due Nov 1.
  • Project BI-CTC 649: ADA Restroom Renovations in the southwest lobby. Anticipated start: mid-November.
  • Upcoming Boiler Repairs in Building 1: Bids were received, and the contract has been awarded to Modern Mechanical.  Boiler repairs are to start at the end of October and water treatment will be occurring the week of Thanksgiving.
  • Project BI-CTC 672: Building 1 Manufacturing projects. We are scheduling equipment training and servicing is occurring.
  • Project BI-CTC 653: Building 2 Manufacturing projects. We are awaiting construction documents from vanZelm Engineering.

 Completed Work (Monday, 10/09/2023-Friday, 10/13/2023):

Thursday, 10/12/2023-Friday, 10/13/2023:

Shaffer Beacon performed filter changes.

 Monday, 10/09/2023:

On Sunday, power was lost to both buildings, but power was restored.  The power company performed work at the pole.

 Tuesday, 10/10/2023:

Lambert performed lawncare.

  1. Donovan provided a quote for roof leaks in various parts of the building. A requisition has been submitted.

Thursday, 10/12/2023:

Perfectemp installed two new isolation valves in room 144, the sprinkler room.  They also worked in room 210B– replaced 2 pumps and installed one isolation valve and one check valve.

Bartholomew Electric worked in the electrical closet of room 202A.  A power issue occurred in room 230, and the breaker would not reset.  They traced the problem back to a bad switch behind the water fountain and repaired it.

Steve Longo met with vendors to go over site logistics for Project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding.  See dates in scheduled work for more information.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

10/02/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 10/02/2023-Friday, 10/06/2023):

Monday, 10/02/2023-Friday, 10/06/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will perform filter changes.

 Tuesday, 10/03/2023:

Lambert will perform lawncare (weather permitting).

PerfecTemp will perform maintenance on the Mitsubishi unit in room 139.

Thursday, 10/05/2023:

Johnson Controls will repair sprinkler deficiencies from previous sprinkler inspections.

SNE Controls will meet with Joe Muller to review Automated Logic Software and how it controls equipment.  

Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: HF Lenz Engineers to review on-site conditions to complete design; timetable will be forthcoming.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs. Date TBD.
  • BI-CTC-660: MEP & FP evaluation (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection) for Building 1 has been completed with a final report being revised.
  • Project BI-CTC-614: Auditorium Water Infiltration Project has the construction documents due Nov 1.
  • Project BI-CTC 659: Temporary Make-up Air Units for Welding. Date TBD.
  • Project BI-CTC 649: ADA Restroom Renovations in the southwest lobby. Date TBD.
  • Upcoming Boiler Repairs in Building 1, contractor bids are due Oct 6.
  • Project BI-CTC 672: Building 1 Manufacturing projects – We are scheduling equipment training and servicing is occurring.
  • Project BI-CTC 653: Building 2 Manufacturing projects – We are awaiting construction documents from vanZelm Engineering.

Completed Work (Monday, 09/25/2023-Friday, 09/29/2023):

Monday, 09/25/2023:

Gerald Cotter was on campus for the pre-bid conference to discuss the Boiler Project with possible vendors.

PerfecTemp was on campus to give a proposal for installing isolation valves in room 210B and 144.

Tuesday, 09/26/2023:

Lambert performed lawncare.

Wednesday, 09/27/2023:

Gerald Cotter was on campus for the pre-bid conference to discuss the Boiler Project with possible vendors.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

09/25/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 09/25/2023-Friday, 09/29/2023):

Monday, 09/25/2023:

Gerald Cotter will be on campus for the pre-bid conference to discuss the Boiler Project with possible vendors.

PerfecTemp will be on campus to give a proposal for installing isolation valves in room 210B and 144.

Tuesday, 09/26/2023:

Lambert will perform lawncare (weather pending).

Wednesday, 09/27/2023:

Gerald Cotter will be on campus for the pre-bid conference to discuss the Boiler Project with possible vendors.

Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: HF Lenz Engineers to review on-site conditions to complete design; timetable will be forthcoming.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 09/18/2023-Friday, 09/22/2023):

Monday, 09/18/2023

Modern Mechanical worked on insulating the new piping in rooms 228, 230, 155B, and 155D.

Tuesday, 09/19/2023:

Modern Mechanical completed the new piping in rooms 228, 230, 155B, and 155D.

Lambert performed lawncare.

PerfecTemp installed new thermostats in several offices and classrooms (151A/B, 210, 150, 217, and 130).

Friday, 09/22/2023:

HF Lenz was on campus to review boiler room/controls and drawings.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

09/11/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 09/11/2023-Friday, 09/15/2023):

 Monday, 09/11/2023-Friday, 09/15/2023

Modern Mechanical is refurbishing the HVAC units on the second floor for rooms 228, 230, 155B, and 155D.

Monday, 09/11/2023:

Shaffer will replace the oil filter, transducer, and chiller sensor for the Building 1 chiller.

Tuesday, 09/12/2023:

Sonitrol will repair and/or replace security cameras around the campus.

Lambert will perform lawncare.

Steve Longo from the CSCU Systems Office will be attending a project meeting for the ADA restroom renovations.

TRC Consulting will be programming the gas alarms in Welding.

Wednesday, 09/13/2023:

PerfecTemp will install new thermostats in several offices and classrooms and perform some potential maintenance work in Science Labs.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: HF Lenz Engineers to review on-site conditions to complete design; timetable will be forthcoming.
  • Calvert to install a new part for the mortise on the door to 138.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address additional work in Science labs date TBD.

  Completed Work (Tuesday, 09/05/2023-Friday, 09/08/2023):

Tuesday, 09/05/2023:

Lambert Landscaping performed lawncare.

Ad-Forms performed a walk-through for planning of ADA restroom renovations in SW Lobby.

Gerald Cotter from CSCU Systems Office reviewed areas for upcoming boiler repair.

Wednesday, 09/06/2023:

PerfecTemp worked in Building 1 to bleed air and sediment from fan coil units in 128, 130, 146, 148, 129, 151, 151-B, 204, 210.

vanZelm made adjustments to HVAC equipment in the Science Labs.

Thursday, 09/07/2023:

Shaffer Beacon repaired VAV Box for building 2.

Woodcock repaired the café’s larger cooler.

Lambert performed lawncare.

Friday, 09/08/2023:

Tiger Press fixed the CT State banner at the flag poles.

Saturday, 09/09/2023:

Shaffer Beacon installed new lockout/tagout devices on rooftop gas piping above the Welding Lab.

Lambert Lawn Care removed a tree that was blocking the access road to the back parking lot.

Bartholomew Electric responded to an emergency call to reset the main breaker in Building 2.

Note: Kudos to Mark Erickson for coming in and addressing these Saturday issues very quickly and efficiently.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

09/05/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Tuesday, 09/05/2023-Friday, 09/08/2023):

Wednesday, 09/06/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will be on campus to work on the VAV Box for building 2.

Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: We are working with HF Lenz and the timetable will be forthcoming.
  • Calvert is sending a new part for the mortise on the door to 138.
  • IE continues to address drying/condensation throughout the campus as needed.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address the Science labs, 128, 126, 149, 155, 201, 203, 204, 208, 217, and 151B.
  • Shaffer Beacon will replace the VAV in building 2.
  • Two locking gas valves are being installed by Shaffer Beacon in welding, but we are waiting for parts to arrive.
  • Oil Filter and transducer for the chiller and chiller sensor for chiller water return will be replaced by Shaffer Beacon.  We are waiting for parts to arrive.

Completed Work (Monday, 08/28/2023-Friday, 09/01/2023):

Monday, 08/28/2023:

Innovative Environmental worked throughout the main building to address areas with moisture.

Shaffer Beacon Mechanical repaired the VAV motor in Building 2.

Johnson Controls conducted quarterly inspection and testing of sprinkler systems.   

Wednesday, 08/30/2023:

Roto Rooter jetted the restroom drains near room 142.

Thursday, 08/31/2023:

PerfecTemp worked on the second-floor classroom and office cooling issues.

Tiger Press hung the CT State Banners.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

08/28/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  Several reports will be available throughout this week.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 08/28/2023-Friday, 09/01/2023):

Monday, 08/21/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will replace the VAV in building 2

Johnson Controls quarterly inspection and testing of sprinkler systems.   

Thursday, 08/31/2023:

Tiger Press – Hang CT State Direction

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: We are working with HF Lenz.
  • Calvert is sending a new part for the mortise on the door to 138.
  • IE continues to address drying/condensation throughout the campus.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address the Science labs, 128, 126, 149, 155, 201, 203, 204, 208, 217, and 151B.

Completed Work (Monday, 08/21/2023-Friday, 08/25/2023:

 Monday, 08/21/2023 – Friday 08/25/2023: 

Modern Mechanical focused on classrooms and offices 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

Innovative Environmental continued cleaning the ductwork in 146,148, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage, and dis-assembly of portions of the chem storage room ceiling.  Once completed, they performed insulation work in the Science labs, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage.

Monday, 08/21/2023-Wednesday, 08/23/2023:

Shaffer Beacon started up and tested the new coil installed on the main Chiller for circuit 1.

Monday, 08/21/2023:

PerfecTemp began inspections, repairs, and maintenance of equipment in the Science labs.

PerfectTemp addressed the concerns in classroom 215 (Mac lab). The air handler unit was inspected. Subsequently, the filter and belt were changed, and the fan was adjusted.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

08/21/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu).

This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 08/21/2023-Friday, 08/25/2023):

Monday, 08/21/2023 – Friday 08/25/2023: 

Modern Mechanical will focus on classrooms and offices 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

Innovative Environmental will continue cleaning the ductwork in 146,148, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage, and dis-assembly of portions of the chem storage room ceiling.  Once complete, they will perform insulation work in the Science labs, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage.

Monday, 08/21/2023-Wednesday, 08/23/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will start-up and test the new coil installed on the main Chiller for circuit 1.

Monday, 08/21/2023:

PerfecTemp will begin inspections, repairs, and maintenance of equipment in the Science labs.

PerfecTemp addressed the concerns in classroom 215 (Mac lab). The air handler unit was inspected. Subsequently, the filter and belt were changed, and the fan was adjusted.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: We will be working with HF Lenz and receiving information at the end of this week.
  • The motor for VAV-4 Bldg 2 will be replaced at a date TBD.
  • Wall painting outside of the LRC will continue at a date TBD.
  • IE continues to address drying/condensation issues in several areas.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address the Science labs.
  • Room 126, 128 – Leak and wet insulation – waiting for availability of Innovative Environmental.
  • Room 128, 126, 149 – need Perfectemp to drain air out of the system again.
  • Room 155 – open area – need Perfectemp to get unit going.

Completed Work (Monday, 08/14/2023-Friday, 08/18/2023:

 Monday, 08/14/2023 – Friday 08/18/2023: 

Modern Mechanical focused on classrooms and offices 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

PerfecTemp continued inspections, repairs, and maintenance of equipment in the Science labs.  This work included installation of a new ductless split system in the chemical storage room.

Innovative Environmental continued cleaning the ductwork and performed insulation work in 146,148, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage, and dis-assembly of portions of the chem storage room ceiling.

Monday, 08/14/2023:

Shaffer Beacon was on campus evaluating the chiller in the main building.

Garg Engineering and Steve Longo was on campus for a walk-through for CTC-614 (auditorium water infiltration).

Friday, 08/18/2023:

Bartholomew Electric was on campus to repair a fixture in the prep room.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

08/14/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu).

This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Monday, 08/14/2023 – Friday 08/18/2023: 

Modern Mechanical will focus on classrooms and offices 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

Monday, 08/14/2023:

Shaffer Beacon is on campus evaluating the chiller in the main building. It was working this morning but then began having trouble late morning.

Innovative Environmental will continue cleaning the ductwork in 146,148, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage, and dis-assembly of portions of the chem storage room ceiling,

Garg Engineering and Steve Longo will be on campus for a walk-thru for CTC-614 (auditorium water infiltration).

Tuesday, 08/15/2023:

Innovative Environmental will continue duct cleaning and insulation work in the Science labs, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage, and dis-assembly of portions of the chem storage room ceiling,

PerfecTemp will begin inspections, repairs, and maintenance of equipment in the Science labs.

Wednesday, 08/16/2023:

Innovative Environmental will be on campus to continue insulation work in the Science labs, prep room, chem storage, and bio storage.

PerfecTemp will continue inspections, repairs, and maintenance of equipment in the Science labs.

Thursday, 08/17/23:

PerfecTemp will continue inspections, repairs, and maintenance of equipment in the Science labs.

Friday, 08/18/2023:

Bartholomew Electric will be on campus to repair a fixture in the prep room.

 PerfecTemp will continue inspections, repairs, and maintenance of equipment in the Science labs.

 

Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: We will be working with HF Lenz and receiving information at the end of this week.
  • One coil will be replaced on the Chiller in Building 1 at a date TBD.
  • The motor for VAV-4 Bldg 2 will be replaced at a date TBD.
  • Wall painting outside of the LRC will continue at a date TBD.
  • IE continues to address drying/condensation issues in several areas.
  • Calvert is sending a new part for the mortise lock on the door to Welding Lab 138.
  • HVAC work by PerfecTemp to address the Science labs.

 

Completed Work (Monday, 08/07/2023-Friday, 08/11/2023):

 Monday, 08/07/2023: 

Modern Mechanical was focused on rooms 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

PerfecTemp and Van Zelm met with Mark Erickson, Building Services, to discuss the scope of work in the Science labs.

Joe McCarthy met with CEO Michelle Coach, Dean Tim St. James, and Associate Dean Fred DiMauro to discuss the work in the Science labs.

Tuesday, 08/08/2023:

Modern Mechanical and Innovative Environmental continued work in their respective areas.

Wednesday, 08/09/23:

PerfecTemp and Van Zelm met with Mark Erickson, Building Services, to discuss the scope of work in the Science labs.

Innovative Environmental worked in Science labs.

Thursday 08/10/2023:

Modern Mechanical continued to work on classroom FCU’s.

CT Boiler came to take measurements on the Boiler Room roof; Associate Dean Fred DiMauro escorted the worker to the roof.

Friday 8/11/2023:

Modern Mechanical and Innovative Environmental continued work in their respective areas.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

08/07/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 08/07/2023-Friday, 08/11/2023):

Monday, 08/07/2023 – Friday 08/11/2023: 

Modern Mechanical will focus on rooms 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

Monday, 08/07/2023- Wednesday, 08/09/2023:

Innovative Environmental (IE) will clean the ductwork in 146,148, prep room, Chemistry storage, and Biology storage.

Monday, 08/07/2023:

Joe McCarthy will be meeting with Michelle, Tim, and Fred regarding the Science labs and condensation/ventilation.

Tuesday, 08/08/2023:

Joe McCarthy will be on campus to meet with Fred regarding the Science labs.  Reports and conclusions from IE, AtlasOne, and Joe McCarthy will be shared with campus community in next Monday’s email.  Multiple meetings are occurring this week.

Wednesday, 08/09/2023:

Perfectemp and Joe McCarthy will be on campus to discuss the scope of work for the Science labs.

Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: We are working with HF Lenz.
  • One coil will be replaced on the Chiller in Building 1 at a date TBD.
  • The motor for VAV-4 for Building 2 will be replaced at a date TBD.
  • Wall painting outside of the LRC will continue at a date TBD.
  • IE continues to address drying/condensation issues in several areas.
  • Calvert is sending a new part for the mortise on the door to 138.
  • IE continues work in 117B.

Completed Work (Monday, 07/31/2023-Friday, 08/04/2023):

Monday, 07/31/2023 – Friday 08/04/2023: 

Modern Mechanical focused on rooms 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

Monday, 07/31/2023:

DME-CTC 660 Final design was reviewed with Steve Longo.

Innovative Environmental assessed drying/condensation issues on campus.

Tuesday, 08/01/2023:

Shoreline Fire completed the annual fire extinguisher inspection.

Van Zelm visited the Science labs to assess temperature and condensation issues.

Wednesday, 08/02/23:

Bemis met regarding BI-CTC-672 (139 Mitsubishi unit).

Thursday 08/03/2023:

IE continued assessment of drying/condensation issues.

OneAtlas took air samples from the Science labs, prep room, and storage closets.

Tiger Press was on campus to view the areas for new banners.

Calvert installed a replacement mortise lock on door for the Welding Lab (room 138) but is sending one final part to install this week.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

07/31/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 07/31/2023-Friday, 08/04/2023):

Monday, 07/31/2023 – Friday 08/04/2023: 

Modern Mechanical will focus on rooms 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

Monday, 07/31//2023:

DME-CTC 660 Final design review with Steve Longo.

Tuesday, 08/01/2023:

Shoreline Fire will be on campus to perform our annual fire extinguisher inspections.

 Wednesday, 08/02/23:

Bemis Engineers will be on campus at 12 to meet with Steve Longo regarding the Mitsubishi units in room 139.  This project is part of CTC-672.

Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: We will be working with HF Lenz and receiving information at the end of this week.
  • One coil will be replaced on the Chiller in Building 1 at a date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 07/24/2023-Friday, 07/28/2023):

Monday, 07/24/2023: 

Modern Mechanical focused on rooms 216, 220, 223, 225, 151, 226A, 153B, 117, 153D to repair/replace the fan coil units and perform related work.

TrueFlow performed air balancing of certain equipment, as part of the MEP-FP evaluation.

TRC/US Environmental serviced the gas meter in room 142. They installed a new gas sensor, air pump, and CO sensor.

Sonitrol worked on two door locks.

Wednesday, 07/26/23:

PerfecTemp worked on the unit in room 153.

 Friday 7/28/2023

Hartford Sprinkler tested backflow preventers on the sprinkler systems.

Shaffer-Beacon Mechanical worked on the chiller in Building 2.  The chiller coils have been cleaned, and they are currently investigating a pin hole in one of the copper lines.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

07/05/2023

Hello everyone,

Modern Mechanical will be working in Rooms 216 and 220 tomorrow.  There will be some noise and vibration because they will be core boring.  Please reach out to your supervisor if you encounter any issues.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

06/30/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements. I am sending this early in light of many taking a longer weekend.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 07/03/2023-Friday, 07/07/2023):

Wednesday, 07/05/2023 and Friday, 07/07/2023: 

Modern Mechanical will begin working in Room 144 and Room 216 to replace the fan coil unit (FCU) in room 216.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS has executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval has occurred.  We will be working with HF Lenz and receiving information at the end of this week.
  • One coil will be replaced on the Chiller in Building 1 at a date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 06/26/2023-Friday, 06/30/2023):

Monday, 6/26/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon started up circuit 2 main chiller and solved the ongoing issue with circuit 1.  They verified the system was functioning on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 6/27/2023: 

Calvert Safe and Lock installed a new lock set on the door of room 138.

Perfectemp purged the cooling system and checked for clogged strainers.

Thursday, 6/29/2023: 

Sonitrol conducted routine maintenance on the panic and lockdown devices.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

06/26/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 06/26/2023-Friday, 06/30/2023):

Monday, 6/26/2023 and Wednesday, 06/28/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will start up circuit 2 main chiller and investigate the ongoing issue with circuit 1.  They will check on the systems when on campus Wednesday.

Tuesday, 6/27/2023: 

Calvert Safe and Lock will install a new lock set on the door for room 138.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS has executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval has occurred.  We will be working with HF Lenz and receiving information at the end of this week.
  • One coil will be replaced on the Chiller in Building 1 at a date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 06/19/2023-Friday, 06/23/2023):

Tuesday, 6/20/2023-Friday 06/23/23: 

Shaffer Beacon replaced the 2 coils in the main chiller of Building 1.  A crane arrived on 06/21/2023 for the work.

Tuesday, 6/20/2023- Wednesday 6/21/2023: 

Perfectemp performed the Washer/Dryer hook up in old Reading Room.

Wednesday 6/21/2023: 

Garg performed investigative work with the Auditorium and Electrical pit.  This included digging a test pit where the sump is intended to be located to monitor ground water.

Modern Mechanical and vanZelm Engineering held a Kick-off meeting for scheduling work on fan coil units in 2nd floor classrooms 209, 216, 220, 223, 225, 226, 228, and 230.

Friday, 06/23/2023:

Bartholomew Electric installed a new cord, breaker, and outlet for the dryer.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

06/20/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 06/19/2023-Friday, 06/23/2023):

Tuesday, 6/20/2023-Friday 06/23/23: 

Shaffer Beacon will replace the 2 coils in the main chiller of Building 1.  A crane will arrive on 06/21/2023.  Also, the chiller will be off from 7:00am-11:00am on 06/21/2023, so the chiller will be run overnight to make the building cooler.  If you need a fan in the morning, please contact maintenance.

Tuesday, 6/20/2023- Wednesday 6/21/2023: 

Perfectemp will perform the Washer/Dryer hook up in the old Reading Room.

Wednesday 6/21/2023: 

Garg will perform some investigative work with the Auditorium and Electrical pits.  This will include digging a test pit where the sump is intended to be located to monitor ground water.

Modern Mechanical and vanZelm Engineering will hold a Kick-off meeting for scheduling work on the fan coil units in 2nd floor classrooms 209, 216, 220, 223, 225, 226, 228, and 230.

Friday, 06/23/2023:

Bartholomew Electric will install a new cord, breaker, and outlet for the dryer.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS has executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.

 Completed Work (Monday, 05/12/2023-Friday, 06/16/2023):

Monday, 6/12/2023: 

Verogy continued repairing the solar for CT Green Back.

Tuesday, 6/13/2023: 

VanZelm came on campus to discuss pending work for the welding shop (measurements) and room 424 (cooling).

Roto Rooter unclogged drains in boiler room and maintenance shop.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

06/12/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 06/12/2023-Friday, 06/16/2023): 

Monday, 6/12/2023: 

Verogy will continue repairing the solar for CT Green Back.

Tuesday, 6/13/2023: 

VanZelm will have conversations about pending work for the welding shop (measurements) and room 424 (cooling).

Roto Rooter will unclog drains in boiler room and maintenance shop.

 Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs: Modern Mechanical Systems is being awarded the contract for this work based on the bids submitted.  They have signed the contract, and the CSCU Facilities Office will be issuing a P.O. A meeting will be scheduled with the contractor to discuss timing.
  • Replacement of 2 coils in Main Chiller will occur in building 1.  We are waiting to hear from schedule from Shaffer Beacon and the Crane company.
  • Installation of the washer/dryer in Old Reading Room.  We are waiting for Perfectemp to get back to us with a date.

Completed Work (Monday, 06/05/2023-Friday, 06/09/2023): 

Tuesday, 6/06/2023-Thursday, 06/08/2023: 

Verogy continued repairing the solar for CT Green Back.

Tuesday, 6/06/2023:
BCI remeasured business office windows.

Wednesday, 6/07/2023: 

Will from G. Donovan was on campus to quote permanent speed bumps.

Thursday, 6/08/2023: 

CTC-672 HVAC Upgrades in Manufacturing Center – ACC – design kick-off (see attached) was held.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

06/5/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services. 

Scheduled Work (Monday, 06/05/2023-Friday, 06/09/2023): 

Tuesday, 6/06/2023: 

Verogy will continue repairing the solar for CT Green Back.

BCI will be remeasuring business office windows.

 Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs: Modern Mechanical Systems is being awarded the contract for this work based on the bids submitted.  They have signed the contract, and the CSCU Facilities Office will be issuing a P.O. A meeting will be scheduled with the contractor to discuss timing.

Completed Work (Monday, 05/29/2023-Friday, 06/02/2023): 

Tuesday, 5/30/2023: 

Fire alarm testing with horns and strobes occurred (approximately) in Building 1 and Building 2.  This test was required per the State Fire Marshal’s office.

Thursday, 06/01/2023: 

HF Lenz performed a site visit for the Welding Lab 138 Make-up Air Unit Design Project.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

05/30/2023

Hello Campus Community,

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!  This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/29/2023-Friday, 06/02/2023): 

Tuesday, 5/30/2023: 

Fire alarm testing with horns and strobes will occur (approximately) in Building 1 from 7:00am-7:30am and Building 2 from 7:30am-8:00am.  This test is required per the State Fire Marshal’s office.

 Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs: Modern Mechanical Systems is being awarded the contract for this work based on the bids submitted.  They have signed the contract, and the CSCU Facilities Office will be issuing a P.O. A meeting will be scheduled with the contractor to discuss timing.

Completed Work (Monday, 05/22/2023-Friday, 05/26/2023): 

Monday, 5/22/2023: 

Hartford Sprinkler repaired a sprinkler riser control valve in Building 2.

Tuesday, 5/23/2023: 

Innovative Environmental sanded and primed outside the Library.

 Wednesday, 5/24/2023: 

Verogy began repairing the solar for CT Green Back.  They were required to stop working and are rescheduled to be back on-site June 6th.

Perfectemp worked in Room 210 because the heat pump seal and motor failed.  Vendor is working on matching the pump.

Thursday, 5/25/2023:  

Perfectemp worked on an air unit in the tower lobby. 

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

05/22/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/22/2023-Friday, 05/26/2023): 

Monday, 5/22/2023: 

Hartford Sprinkler will be repairing a sprinkler riser control valve in Building 2.

Tuesday, 5/23/2023: 

Innovative Environmental will be sanding and painting outside the Library from 4:00pm-9:00pm.

 Wednesday, 5/24/2023: 

Verogy will be doing solar repair work for CT Green Back.  Power will not be interrupted. 

 Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs: Modern Mechanical Systems is being awarded the contract for this work based on the bids submitted.  They are currently working on the contract signing and will hopefully be onsite shortly.
  • Fire alarm testing with horns and strobes will occur on Tuesday, May 30th.  Approximate times are: Building 1 from 7:00am-7:30am and Building 2 from 7:30am-8:00am.  This test is required per the State Fire Marshal’s office.

Completed Work (Monday, 05/15/2023-Friday, 05/19/2023): 

Monday, 5/15/2023: 

Woodcock Refrigeration responded to an emergency call for the refrigerator in the kitchen area because the machine was giving an error code.  The technician went through the entire machine, and the unit is working correctly.

 Tuesday, 5/16/2023: 

CTC-660 ACC Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering (MEP) + Fire Protection (FP) Re-Evaluation for Building 1: DME Design made a site visit and toured the entire building.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

05/15/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/15/2023-Friday, 05/19/2023): 

Monday, 5/15/2023: 

Woodcock Refrigeration will respond to an emergency call for the refrigerator in the kitchen area because the machine was giving an error code.

 Tuesday, 5/16/2023: 

CTC-660 ACC Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering (MEP) + Fire Protection (FP) Re-Evaluation for Building 1: DME Design will make a site visit.

Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs: Modern Mechanical Systems is being awarded the contract for this work based on the bids submitted.  They are currently working on the contract signing and will hopefully be onsite shortly.

Completed Work (Monday, 05/08/2023-Friday, 05/12/2023):  

Monday 05/08/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon completed the quarterly filter changes.

BCI provided an updated quote for the blinds in the business office and pantry.

 Wednesday, 5/10/2023: 

CTC-660 ACC Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering (MEP) + Fire Protection (FP) Re-Evaluation for Building 1 had a Task Kick-off w/ DME Design.

Friday, 5/12/2023 

BI-CTC 649 OCR/ADA Restroom Upgrades Phase 2A had Addendum No. 1 created to clarify a question about Toilet and Bath Accessories.  Please see the link in the previous sentence, and bids are due on May 25, 2023, by 3pm.

Saturday, 5/13/2023 

Eversource and Bartholomew were on campus to address a power outage in Building 2.  A squirrel tripped the main fuse at the telephone pole.  Eversource arrived, replaced the fuse at the pole, and reset the transformer for Building 2.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

05/08/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu): 

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/08/2023-Friday, 05/12/2023): 

Monday 05/08/2023: 

Shaffer Beacon will perform quarterly filter changes.

A pre-bid walk through for CTC-649 ADA Restroom Upgrades -Phase 2A will occur.  See attachments below for project information.

Project Manual
CTC-649 Invitation to Bid
Bid Drawing Set-CTC 649

BCI will be on campus to provide an updated quote for the blinds in the business office and pantry.

 Wednesday, 5/10/2023: 

CTC-660 ACC, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering (MEP) + Fire Protection (FP) Re-Evaluation for Building 1, will have a Task Kick-off with DME Design.

 Pending Work: 

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs bids are received and being reviewed for the award.

Completed Work (Monday, 05/01/2023-Friday, 05/05/2023):  

Monday 05/01/2023: 

Bartholomew Contract Interiors installed shades in Room 112B and the Business Office.

Speed bumps were installed at various locations in the parking lot.

 Wednesday, 5/03/2023 

CT Boiler pressure tested the Viessman Exchangers on Boiler 1 in main building.  It was found that Vessel 2 was leaking and defective.  See Shaffer Beacon Mechanical report.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

04/24/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  At this time, reports from Atlas One will be posted soon.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 05/01/2023-Friday, 05/05/2023):

Monday 05/01/2023:

Bartholomew Contract Interiors will install shades in Room 112B and the Business Office.

Speed bumps will be installed at various locations in the parking lot.

 Wednesday, 5/03/2023

CT Boiler will pressure test the Viessman Exchangers on Boiler 1 in main building.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs bids are received and being reviewed for the award.

Completed Work (Monday, 04/24/2023-Friday, 04/28/2023):

Monday 04/24/2023

Atlas One tested the auditorium after flooding last week.

Innovative Environmental worked in the auditorium on the water incursion under the stage from the weekend rains.

 Tuesday, 4/25/2023

Shaffer Beacon installed new chiller parts for Building 1.

Project BI-CTC 653 MEP upgrades in the AMTC Building 2 were discussed at a meeting with Steve Perry, Joe McCarthy, and Rick Culver on-site from vanZelm.  Also present was Herb May from Machi Engineers.

 Project BI-CTC 672 AMTC HVAC upgrades had a meeting with Steve Longo, Bemis Associates, and Nacho Casal from DAS. Scope of work includes:

  1. Design and install ducted system or hood to the outside for the plasma cutting in Manufacturing Shop (Room 142).
  2. Troubleshoot, balance, and remedy dust collection system (connected to three grinders) that has been causing excessive noise issue when running in Manufacturing Shop area (Room 142).
  3. Provide dehumidification for Rooms 139, 141A, 142, 142A, & 142B.
  4. Replace the 2 Mitsubishi split system units and controllers for Manufacturing Technology offices (Room 139) and classrooms.
  5. Integrate new Split System units with current SNE building system.
  6. Provide Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV’s) in Manufacturing Technology offices (Room 139) and classrooms. 

Innovative Environmental worked in the auditorium on the water incursion under the stage from the weekend rains.

Friday 4/28/2023

National Water Main Cleaning conducted the second part of the pipe cleaning and inspection process.   This included roof drains on the second floor. A completed report with recommendations is due in 2 weeks.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

04/24/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  No reports are available or outstanding currently.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/24/2023-Friday, 04/28/2023):

Monday 04/24/2023

Atlas One will test the auditorium after flooding last week.

Innovative Environmental will work in the auditorium on the water incursion under the stage from the weekend rains.

 Tuesday, 4/25/2023

Shaffer Beacon will be installing new chiller parts, as soon as they arrive, for Building 1.

Project BI-CTC 653 MEP upgrades in the AMTC Building 2 will be discussed at a meeting with Steve Perry, Joe McCarthy, and Rick Culver on-site from vanZelm.  Also present will be Herb May from Machi Engineers.

 Project BI-CTC 672 AMTC HVAC upgrades will have a meeting with Steve Longo, Bemis Associates, and Nacho Casal from DAS. Scope of work includes:

  1. Design and install ducted system or hood to the outside for the plasma cutting in Manufacturing Shop (Room 142).
  2. Troubleshoot, balance, and remedy dust collection system (connected to three grinders) that has been causing excessive noise issue when running in Manufacturing Shop area (Room 142).
  3. Provide dehumidification for Rooms 139, 141A, 142, 142A, & 142B.
  4. Replace the 2 Mitsubishi split system units and controllers for Manufacturing Technology offices (Room 139) and classrooms.
  5. Integrate new Split System units with current SNE building system.
  6. Provide Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV’s) in Manufacturing Technology offices (Room 139) and classrooms.

 Innovative Environmental will work in the auditorium on the water incursion under the stage from the weekend rains.

 Friday 4/28/2023

National Water Main Cleaning will conduct the second part of the pipe cleaning and inspection process.   This includes roof drains on the second floor.

 Pending Work:

  • Project BI-CTC 661 Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS had executed, modifications were submitted to include both 142B and 142D, and approval is pending.  We will be working with HF Lenz.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs bids are received and being reviewed for the award.

Completed Work (Monday, 04/17/2023-Friday, 04/21/2023):

Monday 04/17/2023

Shaffer Beacon repaired the roof top unit for Room 142D.

Shaffer Beacon finished the boiler work in Building 2 and addressed chiller issues in the main building.

Innovative Environmental remediated the flooding in the auditorium and lobby area.

Garg Engineering investigated the flood in the auditorium and front lobby area.

 Wednesday, 4/19/23

CT Boiler, Bemis and Associates, Heat Tec and Shaffer Beacon worked in the boiler room in the main building.  They investigated the root cause of the issue with Boiler 1.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

4/17/23

Hello everyone,

Over the weekend, we had severe rain in our area.  This morning, we found infiltration of rainwater in a few areas of the building, specifically the Lobby by Liberty Café and the auditorium.

Our maintenance team is inspecting both buildings and performing clean up.  Once we know more information, I will share it with the campus community.

Please report wet ceiling tiles or water incursion to AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

04/13/2023

Hello Campus Community,

Warmer days are upon us.  This communication is to inform you that Shaffer Beacon Mechanical has been on our campus this week to begin the process of getting our chillers working in both buildings:

  • Building 2’s combination heating and air conditioning system was at 144.2 degrees today, and it needs to cool down more before the chiller can be started, tested, and serviced for the start of the season.
  • Building 1’s system has two pin holes in the coil, and Shaffer Beacon will be replacing it once the new coil arrives in 3-4 weeks.  They expect to temporarily patch the holes to get the unit operational at a reduced capacity until the new coil arrives.
  • Preventive maintenance on both units will also be performed over the next weeks to ensure proper functionality.

Tomorrow looks like it will be another unseasonably warm day. Next week, we will have temperatures with 40 degrees overnight and 50 degrees during the day, so we will be challenged with extreme temperature swings. Our different systems will work to maintain temperatures as best as possible throughout these days.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding that there are limitations to our systems during the change of seasons, and our Facilities team will continue to do all they can to support us.  More updates to come on Monday about our systems.

On a different note, I am happy to share the Merit and Educational Excellence Awards for 2023:

  • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2023 Merit Award recipients:
    • Jennifer Brown
    • Amely Cross
    • Bogdan Glogowski
    • Hillary Gregory
    • Monica Kedzior
    • Kelly Krivacs
    • Eric Mosher
    • Stacey Musulin
    • Sherry Paquette
    • Conrad Rioux
    • Bonnie Solivan
    • Jillian Sullivan
    • Ed Vaghini
    • India Weaver
    • Kelly Zieba
  • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2023 Educational Excellent Award recipient: Carol LaLiberte

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

04/10/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  No reports are available or outstanding currently.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

  Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/10/2023-Friday, 04/14/2023):

Monday 04/10/2023

Automated Logic will be troubleshooting controls in room 142B & D rooftop equipment.

 Shaffer Beacon will be working with Automated Logic to resolve issues in Room 142B & D equipment.  They will also be working to finish the boilers in Building 2 and doing the chiller start up in Building 1 and 2.

 Friday, 4/14/23

CTC-416 Underground Water infiltration Project: A PO was approved for National Water Main Cleaning Co. to perform jet/scope piping between the two buildings.  Garg Engineering will be on site to guide and observe National Water Main Cleaning Co.  They will then complete the investigation and evaluation to recommend the needed fixes underground.

 Pending Work:

  • Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS is in the process of assigning a project manager and HVAC contractor.
  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller: DAS is in the process of assigning a project manager and HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer: DAS is in the process of assigning a project manager and HVAC contractor.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs are out to bid (meeting held 03/31/2023).

Completed Work (Monday, 04/03/2023-Friday, 04/07/2023):

Monday 04/03/2023

Automated Logic worked on controls of rooftop equipment.

Shaffer Beacon performed scheduled maintenance (boiler tune-up) in Building 2.

CTECH Solar corrected solar communication issues between the meter and solar panels.

Tuesday 04/04/2023

Gerald Cotter, Project Manager from the CSCU Facilities Office, was onsite to inspect some work recently done in the first-floor computer labs.

 Wednesday, 04/05/2023:

JCI conducted the quarterly sprinkler inspections in both buildings beginning at 7am.

Saturday, 04/08/2023:

Shaffer Beacon was on campus to replace the thermostat on both fin heaters in the library.  They also repaired the pneumatic line in the hallway outside room 146.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

04/3/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  No reports are available or outstanding currently.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 04/03/2023-Friday, 04/07/2023):

Monday 04/03/2023

Automated Logic will be troubleshooting controls on rooftop equipment.

Shaffer Beacon will be performing scheduled maintenance (boiler tune-up) in Building 2.

CTECH Solar will be on campus to correct solar communication issues.

Tuesday 04/04/2023

Gerald Cotter, Project Manager from the CSCU Facilities Office, will be onsite to inspect some work recently done in the first-floor computer labs.

Wednesday, 04/05/2023:

JCI will be conducting the quarterly sprinkler inspections in both buildings beginning at 7am.

Pending Work:

  • Replacement Make-up Air Units for Welding: DAS is in the process of assigning a project manager and HVAC contractor.
  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller: DAS is in the process of assigning a project manager and HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer: DAS is in the process of assigning a project manager and HVAC contractor.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 HVAC repairs are out to bid (meeting held 03/31/2023).

Completed Work (Monday, 03/27/2023-Friday, 03/31/2023):

Wednesday, 03/29/2023:

Shaffer Beacon worked in room 125 to install a new pressure switch.

Project BI-CTC 653 for Manufacturing had a kick-off meeting with VanZelm.  This project includes several items under pending work: Boiler exhaust in building 2; a split system in 420 Additive Manufacturing; 2-way communication and remote door release for the building 2 main door; ADA door openers for the building 2 main door; gas detection system for welding, science, and the boiler rooms; loading dock regrading for AMTC, and power and grounding work for building 2.

Sonitrol was on campus to demonstrate and test the lockdown feature in the Welding lab.

Thursday, 03/30/2023:

Automated Logic conducted a training and then did troubleshooting on specific control issues.

Friday, 03/31/2023:

A meeting occurred about the fan coil replacement on the second floor in 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230.  A multiple contractor walk-through started in room 216.  Bids will now be submitted by the contractors.

A part was needed for the control system in one of our exhaust fans (in room 142D) because the fan was turning off periodically.  The part was overnighted and installed by Shaffer Beacon.  vanZelm was on campus with Automated Logic to work on the controls of the system.  An override control switch was installed, so the fan is operational.  Automated Logic will be back to work on the controls, so that the override switch will not be necessary.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

03/31/2023

Hello everyone,

This email is to provide you with information on a repair that was performed in the Welding lab between yesterday and today.

A part was needed for the control system in one of our exhaust fans (in room 142D) because the fan was turning off periodically.  The part was overnighted and installed by Shaffer Beacon.  vanZelm was on campus today with Automated Logic to work on the controls of the system.  An override control switch was installed, so the fan is operational.  Automated Logic will be back on campus Monday to work on the controls, so that the override switch will not be necessary.

The Welding students have not been affected in their program.  A thank you to Mark Erickson, Mike Kunze, and the Welding team for working on the issues immediately and keeping our students on course.  More information will be shared next week.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

03/27/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  No reports are available or outstanding currently.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/27/2023-Friday, 03/31/2023):

Wednesday, 03/29/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will be working in room 125 to install a new pressure switch.

BI-CTC 653 will have a kick-off meeting with VanZelm.  This project includes several items under pending work: Boiler exhaust in building 2; a split system in 420 Additive Manufacturing; 2-way communication and remote door release for the building 2 main door; ADA door openers for the building 2 main door; gas detection system for welding, science, and the boiler rooms; loading dock regrading for AMTC, and power and grounding work for building 2.

Thursday, 03/30/2023:

Automated Logic will be on campus to conduct a training,

Friday, 03/31/2023:

A meeting will occur about the fan coil replacement on the second floor in 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230.  A multiple contractor walk-through will start in room 216.  Bids will then be submitted by the contractors.

Pending Work:

  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 03/20/2023-Friday, 03/24/2023):

Monday, 03/20/2023:

Sonitrol replaced/repaired an audio sensor and completed the welding lockdown system.

 Wednesday, 03/22/2023:

Kinsley Power System performed the semiannual preventive maintenance on the generators.  They also replaced the heater block in one generator.

Shaffer Beacon was on campus to repair a leak in room 125.  They replaced the drip pan sensor on the unit in room 128 and began working on an air handling unit in room 166.  They also worked on Boiler 2 in Building 2.  Shaffer Beacon will need to follow up next week on AHU-1A in room 166.

Bartholomew Electric was on campus to trace out the circuit for an air handling unit in room 166.

Thursday, 03/23/2023- Friday, 03/24/2023:

Innovative Environmental performed some pipe insulation repair in 153 (CEO office suite rooms B and D).

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

03/20/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  No reports are available or outstanding currently.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/20/2023-Friday, 03/24/2023):

Monday, 03/20/2023:

Sonitrol will replace/repair an audio sensor.

Wednesday, 03/22/2023:

Kinsley Power System will be doing the semiannual PM’s on the generators.

  Pending Work:

  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 03/06/2023-Friday, 03/10/2023):

Monday, 03/13/2023:

Sonitrol worked on the 3 new card readers.

Friday, 03/17/2023:

Diversified provided quotes on technology upgrades.

Sonitrol created descriptions for the panic buttons.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

03/13/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.  No reports are available or outstanding currently.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/13/2023-Friday, 03/17/2023):

Monday, 03/13/2023:

Sonitrol will be on campus to work on 3 new card readers.

Friday, 03/17/2023:

Diversified will be on campus to provide quotes on technology upgrades.

Sonitrol will be on campus to create descriptions for the panic buttons.

Pending Work:

  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 03/06/2023-Friday, 03/10/2023):

Monday, 03/06/2023:

Bartholomew Electric worked on the lobby light in building 2 and installed a switch in room 142.

Wednesday, 03/08/2023:

Project meeting occurred with Steve Longo, Steve Westerberg, Michael Grossane, Michael Pfarr, Joe Muller, and Fred DiMauro for a design scope meeting for BI-CTC 660.  This project will re-evaluate and update the campus main building’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP) systems and their current functionality, efficiency, and life expectancy, as well as provide recommendations on any negative findings or deficiencies. Past evaluations along with this evaluation will be summed into a current and updated, detailed report on all systems.

 Friday, 03/10/2023:

Total Pest Control performed monthly pest control services.

Diversified worked on the technology in room 223.

Shaffer Beacon completed work:

  • Room 125: The pneumatics and heating unit had work performed for functionality.  A new pneumatic switch has been ordered for installation at a later time.
  • Boiler room: A pneumatic switch was replaced.
  • Room 130: The mounting bracket and heating unit operation was checked. A heating coil will be ordered for replacement in the future for a unit.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

03/09/2023

Hello Campus Community,

Please see the below modification to the scheduled work for tomorrow:

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/06/2023-Friday, 03/10/2023):

Friday, 03/10/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will be replacing a heat valve in room 125 and working on the compressor in the boiler room.  This work has been pending, and the parts have arrived.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

03/06/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

  Scheduled Work (Monday, 03/06/2023-Friday, 03/10/2023):

Monday, 03/06/2023:

Bartholomew Electric will be working on the lobby light in building 2 and room 142.

Wednesday, 03/08/2023:

Project meeting will occur with Steve Longo, Steve Westerberg, Rene Martinez, John Cabral for a design scope meeting for BI-CTC 660.  This project will re-evaluate and update the campus main building’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP) systems and their current functionality, efficiency, and life expectancy, as well as recommendations on any negative findings or deficiencies, based on pulling together and consolidating several past evaluations to receive a current and updated, detailed report on all systems.

 Friday, 03/10/2023:

Total Pest Control will be on campus to perform monthly pest control services.

Diversified will be working in room 223 on the technology.

  Pending Work:

  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 02/27/2023-Friday, 03/03/2023):

Monday, 02/27/2023:

Shaffer Beacon and vanZelm worked in room 216 and 144.

 Air Temp worked in the boiler room and roof directly over the boiler room to install the exhaust fan for the boiler room.

Wednesday, 03/01/2023:

Sonitrol programmed and completed the Welding Lab (138) door access/lockdown system.

Friday, 03/03/2023:

Air Temp completed the exhaust fan work in the boiler room.

Total Pest Control performed pest control services.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

02/27/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 02/27/2023-Friday, 03/03/2023):

Monday, 02/27/2023:

Shaffer Beacon and vanZelm will be working in room 216 and 144.

 Monday, 02/27/2023-Tuesday, 02/28/2023:

Air Temp will work only in the boiler room and roof directly over the boiler room to install the exhaust fan for the boiler room.

Wednesday, 03/01/2023:

Sonitrol will be programming and completing the Welding Lab (138) door access/lockdown system.

 Pending Work:

  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 02/20/2023-Friday, 02/24/2023):

Monday, 02/20/2023:

Verogy/CT Green Bank performed a site visit to inspect the existing PV array and make recommendations.

Tuesday, 02/21/2023:

BSC Group returned to inspect the drain line behind Liberty Café as part of the CTC-651 Sewer Line Replacement project.

 Calvert Safe and Lock installed a classroom function lever and rekey cylinders for room 150.

Thursday, 02/23/2023:

Johnson Controls replaced defective batteries in the fire alarm panel.

Friday, 02/24/2023:

Bartholomew Electric installed the new breakers in the Cosmetology Suite.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

02/13/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday, 02/13/2023-Friday, 02/17/2023):

Monday, 02/13/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will deliver 4 drums of glycol.

 Tuesday, 02/14/2023:

Diversified will be reinstalling the Extron switcher in room 214.

CT Boiler will be on campus to inspect boiler #1.

Thursday, 02/17/2023:

Perfectemp will replace the heat pump across from room 216.

Bartholomew Electric will finish the dedicated circuit project for room 144.

Fletcher Sewer and Drain will perform CCTV inspections of the drain line behind Liberty Café as part of the CTC-651 Sewer Line Replacement project.

 Pending Work:

  • Welding Lab (138) funding is in place for the lockdown security hardware. PO is being issued and confirming availability of parts for work to hopefully be installed in February.
  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Additional work will be scheduled for spring break in room 216. HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

Completed Work (Monday, 02/06/2023-Friday, 02/10/2023):

Tuesday, 02/07/2023:

Shaffer Beacon Mechanical assisted with exhaust adjustments in the Welding lab.  They also supported the boiler one issues that arose.

 Wednesday, 02/08/2023:

BSC Group reviewed the conference area sewer system and will be providing a proposal for a sewer line replacement.

Sonitrol replaced an audio sensor near the Veteran’s Oasis and checked the door contacts for two doors (Reading Room and Quiet Room Corridor).

Saturday, 02/11//2023

Shaffer Beacon Mechanical worked throughout the building to purge air from the HVAC system.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3002
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Hello Campus Community,

Today, we shut down boiler #1 because heating water was found dripping from the drain pan and into the floor drain.  Boiler #2 is operational and will be able to support our campus at this time.  We have reached out to a third-party boiler inspector to assess the situation.  I will update you when we have more information.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

  • Pending reports:
    • OneAtlas environmental air testing and surface inspections of the Freshwater Reflection Room

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone)
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday. 02/06/2023-Friday, 02/10/2023):

Monday, 02/06/2023-Friday, 02/10/2023:

Shaffer Beacon will be performing HVAC work as needed throughout the building.

Wednesday, 02/08/2023:

BSC Group will review the conference area sewer system.

Pending Work:

  • Welding Lab (138) funding is in place for the lockdown security hardware. PO is being issued and confirming availability of parts for work to hopefully be installed in February.
  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Additional work will be scheduled for spring break in room 216. HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

Completed Work (01/30/2023-02/03/2023):

Monday, 01/30/2023- Friday, 02/03/2023:

Innovative Environmental worked to complete final tasks (install cove base, painting, ceiling tile installation, insulation replacement, and wall plates) in Room 122.  They then cleaned the room for occupancy.

Monday, 01/30/23:

AtlasOne tested the glycol from the feeder and the new bagged filter system.

Tuesday, 01/31/2023:

Calvert Locksmith replaced the doorknobs and locks in rooms 112C and 122.

Friar Associates met with Joe Muller to discuss the ADA restroom project (see facilities email from 01/30/2023 for specifics).

Woodcock Refrigeration repaired the cooler in the café.

Perfectemp replaced the motor in the fume hood in 146.  They also replaced all belts and left spare belts in the cabinets.

Air Temp met with Gerald Cotter to check boiler one for glycol discharge.

Shaffer Beacon inspected MAU-1 and HMI board in room 142B.  All was working fine.

Thursday, 02/02/2023:

BCI installed blinds in room 112B.

Friday, 02/03/2023:

Total Pest performed their monthly pest control contract in both buildings.

Bartholomew Electric finished the dedicated circuit project for room 144.

Saturday, 02/04/2023:

Shaffer Beacon worked on heat throughout the building due to the extreme cold.  Please see campus email sent on 02/05/2023 for further clarification.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

01/30/2023

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work (Monday. 01/30/2023-Friday, 02/03/2023):

Tuesday, 01/31/2023:

Calvert Locksmith will work on the knobs and locks in rooms 112 and 122.

Friar Associates will be on campus to meet with Joe Muller to discuss the ADA restroom project (BI-CTC 649 ADA project).

Woodcock Refrigeration will be repairing the cooler in the café.

 Thursday, 02/02/2023:

BCI will be on campus to install blinds in room 112B.

 Friday, 02/03/2023:

 Total Pest will be on campus for their monthly pest control contract in both buildings.

Pending Work:

  • Welding Lab (138) funding is in place for the lockdown security hardware. PO is being issued and confirming availability of parts for work to hopefully be installed in February.
  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Additional work will be scheduled for spring break in room 216. HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

Completed Work (01/23/2023-01/27/2023):

Monday, 01/23/2023- Friday, 01/27/2023:

Innovative Environmental worked in Room 122 to install the cove base. Additional work was completed: the room was painted, ceiling tiles were installed, HVAC and pipe insulation was replaced, electric and IT wall plates were installed, and the room was cleaned.  The radio station hall had three ceiling tiles replaced.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Air Temp worked in the boiler room and throughout campus to resolve air bubbles from the installation of the heat exchangers.  On Wednesday-Friday, they completed sheet metal work and installed the exhaust fan and new damper in the boiler room.

 Monday, 01/23/2023:

 Bartholomew Electric moved the fire annunciator from the new business office location.

Thomas Duff, Fire Marshall, was on campus to meet with Keith Madore about a liquor permit for an event.

Otis Elevator worked on the programming of the phone in the elevator and determined that the dialer is an issue.  A new dialer in on order.

 Don LePage from TRC and Matthew Harrington from US Environmental checked the gas detection system and discussed the alerts system.

Friday, 01/27/2023:

Bartholomew Electric added dedicated electrical outlets to the Cosmetology Suite and worked on lighting irregularities in the Science Labs.

Saturday, 01/28/2023:

Shaffer Beacon Mechanical worked to resolve air bubbles in the HVAC system in the front hallway offices and storage sides of the gym.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/17/2023 

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone)
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

  Scheduled Work:

Monday, 01/16/2023-Friday, 01/20/2023:

Air Temp will continue installation of the two boiler heat exchangers and boiler room exhaust fan.  They will also work in room 216 to have the fan coil unit ready for classes on 01/20/2023.

Innovative Environmental will continue reconstruction of the Quiet Reflection Room (122), Communications Lab (116), Mechanical room (210E), and adjacent areas affected by the 12/18/2022 heating water spill.

 Tuesday, 01/17/2023:

 Diversified will be installing cables in rooms 144, 206, and 222.

 Wednesday, 01/18/2023:

Conklin Office will be delivering the new podium for the conference center.

Friday, 01/20/2023:

Sonitrol will review new locations for the security camera project.

 Pending Work:

  • Welding Lab (138) funding is in place for the lockdown security hardware. PO is being issued and confirming availability of parts for work to hopefully be installed in February.
  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Classroom 216 will have the existing fan coil unit reassembled and operational for classes to start on January 20.  Additional work will be scheduled for spring break. HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.
  • The Women’s Room by room 144 is awaiting Ultraviolet testing from the urinal leak.

Completed Work (01/09/2023-01/14/2023):

Monday, 01/09/2023- Friday, 01/13/2023:

Air Temp continued to work on the boilers and exhaust fan within the boiler room.

Innovative Environmental continued reconstruction of the Quiet Reflection Room (122), Communications Lab (116), Nails classroom (210), Mechanical room (210E), and adjacent areas affected by the 12/18/2022 heating water spill.

Monday, 01/09/2023:

 James O’Toole from FM Global completed his inspections of boilers and water heaters.  He will complete a follow-up visit once Boiler 1 is complete.

 Tuesday, 01/10/2023:

Automated Logic investigated the communication for the exhaust fans in the small Welding lab.  An update was needed for the existing BACnet interface board.

 Wednesday, 01/11/2023:

 Shaffer Beacon Mechanical installed a manual switch for the exhaust fan in the back of the small Welding lab.

Encore Fire Protection inspected the fire suppression system in room 420 of Building 2.

Diversified completed technology work in the classrooms.

CT Solar inspected the solar panels and inverters on both buildings, and they are functioning properly.

TRC was in room 142 (Small Welding lab) to move the gas detection system from room 138 (Large Welding lab).

 Thursday, 01/12/2023:

Air Temp Mechanical worked on the ventilation unit in 216, so it is operational for the start of the semester.

Bartholomew Electric worked on the salon outlets and looked at the water heater in room 202A.

Innovative Environmental completed the ultraviolet scan of the restroom near Room 144.  A small hole was found in the cast iron pipe and will be repaired or capped.

Friday, 01/13/2023:

Innovative Environmental moved the furniture back into the new business office location.

NorConn Roofing conducted roof and conduit inspections.

TRC was in room 142 (Small Welding lab) to program the gas detection system.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/11/2023 

Hello Campus Community,

This afternoon, offices in the front hallway reported to maintenance a rubbing alcohol-type odor.  Innovative Environmental and our maintenance team investigated the spaces, as well as the mechanical room on the 2nd floor that serves the area.  The odor was determined to most likely be from floor polish applied to the new floor in the former Information Desk.  An air scrubber and several fans were deployed to the area, and they will continue to monitor the areas tomorrow.

A second call was received about a strange smell in the south corridor near the science labs.  The situation was investigated and determined to be from recently washed floors.  The area will be checked again tomorrow.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone)
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/9/2023 

Hello Campus Community,

This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

  • Pending reports include:
    • OneAtlas environmental air testing and surface inspections of the Freshwater Reflection Room

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone)
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 

 Scheduled Work:

Monday, 01/09/2023-Friday, 01/13/2023:

Air Temp will continue installation of the two boiler heat exchangers and boiler room exhaust fan.

Innovative Environmental will continue reconstruction of the Quiet Reflection Room (122), Communications Lab (116), Mechanical room (210E), and adjacent areas affected by the 12/18/2022 heating water spill.

 

Monday, 01/09/2023:

James O’Toole from FM Global will be conducting our bi-yearly inspections of the Boilers and hot water heaters in both buildings.

Sonitrol will address alarm issues in the front lobby.

Tuesday, 01/10/2023:

Encore Fire Protection will inspect the fire suppression system in room 420 of Building 2.

 Wednesday, 01/11/2023:

 CT Tech Solar will inspect the solar panels and inverters on both buildings.

Diversified (formerly HB Communications) will work on technical issues in rooms 144, 145, 202, 212, and 222.

Thursday, 01/12/2023:

NorConn Roofing will be conducting roof and conduit inspections.

 Friday, 01/13/2023:

NorConn Roofing will be conducting roof and conduit inspections.

Sonitrol will be reviewing new camera locations on the campus.

Diversified will work on technical issues in room 201.

 

 Pending Work:

  • Welding Lab (138) funding is in place for the lockdown security hardware. PO is being issued and confirming availability of parts for work to hopefully be installed in February.
  • Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) and replacement of Mitsubishi units and controller are on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Room 142 (in Manufacturing) new exhaust system for the plasma printer is on hold pending new HVAC contractor.
  • Classroom 216 will have the existing fan coil unit reassembled and operational for classes to start on January 20.  Additional work will be scheduled for spring break. HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD
  • CT Water will need to replace the water meter in Area #2.  Date TBD.

 

Completed Work (01/01/2023-01/07/2023):

Tuesday, 01/03/2022- Friday, 01/06/2023:

Air Temp has worked on the boilers and exhaust fan within the boiler room.  The two defective heat exchangers have been removed from boiler #1.  Installation of the new heat exchangers has begun.

Innovative Environmental continued reconstruction of the Quiet Reflection Room (122), Communications Lab (116), Nails classroom (210), Mechanical room (210E), and adjacent areas affected by the 12/18/2022 heating water spill.

Wednesday, 01/04/2023:

 Sonitrol worked on alarm issues at the security panel in the main lobby and security desk areas.

Shaffer Beacon completed the following work for the small Welding Lab: Rooftop Unit 1 (RTU-1) exhaust ducts were extended above the top of the unit; a new board and controller were installed in Makeup Air Unit 4 (MAU-4); and the exhaust fan bearings were greased.  

Thursday, 01/05/2023:

Innovative Environmental prepared library and new Business Office location for BCI Flooring installation on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, 01/06/2023:

CT Water was on campus to change the water meter.  Area 1 was completed (Room 123 and the West side of the building, which includes rooms 146, 148, 144, and 139; restrooms by the Library and Southwest Lobby on the first floor and the corresponding restrooms on the second floor), but water leaked from a urinal on the second floor, and the water had to be cleaned up.  Innovative Environmental brought in fans for drying.  CT Water deemed that Area #3 (building 2) does not need meter replacement at this time.

Friday. 01/06/2023-Saturday, 01/07/2023:

BCI Flooring removed the carpeting from the new Business Office location on Friday, 01/06/2023.  They then repaired the Library flooring and installed new tile in the new Business Office location on Saturday.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/6/2023 

Hello Everyone,

Two important updates to share with you:

  1. CT Water was onsite today to assess and replace water meters.
    • Area 1 is complete (Room 123 and the West side of the building, which includes rooms 146, 148, 144, and 139; restrooms by the Library and Southwest Lobby on the first floor and the corresponding restrooms on the second floor). After testing and replacement of the meter, one of the second-floor urinals overflowed when the system was turned back on. It leaked from the second-floor men’s bathroom to the first-floor women’s bathroom directly below it. Staff cleaned up the water and called Innovative Environmental to ensure all moisture was removed.  The women’s bathroom by Cosmetology and the corresponding men’s bathroom above will be kept out of service until ready.
    • Area 2 (Boiler room and the East side of the building, which includes rooms 153, 228; restrooms by the elevator and CEO Suite, and the corresponding restrooms on the second floor, plus the Conference Center restrooms) will be rescheduled to a later date.  The work necessitates the water being shut off at the road before the meter is replaced.
    • Area 3 (Building 2) does not need replacing according to the contractor.
  2. The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) will be holding an Elementary Leadership Conference at ACC on Monday, 01/09/2023, from 8:30am-1:00pm.  Please be aware that 224 fourth to sixth grade students along with 36 advisors and 17 presenters will be on campus.  We will have 24 buses dropping off between 8:00am and 9:00am and then picking up around 1:00pm (but busses will start to arrive around 12:00pm).  Associate Dean Dawn Bryden and Evan Leslie will be available if questions arise.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/5/2023 (3:55PM)

Hello Everyone,

ACC will open at 9:00am on Friday, 01/06/2023 to allow CT Water to replace all water meters on campus.  CT Water is required by Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) regulations to remove and test water meters every 16 years to ensure accuracy and reliability.

The work will start in room 123, then move to the boiler room, followed by building 2.  Water in our buildings will be turned off in the following three areas at different times before 9:00am to accommodate this work, so we are delaying the opening of the campus.

  • Area 1:  Room 123 – Affects West side of the building (i.e., rooms 146, 148, 144 and 139; restrooms by the Library and Southwest Lobby on the first floor and the corresponding restrooms on the second floor).
  • Area 2:  Boiler Room – Affects East side of the building (i.e., rooms 153, 228; restrooms by the elevator and CEO Suite and the corresponding restrooms on the second floor, plus the Conference Center restrooms).
  • Area 3:  Affects all of building 2 including the restrooms.

If you are scheduled to work before 9:00am on Friday, please use LWWTR on your timesheet for the time missed.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/5/2023

Dear Campus Community,

The work on boiler #1 continues today.  Please be aware that we are exhausting air from the boiler room to the outside, but the water is creating an odor in the corridor. We have additional fans in place to help the odor quickly dissipate.  The heating water is a 70% water:30% glycol mix, which prevents freezing of our pipes during the winter.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Contact:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/4/2023

Hello Campus Community,

Please see two below updates about work being done on our campus:

  1. As part of the planned work on boiler #1 today, Air Temp is draining heating water out of the boiler to allow them to open the boiler and replace two large heat exchangers.  We are exhausting air from the boiler room to the outside, but the water is creating an odor in the corridor around the boiler room. We have additional fans in place to help the odor quickly dissipate.  The heating water is a 70% water:30% glycol mix, which prevents freezing of our pipes during the winter.
  2. On Friday, January 6, CT Water will be replacing all water meters on campus.  CT Water is required by Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) regulations to remove and test water meters every 16 years to ensure accuracy and reliability.

The work will start in room 123, then move to the boiler room, followed by building 2.  At no time will the campus be completely without water or restrooms.

Water in our buildings will be turned off in the following three areas at different times to accommodate this work.

  • Area 1:  Room 123 – Affects West side of the building (i.e., rooms 146, 148, 144 and 139; restrooms by the Library and Southwest Lobby on the first floor and the corresponding restrooms on the second floor).
  • Area 2:  Boiler Room – Affects East side of the building (i.e., rooms 153, 228; restrooms by the elevator and CEO Suite and the corresponding restrooms on the second floor, plus the Conference Center restrooms).
  • Area 3:  Affects all of building 2 including the restrooms.

Communications will be sent as the work is completed throughout the campus.

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Contacts:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 1/3/2023-1/8/23

Hello Campus Community,

Happy New Year!  This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

  • Pending reports include:
    • OneAtlas environmental air testing and surface inspections of the Freshwater Reflection Room

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone)
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work:

Tuesday, 01/03/2023-Friday, 01/06/2023:

Air Temp will begin installing the two boiler heat exchangers and will continue installation of the boiler room exhaust fan.

Innovative Environmental will continue reconstruction of the Quiet Reflection Room (122), Communications Lab (116), Nails classroom (210), Mechanical room (210E), and adjacent areas affected by the 12/18/2022 heating water spill.

 Wednesday, 01/04/2023:

 Sonitrol will troubleshoot alarm issues at the security panel in the main lobby and security desk areas.

Thursday, 01/05/2023:

Innovative Environmental will work in the library and new Business Office location to prepare for BCI installation of flooring on Saturday, 01/07/2023.

 Friday, 01/06/2023:

CT Water will be on campus to change the water meter.  Work should be complete by 9:00am.  More information to come.

Saturday, 01/07/2023:

BCI Flooring will be onsite to repair the floor in the Library.  They will also remove carpeting and install new vinyl floor in the new Business Office location.

 Pending Work:

  • Funding for the Welding Lab (138) lockdown security hardware is being transferred to the ACC budget.  Once complete, a PO will be released, and Sonitrol will be scheduled.
  • Once the HVAC contractor is finalized, the Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) will have a new Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) installed, the Mitsubishi units replaced, and new controls integrated. Contractor TBD.
  • Room 142 in Manufacturing will have the new exhaust system for the plasma printer completed once our HVAC contractor is finalized. Contractor TBD.
  • Classroom 216 will have the existing fan coil unit rebuilt for classes to start on January 20.  HVAC Contractor TBD.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled during the Spring semester.  HVAC Contractor TBD.

Completed Work (12/26/2022-12/31/2022):

Tuesday, 12/27/2022-Wednesday, 12/28/2022:

Two new heat exchangers were delivered for Boiler #1. Air Temp worked on the boilers and exhaust fan within the boiler room.

Air filter replacements were finished in Building 2.

Wednesday, 12/28/2022:

Heat exchangers were moved into the building.

OneAtlas performed environmental air testing and surface inspections in the Freshwater Reflection Room and other areas affected by the heating water spill on 12/18/2022.

Thursday, 12/29/2022-Friday, 12/30/2022:

Raw lab results were received from OneAtlas for surface and air testing in the areas affected by the heating water spill (rooms 210E, 210, 116, 116E, and 122).

Sonitrol troubleshooted and tested the zone alarms and devices throughout the campus.

Contacts:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 12/26/2022-1/2/2022

Hello Campus Community,

Happy Holidays!  This weekly communication to the Asnuntuck community shares the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website (Facilities Update – Asnuntuck Community College) as they become available.

Current and pending reports include:

Reporting Problems:

To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone)
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

 Scheduled Work:

Tuesday, 12/27/2022:

New heat exchangers for Boiler #1 will be delivered.

 A meeting will occur with architect, Systems Office project manager, Joe Muller, and Fred DiMauro regarding ADA renovations for restrooms in southwest lobby.

 Tuesday, 12/27/2022-Wednesday, 12/28/2022:

Air Temp will continue to work complete projects on the boilers and exhaust fans in the boiler room.

Wednesday, 12/28/2022:

OneAtlas will be on campus to perform environmental air testing and surface inspections in the Freshwater Reflection Room and other areas affected by the heating water spill on 12/18/2022.      

Thursday, 12/29/2022:

Shaffer Beacon Mechanical will continue repairs and adjustments on Welding rooftop equipment.

 Thursday, 12/29/2022-Friday, 12/30/2022:

Pending successful results from surface and air testing, Innovative Environmental will begin to reconstruct and refinish areas affected by the heating water spill (rooms 210E, 210, 116, 116E, and 122).

 Tuesday, 01/03/2023:

The installation of the heat exchangers for boilers will begin.

 Friday, 01/06/2023:

CT Water will be on campus to change the water meter.

Saturday, 01/07/2023:

BCI Flooring will be onsite.  Floor in the Library will be repaired. New vinyl floor will be installed in the new Business Office location after old carpet removal.

Pending Work:

  • Maintenance will confirm date with Manufacturing for air filters replacement in Building 2; this will complete quarterly filter changes, for this period, in both buildings.
  • Funding for the Welding Lab (138) lockdown security hardware is being transferred to the ACC budget.  Once complete, a PO will be released, and Sonitrol will be scheduled.
  • Once the HVAC contractor is finalized, the Manufacturing offices/classrooms (139) will have a new Energy Recovery Unit (ERU) installed, the Mitsubishi units replaced, and new controls integrated. Contractor TBD.
  • Room 142 in Manufacturing will have the new exhaust system for the plasma printer completed once our HVAC contractor is finalized. Contractor TBD.
  • Classroom 216 will have the existing fan coil unit rebuilt for classes to start on January 20.  Contractor TBD.
  • Classrooms 209, 223, 225, 222, 228, and 230 will have work scheduled.  Contractor TBD.

Completed Work (12/18/2022-12/25/2022):

Sunday, 12/18/2022:

1200 gallons of glycol were added to the heating system.  Work to purge the system and keep the water flowing to properly heat spaces has continued.

A heating water spill occurred when a valve in Mechanical Rom 210B was left open by Air Temp.  Cleanup of the affected areas on both floors began immediately by Innovative Environmental Services.

 Sunday, 12/18/2022-Friday, 12/23/2022:

Innovative Environmental continued cleanup of areas from heating water spill.

Tuesday, 12/20/2022:

Shaffer Beacon Mechanical and vanZelm Engineering continued their investigation and repairs on the Welding Lab rooftop equipment.

Wednesday, 12/21/2022:

Air Temp made repairs on the pumps in the boiler room.

Paperwork was filed with the State of CT for replacing MAU-1 and MAU-2 for the Welding Labs and for launching a building-wide evaluation of all plumbing, heating, ventilating, air condition, electrical, and fire protection systems.

Thursday, 12/22/2022:

Air pockets were removed from the Center (157B and 157C) and CE Office to restore heat.

Reminders:

Building Hours for the Week of December 26

Monday, Dec 26 – Closed / Holiday
Tuesday, Dec 27 – 7am-6pm
Wednesday, Dec 28 – 7am-6pm
Thursday, Dec 29 – 7am-6pm
Friday, Dec 30 – 7am-5pm
Saturday, Dec 31 – Closed
Monday, Jan 2 – Closed / Holiday

Contacts:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Updates for 12/19/2022-12/25/2022

Hello Campus Community,

This is the first of what will be weekly communications to the Asnuntuck community to share the latest information on facilities improvements.

A list of scheduled and completed work is detailed below.

ACC Website (asnuntuck.edu):

Reports will be uploaded to the ACC website as they become available:

  • Recent reports include:
  • Pending reports include:
    • Buckley Associates (distributer for Greenheck equipment)
    • Greenheck (manufacturer of MAU 1 & 2)
    • VanZelm’s final report on last week’s activity

Reporting Problems:

In an effort to be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:

  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone)
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.  It is a ticketing system that provides documentation for all maintenance services.

Updates for 12/12/2022-12/18/2022:

Scheduled Work:

  • Innovative Environmental will continue to work in areas of the campus (210, 210E, 116, 116E, 122, and R2.2) from the 12/18/2022 heating water spill (See email dated 12/18/2022).
  • The project team will continue to identify the extent of repairs needed on each piece of equipment, and other options and contingencies for the Welding Lab.  Specifics to follow after project team meeting.
  • Rebuilding existing fan coil units in Classroom 216 will be completed in the next two to three weeks.  The date will be communicated once finalized.

Completed Work:

  • Thursday, 12/08/2022:

Shaffer Beacon Mechanical performed pressure testing on the rooftop gas piping that serves the HVAC equipment for both Welding Labs to check the integrity of the new gas piping. No leaks were found. An independent consultant, vanZelm Engineers, observed the pressure testing and documented that the process was done in compliance with life safety codes.

  • Friday 12/09/2022:

The representative from the distributer of the rooftop equipment inspected and approved installation of the new parts that had arrived the prior week. The representative was satisfied with the operation of the Make-up Air Units (MAUs). vanZelm and Air Temp continued to test and troubleshoot some irregularities with the rooftop equipment. An environmental engineering consultant, TRC, brought someone from US Environmental Testing, who set up a gas detector / recorder to monitor for carbon monoxide and gas levels. The unit was positioned in the large Welding Lab and was periodically moved over the weekend to monitor the performance of different equipment and locations.

  • Saturday 12/10/2022:

vanZelm continued to troubleshoot and monitor.

  • Monday 12/12/2022:

vanZelm shared a draft of their report on activities and observations completed over the past few days. We are currently awaiting their final report. Technicians worked on Rooftop Unit 1 (RTU-1). Shaffer Beacon and vanZelm looked more aggressively inside MAU 1 & 2.

  • Tuesday, 12/13/2022:

Shaffer Beacon installed an igniter in RTU-1. The project team (project manager Gerald Cotter, Fred DiMauro, Joe Muller, Mark Erickson, and Rich from Air Temp) held their weekly meeting to review status of several HVAC projects in other areas of Manufacturing and in the rest of the main building and planned for this weekend’s addition of glycol to the heating system.

  • Wednesday, 12/14/2022:

Shaffer inspected MAU-3 for the small Welding shop, while vanZelm continued testing MAU-1 & 2. Gerald Cotter and Fred DiMauro met with the president and project manager from Air Temp to urge them again for a letter of apology, and a written response from the distributer’s rep regarding his visit last week. The project manager and Fred DiMauro met with the principals from Shaffer Beacon and received more information and questions for vanZelm and strategized on current issues with each piece of equipment.

  • Thursday, 12/15/2022:

Shaffer Beacon brought in an air balancing company and began to record existing air flows. Gerald and Fred met with Joe McCarthy from vanZelm to review issues to date and to discuss options and timetables for obtaining booths for our students and instructors. Gerald and Fred met with Keith Epstein and another project manager, Steve Longo, to discuss the state procurement process if the existing MAUs need to be replaced.

Reminders:

Building Hours for the Week of December 26

Monday, Dec 26 – Closed / Holiday
Tuesday, Dec 27 – 7am-6pm
Wednesday, Dec 28 – 7am-6pm
Thursday, Dec 29 – 7am-6pm
Friday, Dec 30 – 7am-5pm
Saturday, Dec 31 – Closed
Monday, Jan 2 – Closed / Holiday

Contacts:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

December 15, 2022

Asnuntuck Community College and CT State Community College are committed to health, safety and educational success of students and working environment for our faculty and staff.

We respect their right to rally together to demand greater investment in our facilities and an end to disruptions to teaching and learning. This underscores the need for additional state investment in our facilities at Asnuntuck and across the CSCU system, and we will fight hard for that this legislative session.

We will continue to share updates with our community as we strive to improve the physical environment on campus, particularly the HVAC system, which is the heating and cooling system for the building.

Over the past two years, the college, in partnership with outside vendors and local fire officials, has conducted multiple air quality tests across the campus. There is no current health or safety risk. Out of an abundance of caution, we have invested approximately $2 million in the past correcting mold and mildew issues within the HVAC system. There is currently $700,000 of additional equipment on order, with another $300,000 investment planned to resolve issues in the boiler room and gas odors in the welding lab.

There have been open forums and communications to the student body and to individuals particularly impacted by recent disruptions due to gas leaks.

Most recently, on Monday, December 5, make-up air units on the roof of our welding labs were tested.  The units had been repaired last week, and a technician from the manufacturer of the units was performing an inspection.  While the units were being tested, the fire alarm was activated at 1:15PM due to a gas odor in the building.  The exhaust fans in the welding labs were not turned on by the vendor at the time.  The building was quickly evacuated, and the fire department responded to the campus.  We were given an “All Clear” at 1:45PM by the Enfield Fire Chief.  On 11/18/22, the Welding Labs were evacuated due to gas odor. A leak was identified and repaired immediately. The fire department responded to the 911, and they inspected the Welding Labs and gas piping on the roof.  No leaks were found at that time. The gas line to the rooftop unit, which was responsible for the gas odor, has been turned off and will remain off while the building is occupied until the deficiency is found and corrected.

An All-College meeting was held on Monday, December 12 at 3:30 PM in the Conference Center at Asnuntuck where Asnuntuck, CT State and CSCU leadership demonstrated support, provided updates and answered questions.

Contacts:
Michelle Coach, CEO
(860) 253-3022
mcoach@acc.commnet.edu

Melissa Lamar, CT State Media & Public Relations
(860) 773-1407
mlamar@txcc.commnet.edu