Facilities What's New

Ten-Year Capital Request Plan 2015-25

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

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

Good Forms

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

Projects Scheduled for Bids

No Projects Scheduled for Bid Currently

Campus Impacts

Facilities Services Summer Construction 

Below is a detailed map with approximate dates of the work we will be doing this summer:

2015 Summer Construction

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Major Projects Updates

Lecture Hall Renovation

Latest news:

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September 25, 2015

Well, another weekend is almost upon us and a lot has taken place this week with the demolition work on the Lecture Hall building. Lecture Hall 2 is now a bundle of rubble. The large concrete muncher has completed its work and is leaving the site today. The attached photo shows the current state of the project as of just before 11 AM this morning. In the foreground you can see the smaller blue metal containers in which the concrete debris sits waiting to be removed and recycled. To the middle right are larger metal containers, one of which contains metal debris that will be recycled, another contains debris that is not recyclable, and yet another smaller one is filled with concrete chunks. Towards the lower left is the large munching attachment being removed from the big excavator. Just beyond the excavator is what use to be the rest rooms for the Lecture Hall. To the right of that area is what used to be Lecture Hall 2.

About three to four of the metal containers full of concrete debris have been removed from site every day this past week. These containers are smaller than the others being concrete weighs a lot more than most other construction debris. I saw one of the trucks lifting one of these concrete filled containers in place yesterday and at one point it looked like the trucks front wheels were going to come off the ground. I get the feeling they really engineered these trucks and containers to take the maximum load of concrete without flipping the truck. From what I’ve been told the recycled concrete will go to a local quarry and get crushed and eventually it will most likely be used as either a base material for roadways or a base for building footings. The scrap metal gets re-purposed in various ways. Most of the metal will go to a foundry, it will get melted down and it could end up as steel beams, metal handrails, or perhaps giant metal steel plates (preferably orange) for a future Evergreen construction project.

This week’s excitement on the job site was that we had a drone crash. It turns out the demolition contractor’s son (who is a grown man, not some kid) crashed it into a pine tree just inside the construction fence line. I witnessed it happen and I had great empathy for him after I suddenly had flashbacks of me getting in trouble when I was a little cherub. The amazing thing is it hit a branch on the tree about 60-feet above the ground, tumbled down to the ground, eventually hitting one of our lovely orange metal plates, and yet it did not have any damage at all, the drone that is. It was up and flying again this morning in the rain! So it turns out he’s lucky being he didn’t have to run to Dad with a broken toy, and also being that nobody was hit by the drone as it fell to the ground.One more item of interest. Recently seen and overheard at Red Square was somebody watching the construction activity on the Lecture Hall while shaking their head and saying “There is no way they are going to be ready for the first day of classes.” You are correct! But we should be next year.

The weather is supposed to be great this weekend. Enjoy it while you still can.



 Previous news/notices:

Digest 09/25/2015 PDF

Digest 09/18/2015 PDF

Digest 09/11/2015 PDF

Digest 09/04/2015 PDF

Digest 08/28/2015 PDF

Digest 08/21/2015 PDF

Digest 08/14/2015 PDF

Digest 08/07/2015 PDF

Notice 08/06/2015 PDF

Digest 07/31/2015 PDF

Notice 07/16/2015 PDF

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

Lab I - Basement

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

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

Indigenous Arts Campus - Fiber Arts Studio

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

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


Fiber Arts Drawing Sept2015

Main Entrance Carving Art

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

Lab I - 2nd Floor Renovation has been completed

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

Behind the Scenes

Legislative News

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

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

Capital Request Plan

Lecture Hall Predesign

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

Minor Works Projects planned for 2013-2015 Biennium

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

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

Sustainability Projects

Resource and Conservation Management

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