Winter Weather Response

December 7, 2018

Facilities Services crews have pretreated and brined primary campus roads, walkways and building entrances, and University officials will be closely monitoring campus conditions throughout the weekend. In the event of adverse weather, Grounds, Housekeeping and Building Services crews will be … Continued

Carolina Around the Clock

November 16, 2018

When the sun goes down, many Carolina employees are just beginning their jobs. Nighttime workers include physicians in the sleep lab, housekeepers, 911 operators, faculty members researching the stars, bat flight patterns or coastal marshes, and others who sometimes work … Continued

Portable Toilet Locations on Campus

November 5, 2018

The campus is currently under a boil water advisory for essential purposes only until further notice due to an OWASA water line break. The decreasing water supply effects available potable water, sanitation services and air conditioning. Due to these issues, … Continued

Surgical Tower Project Will Begin Oct. 22

October 18, 2018

Construction of the UNC Hospitals Surgical Tower will begin Oct. 22. The project will require the closure and demolition of the pedestrian bridge connecting the Cardinal Parking Deck with Tarrson Hall and West Drive. Pedestrians and motorists should follow designated … Continued

Informal Contracting Open House: Oct. 18, 2018

October 2, 2018

Facilities Services is hosting an open house for designers and contractors interested in collaborating with UNC-Chapel Hill on projects with budgets below the $500,000 threshold. The open house will be held Oct. 18, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. … Continued

When a Hurricane Hits

October 1, 2018

The problem with sandbags is that they are a do-it-yourself project. You can order the bags and you can order the sand, but you have to put the sand in the bags yourself. And when it looked like Hurricane Florence … Continued

Carolina People: Obadele “Obie” St. George

September 17, 2018

What’s a typical day like in your job? The beauty is that no two days are identical in a week. I identify energy-saving opportunities in campus buildings and quantify savings amounts. I also review operations of large mechanical systems for … Continued

Hurricane Florence Preparation and Response

September 12, 2018

Facilities Services crews are working across campus to prepare buildings and grounds for possible impacts from Hurricane Florence. Outdoor items are being secured or removed when possible, and more than 4,000 sandbags have been placed outside buildings where there is … Continued

Pit Sidewalk Improvements Project to Be Completed Early Fall

August 17, 2018

The third and final phase of the Pit Sidewalk Improvements project, originally expected to be completed before the start of the fall semester, has been extended through Oct. 15, 2018, due to unforeseen conditions and weather delays. Remaining paver work … Continued