Work Begins on Aero & Science Building
(9-6-17) A Pre-Award letter was issued today to Trinium Inc. to begin construction work on Polytechnic's Aeronautical Center and Science Building. The work will provide improvements to the Stevens Flight Center and create new offices for Kansas State Research & Extension within the Science Building. Both scopes of work are anticipated to be complete by year's end.
Solar & Wind Power
(8-28-17) As part of a larger energy and sustainability upgrade across campus, work began today on Polytechnic's "Renewable Energy Production" farm. Photo voltaic panels and wind turbine energy production elements are now being installed next to the Student Life Center. Once complete, a large portion of our energy will be produced on site: thereby reducing our carbon footprint and creating a more sustainable campus.
KDOT Grant for Parking Apron Repair
(7-25-17) This summer K-State Polytechnic received a grant from KDOT's Kansas Airport Improvement Program to make repairs to the aviation parking apron. The Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) is designed to assist airport sponsors (such as K-State Polytechnic) in improving and maintaining the state’s system of public-use airports.
We look forward to completing these repairs immediately, and Facilities will begin critical design work for the repairs this week, with construction beginning next month.
Resident Hall Kitchens
(7-25-17) When students return this year to Harbin and Schilling Halls, new community kitchens and commons areas should be a welcome change. The kitchens feature LED lighting, solid-surface counter tops, garbage disposals, new flooring, window coverings, and plenty of storage. If students should have any questions about operation of the kitchen equipment or safety procedures concerning proper use, we encourage them to contact the Facilities Help Desk. Bon appetite!
Director of Facilities: Lt. Col. Joe Harrison
(7-20-17) As many of you may know, Joe Harrison (Director of Facilities for Kansas State Polytechnic) is currently on leave, serving our country on duty for the Air National Guard in the middle east. Joe is doing well; as we talk to him from time to time. Joe is expected back from this tour of duty some time in October...we'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, the rest of the Facilities staff is picking up the slack and moving forward with our 2025 Strategic Action and Alignment Plan.
Energy and Sustainability Upgrades...Going Green!
(7-18-17) Kansas State Polytechnic has contracted with ESP (Energy Solutions Professionals) for the purpose of installing energy and water conserving equipment, on-site renewable energy production, electronic controls, and other upgrades that reduce energy use and carbon footprint, save operating expense, and create a more sustainable campus.
During the months of July through September, ESP will be installing and testing controls. These controls manage room thermostats, mechanical systems, and report operations data to a central system.
The ability of all faculty, staff, students, and users of Polytechnic facilities to properly operate thermostats is essential to the success of this important upgrade. Within the next few weeks instructions for the proper operation of the upgrade will be posted here, and detailed instruction and assistance from the Facilities staff (through the Help Desk) will be made available.
We appreciate that this may disrupt our client's day-to-day activities...Please pardon this disruption as we bring this important upgrade to fruition. Thank You!
New Help Desk...How can we assist you?
(7-18-17) In order to satisfy the Mission of Polytechnic Facilities, we have instituted a new Help Desk. All students, faculty, and staff at Kansas State University Polytechnic now have a "starting place" to get answers to issues related to facility operations. To learn more, visit the Help Desk