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Facilities Operations Information

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Overview
The Yearly Facilities Calendar
Notifying Facilities
Fire Safety
Recycling
Services Provided by Facilities
Work Orders
Exterminating
Equipment Provided by Facilities
Vacuums
Keys


Overview
The Facilities Manager is the Resident Manager for McMahon Hall. Facilities runs the physical side of the building while Residential Life takes care of the students and the students’ well-being.

The Yearly Facilities Calendar
September – November: Repair all items mentioned on RCR’s.

October 1-15th:  Enter all apartments to reconnect heat valve control.

October 15th - December 15th: Enter all apartments to clean heat filter, refrigerator condenser, ceiling exhaust vents in kitchen and bathroom.

January: Mid year facilities inspections of entire apartments.

February 15th - April 15th: Enter apartments to clean AC filter and wash all windows.

May 1st- Disengage heat valve for summer operation.

May 15th - June 16th: Summer cleaning, painting, re-carpeting, in preparation for summer conferences.

June – July: Conferences and Summer Housing.

August 1st – 15th: Preparation of Law apartments.

August 15th – 30th: Preparation of Undergraduate apartments.

Please realize there is a seven year turnover plan for McMahon Hall.  We provide year round housing to our residents, summer housing for a limited number of Rose Hill students, and operate a summer conference program for the University while refurbishing apartments.

Facilities’ goal is to provide a freshly painted and clean rooms to incoming freshmen and 1st year law students.  To that end, we clean and paint floors 2-5 every summer.  We clean and paint the 6- 10th floors every other summer.  As best we can, the F and H apartments on floors 11 – 17 are serviced the same years as floors 6- 10.


Notifying Facilities

The Resident Manager must be notified of all building emergencies at night.  An emergency is a continuously flushing toilet, clogged toilet, or no water at the faucet.  A dirty smoke detector can be considered an emergency because the beep is very annoying. Weekend emergencies should also be handled through the Resident Manager.  If the Resident Manager is not available, security will be able to notify the mechanic on duty.

Never contact the Resident Manager after normal business hours for questions or nuisance complaints.  The Resident Assistant or resident can leave a message on x:7119.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety in a New York City high rise is very different from a single family home.  Unless you are escaping flames in your apartment, you should just stay put.  Never attempt to move around the building during a fire emergency.  A fire at McMahon Hall will usually be contained within a single room by the sprinkler system, however, the heat and smoke travel throughout the building, usually upward.  Also, the water from a sprinkler head can cause extensive damage to apartments below.

The Fire Safety Director holds audio fire drills once a month.  The Fire Safety Director and Security run the fire drills.

Recycling

Each American generates 4.4 pounds of garbage a day.  Typically, at McMahon Hall, the trash is papers, aluminum cans, take out containers, and food scraps.  It is very important environmentally to separate the biodegradable food scraps out from the aluminum and take out containers.  Urge your students to use excess paper as scrap paper or reload one-side paperback into their printer trays.  Newspapers and magazines should be piled in the newspaper bin to recycle them.


Services Provided by Facilities
Work Orders

Residents should complete a work order form located on the home page of the Residential Life-LC website. Facilities staff members are on call to correct and prevent mechanical and electrical problems in all areas and will make repairs between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. While you will not be notified when a Facilities staff member visits your room to inspect and make repairs, the staff will always knock before entering a room. Your cooperation with the Facilities Office will ensure prompt attention to problems and efficient maintenance

Exterminating

The Residence Hall will receive extermination services in all public areas on a weekly basis on Wednesday. If your apartment requires the services of an exterminator, please complete a work order in the Office of Residential Life.

 
Equipment Provided by Facilities
Vacuums

Residents may sign out vacuum cleaners by leaving their ID in the Residential Life Office between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or in the RA Office between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Due to a limited number of vacuums, please do not keep the vacuum longer than one hour. By vacuuming weekly, you can ensure a long life for your carpet, and create a more pleasing atmosphere.

Keys

Your key opens only your apartment door and your bedroom door, not the other bedrooms. The front door locks automatically. Be sure to carry your key! Do not keep your door open by "throwing" the bolt or altering/obstructing the locking mechanism or doorjamb. This causes a fire hazard, causes unnecessary wear on your door and prevents you from having the security of a locked door. Doors that are found in violation will be locked and a fine will be assessed. To lock your bedroom door: Close the door tightly. Turn your key counter-clockwise until it stops. Pull the key out and your door is locked. To unlock your bedroom door: Turn the key clockwise until it stops. Push down on the handle or turn the knob and open the door. A replacement key is $15, so take care when carrying your key. You must fill out a work order to have it replaced. In some situations, the lock may need to be changed and you will be charged an additional fee. Keys may not be transferred or loaned to any other individual.


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