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News. Features, and Events in 2010

 

Melody Craven, Ruth Davis, and Jennifer GarlandNew Key Distribution LocationCustomers now pick up keys in the new office of our Customer Service Center in Room 7-019. The hours for Key Distribution in the new location are from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. The former location for key distribution, Room in E18-172, closed its doors on Thursday, October 21. The new space is located in the basement of Building 7 near Mass Ave and Building 9.

 

Melody Craven, Ruth Davis, and Jennifer GarlandCraigie Project impacts commuters
The Craigie Drawbridge Project will impact many auto commuters who travel to MIT. The Drawbridge carries McGrath O’Brien Highway between Land Boulevard in Cambridge and Leverett Circle in Boston. From early November to mid December, MassDOT will close all inbound travel lanes on Route 28 southbound The road will reopen from mid December until the end of January and then will be closed again from early February through the end of April.

 

Melody Craven, Ruth Davis, and Jennifer GarlandFree Bike Repair Clinic
Visit us this Friday and Saturday at the Free Bike Repair Clinic at the Stratton Student Center, Building W20. Staff will be there from 10 AM to 3 PM both days to show members of the community how to make minor bike repairs. These include brake and gear adjustments, cable changes, and changing a flat tire, for example. All bikes must be registered with the MIT Parking and Transportation Office. An MIT ID is required in order to participate in the clinic. For more info send an email to commuting@mit.edu

 

Melody Craven, Ruth Davis, and Jennifer GarlandVisit us at the Provider Fair on September 30
Folks from Facilities will be at the Provider Fair on Thursday, September 30 from 9:00-2:00 in McDermott Court to chat and answer questions. So, stop by one of our three booths and learn more about Commuting Alternatives, Green Cleaning, Recycling, Signage, Mail, and other services offered by Facilities. Meet our Customer Service Center Staff and hear about our new key distribution program.

 

Bike auctionMIT Police and Parking Office Hold Bike Auction
On Friday, September 24, the MIT Police and the Parking & Transportation Office will hold a bicycle auction of old or abandoned bicycles. The auction will begin at Noon at 290 Albany Street in Cambridge. The lot will open at 11:30AM for an opportunity to preview the bicycles that are up for auction. Proceeds from the auction go towards campus bicycle initiatives.

Note: A valid and current MIT ID is required to participate. Payment options include cash or local check, with proper ID. For more information about the bicycle auction, email commuting@mit.edu.

 

Open windowsStorm warning
Help us be sure that all windows and doors are properly shut. If you notice any door or window that is not closed properly, report the location to our Customer Service Center at 3-4948. Locations that should be secured include delivery areas with roll up style doors. Find further information on the MIT Emergency Information webpage.

 

The Foundation, Spring/Summer 2010Find out what's new in Facilities
Read how one Facilities employee helps with the oil spill cleanup efforts. Learn more about the several awards that MIT's buildings and programs received. Find out what Facilities staff have been up to in recent months. All of this can be found in the latest issue of The Foundation. Other features include new employees and those who recently retired. Check it out!

 

Building W1City of Cambridge Awards
MIT recently received three awards from the City of Cambridge for preservation, transportation, and environmental projects. Currently under construction is a former graduate residence hall being renovated into a new home for undergraduates. Building W1 was built in 1901 and received an award for high-quality preservation work on the exterior of the building. MIT was also honored at the GoGreen awards for the Stata Bioswale and for enhanced transportation and commuting programs.

 

EZRide ShuttleNorthwest Shuttle/ EZRide merger
Beginning on Monday, August 9 the EZRide Shuttle will replace the MIT Northwest Shuttle. The first shuttle run departs Kendall Square at 6:34 AM. The EZRide schedule is composed of three distinct routes: Morning, Midday and Evening. The changes in service will provide more frequency to most riders who travel on the shuttles around campus. EZRide service employs larger vehicles powered by environmentally friendly CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).

 

Display boardsWhere does that coffee cup go?
If you’re not sure which barrel to use when you toss out your stuff, check out these new 3D signs in the Steam Café and in the Stata Center. Now that several dining locations are featuring compostable food containers, there’s less to put in the trash barrels. Use the compostable/food waste barrel for leftovers and other items that can be turned into compost.

 

Bay State Bike Week 2010Travel by bicycle during Bike Awareness Week
Pedal over to the Stratton Student Center (W20-022) on May 19 from 11 AM - 2 PM and celebrate Bike Awareness Day! Take a campus tour by bike, enter a raffle for a chance to win a bike, or learn how to commute to work safely by bike. Refreshments will be available and there’ll be bike-related giveaways. This event is hosted by the Parking and Transportation Office and is being held in conjunction with the Bay State Bike Week.

 

Building 10 DomeBuilding 10 Dome project wins AGC award. Using new waterproofing techniques and turn-of-the-century craftsmanship, the contractor dismantled the existing limestone, repaired the concrete system below, applied a Kemper waterproofing system, and carefully reused any non-damaged original limestone. The project team received the Associated General Contractor's Aon Build America Award in Construction Management Renovation. Congratulations to Walsh Brothers and the MIT Project Team!

 

Facilities newsletterLearn about Facilities’ sustainability initiatives. Find out what Facilities staff have been up to in recent months in the latest issue of The Foundation. Green projects include astrological timers that turn lights on at sunset and off at sunrise. View the series of behavioral change posters designed by our Communications Team. Other features include new employees and those who recently retired. Check it out!

 

DoorsKeep cold air out. Help us be sure that all windows and doors are properly shut. If you notice any door or window that is not closed properly, report the location to our Customer Service Center at 3-4948. Locations that should be secured include delivery areas with roll up style doors. Prevent pipe freeze ups by closing all windows tightly.

 

IAPFacilities offers home repair basics during IAP. Save money and make your home more energy efficient with tips from our Repair & Maintenance tradespeople; the folks who do the work everyday. During IAP, discover the secrets of quick repairs to faucets and toilets, learn to rewire a lamp, and how to fix a screen. Attend one or all of the hands-on sessions in window repair, plumbing, and electrical repairs.

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