ROOF RESCUE TRAINING 7/18 – 7/19 & 8/10

Campus Community,

Occupants, visitors or passersby at PLC and McKenzie Hall will see unusual activity on July 18 and 19, and again on August 10: a big fire truck with an extended ladder, and emergency workers ascending to the roofs.

It’s no cause for alarm. It’s all a preparedness training arranged by University of Oregon Safety and Risk Services, to allow Eugene Springfield Fire Department crews practice for roof rescue on campus. The training is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.-noon each day, and will include a ladder truck, one or two other fire engines, and one or two other support vehicles. As many as 15 fire department personnel and more UO staff could be on hand, and crews might use a portable ladder along with the ladder truck at McKenzie Hall. Some of the team may enter the buildings and climb to the roofs with UO staff help.

This summer’s drills are the first with the ESFD team. More could follow in the future for other rooftop rescues, or confined space and tunnel rescue training.

Contact: Kelly McIver

For questions or concerns please contact Kelly McIver Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications, Safety and Risk Services 541-346-8335 or Haily Griffith Occ Health & Safety Manager, Safety & Risk Services 541-346-2962.

5/1: Message to Campus Partners Regarding Landscape Protection

This notice has been sent to Housing, Athletics, UOPD, EMU, Telecom and CPFM

Campus Partners,

Now that Spring is upon us, and many projects and outdoor events across campus are planned, I’d like to take a moment to remind you that the campus landscape is a valuable asset to the University, one that is worth protecting just as any of our facilities are.  A few simple guidelines will help protect our trees, lawns, and plantings for the enjoyment and education of our students and campus visitors alike.

Tips Did you Know?
Follow driving guidelines Driving, and parking on lawns and landscape beds is permitted only with the approval of Campus Planning and Facilities Management.  Yes, even golf carts!


Use the EMU Scheduling Office for your outdoor event They will be able to assist you to make your event successful and avoid damaging practices like driving stakes into the ground and tying ropes to campus plants or fixtures
Contact Facilities Services Landscape Team for advice We are here to support campus activities as best we can, offering advice and guidance on landscape preservation and project planning to minimize your landscape repair costs

Thank you for helping to keep the campus beautiful.

Phillip Carroll

Landscape Supervisor
Facilities Services
Campus Planning and Facilities Maintenance
541 246-0031


4/10-11:10th & Mill Building Cleaning & Resealing Slate Floors on 1st and 2nd Floor

Brothers Cleaning will be scrubbing and re-sealing the, 1st & 2nd floor common area, slate floors. This will include the restrooms and elevators. Work will take place Tuesday, April 10th and Wednesday April 11th from 6pm – 1am.

Please use caution as the floors may be slippery.

Melinda Seeley
Real Estate Property Coordinator/Lease Management
Real Estate
Campus Planning
Campus Planning and Facilities Management
University of Oregon

(541) 346.5550


3/26 – 3/31: 10th and Mill – Pressure Washing

The following information has been received regarding pressure washing at 10th and Mill.

“New Look Cleaning will be onsite pressure washing Monday, March 26th through Saturday March 31st. Work will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day.

  • Monday, March 26th – Concrete around bike lockers will be pressure washed.
  • Tuesday, March 27th – Parking garage ramps will be pressure washed. This work will not hinder tenants use of the parking garage. New Look will pressure wash only one ramp at a time. When tenants need to drive up or down, New Look will move out of the way.

The rest of the week they will work on pressure washing sidewalks surrounding the building.”

Please be cautious as there may be water in areas that you access.

Melinda Seeley

Real Estate Property Coordinator/Lease Management

Real Estate

Campus Planning

Campus Planning and Facilities Management

University of Oregon


(541) 346.5550

Cardboard Recycling Reminder from UO Zero Waste Program

Building Occupants,

Please ensure that cardboard is hauled by building users to exterior building/loading dock cardboard recycling locations. Cardboard needs to be flattened when recycled. This will reduce trips to buildings. Unflattened boxes fill up containers and require more frequent pick-ups and increased costs for this service.

If a building is expecting a large volume of cardboard to be generated from events, shipments, moves, etc. please contact CPFM Work Control at 541-346-2319 or to add an extra pickup to building services. All buildings are on a route schedule that is determined by the average amount generated. If a building is anticipating non-routine cardboard production, an extra pick-up is required.

Thank you,

UO Zero Waste Program


2/7/18-2/21/18: Oregon Hall Equipment Repurposing

Building Occupants,

As part of Oregon Hall Renovations, we will be decommissioning electrical equipment in Mechanical Room 334 on Wednesday 2/7 at 6AM. Some equipment will be repurposed and be brought back on-line Wednesday 2/21. We will be providing temporary power to some network equipment and Fire Alarm equipment during this period.

Work will be performed by Fortis Construction and JKG Electrical.

Please contact me if you encounter any electrical issues during this period.  I can be reached at, or 346-8216.


30 Days: Willamette Hall Collaborative Furniture Installation

Dear Building Occupants,

The Office of Design and Construction (CPFM) will be installing a temporary mock-up of collaborative furniture in the Willamette Hall Atrium. This mock-up is being installed for 30 days to help us understand how collaborative furniture groupings are used across campus. This is one of a few places that this furniture will be installed on our campus, with the intent to gather information in regards to how students in our science complex utilize collaborative and informal meeting spaces.

These furniture pieces were designed to enhance collaboration and encourage student interaction in active learning spaces. We will occasionally monitor and document student utilization and there will be a survey available via QR code to solicit student feedback on the pieces. We hope that this installation helps to advance the collaborative environment that we strive for on the University of Oregon campus.

The existing furniture in the atrium will be shifted to make room for the temporary mock-up. We do not plan to remove any existing furniture, and upon removal of the collaborative furniture, we will return all existing items to their original locations.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Special Projects & Design Team Manager  Maggie Kendall  ( at  541-346 -5959.

Message: [STREISINGER, HUESTIS, LISB, KLAMATH & DESCHUTES] Prohibition on Feeding Wild Animals

Dear Building Users,

This is a friendly reminder of the University’s prohibition on feeding wild animals at University owned or leased locations, as described in University of Oregon’s Animal Control Policy IV.05.02. Feeding squirrels/birds and other wildlife may seem a positive and benign activity, but often attracts feral rodents. Attractive conditions for rodent populations can lead to human health concerns, and they create significant biosecurity concerns for the research animals within Terrestrial Animal Care Services. To manage these impacts of rodents and other unwanted wildlife, the University implements a robust Integrated Pest Management Program. This program focuses on eliminating conditions attractive to pests, eliminating existing pest populations, and ensuring protection of human health and the environment.

Issues with rodents and other unwanted wildlife, and feeding of wildlife, have a history of recurring in of the immediate vicinity of Streisinger Hall and the Lewis Integrative Science Building. The health of adjacent research animal colonies is critical to the success of research being performed at the University, and your assistance educating staff and students about exposures created by feeding wildlife is greatly appreciated.

Questions about the University’s Animal Control Policy and the Integrated Pest Management Program should be directed to Environmental Health and Safety.

Questions about the biosecurity impacts to research animal colonies should be directed to Terrestrial Animal Care Services.


Cassandra Moseley, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, Institutional Official
Mike Harwood, Associate Vice President, Campus Planning & Facilities Management
Steve Stuckmeyer, Director, Environmental Health and Safety & Radiation Safety Officer
Monte Matthews, Terrestrial Animal Care Services Director
Judith Eisen, Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


10/13/17: Message from Design and Construction Tom Shepard Sr. Associate Director of Capital Projects

To our Campus Customers,

Design and Construction and our Special Projects team would like to assist you in implementing your small capital project goals.
Small projects can include:

  • Furniture procurement
  • Interior Finish Improvements & Updates (flooring, paint, etc.)
  • Office or small suite renovations
  • Learning Environment Improvements & Updates
  • And other projects of similar size & scope

Construction for these projects is typically implemented within the school year breaks such as Winter, Spring, and Summer. However, for these types of projects, please allow design & procurement time which can be 2 or 3 months prior to the intended break for construction.

2017/18 Winter Break is fast approaching, and we wanted to provide you with a gentle reminder on how our talented team of designers and project managers can assist you with your project needs.  The timeline below shows ideal project submission dates to support a timely and successful project.



Construction Period

Date of Break Latest Date for Project Submission
Winter Break 2017/2018 December 11 – January 5 Mid-October 2017
Spring Break 2018 March 26 – March 30 January 1, 2018
Summer 2018 June 18 – September 21 March 1, 2018
Winter Break 2018/2019 December 10 – January 4 October 1, 2018

Please note that we understand that our campus clients may be unable to meet the project submission dates for many reasons that are out of your control. We will do our best to accommodate your project and timeline needs if submitted after the date listed above.

Project requests should be submitted through our online Capital Projects Initiation Form. Please feel free to review this and other segments of the Design and Construction website for additional information and tools for your use.

For questions and projects more involved, feel free to contact Maggie Gordon, Special Projects, and Design Manager directly to review your intentions further. Our office is committed to providing you with the best possible design and construction services.

Most sincerely,

Tom Shepard
Sr. Associate Director of Capital Projects
Design and Construction
Campus Planning and Facilities Management
University of Oregon

Advisory: Klamath Hall and Onyx Waste System High Acidity – Seeking Information from Building Users

Building Occupants,

The City of Eugene sent notification of high acidity in the waste system at Onyx utility hole which both Onyx and Klamath Hall drain into. On 9/27/17 at about 10:15 am, for 7-8 minutes, we had readings of 3.0 pH acidic discharge at 2-3 gallons per minute. This has resulted in a warning letter, and we want to make sure this doesn’t escalate into a fine.

If you have any information as to the cause of this event, please contact Jeremy Chambers EH&S 541-346-2865 and Bruce Budzik CPFM Zone B Maintenance Manager 541-346-8834.

Informational Notice: Lawrence Window & Power Washing Starting 10/9

Building Occupants,

Starting in October DDJ Window Cleaning will be onsite performing power washing and window cleaning on the exterior of Lawrence.  Please close all exterior windows on the below-listed dates.  Expect temporary sidewalk access closures as they move around the exterior the building.

October 9, 2017
October 10 – 13, 2017

Please let CPFM Facilities Services Night Maintenance and Central Support Supervisor Tad Lueck 541-346-2273 or CPFM Customer Service 541-346-2319 know as soon as possible if you do not want your windows cleaned or potential impacts to research.

DDJ is part of the International Window Cleaners Association and have extensive technical knowledge and training to use the bosun chair rope system and lift.  For more information about their company visit the DDJ Window Cleaning website.

9/5/17: JSMA Survey of Mechanical Assets

Building Occupants,

On Tuesday,  September 5, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm CPFM Facilities Services Staff will be performing a survey of mechanical assets in JSMA.  There will be no interruptions of services.  They may enter your spaces to inspect building equipment.

For questions or concerns about this survey, please contact CPFM Zone D Maintenance Manager Kevin Farthing at 541-346-2857.

8/31/17: Klamath Hall Preventative Maintenance Asset Field Verification Starts

Building Occupants,

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, through September 21, 2017, CPFM Facilities Service Staff will be performing preventative Maintenance asset field verification in Klamath Hall.  There will be no interruptions of services.  They may enter your spaces to inspect building equipment.

For questions or concerns about this field verification or to report a sensitive research area, please contact CPFM Zone D Maintenance Manager Kevin Farthing at 541-346-2857.

8/30/17: Informational Notice: Klamath Hall Space Survey

Building Occupants,

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from approximately 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon) consultants will be walking through Klamath Hall surveying spaces.  There will be no interruptions of services.  They may enter your spaces for visual confirmation only.

For questions or concerns about this survey, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Research Manager Jen Miley at 541-346-1530.

8/26 & 9/9: CPFM Administration Building #136 Exterior Roof Work

Building Occupants,

For the next two weekends, August 26 – 27, 2017 and September 9 – 10, 2017, CPFM Facilities Services will be applying a sealer coating on the roof of the CPFM Administration Building #136.

Please remember to close your windows before leaving on Friday.

For questions or concerns about how this may impact your area, contact CPFM Zone B Maintenance Manager Bruce Budzik at 346-8834.

Informational Notice Regarding Pacific Hall Roofing and Painting Projects

Building Occupants,

There will be roof work on Pacific Hall starting August 28, 2017, and ending on September 1, 2017. Users may experience strong odors during this time, especially through open windows.

From August 24, 2017, through September 6, 2017, there will also be painting occurring within the construction zone on the Basement, 1st, & 2nd floors. Andersen Construction will be containing this work area and exhausting directly out of the building, but users may experience some residual odors.

For questions, concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Nick Pritchard 541-346-9139.

8/12-13 & 8/19-20 2017: Tykeson Project Tree Removal

Campus User,

On the weekends of August 12th and 19th, all trees related to the Collier Lot, JSMA access lane and Tykeson Hall project will be removed.

The project team will reuse as much of the removed trees in the new Tykeson Project as possible.

For questions or concerns about how this may impact your area, contact Martina Oxoby, Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) Campus Planning at 346-5880.

Notice: Geo-spatial Study Around Science Complex Buildings 6/15 – 6/16

Campus Community,

This is an informational notice to make you aware that a consultant, Ambient Air Technologies will be on campus June 15 – 16, 2017 gathering exterior building information developing a wind dispersion model in support of the Pacific and Klamath renovation projects.  The consultant will be taking exterior photographs and collecting Geo-spatial information of buildings and topographical features encompassing the north portion of campus and including science complex buildings.  The investigation will take place from the ground level and the Pacific, Klamath and Lewis Integrative Science Building rooftops.  This activity will not affect and building systems or occupants.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Energy Systems Manager Jeff Madsen at 541-346-2256.

New Zone Map & Launch of Zone D January, 2017

Campus Community,

On January 3, 2017, Capital Planning and Facilities Management, Facilities Services will be rolled out a new Zone structure.  Attached is the new coverage area including a new Zone D.  We are adding a zone to our current structure as a way to be more responsive and provide a higher level of support across campus while providing more specialized support to specific areas such as the sciences and our data centers.  Facilities Services brought Kevin Farthing on board summer 2016 to Supervise our new Zone D.  Kevin comes to us with previous Zone experience from the city and an engineering background.  The process for work requests will not change, to submit requests contact Customer Service Center at 541-346-2319

Chris Meade Co, Interim Director of Facilities Services

Bruce Budzik, Co, Interim Director of Facilities Services