WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

From Luigi Marcone, Chief Facilities Officer & Associate Vice President for Campus Planning


 

 

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*** GET App Update Information ***

Some people have reported an issue after upgrading to the latest GET mobile app where the app will not launch fully and remains stuck on the blue GET logo splash screen even after force closing. This appears to only affect those using the face or fingerprint unlock for the app. The developer has a fix in place that will be pushed to the app stores later in the month.

The immediate fix is one of these actions:
1 – Use Pin unlock if your device gives you the option to bypass the face ID or fingerprint authentication. (This is usually for Android users)
2 – Uninstall & reinstall the app for either iOS or Android
3 – For Android users you can go into your apps list. Select the GET Mobile App and clear the Storage (Data) and then set the app up again. Setting the fingerprint or face unlock does appear to work after this step as well.

Please reach out to request_WestConnect@wcsu.edu or stop by the WESTCONNect office for additional assistance.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE

 

We have a dedicated email address for COVID-related requests.  If you need assistance with a COVID-related work order (such as sanitizer refills o etc.), please send an email to covid-requests@wcsu.edu

Please continue to regularly check the reopen web page for important information and COVID-related updates: https://www.wcsu.edu/reopen/

The University continues to work closely with the state’s Department of Health (DPH) and the Board of Regents (BOR) to document and adjust our Fall 2021 Reopening Plan as the requirements evolve.  The latest version can be found at https://www.wcsu.edu/reopen/reopening-plan

Please remember that masks (covering both your mouth and nose) are required at all times when inside any of our University buildings 

The WCSU Facilities Operations and Services Division continues its dedication to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of our community and has been working diligently throughout the past few months to maintain all our buildings, and upgrade our health and safety protocols.

We continue to have limited supplies of hand sanitizer, disinfectant and reusable masks available to staff and faculty and encourage all departments to take advantage of our inventory and not utilize their budget allocations for these items.  Please reach out to the email address (covid-requests@wcsu.edu ) if you need to make a request.

 

 

 

 

Current Facilities Projects which may impact University operations

Midtown Campus

Closing of Berkshire Hall for Major Renovations 
Current through Spring 2023
Renovation work is in progress. The contractor is onsite continuing site preparations and installing construction fencing which should be completed shortly.  Interior demolition work has begun and is scheduled to continue for several weeks. Please use caution when walking around this active building site and adhere to any safety or detour signage. The University has moved all occupants out of the building and into their temporary locations for the duration of construction. Berkshire Hall will be closed to University use until the Spring of 2023.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

 

NEW OFFICE LOCATIONS 
(temporarily moved from Berkshire Hall)
ConnCap/EAP – Warner Hall
Recreation Offices – Lower level of Kathwari Honors House
Cardio Fitness Center – 1st floor of Midtown Student Center
HPX offices – 1st floor of White Hall
Athletic Trainer Office – 1st floor of Midtown Student Center
Fitness Studios – 2nd floor of Midtown Student Center

 

White Hall Complete Roof Replacement
Current through Friday, September, 17th, 2021
Construction for the complete replacement of the entire White Hall Roof is in the final stages with an expected completion date of Friday, September 17th, 2021.  Weather conditions have delayed the project several times over the last few months, but work is now nearing completion. Please expect some noise and dust associated with construction activities during this project.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

 

White Hall (Educational Psychology Suite Renovations)
Completed
Renovations in this area are complete and final inspections have been made. We are tying up a few loose ends and have moved all furniture and equipment in. We look forward to the faculty arriving and using the facilities as planned. We thank you for your patience during this project.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

 

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center for Naugatuck Valley Community College located in 190 White Street White Hall (Media Services Renovation)
Current through Friday, October 15th, 2021

Renovations of 3,000 square feet of the 190 White Street warehouse building are under way for a conversion to a classroom and shop space for the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center program in conjunction with Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC). Site preparations are in progress and interior construction work has commenced. Please use caution when driving or walking around this building. The site parking area and driveway will be prepared for paving beginning on September 13th and continuing to September 18th. Paving and resurfacing will occur in the entire front parking area from the loading dock over to the curb by the daycare center. Traffic patterns will be changing as work moves across the lot so please follow any signage. The expected completion date has been extended due to some construction delays and is now scheduled for Friday, October 15th , 2021.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

Central Steam Plant (“Boiler House”) Chimney Stack Replacement 
Current through Friday, October 15th, 2021

Design efforts are underway for the removal and replacement of the Chimney Stack at the Central Steam Plant on the Midtown Campus. and work has concurrently begun. A new chimney stack will be constructed in the same location prior to the start of the Fall heating season. Demolition of the existing stack is complete. Construction work is expected to start in the next month or two with an expected completion date of Friday, October 15th, 2021. Construction work will not disrupt other areas of the building, but there may be occasional closures of sidewalks and parking lots in the vicinity for student, faculty and staff safety. Please expect some noise and dust associated with construction activities during this project and adhere to any safety signage you encounter.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

Fairfield Hall ADA Improvements
Current through Friday, January 14th, 2022

Construction has begun on the planned Fairfield Hall ADA Improvements project. The project will encompass the front entrance and rear patio. The contractor has installed construction fencing at the back of the building and along the front entrance. Access to the building will be through the west entrance at the front and the accessible entrance at the corner of the Annex. The expected completion date is Friday, January 14th, 2022. Construction work will not disrupt other areas of the building. There may be occasional closure of sidewalks and parking lots around Fairfield Hall for student, faculty and staff safety.  Steel plate sidewalk covers have been installed to protect the pavers. . Please use caution when walking on these plates and in this area, and expect some noise and dust associated with construction activities during this project.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

 

 

 

Westside Campus

 

 

Pinney & Centennial Hall Outdoor Recreation Projects
Completed
Some minor finishing touches are continuing to two new self-recreational outdoor spaces at these residence halls but they are now open and available to students.

Project Managers: Brendan Leddy & Luigi Marcone

 

Pinney Hall Façade Repairs and Roof Replacement
Future Project: Fall 2022 – August 2023
The process for selecting an architect to prepare Drawings and Specifications for the façade repairs and roof replacement of Pinney Hall has begun. The project will include the full removal of all existing balconies with a window replacement infill in these areas. All remaining existing windows will also be replaced. Other major work planned is a complete roof replacement for the entire building, mechanical equipment replacement, as well as security and finish improvements in the main lobby. Final selection of the design firm is expected within the next couple of weeks and design phases will then commence.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

 

 

 

 

FUTURE PROJECTS:

 

Grasso Hall Complete Roof Replacement
Project moved to Spring 2022 start
Work for the complete replacement of the Grasso Hall Roof has been delayed due to the current nationwide materials shortage. Without a clear delivery schedule for the materials, it was prudent to move the project to Spring 2022 with an anticipated completion date prior to the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

 

Centennial Hall Complete Roof Replacement of Flat Roof Areas
Project moved to Spring 2022 start
Work for the complete replacement of the Centennial Hall Roof has been delayed due to the current nationwide materials shortage. Without a clear delivery schedule for the materials, it was prudent to move the project to Spring 2022 with an anticipated completion date prior to the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

Project Manager: Daniel Casinelli

 

 

 

 

 

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Maintenance Direct has been used as the University’s work-order management system since 2007. The web-based application gives University faculty and staff access to numerous services offered by the Facilities Team. Please click on the link below and you will be directed to the Maintenance Direct website.

Please read the Maintenance Direct requestors’ User Guide before accessing the system and generating work orders.

www.wcsu.edu/facilities-ops/maintdirect


 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Paul Basso
Maintenance Supervisor II, HVAC
Midtown Central Heat Plant (BH-201)
bassop@wcsu.edu
Phone (203) 837-8330

 

Daniel Casinelli, AIA, LEED AP
Director, Facilities Planning & Engineering
White Hall 001
casinellid@wcsu.edu
Phone (203) 837-8680

 

Pano Koukopoulos, MA, CIT, CHMM
Director, Emergency Management
University Hall 001
koukopoulosp@wcsu.edu
Phone (203) 837-9352

 

Deanna Cibery-Schaab
Director, Access Control
& One Card Services
WESTCONNect Office
schaabd@wcsu.edu
Phone (203) 837-9318

 

David Serino, CSP, CHMM
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Facilities Operations Building
serinod@wcsu.edu
Phone (203) 837-9319

 

Michael Spremulli
Director, Facilities Operations
Facilities Operations Building
spremullim@wcsu.edu
Phone (203) 837-8426

 

Luigi Marcone, M.S., CHMM

Chief Facilities Officer & AVP for Campus Planning
University Hall 001
marconel@wcsu.edu
Phone (203) 837-9314