PHYSICAL OPERATIONS |
Greg Rodolari, Director of Physical Operations
During the past year we continued our seismic safety program. In June, we completed ongoing seismic renovation of another 105 resident rooms; of the total 470 resident rooms, only 25 rooms still require work.
Seismic retrofit work includes the encapsulation of dangerous hollow-clay tile walls throughout seven floors of residential corridors serving residents, staff and visitors. These hollow-clay tile walls have also been braced to the structure to minimize any chance of collapse.
Under the guidance of historic preservation architects Carey & Company, the 105 resident rooms were also renovated and updated maintaining their historic character.
One of our top priorities is to enhance the safety of residents, staff and all visitors to I-House. By the end of the year 2001, we hope to have completed the seismic safety enhancement and renovation of each resident room.
Other completed projects include:
• Fleishhacker Library has been retrofitted with internet connections for 64 students/laptops. Demand for high speed internet connections at I-House is forever increasing.
• Public restrooms on the ground floor were completely renovated with new floors, tile work, partitions, lighting and fixtures next to the Chevron Auditorium.
• Seismic Safety and related renovations of office space
• Renovation and disabled access for the Clarence E. Heller Patio
• Enhanced disabled access throughout the building
• Renovation of resident toilet, wash and shower rooms
• Renovation of the Fleishhacker Library
• Overhaul of the two service elevators
• Renovation of East dining room
• Replacement of the 70 year old resident room door locks
• Ongoing replacement of old resident room furnishings