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Facilities launches new tool to streamline campus construction and renovation process

Jul. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt Facilities has launched e-Builder, a third-party cloud-based construction and renovation project management information system. The software will streamline and manage a project from initial request through closeout for all projects managed by Campus Planning and Construction and Renovation and Small Construction.

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New working group to assess environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt

Mar. 8, 2019—Goals of the working group will include planning for an institution-wide laser safety program, compiling inventories of lab and non-lab spaces and equipment, and defining required training for university personnel.

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Controls Group wins 2018 football ‘greenest group on campus’ award

Nov. 30, 2018—The Facilities department’s Controls Group has been named winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt football sustainability competition.

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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion holds trainings for Facilities staff

Oct. 2, 2018—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Division of Administration to host its second year of diversity trainings for Facilities staff at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt’s historic Peabody College set to expand with new construction

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University officially broke ground on the first phase of a $41.5 million multibuilding construction and renovation project at Peabody College of education and human development.

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Pedestrian bridge to close for summer months

Jun. 6, 2018—The pedestrian bridge and walkway at 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue will undergo routine maintenance this summer.

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Donation, recycling options expanded for Earth Friendly Move-Out

Apr. 27, 2018—Just in time for student Move-Out and spring cleaning of offices, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded until May 12.

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Facilities Review Committee can assist with special requests to modify campus environment

Nov. 9, 2017—Faculty, students and staff seeking to alter the campus environment through a display, event or related activity can work with the Facilities Review Committee. The FRC meets every Thursday at 8 a.m.

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Chancellor presents Facilities’ Knight and Bratton with Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards

Nov. 2, 2017—Joey Knight, a journeyman electrician at Vanderbilt for the last seven years, and Jeff Bratton, a power distribution specialist for 30 years, were recognized by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during Facilities’ town hall meeting Nov. 1 at the Student Life Center.

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New task force to aid in development of accessibility and inclusion strategies for land use planning initiative

Aug. 28, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain has named an Advisory Accessibility Task Force to help develop accessibility and inclusion plans related to campus land-use strategies.

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21st Avenue pedestrian bridge, associated stairs, walkways to undergo repairs Aug. 12-17

Aug. 11, 2017—Beginning Saturday, Aug. 12, the 21st Avenue South pedestrian bridge and associated stairs and walkways connecting the bridge to MRB III and Medical Center North will be partially obstructed for emergency repairs.

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Comprehensive campus accessibility project underway

May. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt Facilities is in the process of examining accessibility features on campus, with the long-term goal of making indoor and outdoor areas accessible and inclusive for all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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