maintenance Archives - The Echo News — The Echo News

Post Tagged with: "maintenance"

Graphic by Derek Bender

Maintaining Taylor brick by brick

How Taylor’s maintenance and facility budgets workBy Annabelle Blair | Echo In January, the door of the women’s restroom in Zondervan Library went missing for a few weeks; in February, the English laundry room flooded three times in one day; in March, chunks of roof shingles littered the ground around […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
“We were getting close to spending about the same amount of money on (turbine) repairs and care that we were getting in utility value,” Ron Sutherland, vice president for business administration, said (photo by Mindy Wildman).

The fate of Taylor’s “Olson Twins”

University must fix or remove non-operative wind turbines By Annabelle Blair | Echo Taylor’s wind turbines—fondly nicknamed “the Olson Twins” because of their location outside Olson Hall—have not operated for nearly six weeks because of safety issues. A routine inspection on February 20 revealed a cracked and worn connector between […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Lilly Burton is excited about Olson Hall’s new washers and dryers (photo provided by Natalie Rupp).

Spring Cleaning

The story of the new washers and dryersBy Braden Ochs | Echo During spring break, new washers and dryers found homes in every dorm on campus. WASH laundry systems, Taylor’s contract laundry company, replaced the previous models with new ones. “They all match,” sophomore Caleb Harlan said. As they returned […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Maintenance reported the three floods in English occurred because of a clogged water softener (photo by Cassidy Grom).

English laundry room floods three times

Sources say water softener is to blame By Cassidy Grom | Echo Yesterday, junior Hannah Johnson went downstairs around 3 p.m. to retrieve her clothes from the laundry room in English Hall. To her surprise, she was greeted by about an inch of standing water. A housekeeper, who wished not to be quoted […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Expired annual operating certificates were posted next to four elevators on campus. (Graphic by Derek Bender)

Elevators’ inspection permits expired

University could face finesBy Cassidy Grom | Echo The Echo recently discovered that the annual operating certificates on four campus elevators were expired. No certificate was posted in the elevator in the Euler Atrium. An annual operating certificate proves that a elevator contractor has checked the elevator and ensured it is safe […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Photograph by Elyse Horb

Putting money where we live

Why Taylor should prioritize upgrading residence hallsBy Katie Hiegel | Contributor Within the past few years, Taylor’s campus has seen the addition of many magnificent buildings and renovations, from the Memorial Prayer Chapel and the Euler Science Complex to the luxurious LaRita Boren Campus Center. These changes are as costly […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Students use unmarked walkways to get around construction. (Photo by Halie Owens)

Construction completion in sight

Weather delays work on the Rice bell towerBy Peyton Smith | Echo The construction is near. Workers hope to complete the bell tower project by Sept. 12, weather permitting. Last year, bell tower bricks were falling. Now the center of campus looks like a crime scene, blocked off with caution tape […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News