Operational Report for November 2010
To: John Clemens
From: Andy Bihl
Date: December 7, 2010
Subject: November Operational Report
Scrubbed and waxed tile in the elevator of the Branch Student Center
Cleaned the entrance glass at Bowen Hall
Set up the Nickelodeon for a CAB event
Set up the Nickelodeon for an Upward Bound event
Moved furniture in Comer Hall
Machine scrubbed the corridors in the Chambliss Building
Machine scrubbed and buffed the first floor lobby Conger Hall
Set up Bowen Hall for the SAT
Cleaned carpet in the Health Science Building
Machine scrubbed and buffed the corridors in the Agricultural Science Building
Set up Gressette Gymnasium for Stallion Day
Delivered tables to the Agricultural Science Building
Set up the Nickelodeon for DNR meeting
Delivered 100 chairs to Howard Auditorium
Delivered tables to the Chambliss Building
Set up tables and chairs in The Meadows
Moved furniture in Evans Hall
Cleaned carpet at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture
Delivered 15 tables and 45 chairs to AET
Delivered tables to the Music Building
Machine scrubbed the floors in the Nickelodeon
Machine scrubbed the serving line in Donaldson Dining Hall
Cleaned carpet in Health Sciences rooms 108 & 114
Plant Operations and Maintenance
48 hours of hourly labor was expended at GA MOA in November 2010.
Installed a breaker and feeder for a 40 horsepower VFD pump in the central plant
Replaced A/C unit in the Music Building
Installed battery power for emergency lights at the Carlton Center
Repaired the ice machine at the Red Hill Center
Replaced the bearings on the air handler that supplies offices and classrooms at
Repaired the ductwork in room 319 at Conger Hall
Replaced piping and the valve for heat in Central Plant office
Replaced the isolation valve in the Central Plant hot water system
Replaced the chilled water pump coupling in the Yow Building
Installed thermostats in room 106 at the Gray Science Building
Replaced the lights in Gressette Gymnasium
Finished the EMS in Gressette Gymnasium
Installed carpet in the elevator at the Branch Student Center
Tested the automatic sprinklers throughout campus
Installed light inverters in Carlton Center
Replaced lights in the Central Plant
Managed the installation of carpet in the Peanut Museum at the GA MOA
Managed the painting of the conference rooms at the GA MOA
Replaced lights on the outside of Gressette Gym for Graduation
55 lights were recently replaced in Gressette Gymnasium. Instead of using an outside
contractor for the installation, Sodexo employees did the work.
The cost of purchasing the lights was $12,200. The expected payback is 3 years or less.
The lights that were replaced were 463 watt lights. The new ones are 343 watts, which is
a reduction of over 25% in energy consumption. However, the new lights do not require
the same amount of time to warm up, which means that they can be turned off in between
classes; the old ones could not. We expect an overall reduction in electrical use of 67%.
At the same time, because the technology of the new bulbs is more advanced, the candle
power is more than doubled. People who enter the gymnasium now will probably notice
a difference without being able to pinpoint exactly what it is. When the project was
halfway completed, and old bulbs were on one side, new bulbs on the other, anyone could
notice that it was a remarkable improvement.
Finally, the life expectancy of the old bulbs was 20,000 hours. The new bulbs have a life
expectancy of 35,000 hours, so the cost of maintenance will be reduced.
Completed the installation of the EMS Gressette Gymnasium classrooms and offices.
Saved $5,000 by installing it with our staff.
Install light inverter for emergency lights at the Carlton Center
Applied second winter weed pre-emergent application to athletic fields
Continued to aggressively treat the ant populations around campus
Overseeded the graduation entrance area at Gressette Gymnasium
Redefined all bed edges with our V-edger
Replaced softball wind screen and fence cap
Removed a large pine tree behind the Yow Building
Removed a large pecan tree on the east side of Moore Highway
Pruned most of our Knockout Roses. We will do the really large ones in
December, after a few good frosts.
MOA (Museum of Agriculture)
No special projects. We continued to work on elevating the overall curb appeal of the
Set up Gressette Gymnasium for graduation
Set up Howard Auditorium for HEP graduation
Set up Howard Auditorium for police academy graduation
Set up the Nickelodeon for Upward Bound
Strip and wax the floors in the Britt and /Gray Science Buildings
Scrub and wax floors in Donaldson Dining Hall
Set up the Nickelodeon for the Red Cross Blood Drive
Apply the second winter weed pre-emergent application to athletic fields.
Prune the large Knockout Roses
Apply 5-10-15 and or 16-4-8 to all overseeded areas
Prune Drake Elms
Remove the oak tree along Davis Road by the walking track
Remove laura pet. shrub at Evans and transplant it to the softball field
Plant low growing shrub(s) around drain at Evans Hall
Continue to attack the ant populations around campus
Pine straw the beds at the graduation area at Gressette Gymnasium
Prune all campus lantana and cover with pine straw
Spray out winter weed pressure.
MOA (Museum of Agriculture)
Prune Crape Myrtles
Pine straw beds
Plant Operations and Maintenance
Continue to work on replacing the switch for the main electrical feed to campus
Install energy management system controls for the Yow Building and Britt Hall
Start designing new fire system in the Branch Student Center, the boiler room and
Start design of the EMS for King Hall, the Branch Student Center and the
Replace lights in the Agricultural Science Building
Continue to work on new lighting projects around campus.
Damien Lucas was hired in the grounds department.
We will recognize Ray Woods at our January safety training for 28 years of service to
ABAC. Ray retired at the end of October but his schedule has not allowed him to be
In November, the monthly safety training topic was Personal Protective Equipment
In the grounds department, Defensive Driving, and Slips, Trips and Falls were also
covered on 11/16/10.
Landscape Bed Maintenance, Managing Ants, and How to Transplant Trees was covered