Brandon Watson
Campus construction back at work with changes

Campus construction back at work with changes

A busy season for campus construction, renovation, and maintenance resumes this week after a six-week shutdown to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic – although it will not be business as usual, Facilities Management officials announced.

Caretakers deploy new tech in disinfecting efforts

Caretakers deploy new tech in disinfecting efforts

Facilities Management’s Building Services team has turned to technology to ramp up the fight against the spread of germs. Using six new electrostatic sprayers (eSprayers), the team is disinfecting campus more quickly than with traditional cloth wipes.

Work begins on Biomed Building site

Work begins on Biomed Building site

Early work on the new Biomedical Research Facility has begun with construction fence going up in the Medical Science Parking Lot and a section between the Siebens Drake Research Institute and the Medical Science Building already excavated.

Campus changes surround Thames Hall reno

Campus changes surround Thames Hall reno

As the Thames Hall renovation enters its main phase, Facilities Management officials are flagging changes around the landmark building that might impact day-to-day life for the campus community.

Energy-efficient solutions pay off for Western

Energy-efficient solutions pay off for Western

A decade of energy-efficiency projects is placing less strain on natural gas supplies and reducing greenhouse gases across campus – all while putting money back into Western’s budget, university officials recently announced.

Construction to impact parking across campus

Construction to impact parking across campus

Early construction work to support the new Biomedical Research Facility will lead to a reduction in spaces in the Medical Science parking lot and a cascade of parking changes, Facilities Management officials announced today.

Two all-way stops added for campus safety

Two all-way stops added for campus safety

Two new all-way stops being added to campus look to improve safety for all in areas where high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic intersect, Facilities Management officials announced today.

Chakma Building honoured for green push

Chakma Building honoured for green push

Recognized for “making a difference” in Canada’s green building industry, the Amit Chakma Engineering Building has been presented the Green Building Excellence Award for New Construction by the Canada Green Building Council at this year’s Leadership Awards Gala Dinner.

Energy-savings fight heats up for summer

Energy-savings fight heats up for summer

For the last eight summers, Facilities Management staff has confronted rising energy bills and mounting demand pressures by working with the university community to reduce electricity consumption during June, July and August. That challenge dawns again this year.

Landscape Services gets charge from new tools

Landscape Services gets charge from new tools

This summer, Landscape Services takes its first foray into battery-powered equipment. Two grass trimmers, a push mower and two leaf blowers have been added to the team’s tool crib.