Facilities management is responsible for most of the work involved in maintaining, repairing and altering Smith's residential, academic and administrative buildings.
Hillyer Terrace Repairs
Work will begin to repair the waterproofing on the rear terrace of Hillyer beginning the week of July 29th. Work will not be disruptive to the interior activities of the building. As the terrace work will be a tripping hazard, we will need to close the terrace entrance closest to College Hall from Aug 4th until Aug. 18th. The doors will be available for emergency egress only. The ramp to the studio elevator will be closed from Aug 4th until Aug 25th for repairs on the ramp and in the lobby. The stairs down to Graham Hall will not be impacted.
Please plan to use the atrium entrance for all access to the Hillyer art studios, offices and classrooms. Should the ramp elevator be needed for any special events, please let Charlie Conant at x-2424 know in advance and we will provide access on an as needed basis.
Scott Gym Window Replacement
Please be advised that starting on Wednesday, July 16th, preparation work for the window replacement on Scott Gym will start with the removal of exterior caulk. This portion of the work will proceed from the south end of the building counterclockwise around to the north and will take 10 to 14 days. Work will be performed on second shift and weekends. For more information please see the Construction Projects page.
Ford Hall Telephone Cable Installation
As part of the Center for Health and Wellness construction, telephone connectivity will be tied into the existing Smith phone system in the MDF Room on the lower level of Ford Hall. It is anticipated that this work will occur July 16-18 between 6am and 5pm. For more information please see the Construction Projects page.
health services building construction update 7/21
Construction on the new Center for Health and Wellness is moving rapidly towards completion, with opening scheduled for August. See Construction Projects page for more details..
chilled water line installation update 7/21
The work in Elm Street is progressing ahead of schedule. We will be re-installing granite curbs, asphalt and placing loam loam along the road edges next week.
Chilled Water Line Installation:
The work being planned is to extend central campus chilled water mains from John M. Greene basement across Elm Street to provide chilled water for Cutter and Ziskind Houses. Though only Cutter and Ziskind will have air conditioning added at this time, the mains are sized to also provide chilled water from our main chiller plant to handle future air conditioning needs in a number of other buildings east of Elm Street should the college decide to do so at a later time. Please see Construction Projects page for more details.
Quad Construction Notice
New permanent exterior ramps will be installed in front of Wilson House this summer to provide improved accessibility from the drive level up to the top of the Wilson terrace. During construction, the drive in front of Wilson House and the terrace will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Estimated construction dates are from May 27th through August 18th. Please see Construction Projects page for map.
Health Services Building Construction/Belmont Ave Parking Lot Closure
Smith will be constructing a new Health Services Building in the vicinity of the existing Belmont Avenue parking lot. More information, including alternate parking, is available on our Construction Projects page.
Eye On Energy at Smith College
New software shows energy and water use in Smith buildings
Smith College recently unveiled an interactive technology that enables students, faculty and alumnae to view, from any computer, the level of energy and water use in campus houses and buildings. More information.