July 11, 2012 STAFF/STU

Today: Work on The Quad

At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, access from the Rodman Drive sidewalk near the Mail Center will be closed for approximately two hours to allow access for a drilling machine and associated equipment to be set up on The Quad. This is being done in preparation for a preliminary test bore hole to investigate the viability of installing a geo-thermal heating/cooling system for future campus projects.

Geothermal systems offer a more environmental friendly and sustainable model of heating and cooling. The drill machine is expected to be on the quad for no more than two days. The site will sit idle for 10-14 days after which a two-day thermal conductivity test will be conducted at the test bore. Further updates will follow as necessary.

The Rodman sidewalk access should be interrupted for approximately two hours on Wednesday morning, July 11, from approximately 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The equipment should be removed the evening of July 11. This schedule is subject to change. Any questions can be directed to Rich Bretz at rbretz@jcu.edu or extension 4313.