A total roof replacement project at Clements Hall will require scaffolding to be erected around the perimeter of the building.
Start Date: Monday, November 28th
Estimated Completion: During December Holiday Break
Southeast Residential Commons – Water Supply to Restroom Water Closets (toilets)
SMU Facilities crews and contractors have been working since late Monday (11/7) evening to repair an apparent leak in an underground plumbing line in SMU’s southeast residential commons. The leak has reduced the water pressure needed for the toilets to function properly in the commons. Sinks and showers are operational and safe to use. Drinking water is also safe. The cause of the leak is unknown at this time.
The pressure loss to this water supply infrastructure grid is isolated to the toilets only within the following buildings:
Crews have been on site 24/7 since Monday to locate and repair the leak. Water was seen migrating up through a planter bed area and that is where the excavation started. The leak has not been located, but it is known to be west of the dig location.
Work will continue toward the flow of water which will naturally lead to the piping failure. No current construction action caused this issue.
The effort has been a fully implemented demolition and excavation process including the following:
Alternate restrooms in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, Ford Stadium, and portable toilets and hand-washing stations are available for the residents to use.
REFRESH AIR INITIATIVE:
Materials, equipment and crews required to fix the break have been secured and are on hand so that once the leak has been located, the repair should be made quickly.
Planned exterior lighting testing will require intermittent off/on switching this evening.
Start: Wednesday, August 17 after sundown
Estimated Completion: 2-3 hours