Managing Tech

Arkansas Tech’s Facility Management office oversees main­tenance for multiple facilities on campus.

There have been a few maintenance requests sent in this semester regarding grasshoppers inside the dorms. Eric Voth, maintenance coordi­nator of residence hall maintenance, advises students to be patient.

“We ask that stu­dents be as patient as possible with us af­ter submitting request since we work with over a thousand stu­dents a day and want to meet as many needs as possible within that day,” Voth said.

Aside from resi­dence life, the depart­ment handles land­scaping as well. Most of Tech’s plants are grown here in Russell­ville at a greenhouse monitored by Rob­ert Condley, campus maintenance coordi­nator of landscape and grounds.

The department also built Tech’s rec­reational facilities on campus. This includes an upcoming ham­mock grove that David Condley, skilled trade foreman of building maintenance, said will be up and ready for students within the next month.

“The grove will be accompanied with bar­becue grills and pic­nic tables, so students should be seeing that soon,” he said.

For students that are having issues in their rooms, whether that be a leaking faucet or a broken blind, they can submit a mainte­nance request through Tech’s Facilities Man­agement website at www.atu.edu/facilities.

If students have trouble filling out the form or can’t find it they are more than welcome to call the department’s office at 479-968-0261, Brian Lasey, director of phys­ical plant for Facilities Management, said.