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Campus Construction
      While the students have been away and the weather is cooperative (at least not icey), we've accomplished a lot of necessary improvements to campus.  We appreciate everyone's patience with the inconveniences. ONGOING CAMPUS...
A simple purchase and some very thoughtful "sequencing" of air flows enabled the Bookstore to lower its energy costs by $23,000 in a single year's span. Heating and cooling are typically the biggest energy drains in any building, so improving the...
The Grounds Crew at Appalachian State's Physical Plant would like to say a hearty "thank you" to REI for their generous gift of a motorized screener.  This $12,000 machine will greatly improve the quality of our in-house, locally produced...
Final patching and paving will be completed this week in order to smooth out Bodenheimer Drive where a culvert was replaced during the week of May 18th, 2015.   From May 28th through May 29th a section of Bodenheimer Drive just below Feid Way...
There's big money in trash and in trash cans.  Institutional grade trash cans are heavy duty.  They sit outside in all sorts of weather.  They take a lot of abuse; and they aren't cheap! "Victor Stanley trash cans are around $800 a...

NRLP/Appstate Plants 100 Trees - April 20th, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:33am
The week of April 20th will be eventful for the town of Boone as Appstate plants 100 trees along the Greenway Trail and in Jimmy Smith Park. Wait-  A Power Company is PLANTING Trees? New River Light and Power, a division of Appalachian State,...
Inspectors from the State Construction Office will be on campus for the next two weeks.  You may notice them in your building checking HVAC systems, wall structures and condition, roof condition, etc.  Inspections take approximately 15...

Do you recognize this WINNER?

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:10am
Physical Plant employees are more than meets the eye, often doing community services or flexing their talents in unexpected ways that go beyond construction, plumbing, painting and engineering.  Patrick Richardson is the exception that proves...
Tree Campus Hat
Thanks to cooperative efforts between the Physical Plant's Landscaping Services and our friends in the Department of Biology, Appstate has been nationally recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree Campus USA."  (PDF link explains the...
Campus Survey Begins August 2014

What's With The Spray Paint? Surveying Campus

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 5:57pm
You may notice chalk marks and spray-painted lines on the grass over the next few months.   That's because our campus is an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) "map-in-progress."  The chalk is marking underground utilities--...

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