The work of improving the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s buildings and public spaces is paving the way for future growth while making campus safer and more attractive.
Facilities Services has applied an antimicrobial treatment that is effective for up to 90 days to surfaces in classrooms, instructional labs, libraries, and the Student Union.
New technology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will create flexible learning environments where many classes can be taught in person and online simultaneously and students can review course content on demand.
As plans progress toward safely bringing University of Tennessee, Knoxville students back to campus this fall, construction projects are moving ahead at full speed.
UT has committed to diverting half of its waste from landfills by 2030 as part of a larger goal of becoming a zero waste institution. This will be a significant increase in the diversion rate; the 2018 rate was 33 percent.
The fall semester may be over, but Facilities Services crews are just getting started on a variety of upgrades across campus to complete them while classes are not in session.
Along with improved walkways, lighting, and stronger Wi-Fi—through collaboration with UT’s Office of Information Technology—the use of plants has shaped Volunteer Boulevard into a pedestrian-friendly and welcoming corridor.
In 2008, UT’s Facilities Services team began tallying campus trees for a database of information about tree populations.
A construction-related electrical outage has impacted numerous buildings on campus. Facilities Services is working to bring buildings back on line as quickly as possible.
UT’s Ken and Blaire Mossman Building has been selected as an outstanding design in the 2019 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, which honors excellence in educational interiors. The building will be featured in the August issue of American School & University.
This Tennessee Arbor Day more than 120 trees will be planted on campus.
Through an innovative program intended to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions on campus, Facilities Services recently purchased eight new electric vehicles.