Creating a Bird Safe Environment at the University of Chicago
More than five million birds pass through Chicago in airspace known as the “Mississippi Flyway" during spring and autumn migration seasons. During this bi-annual journey, tens of thousands of birds lose their lives when they collide with building windows, which, for various reasons, they are unable to see by day or at night. Implementing some small changes can make a big difference in creating a more bird-safe environment at the University of Chicago.
New Home for FS Shops
The Facilities Services Building located on 5225 S. Cottage Grove is the newest addition to the University of Chicago - Facilities Services portfolio. Located directly across from the historic Illinois National Guard 124th Artillery in Washington Park, is the new home for the Facilities Services trade shops, landscape services crew, and inventory control.
Back to the Future - 3D Scanning
While Facilities Services has employed 3D scanning on new construction projects and some renovation projects in recent years, FS fully embraced the benefits of 3D scanning in FY2014 by executing exterior and interior building scans of some of the oldest and most historically significant structures on campus.