Elevators, doors need fixing

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Elevator inspection between Gonzales and McCreless is outdated Wednesday.  Riley Stephens

Elevator inspection between Gonzales and McCreless is outdated Wednesday. Riley Stephens

By Riley Stephens

rstephens20@student.alamo.edu

Twenty-six elevators on this campus have certificates of inspection dated June 2012-13.

Facilities superintendent David Ortega said the elevators were inspected in May and new certificates have not been posted because he received the them Sept. 5. “There’s a delay in the system.” he said.

John Strybos, associate vice chancellor of facilities, said in an email that the total maintenance for elevators is $162,693.12 per year.

One of two elevators on the second floor crosswalk between McCreless and Gonzales halls is out of order while the other is working.

The elevator closest to McCreless has a sign reading “preventive maintenance back in service soon.”

A set of 9-foot doors in Chance Academic Center have a sign reading, “use other door”. Ortega said, the 9-foot doors that stand there now, are inoperable from overuse. “The building is over 20 years old.”

Ortega said the doors should be replaced within the next two months, and most of the doors in the building have been replaced already.

He said the funds are coming out of the maintenance budget. “I think they were, like, $5,000,” Ortega said.

Strybos said the total amount for preventive maintenance is $12.5 million collegewide.

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