Engineering Center Information

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The Engineering Center on a sunny spring day.Here's your guide to facilities at the Engineering Center, including key contacts for scheduling rooms, building maintenance, and what to do in case of an emergency.

Scheduling Rooms

  • Conference Rooms
  • Engineering Lobby
  • DLC Bechtel Collaboratory
  • Classrooms — To schedule a classroom for a one-time meeting or event, contact Central Classroom Scheduling at 492-6619.
  • Outdoor Events — To schedule an outdoor event, contact Non-Academic Scheduling at 492-8803. Note that the approval process requires 14-day advance notice.
  • Policy on the Use of University Facilities
  • Lactation Room for New Mothers (DLC 201) — This room, available to engineering faculty, staff, and students, has a desk and chair, a microwave, and supplies such as paper towels, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes. If you would like to use this room please contact JoAnn Zelasko at 303-492-7720 or joann.zelasko@colorado.edu.

Reporting Building Problems

Any potentially life-threatening situation, including natural gas odor or chemical spill of any kind should be reported immediately by calling 911 and pulling the closest alarm to evacuate the building.

The response protocol for 911 will notify the appropriate campus people and dispatch the appropriate resources (fire, police, EMTs). If you were on the scene when the issue happened, please go to the area where the fire/police response team meets (should be the parking area between ITLL and ECCE/ECSL).  Identify yourself to JoAnn Zelasko; if she is not on-site, identify yourself to either the fire or police.

When an alarm sounds: Leave the building via the closest available exit, taking your personal belongings.  The Engineering Center is alarmed by building.  If an alarm is not sounding in the area you are in, you may remain in that area, but you may not enter an area where an alarm is sounding.

NOTE: An automated external defibrillator (AED) has been installed in the Engineering Center lobby, just outside the entrance to the Dean’s Office. An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia (aka heart attack) and applies electrical shock which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. The AED has simple audio and visual commands and is designed to be simple to use by anyone.  When you open the cabinet, an alarm will sound, so please open the cabinet only when you need the AED.

Maintenance Requests

To report a non-emergency facility problem in the Engineering Center, such as faulty heating, cooling, water or electrical power; room leaks, or sprinkler system flooding, please contact the Engineering Front Desk at 303-492-5071. For out-of-hours issues that need immediate attention (ex., a water leak), call the Facilities Management Service Desk at 492-5522.

Burned out lights can be reported through the Facilities Management website.

If the issue is in a lab, contact the lab manager. The lab manager will determine if the problem needs to be addressed by the department/center or if it is an infrastructure problem to be reported to Facilities Management.

If you have a recurring issue, please have all the service order information about previous reports of the issue.  Report recurring issues to the Engineering Front Desk, which will work with Facilities Management to address the issue. 

Safety Coordinators

Safety concerns should be reported to the appropriate Safety Coordinator as listed on the second page of this document: Safety Coordinator and Emergency Contact Responsibilities

Cleaning/Janitorial Services

Restrooms and classrooms in the Engineering Center are cleaned every day. Conference rooms are cleaned twice per week; trash cans in offices are emptied once a week.

Laboratories: Trash cans are emptied twice per week. Laboratory floors also should be swept and mopped twice per week.

To request special services, or to report a problem with scheduled cleaning, contact Custodial Services at 303-492-3930. Spills should be reported immediately to Facilities Management Customer Service Desk at 303-492-5522.

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