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UA Deferred Maintenance in the WSJ

Posted by on | June 5, 2017 | Comments Off

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting report on deferred maintenance issues at university campuses.  Congratulations to the Governor and Legislators for helping us to address this problem.

 UA Deferred Maintenance in the WSJ

“It’s like Whac-A-Mole,” said Gregg Goldman, chief financial officer at the University of Arizona, using the arcade mallet game to illustrate how new emergencies pop up right as others are fixed.

That school has roughly $350 million in deferred maintenance needs, including old roofing and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems that work overtime in the Tucson desert. Mr. Goldman called the backlog a “ticking time bomb” at a November Board of Regents meeting.

Last summer, a transformer in a 50-year-old research building failed; another caught fire as maintenance staff looked into the problem, forcing employees there and patients at an attached hospital to evacuate. The school found a replacement fuse on eBay.

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