Major Projects of Summer 2009

Durring 2009 summer, the BOT and the undergrads cooperated on some major projects designed to enable the current facilities to last “in good form” until the upcoming major renovation is complete.   These projects addressed long term maintenance and quality of life issues that affected the ability of the undergrads to recruit new members and the perception the alumni had of the level of care shown for the property.

This was the last major round of work on the property until the upcoming major renovation.

Social Quarters Touch-ups –  Exterior and Interior

We are repairing and replacing exterior trim and gutters that need it.  When this work is complete, we will have a professional firm power wash the exterior to remove deep-seated dirt and other contaminants.

New Face of TKE on Fifth Street - Summer 2009

New Face of TKE on Fifth Street – Summer 2009

Anticipate a much more appealing presentation of the TKE House, Georgia Tech’s Front Door, when you come by in the fall.

On the inside, a new color scheme and window treatments, moving the trophy cases, and general repairs and clean-up.

Social Quarters Great Hall - Work in Progress Summer 2009

Social Quarters Great Hall – Work in Progress Summer 2009

Buffing the Floor in the Great Hall

Buffing the Floor in the Great Hall

John Reagan Reviewing a Contractor's Work

John Reagan Reviewing a Contractor’s Work

Rewiring Speakers in the Great Hall

Rewiring Speakers in the Great Hall

Repainting the Lines on the Basketball Court

Repainting the Lines on the Basketball Court

Reflecting Film on Dormitory Windows

To make the appearance of the north-facing windows of the dormitory more uniform and appealing, the BOT bought and the undergrads installed reflecting film on all the windows that face the alley.

Putting Reflecting Film in the Dormitory Windows

Putting Reflecting Film in the Dormitory Windows

Better Appearance from the Alley!

Better Appearance from the Alley!

Dormitory Bathrooms and Halls Rehabs

Showers, sinks and cabinets that had simply worn out and would no longer respond to cleaning are being replaced.

Dormitory bathrooms regain their palatial state

Dormitory bathrooms regain their palatial state

We are using tiles left over from the 1996 get-rid-of-that-carpet-before-it-walks-out-on-its-own project to replace worn out flooring in the dormitory.

Worn and missing tiles being replaced in the hallways

Worn and missing tiles being replaced in the hallways

The Conference Room

The conference room has seen a lot of changes recently, starting with some new furniture donated by various parties. Changes this summer include new paint, new white board, and some electronics. It truly looks like a conference room now!

Conference Room Refurbished - Summer 2009

Conference Room Refurbished – Summer 2009

Major Kitchen Overhaul

We had not rethought the kitchen for 15 years and it needed major repairs and equipment upgrades.  As well, part of our membership development plan includes having members help with meal preparation – actually acquiring some kitchen sense that will help them later in life.  So we are starting to convert our kitchen from a service facility to a teaching facility.  Tasks include a major scrub-down, new non-skid floor, refinished walls, and new and refurbished equipment to make it possible to make make more and buy less pre-made.

Kitchen in Mid-renovation - Summer 2009

Kitchen in Mid-renovation – Summer 2009

Old and new kitchen equipment in the social quarters during summer 2009 projects

Old and new kitchen equipment in the social quarters during summer 2009 projects

All work was completed in time for the kitchen to return to use when the undergrads returned for rush.

The Ladies’ Head – Refurbished

Paint, polish, and some new fixtures in the room that started it all in 1993…

The Ladies' Head Refurbished in Summer 2009

The Ladies’ Head Refurbished in Summer 2009

Dormitory Stairwells Repaired

The lower flights of both east and west wells had neared the ends of their useful lives. Metalwork and treads were repaired and the wells repainted.

Repainting the Stairwells

Repainting the Stairwells

Dormitory Stairwells Repaired - Summer 2009

Dormitory Stairwells Repaired – Summer 2009

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