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  • » CCU adds mass notification system for campus safety

    Coastal Carolina University has a new mass notification system (MNS) that will broadcast voice messages via a central control unit throughout the main campus in emergency situations.

    CCU has completed installing the first phase of the Eaton Cooper WAVES® Outdoor Notification equipment and the SAFEPATH® Indoor Notification units that can alert students, faculty, staff and visitors of an emergency incident or a possible severe weather event approaching campus.

    “Coastal Carolina University considers the safety of its students, employees and visitors to be paramount,” said Director of Public Safety David Roper. “The addition of this integrated solution system builds a multilayered approach that enhances the safety of the CCU community.”

    The high-powered speakers broadcast intelligible voice messages, tones and sirens from four locations on the main campus. The speaker poles are located adjacent to Baxley Hall, on Prince Lawn, in front of Hicks Dining Hall and at the Springs Brooks Baseball Stadium.

    Ten locations on the main campus have indoor notification units with multiuse capabilities, including live voice messaging and emergency notification from the central control unit.

    The MNS speaker system that can be heard all over campus is the latest addition to the University’s emergency notification system and was tested during the holiday break in early January prior to the students’ return.

    “The mass notification system is designed to alert and inform people in an emergency and will be used for emergency notification purposes only,” said Carissa Medeiros, director of CCU’s emergency management. “Other facets of our emergency notification system include text message and email alerts, website alerts, social media postings and television screen notifications through the University’s closed-circuit system.”  

  • » Groundbreaking set for new academic building

    Coastal Carolina University scheduled the groundbreaking for the second academic office/classroom building, a three-story brick building, to be built on campus on Friday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m.

    Located on Chanticleer Drive East next to the Wall College of Business and Brittain Hall, the 52,000-square-foot building will house approximately 60 faculty and staff offices for various departments, including computer science, recreation and sports management, psychology and University honors.

    Sixteen classrooms are also planned, accommodating from 25 to 35 students each, and a “grab and go” restaurant operated by Aramark. There will also be an 1,800-square-foot data center that will house 44 staff members.

    The construction project will provide additional parking, and the projected cost of construction is $18 million.

    The design team consists of Garvin Design Group (architect), Kyzer & Timmerman (structural), RMF Engineering and Castles Engineering.

    The general contractor is Monteith Construction Corp.

    The estimated construction time is 14 months, with substantial completion expected March 2017.

     

  • » Wall College to get interior 'facelift'

    The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration will be renovated this summer, beginning May 9. All three floors will get a “facelift” with fresh paint in all rooms, new carpeting and new sound panels. ITS will also have a project going on as well to replace some the cabling to the offices and classrooms.

    In the Wall Auditorium, the carpet will be replaced, and the foyer and auditorium will be painted.