By Cheyanne Parker/Clarion News
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Work crews began draining water from Young Hall’s heating system Friday afternoon, preparing for much-needed improvements being installed during the extended MLK Jr. holiday weekend.
“The building uses a boiler system that is pretty old,” said Shane Robinett, who works for contractor Summit Mechanical of Jefferson City. “We have to get the water out before we can do any work.”
Robinett said they will add new lines and perform maintenance throughout the building. If all goes as planned, he said, Young Hall will be fine when employees return Tuesday morning. In fact, he said, the building is solid enough to hold heat while the system is down.
“We will work late tonight and as long as it takes to finish,” Robinett said Friday afternoon from a first floor work area. “We’ll get it done.”