Air Conditioning-Heating (Back to Top)

If an office or laboratory temperature is uncomfortable, check that the thermostat is properly adjusted. If the adjustment does not correct the temperature, report the situation to Facilities Management for the University of Iowa (FM). FM will be contacted to troubleshoot and repair the problem.

Temperatures in classrooms are programed to maintain a set temperature during the weekdays and evening hours. During “off-hours” thermostats are programed to set-back to an energy conserving temperature.

Biohazardous Waste (Back to Top)

Biohazardous waste disposal must follow guidelines set by the Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Departments/Laboratories are to utilize the “Red Biohazardous Waste Containers" and liners provided by the Environmental Health and Safety Office. The exterior of the container must be labeled appropriately with the barcode labels provided by the Environmental Health and Safety Office. Laboratory Staff Members will transport the containers to the SC loading dock where EHS will pick-up for proper disposal. Laboratories may pick up  “Red Containers” and new liners for future use at the cage area.

Building Hours (Back to Top)

Aerial shot of the SC

Lichtenberger Library Entrance (Ent. #1)

  Summer Fall/Spring
Monday through Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm 8:30am - 10:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed 12:00pm - 6:00pm

All Other Entrances

Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Special Note: During University breaks and designated holidays, the Seamans Center will be locked. Please use your access card to enter. All entrances open until 9:00 p.m. on Friday of Finals Week.

Building Maintenance (Back to Top)

Any Facility question or problem related to temperature, lighting, doors, locks, elevators, plumbing, spills, leaks, windows, etc., should be reported to the Facilities Management for the University of Iowa (FM). FM will be contacted to resolve the problem.

Building Restrictions (Back to Top)

University regulations prohibit all animals (except guide dogs), bicycles, roller blades, and skates in the building.

State Law and University Policy prohibit smoking at all University grounds.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the Seamans Center Facility.

Microwave ovens, coffee makers, small fans, and small refrigerators are permitted in offices. Electrical hot plates, cooking devices, and heaters are not permitted. State Fire Marshal prohibits the use of space heaters in University owned and operated facilities.

Microwave ovens are available for use in the Student Lounge, G131.

The Galley Kitchen, 3216, is available for use by reserving the space in Outlook. The Galley Kitchen has a microwave, and dishwasher. See the Facilities Manager for a detailed listing of kitchen items available for use.

Custodial Services (Back to Top)

FM Custodial Services are responsible for general cleaning of the facility; however, it is our responsibility as faculty, staff, students, and visitors to respect and take care of our facility. Please take care of areas you use, clean-up after use of any space, and report any facility problems to the Facilities Manager.

FM Custodial Staff are responsible for general cleaning of public spaces, floors, dusting, waste removal, and recycle removal (not pop containers). Facilities Maintenance utilizes a color coded system for the days of the week. The door frame of the room will be labeled with a color that indicates the day(s) for scheduled cleaning.

Personal office items and laboratory equipment, including surfaces, are the responsibility of the individuals to clean and maintain. Microwaves and refrigerators in office areas are to be kept clean and maintained by the individual(s).

FM provides waste receptacles in public spaces (i.e. restrooms, classrooms, hallways, etc.) and recycle receptacles in designated areas throughout the building; contact the Facilities Manager to request additional containers.

Any spills or special assistance needed, contact the Facilities Manager or FSG Work Control.

For large events requiring additional clean-up, contact the Facilities Management for the University of Iowa (FM).

Custodial Services are available to assist with a large event clean-up. A Blue Req is required to be submitted to Facilities Management for the University of Iowa (FM) ahead of time with the appropriate event information and contact.

Please respect the Facility, leave a space as you found it, and please make a call if you see something that needs attention.

Elevators (Back to Top)

The Seamans Center has seven elevators in the facility. If an elevator is not operating properly, please report it to the Facilities Management for the University of Iowa (FM) (refer to the elevator number located on the signage).

Events (Back to Top)

Any significant event planned in the Seamans Center should be communicated to the Facilities Manager well in advance for appropriate use of spaces and coordination with other events scheduled at the College.

Extreme Weather Policy (Back to Top)

In the event of a tornado or severe weather, proceed to the lowest level of the building or, if this is not possible, an interior hallway or room. Keep away from windows and glass, including the open atrium area.

Refer to The University of Iowa Critical Incident Management Plan and the College of Engineering Safety Plan

Keys (Back to Top)

Keys for offices and laboratories may be requested by contacting the department administrator. This is a policy implemented by the Key Shop and the College of Engineering in order to maintain an inventory of the individuals that are issued keys for your security benefit. All key requisitions must be approved by the Facilities Manager.

Upon leaving the College or University, please return keys to the Departmental Administrator.

When moving to a new location, previous office/lab keys must be turned over to the Facilities Manager in order for an individual to be issued a new key.

Please notify the Facilities Manager of any lost keys.

Moving (Back to Top)

All move requests are to be submitted, approved, and coordinated with the Facilities Manager.

New Equipment or Moving Equipment (Back to Top)

Any new equipment purchases that require substantial space, HVAC, and electrical or mechanical work must be coordinated with the Facilities Manager.

Major purchases must be coordinated with the Facilities Manager prior to purchasing so delivery and installation instructions are properly submitted with the requisition. Many purchases arrive by semi-truck and require specific delivery and installation needs coordinated ahead of time.

Any moving of furniture or major equipment must be coordinated with the Facilities Manager.

Parking (Back to Top)

All campus parking requests are to be directed to The University of Iowa Parking and Transportation Office.

Parking is not permitted in the Seamans Center Dock Area. This area is for University of Iowa approved service vehicles only.

There is one 30-minute parking space that is available for an emergency need only; 30 minutes maximum and is located in this area.

Seamans Center Dock Area “violators” will be reported to The University of Iowa Parking and Transportation Office and will be ticketed.

Shredding Services (Back to Top)

The University of Iowa has a contract with Shred It and each department has a 65 gallon shred bin. Please notify Facility Manager for pick-up.

Signage (Back to Top)

Permanent signage in the building is provided by the College. Any changes or additions to the signage must be coordinated and approved by the Facilities Manager.

Individual name cards for the signage are provided by the Facilities Manager. Please contact the Facilities Manager for changes or additions.

Space Allocation Policy/Requests (Back to Top)

The College is committed to a space utilization plan which maximizes the utility of the space and makes it possible to reassign space as needs change over time.

To retain research and teaching laboratory space, faculty must demonstrate continuing effective and productive use of the space.

If you have either short term, including one day events, or long term requests, please request space here to the College of Engineering Space Planning Committee.