On October 23, 2015, an 18,000 lb. generator was installed at Milam Hall, which will provide 450KW of standby power to the building. To deliver the generator to its enclosure, the crane, truck and crew had to maneuver under trees and through a lawn, while maneuvering over steel plates and plywood to protect the sidewalk and lawn from the enormous weight.
Similar to the generator that was installed earlier this year at the Pharmacy Building, the work was a collaborative effort. Capital Planning and Development project and construction managers managed the slab and enclosure construction, while Facilities Services Electrical Shop managed the building upgrades and electrical work to tie the generator to building systems.