FM Enhances Study Space with Electrical Installation in the YRL Stacks
The third through the fifth floors of the YRL stacks have numerous study desks along the exterior walls of the building. For many years, YRL staff believed that the absence of electrical outlets that our students could plug their laptops, tablets and phones into have dissuaded the use of this study space. In March, 2017, prior to Winter Quarter Finals Week, UCLA FM installed electrical outlets along the east and north walls on the third floor of the YRL stacks. This work was performed in order to determine if the added electrical capability provided to the desks along these walls would draw more students to this underutilized study space. According to feedback from the YRL staff, this added capability was thoroughly embraced by the students and was highly utilized in preparation for Winter Quarter Finals. Based on this successful pilot project, FM electricians assigned to the Graveyard Shift worked over the summer of 2017 to install this same electrical capability on the east and north walls on the fourth and fifth floors of YRL, completing the work in early September, well in advance of the start of Fall Quarter 2017. Over 120 individual study stations were provided electrical capability as a result of this project. FM is extremely proud of the work we were able to complete this year in the YRL stacks to provide our UCLA students with additional and desperately needed study space.
FM graveyard shift electricians (from left to right) David King, Aaron Puskas, Garry Fisher, George Larios and George Anderson, recently installed much needed electrical capability in the YRL stacks study space.