"MIT and the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) expect that all FSILG houses will be safe, secure, clean, comfortable, conducive to learning, proactively managed, and appropriately inspected and licensed."
Covid-19 Facilities Information
September 15, 2020
The Facilities Committee is working on guidelines for keeping FSILG buildings in good shape for the winter. Expect a document to be posted within the next few weeks.
Get your heat checked out ASAP, as weather that needs heat is coming soon. Although buildings are sparsely occupied or unoccupied, heat will still be needed to keep pipes from freeaing. It is not feasible, for various reasons, to close buildings to the extent that water may be shut off and drained. Some subsistence heat will need to be maintained throughout the season.
You are strongly urged to take up MIT's offer to pay for management service this semester (whether it's via FCI or another vendor). Winter will require close vigilance to prevent freezes, and as mentioned sparsely occupied buildings will be a challenge. Professional management can assure things are in good shape by looking in on things and correcting issues on a timely basis. This includes all matters regarding the physical plant.
The Facilities Committee is developing requirements for changes to the SLI dashboard, having heard from users of issues associated with the web site. We are gathering input in this google doc. Please leave comments and/or edit.
The Facilities Committee has prepared a set of Guidelines for the Retrieval of Belongings, for those graduating seniors who left items behind after the Covid-19 move-out.
The Facilities Committee, in conjunction with FCI, is available to assist in matters regarding building security and maintenance. We have prepared this Facility Continuity Guidelines document as a quick guide to keeping your house viable during the Covid-19 downtime.
The AILG Facilities committee provides assistance to houses in meeting their facilities-related responsibilities. Your main source for information in this regard is the Facilities Committee's House Manager's Manual. This manual is kept up to date and includes what you need to know about maintenance, inspections, and policies.
A service specifically involving inspections is offered to houses by the AILG, the SLI (Safety, Licensing, and Inspections) Program, This offers assistance to houses to ensure they are ready to meet the requirements of municipal codes and associated inspections.
The Facilities Assessment Program is an ongoing professional engineering evaluation of all houses with respect to their immediate and long-term physical needs regarding infrastructure and safety.
Policies, Guides, and Archives
New volunteers are always welcome. As of September 2020 meetings are by Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am Eastern Time. Contact Larry Stabile, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes from previous meetings can be found below:
Facilities Committee - Larry Stabile, Chair: email@example.com