Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Sombrilla Plaza repair project to replace skylights by late August

Sombrilla Plaza

Sombrilla Plaza at UTSA Main Campus during BestFest

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(May 24, 2010)--Sombrilla Plaza on the UTSA Main Campus will be under repair through the summer with completion by Aug. 27 -- just in time for fall classes.

All of the 315 skylight domes over the plaza will be replaced, along with frames and gutters. Workers also will power-wash vertical and horizontal surfaces, columns, walls, the fountain and floor tiles, and concrete will be pebble-finished. Additionally, selected deteriorated wood shade panels will be replaced.

UTSA began Phase A, the replacement and refurbishment of 108 skylight domes, in summer 2008. During the process, it was discovered that the original domes could not be reused as planned, thus the original budget replaced only a small portion of them. The work this summer will complete the project.

The original skylights were part of the initial core of buildings at UTSA. The demolished existing skylight system will be recycled and will not contribute to a landfill.

For more information, contact UTSA Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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