Facilities

The Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS), a GOLD LEED certified building, is a 126,000 GSF shared facility for academic engineering and design programs at Morgan State University. The Center houses research and instructional programs for the School of Architecture and Planning and School of Engineering's Civil Engineering, Transportation Studies, and National Transportation Center (NTC).

As stewards of the built environment, it is important that we set an example and share the responsibility of taking care of our building.  Keeping a well maintained environment is healthy - physically, mentally, and socially.   Below is information and guidelines for the building:   

BUILDING ACCESS 
FALL & SPRING 
During the Fall and Spring term, the building will be open to the public Mon-Fri 8 am - 8 pm. The building will be closed to the public on the weekends. For members of the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and School of Engineering's (SOE) Civil Engineering, Transportation Studiesand NTC, the building will be accessible:  

Sun - Thu: 7 am - 2 am
Fri - Sat: 7 am - 12 pm
  

WINTER & SUMMER
During winter and summer break, the building will be open to the public Mon-Fri 8 am - 6 pm. The building will be closed to the public on the weekends. For members of SA+P and SOE's Civil Engineering and Transportation Systems, the building will be accessible:  

Mon - Fri: 7 am - 10 pm
Sat - Sun: 7 am - 6 pm
  

For access to the building outside of hours of operations, any person or persons not a member of SA+P and SOE's Civil Engineering, Transportation Studies, and NTC must request approval from the Dean of School of Architecture and Planning.   It is important that all adhere to the times set for the building. The building's alarm system is activated 2:15 am, Sundays - Thursdays, and 12:15 am, on Fridays - Saturdays.  If any person is caught in the building without proper approval is considered trespassing.  

OUTSIDE OF PUBLIC HOURS, USING THEIR BEAR CARD, STUDENTS MUST ENTER AT THE NORTH ENTRANCE.

HOUSEKEEPING
The University is committed to developing a "green cleaning" program for all housekeeping practices in CBEIS. Cleaning methods established in the University's housekeeping policy emphasize the removal of indoor pollutants while maintaining a safe, healthy environment for all workers and building occupants.    Keeping CBEIS and its surrounding's clean is everyone's responsibility.  Students, faculty, and staff are expected to clean up after themselves at all times. To help keep the spaces clean, eating and drinking is prohibited in the classrooms, labs, and seminar rooms. There are numerous trash cans and recycle bins strategically located throughout the building for trash disposal.

if you notice any housekeeping needs that should to be addressed, (i.e. toilet tissue missing in bathroom, vaccum office, etc.), please feel free to let one of the housekeeping staff members know.  Any other housekeeping requests, please email cbeis@morgan.edu.  SUBJECT: housekeeping. 

BUIILDING MAINTENANCE
Please report any building maintenance issues (lighting, heating/cooling, jammed locker, etc.) to the SA+P Dean's Office (CBEIS 104) or email cbeis@morgan.edu.

SECURITY
The safety of the students, faculty, and staff is the highest priority for the School of Architecture and Planning. With Morgan State University being an open campus, it is imperative for the health, welfare and safety of students, faculty, and staff that everyone complies with the building's hour of operations. For any emergencies, there will be an on-duty security guard Sunday - Thursday from 6:00 pm - 2:00 am at the information desk or contact University Police at 443-885-3103.  Please report any suspicious behavior throughout the building to the Dean's Office (CBEIS 104) or email at cbeis@morgan.edu.  

FIRST AID
First aid kits are available in the studio kitchenette (CBEIS 111), SA+P Dean's Office (CBEIS 104), and the Built Environment Applied Research (BEAR) Lab (CBEIS 020) for minor cuts and bruises.  For major accidents, please contact the University Police at 443-885-3103.  

ROOM REQUEST
All shared and SA+P space requests for events and meetings must be submitted to the Dean's Office for the School of Architecture and Planning for approval. Please do not occupy a space without formally requesting availability in the SA+P Dean's Office. Please email cbeis@morgan.edu to request use of space and you will be notified within 24 hours of availability.   For special activities or events, please see Evan Richardson, in CBEIS 104 or contact via email evan.richardson@morgan.edu

DIGITAL MESSAGE BOARDS
Building and Schools' information will be disseminated on a regular basis. There are designated digital message boards for official school communication.  If students, faculty, or staff want to post information or flyer on the official boards, he/she must submit information to cbeis@morgan.edu. Students and faculty should check these boards on a regular basis.   

NOISE MANAGEMENT
Students and faculty are to be respectful of other educational activities within the core learning environment. Please keep noise to a minimum in the atrium, studio, and seating areas while classes are in session.

SMOKING POLICY
Smoking is strictly prohibited in CBEIS and the CBEIS parking garage. Smoking is only permitted at the south entrance. Buildings that are certified with the USGBC as LEED Buildings, smoking is strictly prohibited outside the building within 25 feet of any window, door or intake louver.

GREEN TERRACE
There are two (2) green terraces located in CBEIS. One is located of the south end of SA+P studio and the other is located on the east end of the second level. The terraces will be used for events, meeting, and/or classes. All formal terrace activities must be approved by the SA+P Dean's Office. Please send a formal request to cbeis@morgan.edu. The terraces close on Mon-Fri at 10:00 PM and closed on Weekends.   

COMPUTER LABS
There are several labs administered by the School of Architecture and Planning and School of Engineering for their respective students and faculty. Below is a list of the labs in the building.   

LAB SCHOOL TYPE OF LAB HOURS
111A SA+P OPEN Su-Th 7:00 am - 2:00 am; F-Sa 7:00 am - 12:00 am
111C SA+P OPEN Su-Th 7:00 am - 2:00 am; F-Sa 7:00 am - 12:00 am
248 SA+P/SOE INSTRUCTIONAL  
256 SA+P/SOE INSTRUCTIONAL  
257 SOE INSTRUCTIONAL  
352 SA+P/SOE OPEN Su-Th 7:00 am - 2:00 am; F-Sa 7:00 am - 12:00 am
355 SOE INSTRUCTIONAL  
357 SOE INSTRUCTIONAL  

 

There is one (1) shared open lab for both the School of Architecture and Planning and School of Engineering - 352. The hours for the open labs are: Room 352: 
Sunday - Thursday: 7 am - 2 am
Friday - Saturday: 7 am - 12 am
   

NOTE: Hours for the computer labs are subject to change  Below are general computer lab policies:     

  • Labs will remain open for students use during its designated hours except during posted classes and maintenance periods. 
  • Please do not eat or drink in the computer lab as they can damage computer equipment.                
  • All chairs, tables, and equipment are to remain in their respective labs at all times.
  • Please clean up all of your material (paper, trash, etc.) before leaving the computer lab.  
  • Please do not abuse the Internet for personal use (no downloading music or clips, viewing inappropriate sites, etc.). The computers should be for academic purposes only.
  • Printing is for University assignments and projects only.
  • Please do not save your work or assignments on the computer's hard drive. Use a flash drive or external hard drive. Any work saved on the hard drive may be deleted at the end of each day.
  • Please do not "lock" the computer station for any computer work (i.e. renderings) ·     
  • Please do not share your login/password with anyone. If anything happens to the computer while your account is logged on (viruses, inappropriate downloads, excessive printing, etc.), you will be held responsible.
  • Noise levels in the computer labs should be kept at a minimum.  Headphones should be used to listen to music or videos. 
  • Students must not attempt to operate the lab lecterns or projectors without proper approval from the instructor or Dean's office.
  • Please LOGOFF once you are finished using the computer(s).  

PLEASE ADHERE TO ALL GUIDELINES. ABUSE OF GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN LIMITED OPERATION HOURS.

(Rev. 08/31/13)