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Helicopters Survey Buildings at Missouri State University

Missouri State University is using helicopters to get a better view of buildings on campus. KSMU's Chasity Mayes has more.

This report was Produced November 12, 2009.

Students and faculty of Missouri State University can expect to see a helicopter hovering over campus buildings late this afternoon and later this evening.

Two flights will be taking place in order to check the roof conditions of five buildings on campus. According to the university, this procedure is being done to check for thermal heat loss and aid in MSU’s quest to conserve energy.

The survey is a function of Missouri State’s building maintenance. Patrick Zacha, Assistant Director of Facility Management, said that two flights are necessary in order to tell the buildings apart after dark.

The second flight will take place around 7:30 this evening.

University officials wanted to get the word out that if someone sees the helicopter hovering over campus, they shouldn’t be alarmed.

For KSMU News, I'm Chasity Mayes.