November 14, 2013
Thursday, November 14 | 8:30 a.m. | 112 Brody Hall
Construction Junctions are Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’ monthly public meeting designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.
- Do not dart out in front of or behind snow-removal equipment. It is large, loud and difficult to stop quickly.
- Make eye contact with a snow-removal equipment operator before crossing in front of him/her.
- Do not park so close to the sidewalk that your car’s bumper hangs over it.
- Avoid parking in the part of a lot that has not yet been cleared.
- Park where it’s plowed or wait a few minutes for the driver to finish and then park freely in the cleared lot.
- Parking is prohibited in residence hall loops between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
- Dial 353-1760 to request services or report icy spots on campus.
- Current system has reached the end of its life and is becoming difficult to maintain and obtain replacement parts.
- Will upgrade to the latest fire and smoke detection technology.
- Work can be done after hours to minimize disruptions.
- Work will begin in February 2014 and be completed February 2015.
Q: As far as accessibility, will there be fire alarms that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
A: We will look into having ADA features built into the system for the visually-impaired and the hearing-impaired.
- Comprehensive renovation of 11 classrooms in Bessey Hall to include rooms 304, 305, 306, 307, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316 and limited renovation to 317.
- Four existing classrooms will be converted into two REAL (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning) classrooms.
- Limited noise to second-floor offices, classrooms and third-floor classrooms.
- Updates to furniture in corridor for students waiting for class in the hallways.
- Construction to begin May 5, 2014, with a substantial completion August 2014.
Q: What kind of constraints will there be for the furniture that will be in the corridor?
A: We are currently talking with interior designers and fire marshals about our options.
Q: Will accessibility be considered for this project?
A: We are currently looking into accessibility.
- Second phase of a two-phase project.
- New steam tunnel, electric service, communication ducts, and water main replacing 50-year-old services.
- Improved reliability for all utility services.
- Some early work to begin in March 2014.
- Visible construction will be complete by August 2014.
- The north campus arch-style steam tunnels are 87 to 102 years old and have significantly deteriorated.
- The structural anchors, pipe supports and steam equipment within these tunnels are also severely deteriorated and require replacement or repair for safe and reliable operation of the steam-distribution system.
- The project includes road reconstruction (pedestrian, bicyclist and vehicular safety improvements), communication, water and electrical-distribution improvements to the north campus region.
- This is the third segment of a four-segment project.
- Early project construction is scheduled for November 2013 through April 2014.
- Site construction scheduled May 2014 through mid-August 2014.
- Renovations to support and create a visible location for the Graduate School.
- Consistent with comprehensive renewal projects completed at Eustace-Cole Hall and Marshall-Adams Hall.
- Comprehensive renewal while preserving its historical character.
- Building has been vacant since 1999 to present and is waiting renewal.
- Project includes a four-story research laboratory building that is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and interaction among all occupants/users, and the sharing of specialized research equipment, such as imaging.
- The building will be physically connected to the existing Clinical Center C-Wing and Life Science B-Wing, with proximity to the Radiology building to facilitate the sharing of core research resources.
- Construction started Sept. 30, 2013.
- Construction to be completed September 2015.
This project included:
- Installation of an orchestra pit with lift system.
- An orchestra shell and acoustical upgrades.
- Renovation of existing and construction of additional restrooms.
- Fire suppression and fire-alarm systems throughout the building rewiring the entire building.
- Installation of a snowmelt system on sidewalks adjacent to the new barrier-free access that includes the installation of an elevator at the northeast corner of the building.
- Construction began Sept. 10, 2012.
- Construction was completed Oct. 25, 2013.
This project included:
- Decommissioning the existing fueling station and underground fuel tanks on east side of stadium.
- Creating new fueling station on Service Road, including:
- gas pumps,
- an overhead canopy paved,
- circulation space for large and small service vehicles (including buses),
- a new car wash to replace the existing facility.
Currently reviewing car-wash operations with a goal to open as soon as possible.