Propane Tank Installation November 24-January 2015

Site work began today to prepare for the installation of an additional propane tank adjacent to the Central Heating Plant. The site work involves some tree removal with delivery and placement of the 30,000 gallon tank anticipated next week. The additional tank will be located with the existing tanks. The propane tanks ensure the campus has a supply of gas in case of emergency. Work will be complete by the end of the year. Contact project coordinator Don Whittemore with any questions at or 777-5464.

Roof Work on O'Connor Hall November 26

Roofers will replace a few missing shingles on O'Connor Hall on Wednesday, November 26. A lift will arrive Tuesday, November 25 and be stationed in the O'Connor loading dock area. The shingle replacement is only expected to take a few hours on Wednesday. Contact Gregg Konnick with any questions at or 777-2598.

Campus Mail Services Closed November 27&28

The Campus Mail Services will closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular services will resume on Monday, December 1.

Lecture Hall Basement Asbestos Abatement November 24-December 5/Library Tower Hot Water Shutdown November 23&24/Crane and Equipment Installation at Lecture Hall November 25

There are several construction activities occurring next week related to renovations taking place in the Lecture Hall basement and the upcoming renovation of the Student Wing. Please note the following limited impacts on some campus services and buildings.

As part of the ongoing demo/renovation project underway in the Lecture Hall basement area, asbestos abatement of floor tiles will begin Monday, November 24. The contractor has constructed temporary enclosures outside the abatement areas(B74/B75/B76, B78B&C, and B78A). The temporary enclosures extend partially into the corridor. Corridors will remain open as well as access into Lecture Halls, B89, and B90. Handicap access into LH8 will remain. Exiting from the lower left-hand door out of LH8 will be for emergency purposes only during this time.Negative air ventilation tubes will be hung at ceiling level into B71 or B78C. During the abatement, workers may be seen exiting work areas wearing tyvek suites and respirators before entering a decon unit located nearby. All work follows safety protocols set forth in the Asbestos Abatement Code, by the Department of Labor, and the University. During abatement activities, noise will be heard from the scraping up of tiles/adhesive and from air monitoring equipment. This work is expected to take about two weeks.

There will be a shutdown of hot water to the Library Tower beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 23 until noon, Monday, November 24. Radiant heat will be available throughout Library north during this time. This shutdown is needed to tie in the high temperature hot water system to the area under renovation in the Library north second floor.

On Tuesday, November 25 a crane will arrive early in the morning and be situated near the Lecture Hall. The crane will be placing a new condenser on the Lecture Hall. Work should be complete around 10 a.m.

Contact Jennifer Bourassa with any questions at or 777-5047.

Stair Tread Repair in University Union November 26-November 30

New stair treads will be installed on the set of steps in the corridor connecting UU south to UU north from Wednesday November 26 until Sunday, November 30. Contact project coordinator Mo Afify with any questions at or 777-2828.

Connector Road Closed Until Spring

The Connector Road through the Nature Preserve is now closed until spring.

Center of Excellence Door Closure

The door adjacent to the overhead door at the Center of Excellence will be closed through December 31 while a connecting link and stairs are constructed as part of the Smart Energy Research and Development Building project. Signs will be posted to guide users around this work. Contact project coordinator Lisa Sklener with any questions at or 759-8276.

Academic A Corridor Project Begins October 20

A small project will begin Monday, October 20 in the 100D corridor in Academic A adjacent to the Student Wing to create space Educational Communications and facilitate a larger project, due to begin in January, that will renovate the Student Wing. The work involves removal of a wall and relocation of a door and will take about a month to complete. Contact project coordinator Jim Barnum with any questions at or 777-6014.


Last Updated: 11/24/14