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Construction Activities: Summer 2012









Rotunda Re-Pipe project:

Crews are setting up scaffolding in JFB-102 & JFB-103 and abatement crews will be setting up containment for work in JFB-B1 thru B7 and the basement level halls.

As of Tuesday, May 8th, the motorcycle parking, load zone, and the sidewalk between the rotunda and Kingsbury will be closed for the duration of the project.

Within the week, access to the rotunda lobby from JFB will be closed. Note, exiting via the stairwell to the lobby and then outside will only be available for emergency use. No one will be permitted to enter through these doors.

Additionally, the contractor will be using the plaza between the rotunda and JFB for staging and material storage. Access to the 1st floor exit on the 1st floor of JFB will be open, but access may be re-routed if needed.

The entire rotunda is OFF LIMITS. This is an active construction site and there are many potential hazards. This includes the lobby, lecture halls, restrooms, offices, and study area. Additionally, the loading zone and sidewalk between the rotunda and Kingsbury is closed.

There are no faculty using the offices during the project. If you need to contact professors, Luty, Rudolph, Ohlsen, Cassiday, DeFord, or Ingebretsen, do so via phone or email.

Lecture/demo is only accessible via the door at the west end of the basement level hall. Enter via the basement level or the west stairwell from JFB. The door will be locked, but there is a doorbell.

The project requires that the contractors adhere to a very aggressive schedule to assure that the lecture halls are available for fall classes. It is imperative that we do not create any distractions or interruptions that may delay completion of the project.

During the project access through the rotunda to JFB is NOT permitted. This restriction is 24/7, even when there is no apparent construction activity. The doorway from the stairwell to the lobby is ONLY available as an emergency exit.

The ONLY access permitted to JFB are:
• The EAST entrance on the 2nd floor
• The hallway connecting to South Physics
• The WEST entrance on the 1st floor (to the breezeway)

As the work progresses, we will post photos on the department website as well as weekly updates. Email notices will be sent to announce any shut-downs or interruptions to services.


West Entrance to South Physics:

The steps were demolished this morning and there will be no access during the project. The new steps and resurfacing of the entrance is expected to be complete in 3-4 weeks.


JFB Re-Pipe project:

Abatement and pre-cleaning of the south side utility chases are schedule to start Friday, May 11. The building fans will be shut down Friday evening and the crew will work through the weekend. This work is preliminary to abatement crews working on the piping. The North side will be cleaned the following week.

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