Facilities Bulletins

Edward H. Levi Hall - elevator modernization and repairs 

June 8, 2017

Click here for the formal notice.

North elevator: June 12 through Aug. 12

South elevator: Aug. 12 through Sept. 30

The modernization to the south elevator will not start until the north elevator is fully operational. 

The building occupants and visitors can expect the following: 

  • Access between floors using the stairs will be maintained. 
  • No construction will take place during the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Vehicles will be on site at the designated loading dock during construction working hours.
  • Testing of each elevator will occur as repairs near completion. 
  • Signage will be in place at each floor during elevator repairs. 

Please note: 

1) If an elevator becomes non-operational, please contact the Facilities Services service center by calling 4.1414. 

2) If a person requires assistance with exiting the building at any time, please contact UCPD by calling 123 from a desk telephone or 773.702.8181. 

Please direct questions to Richard Wrigley, project manager, at 312.607.9567 or Larry Blouin, executive director, at 773.230.3261. 

Thank you for your patience during this work. 


Eckhart Hall roof replacement - phase 1

June 6, 2017

 Please click to view the location of this work. The campus community can expect the following: 

  • Walkways to the building will remain accessible.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided.
  • At times there will be noise generated by construction activity. 
  • The daily work schedule is 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • Work hours may vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work. 
  • Friday, Sept. 15 completion is weather dependent. 

For information, contact Barry O’Quinn, project manager, or 773.691.7965, or Larry Blouin, executive director, at 773.230.3261. 

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Main Quadrangle underground pipe inspection

June 6, 2017

Please see this map showing the areas of inspection. The campus community can expect the following: 

  • Work hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Noise will be intermittent when equipment is in use. 
  • Completion of inspections is Wednesday, June 14, is weather dependent.

Please direct questions to Denise Davis, project manager, or 773.405.3810 or Art Del Muro, director, at 847.562.6730.

Thank you for your patience.


Eckhardt Hall scaffolding installation

May 5, 2017

Crews will install scaffolding at the north elevation of Eckhardt Hall from Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 19. Some noise will be will be generated from the scaffolding installation; the reroofing project is scheduled to begin in mid-June. For information on either project, please contact Project Manager Barry OQuinn, at boquinn@uchicago.edu or 773.691.7965.


Keller Center adaptive reuse project

April 4, 2017

Construction activity began this week at 1307 East 60th Street. Please see the below graphic showing the work site.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • A construction fence will be installed prior to start of construction.
  • The sidewalk along the south side of 60th Street will close periodically to accommodate construction.
  • Traffic lanes will remain open along 60th Street, and traffic flaggers will assist vehicle traffic.
  • Work will be noisy at times, and construction crews will be on site daily; weekend work will be scheduled, as needed.
  • Construction updates will be provided before significant impactful activities occur.
  • The planned completion date for the building renovation is December 2018.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.

Please direct questions to Angela Knoble, project manager, at aknoble@uchicago.edu or 773.251.0008, or Larry Blouin, executive director, at lblouin@uchicago.edu or 773.230.3261.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Main Quad façade inspections

March 7, 2017

This week-long activity is necessary to complete in advance of façade renovations being planned for summer 2017.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Equipment and workers will be visible; all building access points, walkways and sidewalks will remain open.
  • Some noise will be associated with the use of a boom-lift.
  • Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

For information, contact Barry O'Quinn, manager, campus trades shop, at boquinn@uchicago.edu or 773.834.1548.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


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