Facilities Bulletins

Young Building-repaving ramp access to parking lot

August 15, 2017

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At 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, repaving of the entrance to the surface parking lot at the Young Building will start. The duration of the repaving project is 3 days during which time the parking lot will be temporarily closed.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • A portion of the sidewalk along the east side of Ellis Avenue will be temporarily closed.
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians around the work site.
  • Available parking and deliveries can be made from the Ellis parking garage.
  • Jackhammering will occur that will create noise and dust; workers will be on site each day until 3 p.m.
  • Scheduled completion is by Monday, Aug. 21.
  • Completion is weather dependent.

Please direct questions to Barry O’Quinn, project manager at boquinn@uchicago.edu or 773.691.7965.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project.


Main Quadrangle-panel replacement project

August 10, 2017

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On Monday, Aug. 7, sections of pervious panels will be replaced in the main quadrangle.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Noise will be intermittent when equipment is in use.
  • Trucks will be on site each day.
  • Building access will be maintained at all times.
  • Completion is by Friday, Sept. 15, weather dependent.

Please direct questions to Denise Davis, project manager at ddavis3@uchicago.edu or 773.405.3810.


Phase 6: vault and hatch repairs at University locations

July 20, 2017

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On July 17, work starts along University Avenue near Bartlett Dining Commons between 56th and 57th streets. At this location, the campus community can expect the following:

  • A portion of the sidewalk along the west side of University Avenue will be temporarily closed.
  • Some parking spaces adjacent to the work site will be unavailable.
  • Site fencing will be in place across the sidewalk to the curb.
  • The main entrance and the west exit at Bartlett will remain open.
  • Signage will be in place to inform pedestrians of alternate routes.

Click here for Kersten Hall map.

On Monday, July 24, work starts near Kersten Hall along the west side of Ellis Avenue. At this location the campus community can expect the following:

  • A portion of the sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue will be temporarily closed.
  • Some parking spaces adjacent to the work site will be unavailable.
  • The bus stop will remain open and signage will be in place to direct pedestrians around the work site.
  • Site fencing will be in place.
  • The gate into the Crerar Quad from Ellis Avenue will remain open, and building entrances at Hinds and Kersten will remain open.
  • Signage will be in place to inform pedestrians of alternate routes.

Construction updates will be provided throughout construction. Completion at each location is weather dependent.

For questions, please contact Daniel Albo project manager at dalbo@uchicago.edu or 773.612.8179.


International House - facade repairs

July 20, 2017

The following schedule identifies key dates for stair and tower repairs:

  • Thursday, July 20: mobilization including crane on site along Dorchester Avenue.
  • Construction starts at west entrance and staircase the week of July 24.
  • Demobilizing site and project completion: Friday, Sept. 15. Completion is weather dependent.
  • Daily working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Project updates will be provided throughout construction.

For questions, please contact Barry O’Quinn at boquinn@uchicago.edu or 773.691.7965.


Tunnel repairs at 59th and Woodlawn

July 20, 2017

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The campus community can expect the following:

  • Parking restrictions and one-lane traffic along 59th Street.
  • Fencing will be in place surrounding the construction site.
  • Sidewalk along 59th Street (east/west) will be closed during phase 2.
  • Signage will be in place during each phase to direct pedestrians.
  • Buses and shuttle routes will remain open.
  • The crosswalks at 59th Street and Woodlawn Avenue will remain open and accessible.
  • Completion is by Friday, Sept.15, weather permitting.

For questions, please contact Daniel Albo, project manager at dalbo@uchicago.edu or 773.612.8179.


McGiffert House – Phase 2

July 6, 2017

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The campus community can expect the following:

  • Crews will be on site each working day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • The McGiffert parking lot will remain open.
  • A debris dumpster will be in place in the construction staging area.
  • Noise and dust will be generated at times throughout construction.
  • Updates will be provided throughout construction.
  • Scheduled completion is Nov. 3, weather dependent.

Please direct questions to Richard Wrigley, project manager at rwrigley@uchicago.edu or 312.607.9567, or Dave Stuercke, assistant director at dstuercke@uchicago.edu or 773.230.3624.

Thank you for your patience throughout phase 2 of the renovation project.


Edward H. Levi Hall - elevator modernization and repairs 

June 8, 2017

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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. 


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.


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