Facilities Bulletins

Chiller replacements – Donnelley Biological Sciences Learning Center

October 23, 2017

Starting the week of Oct 23, replacement of chillers at BSLC will start. Construction activity includes use of a crane to lift equipment and material, and underground work. A crane will be installed in the alleyway between BSLC and the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) throughout the duration of the lifts and installation.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Equipment and material lifts are tentatively scheduled in late October, late December and January.
  • Parking restrictions will be in place, at times, when the crane is delivered to the site; 57th Street is scheduled to remain open for traffic. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, as needed.
  • Excavation will occur in the alleyway; some noise will be associated with this activity.
  • Noise will also be generated when removal of existing wall panels for steel installation occurs.
  • The alleyway will be temporarily closed throughout the duration of the crane lifts and installation. The delivery docks to each building and refuse removal will be maintained.
  • Scheduled completion for work in the alley is by end of January 2018, weather permitting.

Please direct questions to Tony Maiellaro at 773.807.7948 and Anthony.maiellaro@uchospitals.edu

Thank you.


Henry Crown Field House façade masonry repairs

August 30, 2017

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Construction starts the week of Aug. 28 for façade masonry repairs at all elevations of the Crown Field House. The construction is expected to complete in October 2017.

The campus community can expect the following during the repairs:

  • A boom-lift will be on site each day.
  • Some noise and dust will be associated with this work.
  • A debris dumpster will be in place along University Avenue.
  • Building access will be maintained at all times.
  • All walkways and sidewalks will remain open and accessible.
  • Crews will work on business days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For additional information, please contact John Barlow, project manager at jbarlow@uchicago.edu or 847.922.9557.


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.


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. 


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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