Facilities Notifications

New Fiber Optic Along 57th

September 23, 2021

The week of Sept. 27, the installation of new fiber optic is scheduled to start along 57th from Ellis Avenue to Drexel Avenue. The sequence of the installation will start at/near Ellis and proceed west on 57th. The installation will be completed by a 3rd party vendor (Crown Castle). 

Optic Fiber Project Graphic

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Sidewalks will remain open; reroutes may be in place at select locations with signage posted to inform pedestrians.
  • Access to buildings will remain open.
  • Traffic flow will remain open; there may be delays at times when workers and equipment are present.
  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The completion date is ~ Friday, Oct. 22, weather dependent.

Updates will be distributed, as needed, throughout the fiber installation.
For questions, please contact Pat Hickey, IT Services, at pjhickey@uchicago.edu.


Campus South Multi-Use Facility

August 30, 2021

The demolition contractor is scheduled to mobilize at 6047 S. Kimbark Ave on Tuesday, Aug. 31, and demolishing of the athletics building will start on the 31st. The daily working hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions, please contact Krystal McDoom, project manager, at kmcdoom@uchicago.edu.


Bond Chapel-fire alarm upgrade

August 6, 2021

During the week of Aug. 9, a project to upgrade the fire alarm system at Bond Chapel will start. There will be little impact to the campus community during the work. There will be workers on site each day from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and equipment/deliveries will be brought to the chapel through the walkway between Classics and Wieboldt. There is no debris dumpster scheduled to be at/near the site on a regular basis. This project activity will continue throughout the remainder of the summer and the expected completion is early October. 

Click here for the Facilities Services statement of protocols to address the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic for construction and vendors working in buildings and at construction sites.

For questions, please contact C. Lee, project manager, at clee12@uchicago.edu.


Eckhart Hall-Math Lab

July 30, 2021

The construction activity for the build-out of the Math Lab project at Eckhart Hall, rooms, 130, 131, and 132, is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Please note the following:

  • Demolition will start next week and is expected to generate some noise.
  • Contractors will typically work between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on weekdays, possibly weekends, as needed.
  • Contractors will use the ramp at the north entrance to access the building.
  • Demolition-removal trucks/vehicles will use University, as will deliveries.

The scheduled completion of the project is ~ Friday, Sept. 3. Updates will be distributed, as needed, throughout construction.

For questions, please contact Marcus Warner, project manager, at mwarner0@uchicago.edu


Click here for the Facilities Services statement of protocols to address the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic for construction and vendors working in buildings and at construction sites.

1155 East 60th: exterior landscape renovation

July 1, 2021

On Thursday, July 1, fence installation will start at 1155. The exterior landscape work area will be enclosed for the duration of the project. 

On Tuesday, July 6, the contractor will again be on-site throughout the summer-long renovation; and building occupants can expect the following:

  • The East Courtyard entrance will be temporarily closed.
  • Access to the building will be through the Main North Entrance on 60th Street and the South ADA entrance, only.
  • There will be some noise; look-ahead information will be provided during project updates.
  • Dust control measures will be in place.

For questions, please contact C. Lee, project manager, at clee12@uchicago.edu.


Kelly, Beecher, Green-interior renovation project

June 16, 2021

Plans are in progress to confirm a schedule for interior renovation in the basement of Kelly-Beecher-Green Hall. The start date is TBD but could start as early as the week of June 21. The project work will continue throughout the summer.  Noise and vibration may be noticeable during the demolition of existing spaces. The project logistics will be coordinated with the existing façade project currently in progress.  Updates will be provided. 

For questions, please contact C. Lee, project manager, at clee12@uchicago.edu.


Click here for the Facilities Services statement of protocols to address the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic for construction and vendors working in buildings and at construction sites.

Kersten-west elevation window replacement (Phase 3 of 3)

June 8, 2021

The replacement of the windows project at the Kersten Bridge is scheduled to start on Monday, June 14. The below graphic reflects the area of work and the impact to parking along 57th Street. 

The campus community can expect the following throughout construction:

  • Access into the building will remain open.
  • Exterior and interior scaffolding will be installed and visible.
  • The bridge between ERC and Kersten, and the entrance at Kersten/GCIS will remain open.
  • At times, there will be noise generated by construction activity. 
  • The daily work schedule is 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Working hours may vary throughout the summer, including weekend work.
  • Completion is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10.

Click here for the Facilities Services statement of protocols to address the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic for construction and vendors working in buildings and at construction sites.

Please direct questions to Marcus Warner, assistant project manager, at mwarner0@uchicago.edu or 630.796.3651.


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