Facilities Notifications

Social Sciences Research Building ADA Upgrade

June 19, 2019

At 7 a.m. on Friday, June 21, mobilization will start at the project site at the north side of SSRB for an ADA upgrade project. Please see the below graphic showing the area of work.

Throughout summer construction you can expect the following:

  • The sidewalk along the north side of the building will be temporarily closed.
  • Entrance at the north side of the building will be temporarily closed.
  • ADA entrance will remain open.
  • Signage will be in place to inform and redirect building occupants and visitors.
  • Construction will continue throughout the summer.

Please direct questions to C. Lee, project manager, at clee12@uchicago.edu or 773.251.0864

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Lab School Gym Renovation

June 17, 2019

Scope includes:

Build out of new gender-inclusive locker room,
Renovation of girls and boys existing locker rooms including new lockers, lighting, flooring, and plumbing fixtures,
Renovating accessible ramp and stairs at the pool.

The campus community can expect the following:

The work schedule is from June 17 to Sept. 3.
Daily working hours are between 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At times, there will be loud work but all work is confined to the gymnasium.
At times, you will see contractors outside at Jackman Field as well as in the Kenwood Mall area.
A dumpster will be placed on Kenwood Avenue throughout project construction.

For questions, please contact Kareem Cousar at kcousar@uchicago.edu.


International House courtyard & exterior façade repairs

June 14, 2019

Construction is scheduled to start on Wednesday, June 19, to make façade repairs at building elevations in the courtyard. Scaffolding will be installed at the building as shown on the below graphic. The completion date for the façade improvements is by Friday, Sept. 20. 

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Entrances to the building will remain open and accessible.
  • Scaffolding will be in place at building elevations.
  • Canopies will be in place adjacent to buildings, as needed.
  • Efforts will be made to manage the noise and dust associated with the façade repairs.
  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weekend work may be scheduled.
  • Placement of debris dumpsters will be S. Blackstone at 59thStreet.

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

Thank you for your patience.


Rosenwald Hall-plumbing upgrades

June 12, 2019

At 6 a.m. on Monday, June 17, a restroom upgrade project will start at Rosenwald. The project construction will continue throughout the summer; completion is by Friday, Sept. 13.

The campus community and visitors to the building can expect the following:

  • Entrances to the building will remain accessible throughout construction.
  • Interior demolition will occur; this work will be noisy, at times.
  • A temporary water shut down will be in effect throughout the building.
  • Lower level restroom facilities will remain open and available.
  • Additionally, restroom facilities will be available at Walker and Stuart. 
  • The daily work schedule is 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and may vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout construction.

For questions contact C. Lee, project manager at clee12@uchicago.eduor 773.251.0864.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Steam tunnel repairs between Walker and Pick

June 12, 2019

On Monday, June 24, steam tunnel repairs will start in the area identified in the graphic below. The repairs will continue through August. 

The campus community can expect the following throughout the repair schedule:

  • The walkway between Pick and Walker will be temporarily closed.
  • The entrance and the two side doors at the west side of Pick Hall will remain temporarily closed.
  • Signage will be in place particularly to redirect pedestrians around the walkway closure (west side).
  • Construction workers will remove debris from the site each workday to the staging area on University Avenue.
  • Completion is by Friday, Aug. 31, weather permitting.

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

Thank you for your patience throughout this necessary repair work. 


McGiffert House Summer Projects 2019

June 10, 2019

A re-roofing project at McGiffert is scheduled to start on Monday, June 17, and continue through Friday, Sept. 20. The below graphic reflects the area of work.

The campus community can expect the following throughout the project:

  • At times, there will be noise generated by construction activity. 
  • Equipment and material will be delivered to the building roof.
  • Staging of material will be adjacent to the alley on the east side of the building.
  • The daily work schedule is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Working hours may vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Scheduled completion is weather permitting.

Please note, a landscape restoration project is scheduled for the month of July at McGiffert; the scope includes improvements at the south area of the property spanning east-west.

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. 


Laird Bell Law Quadrangle Summer 2019 Construction

June 10, 2019

Construction activities will start at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at the law school. Two projects are scheduled this summer: partial roof replacement at the northwest corner of the building and construction of a walkway from the parking lot to the west entrance of the building. Please see the below graphic identifying where construction will occur.

The building occupants and the campus community can expect the following:

  • All building entrances will remain open.
  • Some impacts to the parking lot: noise associated with related work and construction vehicles entering and exiting the parking lot.
  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The daily work schedule will vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout construction.
  • Work is expected to complete in September prior to the start of the new academic year.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Kersten Physics Teaching Center

June 10, 2019

The re-roofing project at Kersten is scheduled to start on Monday, June 17, and continue through Friday, Sept. 20. The below graphic reflects the area of work.

The campus community can expect the following throughout phase 1 construction:

  • Walkways and entrances to the building will remain open and accessible; a canopy will cover portions of the walkways.
  • At times, there will be noise generated by construction activity. 
  • Equipment and material will be delivered to the building roof.
  • The daily work schedule is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Working hours may vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Scheduled completion is weather permitting.

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. 


Hinds Laboratory Roof Replacement, Phase 1

June 10, 2019

Phase 1 of the reroofing project at Hinds is scheduled to start on Monday, June 17, and continue through Friday, Sept. 20. Due to the complexity of the reroofing project, completion is scheduled in two phases. The schedule for phase 2 is not yet determined. The below graphic reflects the area of work.

The campus community can expect the following throughout phase 1 construction:

  • Walkways and entrances to the building will remain open and accessible.
  • At times, there will be noise generated by construction activity. 
  • Equipment and material will be delivered to the building roof.
  • The daily work schedule is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Working hours may vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Scheduled completion is weather permitting.

Please note, two crane lifts are being scheduled. A crane lift is scheduled for June 29 to remove existing equipment from the roof, and later in the summer to deliver new equipment to the roof.

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. 


Cobb Hall elevator modernization

June 4, 2019

Construction activity will start the week of June 24, to modernize and repair the north and south elevators in Cobb Hall. The project work is scheduled to complete by Friday, Nov. 1, when both elevators are operational. Working hours for this project are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The schedule to complete the work for each elevator is listed below. 

Elevator #1: 8/5/19 – 9/20/19 

Elevator #2: 9/23/19 – 11/1/19 
Note, the modernization of elevator #2 will not start until elevator #1 is fully operational.

The building occupants and visitors can expect the following:

  • Access between floors using the stairs will be maintained.
  • Vehicles will be on site at times 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 work 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 Kareem Cousar, project manager at kcousar@uchicago.edu 412.855.3428, or Art Del Muro at adelmuro@uchicago.edu or 847.562.6730.

Thank you for your patience during this work. 


Main Quad exterior façade repairs

June 4, 2019

Construction is scheduled to start on Monday, June 17, to make façade repairs on the buildings mentioned. Scaffolding will be installed at building elevations as shown on the below graphic. The completion date for the façade improvements and the removal of the scaffolding is by Friday, Nov. 1. 

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Access to all buildings will remain open.
  • Access to interior offices will be required; all access will be coordinated in advance with building occupants.
  • Scaffolding will be in place at building elevations.
  • Canopies will be in place adjacent to buildings, as needed.
  • Efforts will be made to manage the noise and dust associated with the façade repairs.
  • Working hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; weekend work may be scheduled.
  • Placement of debris dumpsters will be along Ellis Avenue and 59thStreet.

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

Thank you for your patience.


Burton Judson- ADA Entry improvements

June 3, 2019

Construction activities will start at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at 1005 E. 60thStreet.

The summer construction project includes improvements to the west entrance of the building. The below graphic shows the area of work including the temporary walkway along 60thStreet.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • The east entrance will be utilized by Housing & Residence Life during construction. The main entrance to the building will be temporarily closed throughout construction.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout construction.
  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The daily work schedule will vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  •  Work is expected to complete in September prior to the start of the new academic year.

Please direct questions to Kareem Cousar at kcousar@uchicago.edu or 412.855.3428.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Judd Hall roof repairs, window removal, and façade repairs

May 23, 2019

Construction activities will start at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at 5835 S. Kimbark Avenue (Judd Hall). The building envelope repairs include roof repairs, window removal, and replacement and façade repairs. Prior to the start of construction in June, building scaffolding will be installed starting on Tuesday, May 28, and complete by Friday, June 7.  

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Windows will be temporarily removed from the west façade and replaced later in the summer.
  • Walkways to building entrances will remain accessible throughout the construction.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout construction.
  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The daily work schedule will vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Completion is Friday, Aug. 30, prior to the start of the new academic year.

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

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Oriental Institute façade and window repair

May 17, 2019

At 6 a.m. on Monday, May 20, installation of scaffolding at the east elevation of the Oriental Institute will start. This installation will complete by Friday, May 24, and façade and window repairs will start at building elevations in mid-June and complete by Friday, Sept. 6. Please see the below graphic identifying repair locations and construction logistics.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Entrances to the building will remain accessible throughout construction.
  • Scaffolding and canopies will be in place at the building.
  • Noise will be heard when equipment is being used.
  •  Access to interior offices will be required; all access will be coordinated in advance with building occupants.
  • Temporary windows will be in place, as well as temporary cooling, where needed.
  • The daily work schedule is 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout the project.

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

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Rosenwald Hall restrooms refresh and restoration

April 25, 2019

Starting on Monday, April 29, the restrooms in the lower level of Rosenwald Hall will be temporarily closed while refresh and restoration work occurs. The schedule for this work is to complete by Friday, May 24.

Building occupants and visitors can expect the following this time:

  • Workers will be on site each workday starting at 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Demolition of existing floor tile will occur on Tuesday, April 30; this work will be noisy.
  • Equipment used throughout the work will at times generate intermittent noise.
  • Debris from the restrooms will be removed from the building each day.
  • A contractor’s vehicle will be staged on University Avenue, south of 58th Street each day, Monday through Friday; no debris dumpster will be required.
  • Signage will be in place throughout the building indicating: “lower level restrooms temporarily unavailable.”

Please note: the lower level restroom refresh and restoration project is enabling work for Rosenwald plumbing work scheduled to start this summer.

For questions, please contact C. Lee, project manager, at clee12@uchicago.edu or 773.251.0864.​


Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Center- Phase 1

April 8, 2019

In April, phase 1 construction will start at the Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Center at the Chicago Lying-In Hospital site located on East 59thStreet. Phase 1 construction is scheduled to complete by March 2020.

The campus community can expect the following:

Site fencing will be in place.
Construction vehicles and deliveries will be on site each working day.
Some noise will be associated with demolition and new construction work.
A portion of the roadway and parking lane along 59thStreet will, at times, be temporarily unavailable throughout construction.
Typical daily working hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Rubenstein Forum and Woodlawn Residential Commons schedule adjustment

January 25, 2019

Due to the extreme temperatures forecasted, Turner Construction will need to adjust schedules to include work on Saturdays for the next two weeks. Construction activities will occur between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This applies to both the Rubenstein Forum and Woodlawn Residential Commons projects.

For more information on the Campus South Construction Program click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Myriam Weaver mjweaver@uchicago.edu.


Rubenstein Forum

July 10, 2018

On Monday, July 16, construction started at Woodlawn and 60th Street, the future home of the David M. Rubenstein Forum. Please see the below graphic showing the construction site. Construction continues through the summer of 2020.

The campus community can expect the following during construction.

  • Mobilization will continue throughout the summer including crane, trailer and fence installation.
  • Excavation work will occur that includes caisson installation.
  • Construction vehicles will be on site throughout the work day; flaggers will be present during deliveries, as needed.
  • Work will be noisy at times, and construction crews will be on site daily; weekend work will be scheduled, as needed.
  • The sidewalk along the south side of 60th street will remain open.
  • Construction updates will be distributed when activities occur that may impact pedestrians and traffic.

For information, please contact Patrick Wilson, project manager at wpwilson@uchicago.edu or 773.834.8146, or Art Del Muro at adelmuro@uchicago.edu or 847.562.6730.


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