Facilities Bulletins

56th St Tunnel Work

August 10, 2018

On Monday, Aug. 13, steam and condensate line replacement will start along 56th St. from Max Palevsky Commons east across the roadway to Henry Crown Field House. Please see the below graphic showing the area of work and impacts to traffic flow and pedestrian sidewalk use during both phases of the project.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • At all times, one lane of traffic will remain open.
  • Temporary parking restrictions will be effect; signage will be posted identifying “no parking” zones.
  • Sidewalk closures will alternate from one side of the street to the other.
  • Signage will be in place particularly for redirecting pedestrians around the sidewalk closures.
  • Completion is by Friday, Sept. 14, 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. 


Social Sciences Research Building Entrance Replacement

July 30, 2018

On Tuesday, July 31, the main entrance at Social Sciences Research Building (SSRB) will be temporarily closed during construction to replace the building’s front entrance door. 

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Barricade and fencing will be installed to close off the work area.
  • Signage will be in place to show alternate entrances to the building; please see the below graphic.
  • At times, noisy work will occur throughout the day, and dust control measures will be maintained.
  • Daily work schedule is 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Scheduled completion and reopening of the main entrance is Friday, Aug. 17.

For questions, please contact Jim Garcia, senior project manager, atjgar@uchicago.edu.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project activity.


Law School Parking Lot Expansion

July 18, 2018

The onsite work for the Law School Parking Lot Expansion project will start on Thursday, July 19. 

The building occupants and visitors can expect the following:

  • Fence installation and tree removal will continue through this week.
  • On Thursday, July 19, please park as “far east” as possible in the main parking lot behind the Law School to allow for the erection of the construction fence starting at 8 a.m.
  • Future parking during construction will be in temporary designated areas, only.
  • Construction vehicles onsite throughout the work day.

As we have previously mentioned, project updates will be distributed to inform colleagues of 2-week look ahead activities and to provide updates on the construction schedule.

For questions, please contact Michael Ross at mross07@uchicago.edu


Kimbark Ave Tunnel repairs

July 12, 2018

Tunnel repairs along Kimbark Ave. will start this week, July 9. Please see the below graphic showing the area of work scheduled to complete in two phases.

The campus community can expect the following

  • Project to complete in 2 phases; Monday, July 9 through Friday, Aug. 31. Completion is weather dependent.
  • Phase 1, July 9 – ~Aug. 1: west side of the roadway that includes temporary closure of the sidewalk and some parking spaces along Kimbark.
  • Phase 2, Aug. 2 – ~Aug. 31: east side of the roadway that includes temporary closure of the sidewalk and some parking spaces along Kimbark.
  • A traffic lane will remain open at all times, and access to the Booth loading dock will be maintained.
  • Working hours are 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (no noisy work before 8 a.m.)
  • Pavement and curb removal will be noisy.

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


Rubenstein Forum

July 10, 2018

On Monday, July 16, construction will start 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 60thstreet 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.


University Ave Steam Line Repair

July 3, 2018

On Wednesday, July 11, steam line repairs will start along University Ave. Please see the below graphic showing the area of work scheduled to complete in two phases. 

The campus community can expect the following:

  • The sidewalks on both sides of University Ave. are reopened.
  • The new steam and condensate lines have been reconnected to the existing lines on both sides of the tunnel.
  • Backfilling has started.
  • Framing of concrete walls at each side of the street occurred this morning and concrete pour is scheduled at noon, today. Curing time is 3 days.
  • Next week, complete the waterproofing, backfill and pour the concrete base for the street and curbs.
  • Asphalt to complete by ~Aug. 10, pending weather conditions, followed by cleanup and demobilization.

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. 


Henry Crown Field House

June 15, 2018

The project work to install windows at the Henry Crown Field House is scheduled to start the week of June 18.

For questions, please contact Kareem Cousar at kcousar@uchicago.edu or 773.834.3733.


Kersten building and bridge-reroofing

June 15, 2018

The reroofing project at Kersten building and bridge is mobilizing this week. The below graphic reflects the area of work and the impact to parking along East 57thStreet. The project will continue through September.

The campus community can expect the following throughout construction:

  • Walkways to buildings 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 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 by Friday, September 21, 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. 


BSD Building Inspections

June 14, 2018

Façade inspections to four campus buildings will start the week of June 18. The inspection schedule for each building will vary; the work includes inspections, and as-needed repairs. Scheduled completion is by Friday, June 29, weather permitting. Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please see the below graphic identifying the buildings scheduled for inspection. 

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Entrances to each building will remain accessible throughout construction.
  • A boom-lift will be used to access building elevations that at times will impact pedestrian walkways.
  • Noise will be heard when equipment is being used, the noisy work will be scheduled around building programs and activities.
  •  The daily work schedule may vary depending on weather conditions.

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.


Main Quadrangle-drainage restoration

June 13, 2018

On Thursday, June 14, a project will start on the main quadrangle to make drainage repairs in the walkway between the main circle and Cobb Gate. The work will be completed in phases to accommodate programs and deliveries on the main quad. The below graphic shows the area of construction and the phased approach to the project.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4 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 and signage will be in place to identify reroutes to walkways and buildings.
  • Completion is by Friday, Sept. 15, weather dependent.

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

Thank you for your patience during this necessary work.


Law School

June 11, 2018

Reroofing-Moot Court and ComEd work along 60th on Monday, June 11, and the parking lot expansion (phase 1 and phase 2 starting on ~July 1 and ~August 15, respectively).

The attached graphic identifies the work sites, and in particular the access and use of the parking lot throughout each phase, and the street parking limitations on University south of 60th.

Separate project updates will be provided, as needed, throughout construction.

Parking lot expansion project, Michael Ross at mross07@uchicago.edu

Reroofing project, Barry O’Quinn at boquinn@uchicago.edu

ComEd work, Bob Bandura at rbandura@uchicago.edu


Cobb Hall-classroom renovation

June 11, 2018

Cobb Hall-classroom renovation

Project schedule: 6/11/18 through ~9/14/18

·Scope/impact: all classrooms on floors 1, 3 and 4 will be repainted and carpet and furniture will be replaced; floors 1 through 4 will get all new video systems installed; floors 2 and 3 furniture removal and replacement through lower level ramp and 1st floor thru the north entrance.

·Daily work schedule: 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. (no weekend work planned at this time)

·Street use: parking spaces blocked-off on east side of Ellis Avenue in front of Cobb Hall.

·Construction supervision will be provided throughout this project.


Cobb Hall-Air

June 11, 2018

Cobb Hall-Air Handler Unit C (AHU-C) replacement

Project schedule: 6/11/18 through ~8/31/18

  • Scope/Impact: all classrooms and main corridors will not have cooling; minimal noise; contractor will use elevator between lower level and 5th floor; tool boxes and material will be stored in the 5th floor lobby; no building-wide cooling shutdowns are planned, cooling will remain in office spaces.
  • Daily work schedule: 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. (no weekend work planned at this time)
  • Street use: parking spaces blocked-off on east side of Ellis Avenue in front of Cobb Hall.

Laboratory Schools Jackman Field

June 7, 2018

At 8 a.m. on Monday, June 11, mobilization will start at The Laboratory Schools Jackman Field between 58thand 59thStreets at Dorchester Avenue to replace the field surface. Please see the below graphic showing the area of work.

The campus community can expect the following throughout the project:

  • Construction vehicles will enter the site from Dorchester Avenue.
  • The sidewalks adjacent to the field will remain open to pedestrians.
  • At times there will be noise generated throughout the work day. 
  • 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 mid-September,weather permitting.

Please direct questions to Kareem Cousar, project manager, at kcousar@uchicago.edu or 773.834.3733.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Eckhart Hall Reroofing

June 7, 2018

At 6 a.m. on Monday, June 11, installation of scaffolding at the east and north elevations of Eckhart Hall will start. Following the installation, reroofing activity will start and continue into October.

  • The campus community can expect the following throughout construction:
  • 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.
  • Working hours may vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Scheduled completion of phase 2 is by Friday, October 19, weather permitting.

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

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Burton-Judson Residential Hall Repairs

June 7, 2018

Construction activities will begin on Monday, June 11, in Burton-Judson residential hall to make repairs in existing restrooms, and to make improvements to the building courtyard. The work hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please see the below graphic reflecting the site and the construction logistics.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • The daily work schedule may include extended hours throughout the summer; including early start times, evening and weekend work.
  • There will be noise generated by construction crews, and construction vehicles will be present during working hours.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout the project.

For questions related to project work at Burton-Judson please contact Kareem Cousar, project manager, at kcousar@uchicago.eduor 773.834.3733.

Thank you.


Stagg Field Synthetic Turf Replacement

June 1, 2018

Mobilization begins on Monday, June 11, in preparation for the turf replacement project at Stagg Field. Removal of the existing turf will be followed by installation of new turf material.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Removal and disposal of existing material will occur each day using debris dumpsters.
  • Site access for all construction vehicles and equipment is at the gate off of 55thStreet; traffic coordination will occur during working hours.
  • In-fill of new turf material will be installed in time for the field to reopen for use in July 2018.
  • Completion is Saturday, June 30, weather dependent.

Please direct questions to Kareem Cousar, project manager, at kcoursar@uchicago.edu or 773.834.3733.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project. 


Woodlawn Commons Neighbor Meeting

June 1, 2018

The University of Chicago invites neighbors to attend a presentation of a logistics plan for the Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons located along 61stStreet between Woodlawn and University Avenues. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Renee Granville-Grossman (GGRC) Residential Commons
6031 S. Ellis
McClean Community Room, 1st floor

For additional information regarding the neighbor meeting please contact Matthew Curtin at mcurtin@uchicago.edu.
Thank you.


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