Facilities Bulletins

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.


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 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. 


IFK Fa├žade Repairs

June 7, 2018

Construction activities will start at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 11, at 5737 S. University (IFK) and continue through the end of summer. The façade repairs will be noisy at times, and use of a lift to access elevations will be required. Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Walkways to building entrances, and to neighboring buildings, will remain accessible throughout the project.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout construction.
  • The daily work schedule will vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Completion is July 24, weather dependent

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

Thank you for your patience during this work.


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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