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Construction News for
the Week of December 14, 2014





Major projects are listed in alphabetical order. Scroll down to view them all,
or you can jump to a specific project:

John Francis Kennedy Champions Center
South College Academic Facility



Physical Plant's Planned Work Calendar

Physical Plant's Current List of Service Interruptions


John Francis Kennedy
Champions Center
Commonwealth Avenue

Champions Center 

Brick and glass exterior is going up; much interior work is also underway.

Questions and comments about this project should be directed to the UMass Design & Construction Management project manager, Cleve Carrens, at 7-0129 or

A live web cam of the project is available here.

More information about the Champions Center project, including new renderings, can be found on the project information page.

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South College Academic


The South College Academic Facility renovation and addition project is set to begin in early 2015.

Preliminary utility work is necessary in the area.

The contractor currently performing utility work in the  area has closed a portion of Hicks Way beginning.

See map, left.  Vehicle access to Thompson Lot 64 and the Student Union are being maintained via a temporary route on Grinnell Road.  Vehicle access to all other southerly destinations, including the Du Bois Library loading dock, Goodell and the Old Chapel, are being maintained via Hicks Way.

Questions about this project should be directed to the Design & Construction Management project manager, Henry Merriman, at 413-577-1722, or

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Questions and comments should be directed to Jim Hunt, Communications Manager;; (413) 577-4767.