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Construction News for
the Week of April 13, 2014

 


 

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

Central Campus Infrastructure
Champions Center
Integrative Learning Center
Lincoln Campus Center Concourse / Blue Wall
McGuirk Alumni Stadium Upgrade

 

 

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Central Campus Infrastructure

 

  

New Pathways at Student Union

The contractor for the Central Campus Infrastructure Project has paved new pathways in the Student Union/Du Bois/Machmer area.

No motorized vehicles are allowed east, via Hicks Way, of a new accessible parking area located on the south side of the Campus Center Garage. 

The new walkway configuration is considered an interim design, pending final development of the area in accordance with the campus Master Plan.

Questions and comments about this project should be directed to the UMass Design & Construction Management project manager, Jason Venditti, at 413-326-1661 or venditti@facil.umass.edu.

More information about the Central Campus Infrastructure project can be found on the project information page.

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Champions Center
Commonwealth Avenue


Champions Center 

Steel is going up at the site this week.

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

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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Integrative Learning Center
(formerly the Academic Classroom Building)

 

 

The walkway on the east side of the Student Union (the westerly side of the construction site) is now closed.  The temporary pedestrian route from points to and from Hasbrouck/Campus Center in the north and Du Bois/Student Union in the south are no longer open to through traffic. The construction site fence is also being expanded northward, closing the temporary pedestrian route on the south side of the Campus Center.  A pedestrian "bridge" has been put in place to facilitate traffic between the west side of Hasbrouck and the Campus Center.  This fence line configuration is expected to remain in place through December, 2013.

Campus Pond Walkway

The walkway across the north end of the Campus Pond will remain closed throughout construction. Walking east-west will require traveling around the Pond at the south end (Fine Arts Center), or traveling through or around Hasbrouck Lab and the Campus Center to the north. In some cases, this may add extra travel time, but we're hoping to minimize that by laying out clear and reliable alternate routes to and from various points on campus. 

Questions about this project should be directed to the project manager, Jeff Quackenbush at 5-6453 or jquacken@facil.umass.edu.

For more information about this project, see the Integrative Learning Center Project information page.

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Lincoln Campus Center Concourse / Blue Wall

 

 

See the graphic, left.  Most of the southern sections of the Lincoln Campus Center concourse level, and a small portion east of the escalators, are now sealed to allow for negative air flow during demolition.  These areas will remain largely inaccessible for the duration of construction.  Concourse-level restrooms, building elevators, and the passageway to the Student Union will remain open.  Most of the north side of the concourse level will also remain open, including the University Bookstore and escalators to/from the lower level of the building.  Demolition and construction activity will result in intermittently high noise levels.

While the Blue Wall is closed for renovation, faculty, staff and students can continue to find light fare at French Meadow on the concourse, or dine at an expanded Hatch at the Student Union.  For more information about all UMass dining locations, hours and menus, go to www.umassdining.com.

Questions about this project should be directed to the Design & Construction Management project manager, Stephen Lobik, at 545-6516 or slobik@facil.umass.edu.

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McGuirk Alumni Stadium Upgrades


 

Interior plumbing, electrical, drywall and mechanical work is being done in both the Press Box and the Performance Center. 

For background information about this project, see the project information page

A live project web cam is available here.

Questions about the project should be directed to the FP project manager, Joe Balzano, at 545-2179; jbalzano@facil.umass.edu.

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