Monday, February 9, 2015

New Photos From the Upper Floors

Below are some photos taken this morning of the construction.  They include interior views from the new 5th and 6th floors.  On the 5th floor only a very small portion of the old roof remains to be jack-hammered out once the last remaining windows are installed nearby -- special heavier windows for the frames that will span the height of both floors at the northeast corner of the building. The new mechanical system on the 5th floor is being set in its permanent location along the back of the building. All mechanical units have now been moved from their temporary location on the side of the building that will be the 5th floor stacks. On the 6th floor, drywall is being hung on wall frames, most columns are enclosed, and work may begin soon on the ceilings.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Revised Sprinkler System Installation Schedule for 1st and 2nd Floors

The construction contractor has released a revised schedule for the installation of the fire suppression (sprinkler) system for the remainder of both the 1st and 2nd floors.

1st Floor 

The sprinkler system has already been installed over the area designated as Phase 1 that covered the library's Technical Services division, its loading dock, and its mail room. The installation has also been finished in the Phase 2 area that included the southeast side of the building including the elevator lobby, help desk, and Learning Commons, although rebuilding the ceiling in much of this area is expected to continue through February.

The following is the sprinkler installation schedule for the remaining areas of the floor and for information about how requesting books from construction-affected areas see these directions.

Phase 4 Area: Jan. 19 – Feb. 2 
Area location: northeast quadrant of the building
  • Collections affected:  Book stacks RC321.E94 - ZA9999
  • Faculty carrels affected: F112, F113, F114 
  • Student areas affected : computer work stations in the Quiet Area 
  • Grad student carrels affected: carrels in areas 224V, 225V, and 226V along the northwest wall of the building 
Phase 3 Area: Feb. 9 – March 2 
Area location: northwest quadrant of the building
  • Collections affected: Books stacks QE1.A28 - RC321.E95
  • Office areas affected: CLUE offices (125, 124, 123,123A), Head of Acquisitions office (126) 
  • Student areas: Media Room (119), group study rooms (120 and 121) 
  • Grad student carrels affected: carrels in areas 127V and 147V along the northwest wall of the building 
 2nd Floor 

Once the 1st floor work is complete, the sprinkler system subcontractor will return to the 2nd floor.

Phase 2 Area: March 3-6 
Area location: northwest quadrant of the building
  •  (There is just a small amount of minor finish work remaining there.) 
Phase 7 Area: March 9 – 30 
Area location: This a newly designated area in southwest quadrant of the building limited to the staffed areas of Microforms & Newspapers and Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • Collections affected:  Microforms | Newspapers
  • Office areas affected: Microforms | Newspapers, Interlibrary Loan ILL 
Phase 3 Area: March 31 – April 14 
Area location: southwest quadrant of the building
  • Collections affected:  Book stacks QD1.T63 - QD951.W82
  • Faculty carrels affected: F209-F216 
Phase 4 Area: April 15 – May 8 
Area location: southeast quadrant of the building
  • Collections affected: PS92.02 - QC3.P35
  • Faculty carrels affected: F201-F208 
The dates above are subject to revision as the work progresses (and, generally, the sprinkler work has been progressing faster than planned.)