Monday, September 15, 2014

Second Floor Ceiling Work to Begin; Phasing Schedule Announced

As planned, crews are getting set to begin the installation of the fire suppression (sprinkler) system on the 2nd floor this week. They plan to wrap up the installation project on the 3rd floor today and tomorrow. The phasing schedule for the 2nd floor has the work starting in the northeast quadrant of the floor before circling around, in sequence, counterclockwise. The phased work zones laid out for the floor are drawn so that none of the separately staffed areas on the floor (the Library Admin Office, Microforms & Newspapers, and Interlibrary Loan) are located in the same zone, and each of their zones comes later in the sequence. Arrangements will be made where needed to temporarily relocate staff, as well as sensitive equipment, and to otherwise cover furniture in affected areas while the work is being done in each phase, as was done on floors 3 and 4.

The floor plan to the right shows the phasing schedule.

Work in the first phase on the 2nd floor is expected to officially begin this Wednesday, Sept, 17. Workers could arrive in the area tomorrow to begin their prep work, which may include starting to cover book ranges in the northeast quadrant of the floor with plastic sheeting. If for any reason it looks like too much work remains in finishing the 3rd floor tomorrow afternoon, the progression to the 2nd floor might be delayed a day or so. However, work on the 3rd floor has been steadily progressing on schedule for the past several weeks.

Here is a text version of the dates for the phasing sequence on the 2nd floor:

Phase 1: (9/17 -10/6) 
Area location: northeast quadrant of the building
  • Faculty carrels affected: F225-F232 
  • Grad student carrels affected: carrels in areas 224V, 225V, and 226V along the northwest wall of the building 

Phase 2: (10/7 – 10/24) 
Area location: northwest quadrant of the building
  • Faculty carrels affected: F217-F224 

Phase 2b: (10/27 – 11/7) 
Area location: west central area of the building
  • Staffed area affected: Library Admin Office 

Phase 3: (11/10 – 11/24) 
Area location: southwest quadrant of the building
  • Staffed area affected: Microforms & Newspapers 
  • Faculty carrels affected: F209-F216 

Phase 4: (11/25 – start of the exam period, and to recommence during the intersession) 
Area location: southeast quadrant of the building
  • Staffed area affected: Interlibrary Loan 
  • Faculty carrels affected: F201-F208

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