Activity Updates - Sustainable Infrastructure Program

Work continues on all aspects of the Sustainable Infrastructure Program (SIP), with progress occurring in the Wilder Bowl, in South Campus buildings, and in the central heating plant. As the pace of construction continues to accelerate, there are over 80 tradespeople on campus helping move the campus toward carbon neutrality!

We have started the installation of new piping systems, to replace the antiquated steam system. To make the system more efficient, ensuring as little heat loss as possible, the piping will be enclosed with insulation. Additionally, this insulation will reduce pipe maintenance over time.  The SIP crews will be pouring the insulation starting the 24th or 25th, which may create some dust near the excavation areas. The material is non-toxic and environmentally-safe. The team will work diligently to control the dust. If there are any issues related to this, you can reach out to ude.n1623650441ilreb1623650441o@lar1623650441tuen.1623650441nobra1623650441c1623650441

Please stay aware in work areas. Heavy equipment is active and on campus throughout the day. Safety is our highest priority, and we ask for your help to ensure everyone is paying attention and alert while walking through campus. In addition, we want to remind people to allow some extra time to navigate the impacted areas of campus, particularly those buildings in and around Wilder Bowl.

To assist with navigating activity, please review the latest wayfinding map.

Week of June 13th 

Signage and Fencing

  • Pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle wayfinding signage installation and modification will continue to support the work.

Site Prep and Staging

  • Project materials will continue arriving on campus (pipe, materials, etc.) and will be installed in their final location or stored in the designated staging areas.

Building Conversions and Improvements

  • Building modernization activities will continue at South Hall, Baldwin, Harvey Kade Price, Conservatory Warner Central, Robertson, and Conservatory Library.

Excavation and Plant Conversion

  • Pipe installation will continue on the east face of the Central Service Building, north of Mudd Library to Mudd’s northeast corner.
  • Pipe installation will continue eastward across the Wilder Bowl and up to within five feet of Peters Hall and Cox Administration Building. Some additional excavation will occur north of Dascomb Hall.
  • Please check the wayfinding map for detours during this work.
  • Work continues at the Central Services Building.

Week of June 20th 

Signage and Fencing

  • Pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle wayfinding signage installation and modification will continue to support the work.

Site Prep and Staging

  • Project materials will continue arriving on campus (pipe, materials, etc.) and will be installed in their final location or stored in the designated staging areas.

Building Conversions and Improvements

  • Building modernization activities will continue in South Hall, Baldwin, Harvey Kade Price, Conservatory Warner Central, Robertson, and Conservatory Library.

Excavation and Plant Conversion

  • Pipe installation should conclude on the east face of the Central Service Building, north of Mudd Library to Mudd’s northeast corner.
  • Pipe installation will continue eastward across the Wilder Bowl and up to within five feet of Peters Hall and Cox Administration Building. Pipe installation will also occur in the trench north of Dascomb Hall.
  • Please check the wayfinding map for detours during this work.
  • Work continues at the Central Services Building.

Parking (parking map link)

To accommodate staging and contractor parking for SIP and for Mudd renovation, changes to and alternative accommodations for faculty and staff are expected for the following lots:

  • The Service Building East lot is unavailable until October 1.
  • Contractors will utilize marked parking spots in the Gray Gables parking lot May 17 through the duration of the project. There will be approximately 25 parking spaces available for staff and they will be marked accordingly.
  • The eastern portion of the Finney/Cox lot will only be closed for 5 days in early July. More details will be provided when these dates are confirmed.
  • The Rice/King lot will be closed between May 24-July 15. The designated handicapped parking spots will be temporarily relocated to the Finney/Cox lot and displaced faculty and staff can find alternative parking spots in the Mudd parking lot. A path from the Mudd lot to Rice and King will be maintained during this work.

As a reminder, Campus Safety has relaxed parking sticker lot designations for the summer in support of the SIP. 

Also, please note all impacted faculty and staff are not limited to the designated alternative accommodations outlined here should another lot on campus better suit their schedule and campus pathway. 

Lastly, temporary bike racks have been installed at the eastern entrance of Mudd Library to replace the bike racks that have been temporarily removed from the north east corner of the building.

Other Work on Campus

Beyond the Sustainable Infrastructure Program, some other work activities on campus will have an impact on pedestrian and bike traffic. The CELA project, also known as Mudd Engaged Liberal Arts, continues. This project involves a renovation of Mudd center basement into new office space and concrete repair in the lower courtyard on the eastern exterior of the building, including the installation of an ADA ramp for the lower courtyard. Concrete is currently being removed from the plaza, and this concrete work will continue through the end of July. In support of this work, the sidewalk heading in the southwest direction from Mudd Library will be designated for equipment through the end of July, and wayfinding signs will identify pathways for pedestrians and bikers to follow.

For questions regarding the Mudd/CELA project, please contact Brad Burrer at ude.n1623650441ilreb1623650441o@rer1623650441rubb1623650441.

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