SIP Construction

This will be a big week for the Sustainable Infrastructure Program (SIP). The geothermal well drilling will be completed next week, and the distribution work on Main Street is finished. The next phase of the distribution pipe work will start after commencement.

As the drilling company finishes up their work, the collector pipe installation will continue at the well field through the summer. The collector pipes will transfer the thermal energy from the geothermal wells to the plant in the Central Services Building which will then provide heating and cooling to campus buildings. Work continues inside the Central Services Building, and the remainder of the building conversions will begin after commencement in late May.

SIP is the biggest step that the Oberlin College has taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for campus. This project will bring the college within reach of its ambitious goal to become carbon neutral by 2025.

Maps
Wayfinding Map May 20, 2024

Week of May 20, 2024

Road Closures and Traffic Disruptions

  • No roads will be closed

Wayfinding, Signage, and Fencing

  • The area west of Wilder Hall and east of the Central Services Building will remain closed, with the exception of the sidewalk just north of Mudd.
  • The sidewalk between Hall Annex and Art Library will be closed.
  • Please view the wayfinding map to confirm your preferred routing in these areas.

Site Prep and Staging

  • The construction team is utilizing work and laydown areas in the following staging areas, which are protected by fencing:
    • At the Central Services Building parking lot on the east side of the building.
    • Around Carnegie Hall.
    • In the Willard Court parking lot.

Abatement

  • Some spot abatement is occurring in areas of work.

Building Conversions and Improvements

  • Building conversion work is progressing in Carnegie.
  • Preparatory work is continuing in Allen Memorial Art Museum, Hall Annex, and Hall Auditorium.

Distribution Pipe Installation and Plant Conversion

  • No distribution work will occur this week.
  • Construction continues in the Central Services Building in preparation for the geothermal well field completion.

Geothermal Well Field

  • Collector pipe installation and backfilling will continue at the north practice fields.

Parking

  • Contractor parking will be in the Willard Court Lot.

Week of May 27, 2024

Road Closures and Traffic Disruptions

  • No roads will be closed.

Wayfinding, Signage, and Fencing

  • The area west of Wilder Hall and east of the Central Services Building will remain closed, with the exception of the sidewalk just north of Mudd.
  • The sidewalk between Hall Annex and Art Library will be closed.
  • Please view the wayfinding map to confirm your preferred routing in these areas.

Site Prep and Staging

  • The construction team is utilizing work and laydown areas in the following staging areas, which are protected by fencing:
    • At the Central Services Building parking lot on the east side of the building.
    • Around Carnegie Hall.
    • In the Willard Court parking lot.
  • Some additional laydown will be established for work in Asia, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Hall Annex, and Hall Auditorium.

Abatement

  • Some spot abatement is occurring in areas of work.

Building Conversions and Improvements

  • Building conversion work is progressing in Carnegie.
  • Building conversion work will begin in Asia, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Hall Annex, and Hall Auditorium after commencement.

Distribution Pipe Installation and Plant Conversion

  • Distribution construction will occur on the south side of Carnegie and Asia after commencement.
  • Construction continues in the Central Services Building in preparation for the geothermal well field completion.

Geothermal Well Field

  • Collector pipe installation and backfilling will continue at the north practice fields.

Parking

  • Contractor parking will be in the Willard Court Lot.

Please be aware that 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.

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