Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With classes running full tilt, and with thousands of students around, there are certain construction items we can’t do very easily when school is on. Summertime gives us a chance to do these construction items with less impact.
We have a few big construction items we are tackling this summer. Most of these items are related to entrances, or to the connections between our current Eccles Building and the new Huntsman Hall. The entrance most affected by construction is the main entrance used by over 75% of the people who enter the business building – the entrance on the northwest corner of the Eccles Building. We want this entrance to serve as a seamless entrance into both buildings. This will require jackhammering up the existing concrete steps, rebuilding the steps as a single, seamless unit, adding snow melt so the entrance will be easy to navigate in the winter, and making the entrance look and feel like it is one entrance into the business building complex. I have attached a rendering of what the entrance will look like by the end of summer.
There are six connections between the two buildings. We are also finalize the work on all of those connections this summer to avoid having to do the work when classes are on and students are roaming about. More on that later…