Onyx Bridge Noise Advisory 6/18

Facilities Liaisons,

As part of the Onyx Bridge Elevator Project on Tuesday 6/18 from 5:00 am to 9:00 am there will be concrete saw cutting in the basement. There will be a generator in the loading dock that provides the power for the concrete saw. There will be noise associated with this work.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Bruce Budzik 346-8834.

Sidewalk and Building Entrance Closure at Berwick Hall 6/10 – 6/12

Campus Community,

From June 10- June 12, Lease Crutcher Lewis will be pressure washing the wood facade at Berwick Hall between the hours of 7:00AM and 3:30PM. Sidewalks around the building will be temporarily blocked. The north exit out of Berwick Hall will be closed for about 1-2 hours in the early mornings while working near the exit. The noise impact will be equivalent to a lawnmower.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Owners Rep Martina Oxoby at 541-346-5880

Knight Library #364-#366 Renovation 6/17/19 – 8/31/19

Beginning June 17th, and continuing until the end of August, the general contractor, Preferred Construction, and their subs will be doing renovation work in rooms 364-366 in the Knight Library.  This will involve asbestos abatement, minor demo and framing, drywall, duct work, electrical, carpet and paint.  Users can expect to hear normal and occasional construction noises such as hammering and drilling, and may smell a water-based latex, non-toxic paint, during the painting portion.  Users will see the contractor, their subs and UO personnel entering/exiting the building with tools and materials during normal business hours.

During abatement (6/18-6/20), CPFM staff will turn off the HVAC system, which might affect areas outside the construction zone on the third floor.

No other utility disruptions or shutoffs are expected at this time, but if there are any more, then an additional notice will be distributed.

If there are any issues or concerns, please contact Theo Davis, the CPFM project manager, at 541-346-1012, or tdavis1@uoregon.edu.

Campus Bark Blowing Advisory over Spring Break

Facilities Liaisons,

Lane Forest Products will be on campus March 27 – 28 spreading bark. Please expect noise from bark blowing trucks and temporary obstructions in designated areas. Crews will be working from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm both days.

Impacted Areas:


Jaqua Academic Center

Knight Library

Knight Law

Lokey Education

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Landscape Supervisor Phil Carroll at 541-246-0031.

Over the next weeks, there will be chipper noise in various places around campus related to winter snowstorm clean up.

Campus Community,

Please be advised the Facilities Services will be having a contractor use a wood chipper to grind downed limbs from last week’s storm. This activity is very noisy and may be distracting to occupants of buildings. The work will occur at multiple sites across campus.

This work will also affect traffic on campus streets and sidewalks, please avoid travelling near the chipping activity when you encounter it.

Thank you for patience during this unusual event. If there are any questions or concerns please contact:

Phillip Carroll, Landscape Supervisor
Facilities Services
Campus Planning and Facilities Maintenance
541 246-0031

Cafe’ Project in Knight Library 12/10 – 1/18

Building Occupants,

A Housing and Dining project is starting on December 10 in the Daily Grind Cafe’ in the Knight Library with an expected completion date of January 18. This will cause noise and increased construction activities in the work area. On Thursday, December 13 there will be concrete cutting that is only expected to last one day. There will also be electrical and plumbing shutdowns but will not impact the rest of the building.

For questions or concerns please contact Housing and Dining Carpenter Micah Evans at micah@uoregon.edu 503-807-8695.


Geotechnical Investigations Advisory 9/26 – 9/28

Campus Community,

Design and Construction will be conducting geotechnical investigations related to the new residence halls project from September 26-28. This work will consist of a drill rig taking boring samples for soils analysis at the locations noted in the drawing. Impacted areas will be locations around Hamilton Hall, Walton Hall, and the Humpy Lumpy Lawn area.

Mobilization and drilling activity will start at 9 AM each of the three days.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Manager George Bleekman at 541-346-2625.


Rooftop Work Advisory Computing Center, PLC, Miller Theater, and JSMA 8/27 – 8/30

Building Occupants,

August 27 – 30, 2018 a contractor will be working on the below-listed roofs working on rooftop equipment that will improve campus communications reception in Computing Center, PLC, Miller Theater, and JSMA.  You may hear noise or see contractors working in the following locations:

Computing Center Monday 8/27
6:00 am – 7:30 am rooftop work and drilling

PLC Monday 8/27/18 

8:00 am – 10:00 am rooftop work

Miller Theater Monday 8/27

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm rooftop work

PLC Tuesday 8/28

7:00 am – 9:00 am rooftop work

JSMA Tuesday 8/28

7:00 am – 9:00 am rooftop conduit work and repairs

Computing Center, PLC, Miller Theater and JSMA Wednesday and Thursday 8/29 & 8/30 

All day rooftop conduit work and repairs

Please contact CPFM Project Manager Jana Gerow 541-346-8317 office 970-640-0176 cell with any questions or concerns.

8/6 – 8/20: [ALDER 104] Construction Activities

Building Occupants,

Construction will start the week of August 6th and is expected to finish the week of August 20th. This work will involve some moving, light framing, electrical, drywall, and painting. Work will occur during the day. Building users may expect to hear normal light construction noises, and see UO Facilities personnel entering/exiting the building. No shutdown disruptions are expected or known at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Design & Construction Project Manager Theo Davis at 541-346-1012.


Landscape Activities

Beginning July 10th, 2018 through July 27th, 2018 there will be trimming of shrubs and trees along the exterior of the building, including the bike cage and dumpster areas. There may be additional noise when work is in progress.

Painting & Power Washing Activities

The owners have contracted with Gary Pierce Painting to have the entire exterior of the building power washed and painted. Work is anticipated to begin on August 1, 2018, and be completed on or near August 31, 2018. Starting August 1st, Gary Pierce Painting will power wash the entire exterior building. Power washing will be completed in sections. After the power washing is completed, the painting will begin and also completed in sections. A lift will be on-site and used to complete this project.

Please note the following:

-There will be additional noise
-There may be odors
-Parking will be affected. Sections of parking in the row closest to the building will be blocked off  throughout the duration of this project.

Please use caution as you enter and exit the building. Also, please watch for equipment and folks that are working on this project.

Please report any water leaks from power washing immediately.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Real Estate Property Coordinator and Lease Management Melinda Seeley at 541-346-5550.

4/9 – 5/1: [PLC] Construction Activities Rooms 338

Building Occupants,

Starting April 9, 2018, through May 1, 2018, there will be a small interior remodel on the third floor of PLC rooms 338 & 341. This renovation includes moving, carpentry, electrical and painting activities. Workers will be active in the building completing various tasks throughout the day and night. There may be noise and congestion on the third floor in the area of the project.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Theo Davis at 541-346-1012.

3/6 – 3/23: NW Natural Work Zones along Millrace, Fine Arts & ZIRC Impacting Paths of Travel

Campus Community,

As part of the Knight Campus Project, our utility provider NW Natural has requested a series of work zone notifications redirecting pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic.  Please expect noise and congestion in these work areas.

Zone 1 March 6 – March 9, 2018

Service and emergency vehicle access only.  Service vehicles are encouraged to use alternate routes. Lots 3A and 3B will remain open, but access may be delayed.  Parking in Lot 4 and 56 is encouraged.

Zone 2 March 12 – March 23, 2018

Service and emergency vehicle access only.  Service vehicles are encouraged to use alternate routes.  Lots 3A and 3B will remain open, but access may be delayed.  Parking in Lot 4 and 56 is encouraged.

Looking ahead:

  • Week of March 6 Design and Construction will be coordinating a NW Natural Gas Shutdown with building occupants
  • Late March parts of Millrace Path will be closed to pedestrian and bike traffic.

For questions or concerns regarding how these activities may impact access to your buildings or research, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Civil Engineer Sarah Follett at 541-346-8264.

3/1: [10th & MILL] Noise Advisory 3rd Floor

This notice has been sent to all building users.

Building Occupants,

Per the Property Management Company: “Please be advised that there will be drilling taking place on the 3rd floor that may be exceptionally noisy.  This work will take place Thursday, March 1st from 7:00 am – 8:00 am.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Real Estate Property Coordinator Melinda Seeley at 541-346-5550.

Date Change due to Weather: [SRC, STRAUB, LLC] Sidewalk Closure and Noise 3/1 – 3/2

Due to inclement weather this work has been rescheduled for March 1 – 2, 2018


This notice has been sent to all building users:  SRC, Straub, LLC, Earl, Bowerman and Housing.

Campus Community,

This notice has been extended through February 23, 2018 ending at 12:00 (noon).  The sidewalk will remain closed for the duration of the work.  Please expect noise from the stump grinder between 9:00 am  – 12:00 pm (noon) on the 23rd.   Work will be performed by Long Tom Sawmill.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Arborist Becket DeChant at 505-699-7007.



Campus Users,

On Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, the south side of Straub, SRC, and LLC may be impacted by noise related to the removal of a Norway Maple tree.  Sidewalk access to the Student Rec Center from the east sidewalk on the south side of E. 15th will be closed, and East 15th Avenue will have periodic restrictions by trucks loading debris.

Old injuries to the trunk coupled with irreversible root rot fungus has resulted in the large cavity at the base of this tree. This development, when considered with the weight of the canopy above and the high traffic nature of the site necessitates its removal for pedestrian safety. The site will be re-planted in consultation with campus designers.

Work will be performed by Campus Planning and Facilities Management crews.

For questions or concerns about how this may impact your area, contact Phil Carroll, Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) Grounds Maintenance Manager at pcarroll@uoregon.edu.

1/10- 1/11: [1600 Millrace] Rooms 225, 225A, 261 & 262 Demo and Moving Activity

Building Occupants,

Starting tomorrow January 10, 2018 – Thursday, January 11, 2018, Housing Carpenters will be performing light demo and moving in 1600 Millrace Suites 225, 225A, 261 and 262.  We wanted to make you aware of the activity in this area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Theo Davis 541-346-1012.

11/30 – 12/5: Exterior Concrete Work Streisinger, Huestis, Klamath, and Willamette Courtyard

Due to stormwater drainage repairs, the courtyard surrounded by Streisinger, Huestis, Klamath, and Willamette has concrete work scheduled for 11/30 – 12/5. There will be noise and congestion associated with this work. The contractor will have the area well marked, and barricades will be in place.

Date: Time: Scope:
11/30 Starting at 6:00 pm Several holes will be drilled into the concrete
12/1 During business hours Concrete will be poured
12/1 – 12/4 During business hours Concrete curing time
12/4 Starting at 6:00 pm Concrete cutting

For questions or concerns related to this project, please contact CPFM Zone D Maintenance and Exterior Manager Kevin Farthing at 541-346-2857.

12/15 – 12/20: [STRAUB MEMORIAL HALL] Informational Notice: Art Installation in Straub Commons

Building Occupants,

During the week of December 15 – 20, 2017 Fortis Construction will be using a scissor lift to hang art pieces in Straub Commons, room H146. Area of work will be cordoned off, but the Commons will remain open. Sound disruption should be minimal as the structural phase of this project was completed last summer. Art pieces will be staged in the NE corner of the Gabled commons, Room 141.

For questions or concerns regarding this art installation, please contact George Bleekman at 541-346-2625.

11/19: Tree Work Along Franklin by Villard

Building Occupants,

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Sperry Tree Care will be onsite by Villard at the E 11th Ave and Franklin Blvd Merger.   Contractors will be performing tree maintenance on the oak tree that overhangs Franklin Blvd.  The equipment will be staged at Franklin Blvd, and there is a possibility the contractor will need to bring equipment down the sidewalk in front of Deady and Villard.    The city has approved this work, and the contractor has coordinated pedestrian and vehicular traffic control.  Please expect intermittent chainsaw noise associated with this work.

Please contact Becket Dechant 505-699-7007 or Phil Carrol with questions or concerns.



11/11: Johnson Hall Lobby Camera Installation

Building Occupants,

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm crews will be working in the lobby of Johnson Hall.  Please expect noise from saws and power tools.  Air handlers will be off during this scheduled work and custodial will be on site to aid in cleaning up dust/debris from project activities.

For questions please contact CPFM Facilities Services Lock and Door Supervisor Ken Straw at 541-346-5406.

11/4/17: Johnson Hall East Basement Door Shutdown

Building Occupants:

On Saturday, November 4th, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Johnson Hall’s east basement entry will be closed to replace the door and hardware.

This will affect access and cause intermittent noise from drilling and cutting with a saw.

For questions or concerns about how this may impact your area, contact Ken Straw, Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) Lock and Door Supervisor at 346-5406.

10/24/17: CPFM “Back 40” Borehole Drilling

CPFM/FASS Area Users:

GRI is scheduled to be on site Tuesday, October 24th to drill four test borings as part of the early planning for the CPFM/FASS complex located west of CPS. (See map below.)

There should be no impact on buildings or operations.

For questions or concerns, please contact Charlene Lindsay, Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) Design and Construction at 346-5503.

[Message from Phil Carroll Regarding the Advisory & Tree Removal] Willamette, Klamath, Streisinger, and Huesitis Landscape Activities Temporary Noise and Access Closures

10/11 Update: Klamath, Huestis, Streisinger, Willamette Courtyard Landscape & Drainage Project Update

Campus Community,

As part of the tree removal and drainage installation project, the courtyard surrounded by Klamath, Huestis, Streisinger, and Willamette will continue over the next two weeks.

Project Timeline:

Date Activity Impact


The last wisteria will be cut, and the wisteria stumps will be ground, as will the stump of the removed tree.  The grinding will be very noisy and will conclude by 1:00 pm. Noise, Congestion, Access


Ground will be cleared for trenching on the east side of the courtyard, and the vine will be removed from the trellis on Klamath.


Noise, Congestion, Access
Wednesday – Friday

10/18/17 – 10/20/17

Trenching and drainage installation will take place followed by lawn restoration.  Wisteria planting holes will be concreted over. Noise, Congestion, Access

For questions or concerns related to this project please contact CPFM Landscape Supervisor Phil Carroll at 541-246-0031.



10/4 Update: Message from our Landscape Supervisor regarding tree removal:

As you may already know, we will be removing the tree in the courtyard beginning Wednesday to allow for a drainage project that will prevent water from dripping into the basement of Klamath and onto the atomic resolution microscope in the Nazin Lab.

Through our diagnosis of the causes and treatment of this leak, we have concluded that the roots of the wisteria pose too much of an ongoing structural risk to the waterproofing of the basement, and we plan to remove the remaining wisteria.

We are unhappy to be removing the gorgeous catalpa tree which is so uniquely shaped and adds so much to the feel of the courtyard, and removing the wisteria will further reduce foliage and its softening effects.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to find an alternative solution that protects the microscope and its valuable research.

After the drainage project is complete, the lawn will be restored, and we will evaluate opportunities for a new tree to be planted in the courtyard.

Following the removal of the tree this week, work will begin on the installation of underground drainage and vine removal.  We do not yet have a firm timeline of the latter events, but we are moving forward so as to lessen the chance that winter rains will continue to cause problems in the basement.

If you have any questions about removal of the tree and vine, or about potential impacts to owl roosting opportunities, I will be happy to answer. The catalpa tree being removed was posted for three weeks, two weeks being our typical minimum posting time.  Please let me know if you would like to discuss overall concerns about university tree management practices.

For questions about the structural aspects of addressing the basement leak, I will refer to Bruce Budzik (copied here), Zone B Maintenance Manager.

Thank you,

Phil Carroll, Landscape Supervisor



Campus Community,

On October 4, 2017,  from 6:00 am – 12:00 (noon) there will be landscape activities in between Willamette, Klamath, Streisinger, and Huesitis.  The primary effects of this work will be intermittent noise from power equipment and traffic from hauling away debris.  Please expect intermittent access closures and some noise during the duration of this work.  Crews will have areas well marked for the safety of the campus community.

For questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Facilities Services Becket DeChant 541-346-8936

Advisory Notice: CPFM Administration Building B0136 Exterior Upgrades Starting 9/16

Building Occupants,

On September 16 – 17, 2017 crews will be painting the East, West and North sides of the building.  No impact to building occupants is expected.  September 18 – 22, 2017 crews will be installing metal siding on the south face of the CPFM Administration Building B0136.  Building occupants should expect noise during the siding installation.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Zone B Maintenance Manager Bruce Budzik at 541-346-8834.