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.

9/27 – 9/29: Roof & Gutter Cleaning Impacting HEDCO, Lokey Education Buildings, Music and Clinical Services

Building Occupants,

During the hours of 8:30 am – 3:30 pm September 27, 2017, through September 29, 2017, Zone A Maintenance crews will be utilizing a lift to clean roofs at HEDCO, Lokey Education Buildings, Music and Clinical Services.  Please expect congestion, temporary pedestrian detours and some noise associated with the lift and cleaning activities.

For questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302.

Informational Notice Regarding Pacific Hall Roofing and Painting Projects

Building Occupants,

There will be roof work on Pacific Hall starting August 28, 2017, and ending on September 1, 2017. Users may experience strong odors during this time, especially through open windows.

From August 24, 2017, through September 6, 2017, there will also be painting occurring within the construction zone on the Basement, 1st, & 2nd floors. Andersen Construction will be containing this work area and exhausting directly out of the building, but users may experience some residual odors.

For questions, concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Nick Pritchard 541-346-9139.

Straub Hall Classroom Addition Art Installation Starts 8/21

Building Occupants,

There will be construction activity in the atrium of Straub Hall Classroom Addition as the 1% art is installed.

Dates Scope
August 21 – 24, 2017 Ceiling backing along the west installation
August 28 – 31, 2017 Mural painting on the west wall
September 13 – 15, 2017 Sculpture hanging in atrium

The atrium will remain open during the work, safety barriers will be in place.

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

8/12-13 & 8/19-20 2017: Tykeson Project Tree Removal

Campus User,

On the weekends of August 12th and 19th, all trees related to the Collier Lot, JSMA access lane and Tykeson Hall project will be removed.

The project team will reuse as much of the removed trees in the new Tykeson Project as possible.

For questions or concerns about how this may impact your area, contact Martina Oxoby, Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) Campus Planning at 346-5880.

7/31/17-8/2/17: Onyx Bridge Demolition and Abatement Work Continues

Building Occupants,

On the evenings of Monday, July  31st and Tuesday, August 1st, from 5:00 pm until the following mornings at 5:00 am, demolition & abatement work needs to continue at Onyx Bridge.  This will affect the 2nd-floor rooms 270, 270A, 271, 272, 278, 279, 280, 281 and 282.

No utilities will be impacted, but there will be noise and some vibration from demolition activities.

Work will be performed by an abatement contractor.

For questions or concerns about how this may impact your area, contact Denise Stewart, Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) Design and Construction at 346-2280.


07/25 – 7/28: Onyx Bridge 2nd Floor Noise and Vibration Due to Construction Activities

Additional Information from Safety and Risk Services

PMG will begin asbestos abatement and demolition work in the second floor of Onyx Bridge tonight, including rooms 270, 270A, 271, 272 (west portion), 278, 279, 280, 281, and 282.  This work will be done from 5 pm to 5 am to avoid disruption to building occupants.  The hallway will not be blocked for this work.  The contractor will be removing casework, fume hoods, non-asbestos flooring, and a few CMU walls.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Mike Eldredge Asbestos Program Manager
Safety and Risk Services | University of Oregon
5224 University of Oregon | Eugene, OR 97403-5224
Office: 541.346.2908| Fax: 541.346.7010
cellular 541.206.4488|

Building Occupants,

Due to construction, Onyx Bridge building occupants should expect noise and some vibration from demolition activities July 25 – 28, 2017.  Rooms impacted are: 270, 270A, 271, 272, 278, 279, 280, 281 and 282.  Work will occur between 5 pm and 5 am for the remainder of the week.  There will be no impacts to utility services.  A progress update will be sent on Friday, July 28th if work needs to continue into next week.

For questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Owners Representative Denise Stewart at 541-346-2280.

07/31 – 08/04: Hendricks Steam Valve Work

Building Occupants,

Steam work on the valves in the north basement of Hendricks will continue July 31 – August 4, 2017.  This will affect heating services.  Expect mild noise and construction activities from the contractor MacDonald-Miller.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Zone A Maintenance Manager Jim Cody at 541-346-2302

Update Regarding Oregon Hall Renovations

Building Occupants,

We are gearing up for construction activity at Oregon Hall First Floor West (1W).

Phase 1 work is renovating First Floor West (1W) and adding roof top mechanical equipment to replace west wing HVAC equipment (Phase 1 & 2). We are scheduled to begin HVAC modifications on 1W (to cap and isolate 1W from the building) the week of 7/24. This will support abatement and demolition activities to 1W scheduled to begin 7/26. As part of the new HVAC Roof-Top equipment (September Installation) we will be building a new mechanical pump room in 220 (8/7 start) and a new Electrical Room in 342 (8/24 start).

Fortis construction will install fencing around the back parking lot on 8/7 (click on image for attached site plan). A dumpster will be placed in the west truck bay for construction, and we will leave the east truck bay open for deliveries. The construction gate will remain open during regular business hours for deliveries. Window Replacement to 1W will begin 9/6. There will be site fencing used during the window replacement.

I will provide updates on the construction activities as the project progresses.

Please contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Patrick Mucker
Owner’s Representative
Campus Planning and Facilities Management
University of Oregon
541-346-8216 office
541-517-2497 cell

08/14 – 09/29: Cascade Hall Re-Roof Project Starting

Update: 8/25

Additional project update from the project manager:

The electric hoist being used for the Cascade Hall Re-roof Project malfunctioned and will require replacement.  As a result of the extraction of the rock ballast – the primary noise maker for the project – has not proceeding forward as planned.  Only a small amount of rock ballast removal has taken place.  A replacement hoist is anticipated to arrive sometime next week, at which time rock ballast removal will proceed in full capacity.


Building Occupants,

Starting August 14, 2017, the Cascade Hall re-roof project will begin and run through September 29, 2017.  There are no anticipated closures, shutdowns or detours anticipated.  There will be noise associated with the removal of the rock ballast from the roof.  It will be noisy at times for about 2-hours each day, with the exception of rock ballast removal which will be all day noise for about 4 – 5 days sometime during the project timeline.  Additional details are listed below as informational.

  • No equipment or systems shutdowns anticipated.
  • No entries will be blocked.
  • Contractors will be working within the already established fenced off work area in conjunction with the contractors already working at the Pacific Hall remodel.
  • There will be a truck brought in each morning that will be stationed within the staging/work zone.
  • Materials will be brought in on the truck and debris will be hauled away on the same truck.
  • The contractor will be using an electric hoist, to cut down on motor/engine noise.

For questions or concerns related to this project contact CPFM Design and Construction Owners Representative  Gene Mowery at 541-346-5593.



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Cascade Hall will undergo a re-roofing project scheduled to begin Monday, August 14th.  The project should take 6 to 7 weeks to complete.  The re-roof will take place on the flat area of the roof, contained within the center of the building roof area and surrounded by the sloped metal panel clad roofs that you see from the ground and surrounding buildings.

A few details about the project:

  • Working hours will generally be from 6:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • The staging area for the project will be in the same area that is currently isolated with construction fencing between Cascade Hall and Pacific Hall. During the duration of the re-roof project the area will be shared with the construction company currently working on the Pacific Hall remodel.  Re-roof construction activity will be contained in this area, with entry and exit taking place in the alleyway between Pacific Hall and Cascade Annex.  See the attached aerial photo showing the staging and re-roof areas.
  • In general, re-roof vehicle/truck activity will be limited to delivery in the morning, at start of work, and end of work day. There will be no continuous running or idling of vehicles used by the contractors (Anderson Roofing) for the re-roof project.
  • Scaffolding will be erected within the staging area on the west side of the building to access the roof. An electric hoist will be attached to the scaffolding system to facility transporting materials on and off the roof.  Erection of the scaffolding is scheduled to begin August 14th.
  • There is existing rock ballast on the project area of the roof. It will be removed and taken off the roof in buckets, transported down the electric hoist and dumped into a container truck in the staging area.  This will generate noise and is expected to last about 4 to 5 days.  Target date to begin rock ballast removal is August 22nd.  The new roof system will not have rock ballast.
  • Some dust will be generated by the removal of the existing rock ballast and old roof and insulation material. Much of the dust will be mitigated by the hand/bucket removal of the rock ballast, as well as use of the hoist to transport other demolished materials from the roof, rather than a chute system to discard material from the roof.  The grated areaway into the Cascade Hall basement mechanical space will be covered with filter fabric to mitigate dust entry into that area.
  • The materials that are to be demolished have all tested negative for asbestos.
  • Tarps will be draped in front of windows near the scaffolding as a safety precaution.
  • The new roofing is a single ply sheet system that includes adhesives to secure it to the underlying material. The adhesives will put out a bit of an odor when initially applied.  We do not expect odor to be a problem because of the roof location, prevailing winds, and no air intakes into the building near the work area.  The product is low VOC so should not be a health concern to building occupants.  If you do detect an odor and are concerned please contact me (Gene Mowery, 541-346-5593 or gmowery@uoregon.edu) or the UO Environmental Health (EHS) office (Adam Jones, 541-346-8397 or asjones@uoregon.edu).

Should you have questions or concerns regarding this project please feel free to contact me: Gene Mowery, UO office phone 541-346-5593, or email gmowery@uoregon.edu.  I will keep you all informed if the project schedule changes and provide progress reports once the project is underway.

Notice: Allen Hall Chilled Water System Repairs 7/13/17 Starting at 8pm

Building Occupants,

Starting at 8:00 pm today July 13, 2017, the contractor S2 along with CPFM Facilities Services will be onsite making emergency repairs to the chilled water system. They hope to be completed by 2:00 am. Building occupants should expect increased activity in the building and noise associated with this repair.

Facilities Services is working closely with the Data Center on how this is impacting services.

For questions or concerns, please contact Jim Cody  CPFM Facilities Zone Maintenance Manager at 6-2302 or jimcody@uoregon.edu who is coordinating this emergency repair.

7/6/17: Lawrence Barn Door Repairs Affecting Access and Noise Advisory

Building Occupants,

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon) CPFM Facilities Services crews will be removing the Lawrence Barn Doors on Room 254.  These doors have been dragging on the floor and need to be removed and trimmed to remedy this ongoing issue.  Due to the size of these doors, over 400 pounds each, crews will need to work on these doors in the hallway (H250) that services rooms 251A, 251B, 251C, 251D, 251E, 253 & 254.  Building Occupants should expect some noise and brief interruptions to access during this time.  Crews will do their best to adjust to allow access when needed.

For questions or concerns contact Ken Straw, CPFM Facilities Services Lock & Door Supervisor at 541-346-5406.

6/26/17 – 6/30/17: Hendricks Basement Work – Possible Noise Advisory

NOTICE:   Work has been postponed on the Hendricks steam lines until Monday, June 26th to allow for the contractor to implement a redesign in the system per the instructions of Zone A.  Work is expected to completed by June 30th or sooner.  There is no expected impact on the building systems.

Building Occupants,

Monday, June 19, 2017, sometime between 6:00 am – 5:00 pm MacDonald-Miller will be on site replacing components related to the heating system in the basement Hendricks.  The impact to the building will be minimal, and steam is already off to the building.  There may be potential noise associated with this work coming from the basement.

For questions about how this may impact your area, contact Jim Cody, CPFM Zone A Maintenance Manager at 346-2302.

06/03/17: Lawrence, Allen and Pacific Sidewalk Closure and Noise Advisory

Campus Community,

On June 3, 2017, there will be temporarily sidewalk closures and noise associated with work related to the contractor Sperry Tree Service.

Side Walk Closures:
Lawrence Hall – South Entrance
Lawrence Hall – Walkway approaching the building from 13th Street
Lawrence and Allen Hall – Side walk between the buildings

Noise Advisory:
Lawrence Hall – South facing rooms
Allen Hall – East facing rooms
Pacific Hall – May experience intermittent burst of noise as work progresses

For questions regarding this notice contact Becket DeChant 541-346-8936

4/3/17 – 4/7/17: 1600 Millrace 3rd Floor Renovation begins

Building Occupants,

During the week of April 3-7, 2017, work on the 3rd floor renovation at 1600 Millrace will begin.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2017.

The contractor has been instructed to perform activities that create disruptive noise and/or vibrations after-hours to minimize disturbances.

For questions or concerns about this project, contact Colin Brennan, CPFM Design and Construction at 346-8242.

03/11/2017: Notice of Womens Quad Tree Work and Johnson Lane Closure

Campus Community,

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, Sperry Tree Care will be on site performing tree work from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.  The remaining log in the Women’s Quad will be removed via a crane requiring a closure of all walkways leading to the Women’s’ Quad as well as periodic interference with traffic on Johnson Lane. Due to the nature of the work noise is expected.  Sidewalks and Lane closures will be marked for the safety of the campus community.  Saturday was selected to limit the impact to the campus community.  Below is a map of the impacted area.

If you have any questions, please contact Phil Carroll at 541-346-1823

02/25/2017: Klamath 2nd Floor Noise Advisory

Building Occupants,

This Saturday, February 25th, 6 am – 5 pm GBC Construction will be working on the 2nd floor of Klamath within the construction area on the below map performing noisy activities.  They are working Saturday in order not to impact weekly teaching activities.  Loud work activities Saturday will include the following.

  • Concrete removal in the area shaded in red on the attached plan. The concrete to be removed is isolated from the structure by foam insulation which will help to dampen the work, but there will be associated noise.  The area of concrete removal will be contained to control and exhaust any dust.
  • Various wall framing throughout the 2nd-floor construction area shown on the attached plan. The wall framing does need to be anchored to the concrete structure and that anchoring will have associated noise.

For questions or concerns regarding this noise advisory please contact Denise Stewart at 541-346-2280.