SRC Flooring Project Odor Notification 8/28 – 9/4

Facilities Services, EHS and Building Occupants,

As part of SRC annual maintenance during the planned closure, this is advance notice that the Student Recreation Center will screen and seal its hardwood floors over five working days starting August 28. Outside vendor, New Dimension Hardwood Floors, will apply a new seal to SRC floors, which can create an odor in the area around the SRC that some people find unpleasant. The process is confirmed safe by UO Environmental Health and Safety, and the SRC ventilates thoroughly. No work will occur August 31-September 2 because of the weekend and Labor Day holiday, and the work will be complete by September 4 although related odors may be noticeable for a few days after completion.

Work Area:

Studio 41 (SRC Room 41)

Midtown Courts (SRC Room 138)

Uptown Courts (SRC Room 290)

Cody Weaver will reach out to PE and Rec staff and occupants and other departments with staff in Esslinger Hall.

Additional reminder notifications will be sent out in August. 

Contact:  Cody Weaver

For questions or concerns, please contact Cody Weaver at 541-346-8993.

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

Hayward Field Renovation Odor Advisory due to Hot Rubber Installation

Facilities Liaisons,

As part of the Hayward Field Renovation hot rubber installation starts Thursday, April 18, 2019. There will be an odor associated with this hot waterproofing application.

It is challenging to have a planned duration for this advisory due to the weather sensitivity of the application. The hot rubber cannot be applied when raining. Hoffman Construction is estimating this activity may continue off and on for two months pending weather.

Renovation Website:

For questions or concerns please contact the CPFM Project Manager:

Michael A. Harwood, FAIA
Associate Vice President and University Architect
Campus Planning and Facilities Management
University of Oregon
(541) 346-8267

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