Columbia Street and Alley Routine Power Line Clearance Pruning 9/14/20 – 9/25/20

Begin:  Monday, September 14th, 2020

End:      Friday, September 25th, 2020

Building(s) or Area(s) Impacted:  Columbia Street and Alley between E 16th Ave and E 19th Ave

Scope:  EWEB will have tree crews out pruning several different University properties in the upcoming weeks. They will be starting in the alley behind 1650 Columbia St. (Olum Child Development Center) and working Columbia Alley south to E 19th Ave.

Services Impacted:

  • Access along Columbia St and Columbia Alley.
  • This work shouldn’t cause any issues for current UO construction projects.

Work Performed By:   West Lane Tree Service for EWEB

ContactJosh Larson, EWEB Forester, 541-913-0734

Johnson Hall Steps Repair 7/14/20-7/15/20

Begin:  Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 8:00 am

End:      Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Building(s) or Area(s) Impacted: Johnson Hall North staircase and entrance

Scope: Brown contracting will be repairing the North steps.

Services Impacted: The North building entrance will be inaccessible during this time.

Work Performed By: Brown Contracting

Contact: Work Control Center, Campus Planning and Facilities Management 346-2319

Knight Campus – LISB – Franklin Bridge Connection Advisory 7/7/20 – 8/24/20

UPDATE 7/16/20:

During the week of 7/20/20, the exterior curtain wall will be removed and temp walls and doors will be built at the north end of the 2nd and 3rd floor corridors. Construction workers will be entering and exiting the building and working in the corridors.




The long awaited connection between Knight Campus (the Franklin Bridge) and LISB is in front of us. As of July 7, work will commence to connect the Franklin Bridge from Knight Campus to LISB.

This work consists of demolition of some brick from the north face of the building, removal of glazing in the 2nd and 3rd floor corridor that aligns with the bridge, which will take about 3 days. Areas that are opened up due to this work will be temporarily weather protected and secured.

There will then be about one month’s worth of work to reconfigure masonry support, infill required openings, reinstall glass in the 3rd floor corridor, and tie the bridge in to the building. This work will run through the first two weeks of August.

August 13-24th will see the finalization of work in that area including, the addition of rubber flooring in LISB (matches other rubber flooring in the building), the installation of acoustic panels in the hallway on the second floor (to reduce noise reverberation), and the installation of sound seals on the hallway doors of the second floor offices.

We will be installing a temporary barrier at the north end of each the third and fourth floor corridors for security reasons. We will be looking towards moving occupants into Knight Campus following Labor Day. The opening of the bridge to foot traffic will occur at some point shortly after move in is complete.

Please feel free to contact me with questions.

Darin Dehle
Director, Design & Construction

McKenzie Hall and Computing Center Plaza and Entrances Pressure Washing 5/5/20-5/8/20

Begin:  Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

End:      Friday, May 8th, 2020

Buildings or Areas Impacted:  Areas around and between McKenzie Hall & the Computing Center

Scope:  CPFM staff will be pressure washing the plaza between McKenzie Hall & Computing Center, the Computing Center North entrance, and the McKenzie South entrance over the next four days.

Services Impacted:  Access to the ADA ramps to both buildings will be open, but there will be hoses and equipment that may need to be moved in order to access the ramps.

Special Instructions:  Please use an alternative entrance if possible.

Work Performed By:   CPFM Facilities Services

Contact:  Any concerns or questions about this project please contact Donny Addison at or 541-346-0961.


Peterson Hall South Steps Repair 3/20/20-3/23/20

Begin: Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 7:00 am

End: Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at noon

Building(s) or Area(s) Impacted: Peterson Hall South steps

Scope: Peterson Hall South steps will be closed to repair the crumbling edges and will remain closed through the weekend to allow the concrete to cure.

Services Impacted: South stairs

Extra Notes: The ramp and doors will still be accessible

Contact: Work Control Center, CPFM 541-346-2319

Message to Campus Partners Regarding Landscape Protection 9/18/19

All Vehicle Users,

With the fall rains beginning to soften the earth, I’d like to take a moment to remind you that the campus landscape is a valuable asset to the University, one that is worth protecting just as any of our facilities are. A few simple guidelines will help protect our trees, lawns, and plantings for the enjoyment and education of our students and campus visitors alike.

Tips  Did you Know?
Follow driving guidelines Driving, and parking on lawns and landscape beds is permitted only with the approval of Campus Planning and Facilities Management.  Yes, even golf carts!
Use the EMU Scheduling Office
for your outdoor event
They will be able to assist you to make your event successful and avoid damaging practices like driving stakes into the ground and tying ropes to campus plants or fixtures
Contact Facilities Services Landscape Team for advice We are here to support campus activities as best we can, offering advice and guidance on landscape preservation and project planning to minimize your landscape repair costs

Thank you for helping to keep the campus beautiful.

Contact:  Phil Carroll

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

Utility Connections Related to the Black Cultural Center Project Impacting Areas Along 15th Ave 6/18 – 6/22

Campus Community,

As part of the Black Cultural Center project, Andersen Construction will perform underground utility connections from Moss Street east along 15th Ave to the Black Cultural Center construction site. The work will occur between June 18 – 22 from 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

The north end of Villard Alley at 15th Ave will be closed from June 18 – 22. Deliveries or access should be rerouted from 17th Ave. The northern end of Moss Street at 15th Ave will be closed from June 19 – 22. Deliveries or access should be rerouted from 17th Ave. The sidewalk on 15th Ave between Moss Street and Villard Street will be closed. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the north sidewalk.

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


Survey Site Work at Collier House begins 12/3

Campus Community,

There will be site survey work beginning on December 3rd in the area where the Collier House is located. Crews will be working in the southwest corner area of the intersection of East 13th Avenue and University Street, adjacent to Johnson Hall.

Please contact Gene Mowery, Campus Design and Construction Owner’s Representative at 541-346-5593 or email if you have questions.