McKenzie Hall AHU 3 Shutdown 9/20/19

Update 9/24/19: The Air Handling Unit has been repaired and is up and running.


Due to a power issue last night, on 9/19/19, Air Handling Unit 3 has been put out of service. The power issue tripped the smoke and fire dampers, which is now affecting the air distribution.

Air Handling Unit 3 services the South sections of floors 1 and 2, as well as the L200. These areas will be without heating and cooling over the weekend. Repairs will resume on Monday and an update will be provided then.

Contact: Ken Straw

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Mechanical & Plumbing Shop Manager Ken Straw at 541-346-5406 or


Onyx 292 HVAC and Refrigerant Equipment Installation: 9/10-10/9

Update 10/4: This project has been extended due to humidity issues and is expected to be completed by Wednesday October 9th.


Update 9/26: This project has been extended and is expected to be completed by Friday October 4th.


Starting on Tuesday, September 10th and running through Friday, September 27th October 4th, contractors will be installing new HVAC and refrigerant equipment in Onyx 292. This work will entail demolition and removal of existing equipment through the exterior of the building. There will be boom lifts and safety equipment operating the the courtyard outside Onyx Bridge and Cascade Hall. Safety barricades will be in place to redirect pedestrian and bicycle traffic. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Associate Director of Facilities, Jim Cody at 541-346-2302.

Lewis Integrative Science Building Sidewalk Closure Through 9/9/19

Update 9/6/19:

The sidewalk closure has been extended and is expected to be completed on September 9th.

As part of the ongoing Knight Campus Skybridge construction, the current sidewalk closure on Franklin Blvd by Lewis Integrative Science (LISB) will remain in effect through September 6th 9th, 2019. The rest of the sidewalk along Franklin Blvd by Streisinger, Klamath, and Onyx Bridge will remain open. However, the sidewalk on the North side of Franklin Blvd will remain closed during the construction of Knight Campus.

For questions or concerns, please contact Darin Dehle at 541-346-2282 or

Beall Music Hall Handrail Repairs 8/5-8/9 and 8/19/19-8/28/19


The painting phase of the handrail project has been extended to August 28th.


Campus Community,

The Beall Music Hall handrail repair project is set to resume on Monday, August 5th and run through Friday, August 9th. During this time, the contractor will be repairing portions of the handrail with damaged balusters and rotten wood, then installing a fresh cap over all of the handrails and posts. When this phase of the project is complete, there will be a one week break from the work to allow all adhesives and caulking from the repairs to fully cure before the painting phase begins. The paint phase will resume on Monday, August 19th and be completed on or before Friday, August 23rd.

During this project, at least one set of stairs will remain open for public use at all times. The ADA ramp will remain fully accessible throughout the work, as will the southern-most stairs parallel to the ramp. Safety barricades and detour signage will be in place to direct pedestrians around areas under construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Services Project Coordinator Lawrence Elliott at 541-346-5164.

Huestis Fire Sprinkler Work 8/12/19

On Monday, August 12, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m., work will be performed on the fire sprinkler system, with no impact to building occupants.

LCL will perform the work.

Horns, Strobes, and Speakers on the fire alarm system will not sound after the scheduled time. Provisions have been taken to monitor the building fire systems during this time. Any alarms that occur after the scheduled time should be considered real events, and occupants should evacuate as usual, per the U of O Emergency Procedures.

For questions regarding these emergency evacuation procedures, visit the Emergency Management & Continuity website at

Please direct questions or concerns to Colin Brennan at or 541-346-8242.


Lawrence Hall room 231 asbestos abatement notice: 8/5-8/7

Campus community,

Beginning Monday, August 5th and concluding Wednesday, August 7th, Facilities Services and their subcontractor will be abating asbestos containing materials from Lawrence Hall room 231. The work will be conducted inside a containment tent with full filtration and ACM protocols. There will be an “air-lock” style containment tent in part of the hallway outside room 231 as marked on the map. The hallway will be passable and remain in normal service during the work. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Services Construction Services Mgr. Justin Grishkin at 541-346-5242.

Knight Campus Annex Planned Fire Sprinkler Shutdown 7/31/19

As part of the EWEB utility meter upgrade, the fire sprinkler at KC Annex will be shut down for approximately 10 minutes on Wednesday, July 31, at 10 a.m. Electricity and water (both domestic and industrial) will not be affected and will operate normally. The Environmental Health and Safety Fire Marshall Department is aware and will monitor the situation during the shutdown.

Please contact Euly Gibbs from EWEB with any questions or concerns, Eulalia.Gibbs@EWEB.ORG or 541-685-7039.


Willamette Hall Rooms 100, 100A, 106 and 121 Renovation Work through 9/20

Update 8/29:

This renovation work has been extended and the expected completion date is September 20th.


Preferred Construction and Pro Sound and Video will be conducting the first phase of renovation in Willamette Hall classrooms 100, 100A, 106, and 121 starting this week and is expected to continue until approximately September 1 will continue through September 20th. Work will include minor demolition, electrical upgrades, and audio/visual equipment upgrades. Users can expect to hear occasional construction noises such as hammering and drilling. There will be increased congestion as crews enter and exit the building with tools and materials.

No utility disruptions or shutoffs are expected at this time; however, if there are any disruptions or shutdowns to services, an additional notice will be distributed.

Project Contact:

Martina S. Oxoby
Owner’s Representative | LEED AP BD+C
Design and Construction | Campus Planning and Facilities Management
University of Oregon
O: 541.346.5880 | C: 541.556.8477

Move Out Traffic Update 6/12 – 6/14

Campus Community,

Due to move outs changes to traffic patterns include:

  • June 12-14: Bike lanes on Agate Street between East 13th and East 15th avenues will be closed; 30-minute loading along the curb.
  • June 12-14: East 13th Avenue will be one way westbound between Agate and University streets.
  • June 12-14: Onyx Street adjacent to Straub Hall, Lot 29, and 15th Avenue from Onyx to University Street will be a 30-minute loading zone for residence hall move-out.

University parking maps and information are at, select “parking.

JSMA Exterior Contractor Work 5/20

Facilities Liaisons,

The contractor Roto-Rooter will be performing work in the sidewalk grounds area south of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) for 2 hours on Monday, May, 20 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This work is very minimal and the sidewalk will remain open. Crews will open up the utility hole lid and perform investigation work with a camera line; no services will be impacted.

For questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Facilities Engineer Sarah Follett at 541-346-8264.

[UPDATE] Closure at Onyx Street & 15th Ave Intersection 5/17 – 5/20

Campus Community,

I just learned that the scope of the work at the intersection has changed and the intersection will not be closed on Friday the 17th. The full intersection will be re-opened on Monday with some temporary paving (crushed gravel) in a portion of the travel lanes. The permanent fix will occur later this summer.

Thank you for your patience.

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




Facilities Liaisons,

As part of the Hayward Field Renovation, the contractor, Hoffman Construction has encountered a field condition related to grades that will require them to pour more concrete than they expected. This will necessitate closing the Onyx Street & East 15th Ave intersection starting at 6:00 am on May 17, removing the concrete in the morning and pouring the concrete in the afternoon. They would re-open the intersection at 6:00 am on Monday, May 20.  Access to the parking lot will not be affected.

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

Pacific Hall Welding Project To Block Basement Hallway H021 and R017 5/4

Campus Community,

On Saturday, May 4th, from 6:00am to 6:00pm, the hallway outside the basement Freezer Farm in Pacific Hall (H021 and R017 on the Campus map) will be completely closed to accommodate a welding project for the installation of additional ventilation duct work to the autoclave. Access to the freezer farm and autoclave will be completely blocked until 6:00 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Design & Construction Owner’s Representative Jen Miley at 541-346-1530.

Process Cooling Water System Equipment Replacement Willamette, Klamath, LISB, and Lokey Labs 4/16-4/19

Campus Community,

The Willamette Hall Process Cooling Project is addressing water quality issues with the system and equipment located in Willamette Hall.  A component of the secondary heat exchanger skid has been identified as negatively impacting water quality, and is scheduled for replacement beginning Tuesday, April 16th, and continuing through Friday, April 19th.

In addition, a new water filtering system will be installed to maintain water quality.  This work is being performed on the secondary heat-exchanger skid, which has been taken out of service, and will be isolated from the main system.  This work will not impact system operations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Jeff Madsen at 541-346-2256/541-505-4850.


Straub Hall Courtyard Pressure Washing 4/18

Update – this was changed to 4/18 7am – 2pm to accommodate a conference.

Campus Community,

On Friday, April 19th, the courtyard of Straub Hall will be pressure-washed as a part of its yearly maintenance cycle. This will create some equipment noise for the surrounding classrooms between the hours of 9:00a and 4:00p. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CPFM’s Landscape Maintenance Supervisor Phil Carroll at 541-346-2319.


Lawrence Hall East Entry Modified Pedestrian Access 4/15

Campus Community,

On Monday, April 15th, the Lawrence Hall east entry will have modified pedestrian access between the hours of 8:00a and 3:00p. A subcontractor will be drilling holes in the concrete to level the sidewalk in order to minimize rain water puddling.  Pedestrian access to this doorway will be altered but not restricted.  Please approach the marked work area with caution. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Landscape Maintenance Supervisor Phillip Carrol at 541-346-2319.

Oregon Hall Freight Elevator Shutdown 4/16

Campus Community,

This summer CPFM will be replacing the Oregon Hall Freight Elevator (north elevator near the loading dock). On 4/16 our elevator contractor needs to take field measurements in the elevator pit. The elevator will be off-line from 9AM-11AM for this activity. The 2 main passenger elevators (south lobby) will not be impacted by this activity and will remain in service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Design & Construction Owner’s Representative Patrick Mucker at 541-346-8216.

McKenzie Hall HVAC Shutdown, Floors 2, 3, and 4 North Side 3/27-3/28

Campus Community,

Beginning March 27, 2019 at 7:00a, the HVAC system in McKenzie Hall serving the north side of floors 2, 3, and 4 will be shut down to replace the failing Siemens building controls panel, along with the corresponding linked systems in the related air handlers associated with it. This shutdown will continue through 3:30p on March 28, 2019. Users may experience lower than normal temperatures throughout this shutdown. If you have questions or concerns, please contact CPFM’s Electrical Control System Technician Stacy Breaux at 541-346-2319.


Knight Law Emerergency Power Shut-Off 2/22 12:00p-1:00p

Campus Community,

From 12:00p-1:00p today, February 22, the power to the Knight Law School Building will be shut down to make emergency repairs to the building’s main electrical panel. This will affect all electrical systems in the building, including lights, computers, printers, etc. Please direct any questions or concerns to CPFM’s Electrical Supervisor Rob Berg.

Klamath Hall Heating Water Shutdown: 2/28-3/1

Campus Community,

Beginning Thursday 2/28 at 7:00p and continuing until Friday 3/1 at 5:00a, the heating water to the north side of Klamath Hall’s 3rd floor will be shut down. Building users may experience lower than normal temperatures upon entering the building Friday morning as the system works to restore normal comfort ranges. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Design & Construction Owner’s Representative, Denise Stewart at 541-346-2280.


Knight Library Second Floor Power Outage: 2/19

Campus Community,

On Tuesday, February 19, from 7:00a-8:00a, the power to a portion of the Knight Library 2nd floor will be shut off to enable the changing of a breaker. This work is classified as reactive (rather than planned) maintenance, since the breaker has failed and will not re-set.  This will affect power in the following rooms: 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 261, 263, 267, 267B, 267C.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact CPFM’s Electrical Supervisor, Rob Berg at 541-346-2313.