NSC – Final Phase FAQs
What will happen to the covered walkway between the student center and Lingreen?
The walkway will be left in place; however the covering will be removed. When originally designed and constructed, the covering derived structural and seismic support from the Lingreen building. When the building is removed the danger of collapse from earthquakes, snow load, wind shear and so forth is dramatically increased and presents a hazard to our faculty, staff and students. We did consult with the architects about the costs required to leave it in place, and ultimately decided not to pursue this option.
The proposed plan(s) for demolition and recycling of Lingreen will be noisy and disruptive. Have you considered having the contractor work a 1:00 to 8:00 pm schedule?
This is an option we will investigate. However, since there will be significant heavy vehicle traffic which the city will want to address, and there are city codes for hours of construction. We will update this FAQ as more information becomes available.
What is meant by occupancy, and when can we move in?
Our target goal for classes is March 30th, which means that all code and LEED requirements have to be met prior to this date. When we get our occupancy permit, the building will be available for faculty and staff to occupy and perform their daily duties. Until then, we can move furniture in, set up systems, stock and supply the prep areas and labs and so forth. However, until we get the occupancy certificate we cannot conduct our normal business. We are anticipating the occupancy permit in the second week of March. Until then, faculty and staff will have to “work” in their current spaces, but can prepare the new space for moving in.
What is left to get done at this point (02/11/09), and when will it be done?Aside from the items listed on the final phase update, we will be working on numerous follow up items. These include retrofitting “night sky” compliant lights on the esplanade and walkways, bicycle racks, landscaping, and slowing working on re-establishing the Kiser Gardens. We will be continually balancing the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system for several months after occupancy. There will also be a large list of small tasks and fixes required by the contractor that will surface as we occupy and use the building. We must remember that this is a 70,000 square foot facility with miles of wiring, and over a million operating components. Even at 99.9% accuracy we will have 1,000 small problems. Finally, the nursing and chemistry departments will delay their move in until the summer.