Odegaard Closed for Winter Break; Contractor Working in the Building

Odegaard Library is closed for Winter Break, December 15, 2013 through January 6, 2013. The library will re-open on Monday, January 7 at 8am.

Our contractor, Mortenson Construction, and several sub-contractors are making great progress on the renovation during the break.  Glass walls on the third floor are being built.  What the contractors call the “dance floor”  will be removed; it provided access to build the skylight and the wood slat ceiling.  Soffits on the 2nd and 3rd floors are being painted (and repaired where needed.)  The renovation of the entry lobby on the 1st floor has begun. The lobby is being divided approximately in half with the north side planned to be a comfortable seating area. For now, that side of the lobby will continue to be used as the entry lobby.

Odegaard Expands Hours for the Weekend Before Finals Week

Michael Kutz, ASUW Director of University Affairs, approached the Odegaard Library with a request to expand library hours during the weekend before finals week. We are happy to announce that we will be open 24 hours from Friday, December 7 until Friday, December 14 at 5pm.

On the weekend before finals, only UW students, faculty and staff with a current Husky Card may enter the building during the following time periods:  Friday, December 7 at 6pm to Saturday,  December 8 at noon; and Saturday, December 8 at 6pm to Sunday, December 9 at noon.  During finals week, a current Husky Card is required for entry between 8pm and 8am.

The hours of all the UW libraries can be found at http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/hours/.

 

Construction Bulletin for Week of November 26-30

The following construction activities will be starting next week,  November 26 – November 30

 – Framing of walls and ceilings on mezzanine level.  Normal construction noise levels.
– Taping and finishing of drywall soffits both inside and outside of barrier. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 – Installation of drywall at soffits on level 2 on both sides of barrier. Any work outside barrier will be from 5:00 am to 9:00 am.
– Start of painting on level 3 inside of barrier in preparation for wood ceiling installation. Work hours from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
– Early morning mechanical work and ceiling work on ground floor from 5:00 am to 9:00 am.

Construction Bulletin November 19-21

The main construction activities in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library for the week of November 19- 23 are the following: (There will be no work on Thursday 11/22 or Friday 11/23).

–  Ongoing mechanical and electrical system rough-in and installation on floor 1 and mezzanine level. Normal construction noise levels.
 – Installation of drywall at soffits on the 3rd floor both inside and outside of barrier. Increased noise level for screw guns, etc. Work hours from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 – Taping and finishing of drywall soffits both inside and outside of barrier. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 – Completion of framing on floor 2 soffits on south side. Some early morning work outside of barrier from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.

The following construction activities will be starting next week of November 26 – November 30

 – Framing of walls and ceilings on mezzanine level.  Normal construction noise levels.
– Taping and finishing of drywall soffits both inside and outside of barrier. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 – Installation of drywall at soffits on level 2 on both sides of barrier. Any work outside barrier will be from 5:00 am to 9:00 am.
– Start of painting on 3rd floor inside of barrier in preparation for wood ceiling installation. Work hours from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
– Early morning mechanical work and ceiling work on ground floor from 5:00 am to 9:00 am.

Construction Bulletin November 12-16

The main construction activities for the week of November 12- 16 are the following:

–  Stocking of drywall and installation of drywall at soffits on the 3rd floor both inside and outside of barrier. Increased noise level for screw guns, etc. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
– Completion of framing of level 3 soffits outside of the construction barrier. Increased noise level for cutting and fastening of materials.  Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
–  Ongoing mechanical and electrical system rough-in and installation on the 1st floor and mezzanine. Normal construction noise levels.
 –   Third floor soffit mechanical and electrical rough-in outside of construction barrier. Work hours will be from 5:00 to 1:30 pm.
–  Installation of glass wall system header track on 3rd floor soffits to allow drywall installation. Work hours will be from 5:00 to 1:30 pm.

Construction Bulletin November 5-9

The main construction activities for the week of November 5- 9 are the following:

–  Framing of  soffits on the 3rd floor outside of the construction barrier. Increased noise level for cutting and fastening of materials.  Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
–  Ongoing mechanical and electrical system rough-in and installation on the 1st floor and mezzanine. Normal construction noise levels.
 –   Floor 3 soffit mechanical and electrical rough-in outside of construction barrier. Work hours will be from 5:00 to 1:30 pm.
–  Installation of glass wall system header track on 3rd floor soffits to allow drywall installation. Work hours will be from 5:00 to 1:30 pm.
–  Plumbing system modifications on the Friday night and Saturday morning when library closed.

The following construction activities will be starting next week of November 12 – November 16.

 – Ongoing mechanical and electrical system rough-in and installation on the 1st floor and mezzanine. Normal construction noise levels.
–  Floor 3 soffit mechanical and electrical rough-in outside of construction barrier. Work hours will be from 5:00 to 1:30 pm.
– Stocking of drywall and installation of drywall at soffits on 3rd floor both inside and outside of barrier. Increased noise level for screw guns, etc. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 – Completion of framing of floor 3 soffits outside of the construction barrier. Increased noise level for cutting and fastening of materials.  Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Odegaard Construction Bulletin Weeks of October 15-November 2

Here are the major construction activities planned for mid- to late October and their impacts on users. Questions, concerns? Email ouglreno@uw.edu.

October 15 – 19:

Framing of the 3rd floor soffits outside of the construction barrier. Expect increased noise level for cutting and fastening of materials. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.

October 22 – 26:

– Framing of 3rd floor soffits outside of the construction barrier. Increased noise level for cutting and fastening of materials. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
– Ongoing mechanical and electrical system rough-in and installation. Normal construction noise levels.
– Installation of atrium steel stair supports on floors 1 and 2. This will increase noise on south side of floor. There will be welding, grinding, etc. for this work. May have some slight odor of welding but not harmful as area will be properly ventilated to outside of building.
– Interior brick patching on the 1st floor and mezzanine levels.

October 29 – November 2:

Ongoing framing of 3rd floor soffits outside of the construction barrier. Increased noise level for cutting and fastening of materials. Work hours will be from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
– Ongoing mechanical and electrical system rough-in and installation. Normal construction noise levels.
– Completion of atrium steel stair supports on floors 1 and 2. This will increase noise on south side of floor. There will be welding, grinding, etc. for this work. May have some slight odor of welding but not harmful as area will be properly ventilated to outside of building.

–  Brick patching on level 2 column by main help desk on Monday and Tuesday morning from 5:00 am to 8:00 am.

 Brick patching on level 2 column by main help desk on Monday and Tuesday morning from 5:00 am to 8:00 am

 

Construction Bulletin Week of October 8 to12

Odegaard construction during the week of October 8-12 will include:

1. Framing of soffits on the 2nd floor inside the construction barrier. Expect increased noise due to cutting and fastening of materials.

2. Ongoing mechanical and electrical system rough-in and installation. Normal construction noise levels.

3. Concrete work to finish steel stairs on the 1st floor inside the construction barrier. Normal construction noise levels.

4. Layout and preparation work on the 3rd floor outside of the construction barrier primarily during early morning hours.

Construction work happens between 6am and 3pm, Monday through Friday.