Floor By Floor

What's happening on your floor? 

Week of 4/24/17
 

All staff members are encouraged to contact the Construction Mitigation Office at 617-496-0857 or by email sccconstruction@harvard.edu with any questions or concerns of noise, air quality, or other construction impacts.
 

Floors 10, 9, 8, and 7

  • Demolition activities will continue on the 10th floor.
  • The construction team is scheduled to take the 9th floor men’s and women’s bathrooms (near the south tower) off line to perform ADA upgrades. The bathrooms will be out of commission beginning the evening of Monday, April 24 and will continue through Friday, April 28. All work will be performed at night, but due to the containment area that needs to be established, the bathrooms will be out of commission. Signage will be posted on both bathroom doors directing staff to the bathroom down the corridor at the north tower (Mass Ave).
  • Concrete chipping activities within phase 4.1 of the façade project will take place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. A great deal of noise will be generated from the chipping gun used to perform this operation. As a reminder, during phase 4, concrete chipping activity is expected to take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Sealant removal will continue within phase 4.1 of the façade project. Crews began on the 10th floor and make their way down. Crews average 1-2 days per floor. Noise from the power drills will be generated from this activity and may require staff to relocate telephone conversations and/or meetings. If staff need noise cancelling headphones, please contact sccconstruction@harvard.edu.
  • Scaffolding within phase 4.3 will continue. The work will start on the ground floor and make its way up to the 10th floor. This will take several weeks to complete. There will be intermittent drilling to tie the scaffolding into the building
  • Crews will begin to demolish the dumb waiter within interior space. All impacted departments have been notified. All work associated with demolition will take place during off hours.

 

 

Floors 6 through 3

  • Concrete repairs will continue on the Holyoke Bookend of the north tower (Mass Ave).
  • Window replacements on the 5th floor will take place. All impacted departments have been notified.
  • Sealant removal will continue within phase 4.1 of the façade project. Crews began on the 10th floor and make their way down. Crews average 1-2 days per floor. Noise from the power drills will be generated from this activity and may require staff to relocate telephone conversations and/or meetings. If staff need noise cancelling headphones, please contact sccconstruction@harvard.edu.
  • The remainder of scaffolding on the Massachusetts Avenue façade will begin to come down. This will take several days to accomplish. Staff in the building may be subjected to intermittent drilling to take the anchors out of the building.
  • Sealants will be removed on the north tower facing Mass Ave (towards Holyoke Street) slightly below the 4th floor. This work will take several days to complete. Noise will be generated from this activity.
  • Scaffolding within phase 4.3 will continue. The work will start on the ground floor and make its way up to the 10th floor. This will take several weeks to complete. There will be intermittent drilling to tie the scaffolding into the building.
  • Crews will begin to demolish the dumb waiter within interior space. All impacted departments have been notified. All work associated with demolition will take place during off hours.

 

 

Floors 2 and Lobby

  • Concrete repairs above and around the exterior of the Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy will continue. Crews will be performing concrete cutting and chipping activities on Saturday, April 1.
  • Mechanical roughing activities continue on the 2nd floor of the south tower (Mt. Auburn Street).
  • Scaffolding within phase 4.3 will continue. The work will start on the ground floor and make its way up to the 10th floor. This will take several weeks to complete. There will be intermittent drilling to tie the scaffolding into the building.

 

 


Other Impacts

  • Holyoke Street Pavilion - Concrete deliveries, glass installation, and utility work will continue and Holyoke Street will be closed on a daily basis (weekdays only) from 7am-4pm. The sidewalks on the east side of Holyoke Street will remain open for pedestrian traffic and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times. The new three storied Holyoke Pavilion is scheduled to be completed in April 2018. 
  • Dunster Street Pavilion – Steel erection for the Dunster Pavilion will continue. To accommodate a crane on site, jersey barriers have been pushed out to the middle of the road on Dunster Street. There will be no metered parking available, as the parking lane will be used as a travel lane. Steel erection will take 3-4 months to complete.
  • Dunster Street Raised Crosswalk Reconstruction – This work will continue is expected to be completed within 1-2 weeks, weather permitting. Pedestrian detours are in place.
  • Mt. Auburn Plaza – The team is currently underway with utility work as part of phase 1 of the reconstruction of the Mt. Auburn Street plaza. This phase is expected to be completed within the next 1-2 weeks due to unforeseen conditions. Bicycle racks that were once located at the corner of Dunster Street and Mt. Auburn Street have been relocated to the south entrance of the Smith Campus Center.
  • Welcome Center – Installation of steel plates for the new Welcome Center will take place from 6pm-12am Monday through Friday and Saturdays. This will take place over the next several weeks. A great deal of noise will be generated and may be heard on many floors within the Smith Campus Center, especially offices facing Massachusetts Avenue. During daytime hours, crews will install HVAC and layout walls and track.
  • Emergency Egress – All 5 stairwells within the building are accessible in the event of an emergency.
  • Health Services Urgent Care After Hours (5:30pm-7:30am) have relocated to the Harvard Law School campus in Pound Hall (1530 Massachusetts Avenue).