This year we are undertaking significant projects to improve safety, maintain facilities, and make programmatic improvements. While we are taking steps to reduce the impact on the community, the summer months will include disruptive activities.
This first installment provides a brief outline of the projects.
Summer 2017 Capital Projects
Gund Buttress Concrete Repairs
Deterioration of the concrete requires removal of a minimum of four inches of concrete from the four sides of each buttress. This will be a very disruptive project. The walkway connecting Cambridge Street to the Gund Garden will be a fenced off work zone. The chipping of the concrete and other noises will be disruptive.
This summer phase three (final) will include first floor and basement. There will be temporary shut downs of spaces and some limits to passage in the lobby and library.
Gund 520 MDE
This will convert room 520 into the year two space for Master in Design Engineering program. There will be some disruption to adjacent spaces.
Known as House Zero, this project will convert the early 20th century wood frame into the universities first net zero building.