The general schedule is as follows. It is subject to change.
Final bidding and contracting for the major construction of the Commons and the new academic building will be complete in the late fall of 2009. We expect to begin building the foundations and steel structures of both buildings in January 2010.
Also in January 2010, construction begins on a new bridge connecting the 3rd floor of Hutchins to the southwest legal research tower. At the west end of the 9th floor of Legal Research, disruptions and construction noise will continue through the winter 2010 semester as the bridge is completed.
In May 2010, we expect to begin recladding the stacks. Many stacks offices (probably most) will be unusable between May 2010 and August 2010. Details for this are far from finalized. As more details are known, occupants of the stacks will be informed and alternate working arrangements will be made.
Construction of both buildings will continue until at least the fall of 2011. We hope the project will be complete by January of 2012.
Our construction managers are aware of our academic and exam schedules for the next several years. Many of the start dates for the most noisy work are being timed so as to have the least conflict with our academic activities. However, once the project begins, there will be a lot of noise and a lot of disruption. It cannot be avoided. What the project team will do is keep you informed about what to expect in the way of noise so that you can plan accordingly. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
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