Archive for January, 2011

Week of January 24, 2011

ERB Parking Lot 34

Starting on Monday February 7th repair work will begin at parking lot 34 at the corner of UTA Blvd and Nedderman. The field offices currently located there will begin to dismantle. We will also be seal coating and striping the parking lot. From Feb. 17th – 20th drivers will need to use the south entrance/exit to avoid the work.   Pending weather conditions the parking lot will be available for UTA use on Monday Feb. 21st.

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Early Morning Concrete Pour

We have scheduled an early morning pour of the Upper Level Slab #6 at the College Park Center site for Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2am. We will begin setting up the pump equipment at 2am with the concrete arriving to the site beginning at 2 am.  This 250 cy pour should be completed prior to 8 am. This pour is being made at night to minimize effects of the construction traffic mixing with the University traffic.

Week of January 17, 2011

College Park Center-Precast Erection Plan

Erection of the precast members at the seating area of the bowl will require the use of the tower crane along Pecan street. In order to hoist the precast risers, semi-trucks need to be brought in and staged adjacent to the project along the curb in the North bound lane of Pecan Street. Pecan street will be closed three times in the coming months.

The first lane closure will be set in place beginning at 6pm on Friday, January, 21, 2011. It will be set in place each evening at 6pm and removed each morning at 2:30am. The first lane closure is scheduled to be removed at 2:30am January 27, 2011.

The second lane closure will be set in place beginning 6pm on Monday, February 21, 2011. It will be set in place each evening at 6pm and removed each morning at 2:30am. The second lane closure is scheduled to be removed at 2:30 am, February 28, 2011.

The third lane closure will be set in place beginning 6pm on Monday,March 7, 2011. It will be set in place each evening at 6pm and removed each morning at 2:30am. The third and final lane closure is scheduled to be removed at 2:30 am, March 14, 2011.

Week of January 10, 2011

New Page on Blazing Construction


In our ongoing efforts to keep the campus community informed of construction projects, we have added a new page to our Blog called Featured Projects. On this page we will take a deeper look at some of the projects recently completed on campus. Our first featured project is the Arlington Hall Chilled Water Upgrades.

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Facilities Management announces efficiency measures

UT Arlington and all state-supported institutions have been asked to plan for reductions in state revenue this spring in response to the projected state budget shortfall. The Office of Facilities Management and Campus Operations is implementing several measures to further trim costs and focus on core campus services.

Effective this month, individual office trash containers will be removed, and employees will be asked to use blue office recyclable containers for all paper and cardboard materials and the larger common area trash containers for non-recyclables (food waste, food containers, wet items, and certain plastics).

If your office suite or hall does not have a common area trash container, contact the Office of Facilities Management service call center at uta.edu/fixit or call 2-2000. Some campus restrooms will be monitored less frequently during the day, given custodial staff reductions. Faculty and staff may request immediate service by contacting the service call center.

Employees are asked to turn off classroom, lab, and office lights when the space is not in use and to close sashes on lab exhaust fans when possible to achieve further cost savings.

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ERB Move Update

Facilities Management has completed moving people from Nedderman, Engineering Lab, Woolf, Science Hall, Life Science, Cribbs, Geo Science, and General Academic Building into their new offices in the Engineering Research Building. The move went very smoothly and over the next few weeks we will be cleaning out the old rooms and getting them ready for future use.

Week of January 3, 2011

College Street Reopens

College Street re-opens to traffic Saturday, January 8th.  The street will be one way with traffic traveling southbound only.  The street has been resurfaced and striped to allow for ten visitor metered spaces and ten motorcycle spaces.

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First Street Converts Back To One Way Traffic

With College Street re-opening Saturday January 8th, 1st Street will convert back to one way traffic traveling eastbound only.  Traffic will no longer be allowed to turn right onto First Street at West Street.  With the traffic traveling east bound only, the drivers using the parking meters will return to exiting their vehicles onto the side walk and not into the flow of traffic.

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Early Morning Concrete Pour

We have scheduled an early morning pour of the slab at Main Concourse #6 at the College Park Center site for Tuesday, January 4, 2010 at 1am. We will begin setting up equipment at 11:30 pm with the concrete arriving to the site beginning at 1 am. The concrete trucks will enter the site through Gate 3 off Center Street and exit the site through Gate 4 back onto Center Street. This 350cy pour should be completed prior to 7 am and is being made at night to minimize the congestion on-site between the concrete pump and tower cranes. Please pass this information on to all departments that need to be aware of this scheduled pour.

We will also pour the west practice court slab on Friday, January 7, 2010 at 1 am as well. Details of this concrete placement are to follow.