News Items from UNC Greensboro

Construction for the Guilford and Mary Foust Residence Halls Renovation project began on May 17. Workers are installing fire sprinklers and new windows, as well as upgrading the bathrooms. Please use caution in the area around North Drive and College Avenue. Work will be complete and ready for students this August.

Construction of the new School of Education building continues and is on schedule for a spring completion 2011. The tower crane has been removed and the roof installed, which have allowed work on the interiors to proceed. This building will be a LEED Certified Silver building, with many sustainable features including low water and energy usage, daylighting for classrooms and high air quality standards.

During this summer, steam line installation work will continue north along Kenilworth St. and turn east along Theta St. The south side of Theta St. is closed for the summer. Signage will be installed to direct vehicles and pedestrians through this area.

Construction of a new baseball locker room and training facility is under way in the area between the Baseball Stadium and the recreation field to the south of the stadium. This will provide needed space for the baseball team. The area of construction is fenced off and will temporarily close the pedestrian pathway between the stadium and the recreation field. Pedestrians may walk around the north side of the stadium along Walker Avenue or around the south side of the recreation field beside Spring Garden Apartments to get around the construction site.

Water line installation The parking lot on the South side of the McNutt Building will be closed for several more weeks to allow for the installation of a chilled water line. The parking lot on the West side of McNutt will remain open. Childcare drop-off and pick-up at the circle drive on the southwest side of Curry Building will be temporarily relocated to the circle off of Highland Ave. on the south side of Ferguson Building.

Construction of a new dormitory for approximately 400 students has begun at the intersection of Spring Garden and Kenilworth Streets and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2011. The groundbreaking was last week -see separate story. The building will include recreation areas, a café, a convenience store, living-learning community classrooms and a post office.

Construction is in progress for the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering building, a state-of-the-art research facility at the Gateway University Research Park South Campus. This 94,000 square foot facility will bring together academic and industrial stakeholders to drive education, research and economic development in Greensboro, the Triad, North Carolina and beyond. As a joint vision of UNCG and North Carolina A&T State, the JSNN will have three academic departments: Nanoscience, Nanoenvironmental Science and Nanoengineering. It will support established research programs by faculty from the two universities and will have its own faculty as well. The primary goal of the school is to be a world leader in research, nano-related education and outreach. Construction is expected to be complete in 2011.

For information about the design and construction projects taking place on campus, visit the Facilities Design and Construction department’s web site by clicking on this link .

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