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Update: Construction Near Field House

Update: Construction Near Field House

March 10, 2016

The end of winter means the the beginning of construction season at the U. The Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse is one of the projects currently under renovation after the U’s recreational and fitness services moved to the Student Life Center in Jan. 2015. Matt Yurick, director of space planning and management,...

Construction in Preparation for New Rice-Eccles Scoreboard Begins

Construction in Preparation for New Rice-Eccles Scoreboard Begins

February 24, 2016

Audiovisual updates aren’t just for fans watching football on TV. Preparations for the upcoming U football season include an overhaul of the Rice-Eccles Stadium A.V. system, which is like “two projects that are somewhat connected,” said Facilities Management spokesperson Shireen Ghorbani. Planned...

Construction to Expand, Upgrade George Thomas Building Begins

Construction to Expand, Upgrade George Thomas Building Begins

February 19, 2016

Sidewalks have been blocked off as construction begins to update the George Thomas Building (GTB) on President’s Circle into the Crocker Science Center. Crews are currently working on removing the library stacks of GTB. To prevent any accidents, safety measures will temporarily be in place for the...

Faculty Concerns Over Small Offices in OSH Replacement Building

Faculty Concerns Over Small Offices in OSH Replacement Building

February 5, 2016

Good working conditions mean happy faculty, and happy faculty usually means happy students. At least that’s the argument professors like Claudio Holzner are putting forward in response to initial renovation design ideas for OSH. With preliminary designs presented by MHTN architects, faculty in the...

Water Pipe Repair Part of General Campus Improvements

February 4, 2016

Crews are working outside to the east of Kingsbury Hall to replace a water pipe that broke Jan. 29. The construction, which affects a small parking area, will likely be completed by Feb. 5, said Shireen Ghorbani, spokesperson for the U's Facilities Management. Three buildings — Kingsbury Hall, the...

Architects Discuss Preliminary Designs for OSH Reconstruction

Architects Discuss Preliminary Designs for OSH Reconstruction

By Nikila Venugopal

February 1, 2016

The programming phase for the reconstruction of OSH, which began in August, is drawing to a close with only some preliminary designs and decisions finalized. Brian Hebdon, an architect with MHTN, the firm handling the project, said following an open house input session in December, as well as meetings...

Electric Shuttle Route Pauses Construction for Spring Semester

Electric Shuttle Route Pauses Construction for Spring Semester

January 25, 2016

Students are just two semesters from a smoother commute. Emerging from months of dust and debris is the new electric campus shuttle route, now officially half-completed. The first of two scheduled construction phases finished in early January. Construction will resume after spring commencement ceremonies...

Construction Starts Near Biology Building

Construction Starts Near Biology Building

By Sidney Marchant

January 15, 2016

Along with other projects at the U, there will be construction near the Skaggs biology building. Construction is north of the building. Shireen Ghorbani, facilities management spokesperson, said the area needs some pot hole work, and it's an opportunity to identify and locate underground utilities. "This...

School of Business Receives Approval for New Building

School of Business Receives Approval for New Building

November 11, 2015

While it may seem like the U’s major construction projects are wrapping up, the School of Business just got the go ahead to start working on a potential new building. The structure, the location of which is currently to be determined, will provide more classrooms for their Master of Business Administration...

U Approves Updated Scoreboard, Sound System for Rice-Eccles Stadium

U Approves Updated Scoreboard, Sound System for Rice-Eccles Stadium

By Courtney Tanner

November 10, 2015

U administrators gave initial approval on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to install a new video scoreboard and sound system in Rice-Eccles Stadium that aims to make replays of the most grueling tackles and the best touchdowns larger-than-life. The upgrade will include a new 89-foot-tall and 118-foot-wide video screen...

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