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CNB Renovation Updates

In September 2015, after receiving state approval to proceed with the design process, Facilities Management (FM) submitted a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit architectural firms that were interested in the College of Nursing Building (CNB) renovation project.

This Web page will greatly assist the college’s Finance & Operations unit in its ongoing effort to keep CNB occupants fully informed throughout the renovation process. Please check back for updates, including information regarding progress, utility shutdowns, meeting times/places and other details as needed or suggested by occupants.


 

February 11, 2019 Update

Progress on third floor is on schedule. Crews have most of the west side finished and drywall will be installed in these classrooms, and then they will be painted, starting next week. Contractors are finishing electrical on east side and drywall is expected to start going up the middle of next week. 

First and second floor are complete and there is an Open House for faculty, staff and students scheduled on Monday, February 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. Make sure and tour spaces you haven’t seen if you are in the building.

As always thank you for your patience during this process and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

 

Posted on: Feb 11th, 2019

January 28, 2019 Update

Second floor is finished and Dean Zerwic, along with her staff, are moving in this week. The Administrative staff is also moving in on the other side of the space.  

I am working through issues as they come up but everyone seems to be happy with the new space. It’s nice to see the first floor filled with student activity.

Third floor is on schedule and electrical rough in inspections are happening this week.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Jan 28th, 2019

January 17, 2019 Update

After many delays we excitedly welcomed the students back on January 14 with a finished Student Commons area. The Student Success Center offices on first floor were ready for occupancy on January 11 and our Academic team started moving in and preparing for students on January 14. It is great seeing the space filled with students! 

The second floor is substantially finished and contractors are working on a punch list now. We expect the Administration group to move into the space the week of January 28. 

Conference, collaboration and classrooms are all ready for use and we’ve gotten good feedback on our boardroom located on first floor. 

Third-floor classroom renovation continues and we expect theses classrooms to be done in May. 

As always, thank you for your patience during this process. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Jan 17th, 2019

January 2, 2019 Update

Happy New Year!

I found out today that first floor did not pass occupancy by the Fire Marshal. This means that no one is allowed to occupy that floor until it does pass. The Fire Marshal will be back on Tuesday and we hope to have occupancy by Wednesday next week. This means that our Student Services people will not be able to move to first as hoped until mid-next week as well as students not being allowed in the Student Commons when they return next week. I’ve made it clear to the contractors how important it is that we pass occupancy next week and it is their goal as well. 

Abatement contractors will be finishing up the 3rd floor by end of week. They will work into tomorrow for sure now, but I will send out an email if they finish before Friday.

Conference room 429 furnishing will be installed by end of day on Friday and will be ready for use on Monday, January 7. We look forward to having use of this room.

Second floor is coming along. We are waiting to furnish this area until it is mostly complete, as it keeps furniture from getting damaged. I will keep you updated on this floor as we get closer to moving people in.

I hoped to have better news as you return from the break, but we will get there. Thank you again for your patience during this process. 

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Jan 2nd, 2019

November 30, 2018 Update

As you can see when you enter the building, things on the first floor are really taking shape. The second floor isn’t far behind as they finish up painting and flooring next week. There are still a few issues being addressed, including incorrect color casework for conference rooms, broken glass panels, wrong size glass panels, etc. Contractors are working through these issues. Furniture is still schedule to be installed the week of December 17 and we are still planning to move into the spaces starting January 2, 2019. Not everyone will move at once, so once I have a finalized schedule of moving assignments/dates I will send that out.

As referenced in an earlier update, there is a shutdown scheduled for Saturday, December 1, (7am-7pm) for all electrical that serves the 4th floor. Please plan accordingly.

On Tuesday, December 4, contractors will be pre-testing the fire systems, which means you may hear some announcements over the alarm system with some alarm noise as well. This should be for a very short period of time (approx. 10 minutes). But please be aware that this is just a test of the system and there will be no need to exit the building.

Third floor classroom demolition will start right after Finals week on December 17. Abatement contractors are scheduled to work in these classrooms December 26-28 and January 2-4, with the possibility of some Saturday work to catch up, if needed. They are scheduled to work 8am-4:30pm. As before, the abatement contractors are contracted through UI’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office, who also supervise the work and measure indoor air quality throughout the abatement process. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I will pass them along to EHS.

As always thank you for your patience during this process and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Nov 30th, 2018

November 15, 2018 Update

Finishing touches are going in on first floor as casework and carpet tiles are being installed.

The second floor isn’t far behind. They are finishing up drywall this week and starting to paint.  Floor finishes are scheduled for the second floor during the last week of November. Furniture install is scheduled to begin December 17.

The front entrance to the building (closest to the parking circle) will be closed November 19 through November 21 in order to polish the concrete floors in front of the doors and elevator.  Please make a note and try to avoid using this entrance next week. If you require use of the elevator from the first floor (e.g., ADA accommodation), the contractors will accommodate that need by keeping a pathway open to the elevator. The walls leading from front entrance to elevator will be taken down on Saturday, November 17 and a temp barrier will be put in place after they are done with the floors at end of next week.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Nov 15th, 2018

October 30, 2018 Update

I’ve had the pleasure of giving tours to prospective donors as wells as individuals who attended the 120th reunion. It has been fun to see their reactions and witness their excitement about all the changes.

As we move into the final weeks of the renovation on the first and second floors, you can actually see the progress that is being made. The week of Thanksgiving, November 19, the walls leading from the front entrance to elevator will be removed in order to work on the floors and install the reception desk. The plan at this time is to put up an accordion type wall to block people from going into the space. 

Classrooms 30 and 34 are almost complete. ITS is working through some issues with the Audio Visual equipment, and there are some punch list items the contractors are currently working on, but these rooms should be ready for use soon. 

Anyone spending time on 4th floor has probably noticed a lot more contractor traffic; this is due to the work in 409 and 429. I’ve reminded them to be respectful to the office environment, but if anyone has any issues, please let me know immediately.

Thank you!

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Oct 30th, 2018

September 4, 2018 Update

Classrooms 20 and 40 are in use now and we are getting rave reviews from both faculty and students!  Classrooms 30 and 34 are still on schedule to be turned over to the college by mid-October. The computer lab will be available shortly after that.

The front door is scheduled to be open by the end of week. After walking through today, it looks like Thursday at best. Contractors are finishing up painting in the vestibule today and will be painting the entry way leading from entrance to elevator. The last step will be commissioning by Access Management so that our key cards work.

Fourth floor work will start anytime this week. Contractors will build a wall closing off the atrium and a temporary wall inside the faculty/staff lounge to allow for removal of the wall between the rooms.  Asbestos contractors are scheduled to start removing floor tile and drywall from this area September 10 and 11. They will be working second shift (5-12PM). 

First and second floors are progressing as planned. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

 

Posted on: Sep 4th, 2018

August 16, 2018 Update

Ground floor rooms 20, 40 and student commons ground (well area) are now open to all. Dean Zerwic held a State of the College address on Wednesday, August 15, which allowed many of the faculty and staff to get their first view of the space and see it in use. Dean Zerwic presented in room 20 (active learning) and it was broadcast to room 40 (lecture) for the overflow of people.  CON IT were trained on the new equipment this past week and in turn have been training faculty. 

Work continues in the other classrooms on the ground floor and these spaces are scheduled to be finished by mid-October. 

Work on the front vestibule has hit a snag and the opening has been pushed back. Once I have a confirmation on opening date I will let everyone know.

Work on first and second floors continues as well. In 203 they have set the fin tube heating around the perimeter and are waiting on end plates to finish. They have finished the duct work overhead. Next item on the agenda for 203 is to pull new data cables in late September. This is due to the fact these cables are coming from the IT closet on ground, which is all new. This will require contractor to be in each cube to access the data ports. I will be scheduling with occupants when this work gets closer. Once this new data cables are pulled we will be upgrading the research suite to accommodate Skype. 

Fourth floor work will begin in September (I anticipate shortly after Labor Day). This work will be in room 409 and the atrium area. Contractors will be blocking off some of the faculty/staff lounge for this work. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Aug 16th, 2018

July 23, 2018 Update

The majority of the work on classrooms 20 and 40 on ground floor was completed Friday, July 20. Contractors will be working on punch list items for the next two weeks. Audio Visual contractors will be finishing up this week and then AV commissioning will take place. We expect to train the IT people for the classrooms the week of August 6. 

I’ve had several questions about what will be “open” on ground floor and how we get to this area.  Basically everything west of the middle stairwell will be finished and turned over to the college. This includes restrooms.  The only two ways to get to the ground floor will be the elevator or walking down the ramp (by dumpsters) to ground floor. The south entrance is a staging area for contractor equipment, supplies, etc., so this entrance will be closed. This might need to be stated in syllabi. 

The front entrance is on schedule at this time and is expected to be open again the week of August 6. 

First floor is making progress. There is drywall going up in office areas and painting is scheduled for the first of August. Still doing rough-ins of electrical and mechanical on second floor. This type of work makes it look like nothing is happening, but things are on schedule in this area as well. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Jill Hartz
Administrative Services Manager
Finance and Operations
446 CNB
University of Iowa College of Nursing
319-335-9654

Posted on: Jul 23rd, 2018

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