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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.


 

June 12, 2018 Update

We made it through the air handling/electrical shutdown with only a few issues. The electrical switch over went without incident but the air handler had set backs due to some demo issues and difficulties with the motors once they started back up. The good news is that we were finally able to work in the building again on June 4. Contractors are still working through some air handling issues, with some parts of the building not being cooled yet due to new duct work being installed—but we plan to have everything running as it should be by the end of the week. 

Second floor demo is complete and they are starting to set anchors, which means a lot of drilling into the concrete. The fire suppression contractors will be drilling anchors into the ceiling of the second floor the week of July 4. This will be even more disruptive so I requested that they wait to do this work while there would be less occupants in the building.

Contractors continue to work in 203 getting that area put back together after having to update the VAV boxes and tear into the walls in the labs. They will start working on adding the new perimeter heat units in 203 in July. This will go around the outside windows, so they shouldn’t need to get into any cubicles for this work.

The ground floor north and south classrooms as well as the student space is on schedule to be complete August 1. Painting starts in these classrooms this week. They are also moving forward with the smaller classrooms on ground, with a plan to have them ready for the 120th anniversary celebration in October.

One thing to start planning for is the front entrance being closed, in order to build out the new vestibule. I am pushing for a sooner than later date on this, and hope for it to be closed down the first week of July and finished by August 1. Foot traffic will be directed around the building to the south entrance and then there will be access to the elevator from the south.  

As always please don’t hesitate to contact me with 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: Jun 12th, 2018

June 1, 2018 Update

The shutdown has been extended into this week. The contractors ran into issues with the air handling unit, and so the building hasn’t been cooled since May 16. It is 90 degrees inside the building. Currently the plan is to start moving air this afternoon (Friday, June 1) and continue to increase the cooling capacity, once all systems seem to be working. 

Most faculty and staff are currently working at other locations. Please be sure and call before going into building. 

Hoping to be back to mostly normal building temps on Monday, June 5. 

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

Posted on: Jun 1st, 2018

May 29, 2018 Update

The electricity was turned by on around 2 pm today. The air will not be up and running until late tomorrow afternoon. The building will be open for occupancy; however, it will be warm. Please plan accordingly. 

Thank you! 

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

Posted on: May 29th, 2018

May 24, 2018 Update

Everything is going as planned with the air handling unit rebuild. Electrical work starts tomorrow. Obviously, they have been setting the units and doing the preliminary work, but the tie ins to the system start tomorrow. The electrical inspector is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29. If all goes as planned they will turn the power back on Tuesday. The air handler will hopefully start up Tuesday as well, or possibly Wednesday morning. 

Reminder that this will be a slow start and not to expect the building to be cooled right away. They expect to have issues and work through those issues as they go. 

Reminder – No one is allowed in the building May 25-May 29! 

If they run into any issues that will delay the startups I will be notifying you as soon as I’m made aware.   

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

Posted on: May 24th, 2018

May 21, 2018 Update

Click here to watch the CNB renovation – ground level fly-through

 

Posted on: May 21st, 2018

May 18, 2018 Update

Click here for the latest news and photos re: the CNB renovation 

Posted on: May 18th, 2018

May 10, 2018 Update

  • Electricity to the whole building will be OFF Friday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 29. No one (except contractors) will be allowed in the building during this time. Main doors will be locked, the elevator will be down, and card readers will not work. Please plan accordingly. Don’t forget to shutdown your computers in preparation for the power outage.
     
  • Mail delivery will continue May 17-25, but will be condensed to just one delivery per day (early morning) May 21-24. There will be no mail delivery May 25 - May 29. Mail will resume normal delivery times May 30. If you are ordering something, please be aware that depending on building conditions, there may be times when no one is available to except packages. I recommend avoiding this time period if possible. 
     
  • If you have items in one of the many community refrigerators in the building please make sure you remove before May 24. On May 24 all items in each refrigerator will be discarded. If you have a mini-refrigerator in your office please make sure and empty it, turn it off and leave the door open so as not to come back to a smelly office.
     
  • Please remember to check the renovation website (About us> CNB Renovation) for any changes, additions or updates to the shutdown. I will do my best to keep this up to date.
     
  • 2nd floor restrooms – reminder 2nd floor restrooms will go offline during the shutdown. They will bring the interior restroom (inside 203) up by May 30. They will always keep access from the elevator to the research suite (203) during the renovation of 2nd floor.
Posted on: May 10th, 2018

May 4, 2018 Update -- SHUTDOWN TIMELINE

***Shutdown Timeline***

Click here for the latest news and information about the CNB renovation, including the upcoming HVAC and electrical shutdown 

Posted on: May 4th, 2018

April 16, 2018 Update

Click here for the latest news and photos re: the CNB renovation 

Posted on: Apr 16th, 2018

February 23, 2018 Update

Click here for the latest news and photos re: the CNB renovation 

Posted on: Feb 23rd, 2018

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