It will be a summer of mud and fencing… resulting in a stronger physical plant and infrastructure for the university.
Starting today, fencing will be going up in three different locations for the university’s steam line-condensate replacement project. This work will create a more efficient—including cost-efficient—steam heating delivery system to campus buildings.
Work will be done at the intersection of Pratt Drive and Maple Street; at the intersection of Eleventh and Grant streets; and at Pratt to Eleventh Street (parallel to the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology).
Streets will be blocked at the first two locations; the street will be open at the Pratt-Eleventh streets project, but the sidewalk will be blocked or partially blocked.
Facilities Management has created a campus construction map featuring all the affected areas.
The work will continue throughout the summer months, to be completed in August.
This work is separate from the annual Steam Outage, taking place starting today through May 21, when steam lines are cooled and maintenance is done, including checking for problem areas in need of repairs.
“Maintaining our campus facilities, including the campus infrastructure, is all part of keeping our campus safe and our systems as efficient and trouble-free as possible,” Mike Brown, associate vice president for facilities management, said.
“We understand that this on-going work can be an inconvenience, and we appreciate the patience of the university community during this time. The end result of fencing, mud and minor detours throughout the summer is a well-maintained physical plant for our
students, our employees and our visitors,” he said.
Information and updates about summer physical plant projects will be published in IUP Daily on a regular basis.
Other planned summer projects include:
In-house projects: Pierce Hall entry replacement (will start this week); Sutton Hall heat exchanger replacement; Memorial Field House pool filter system overall; replacement of pool controllers at both Memorial Field House and Zink Hall pools. The Zink Hall pool will remain open during
this work; McElhaney Hall dean suite modifications.