7 December 2006
All interested individuals are invited
to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Phase 2 of the Kolthoff renovation
which will begin in a few days. Information will be provided and your
questions will be answered. Occupants of the "new" 3rd floor
(old 1st floor) are especially encouraged to attend since Phase 2 will
occur directly above your labs/offices and will occasionally interrupt
We will meet on:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2006
1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
231 SMITH HALL
13 November 2006 Conference Rooms
Conference rooms 379
and 481 will be unavailable during Phase 2 of the Kolthoff renovation.
One new conference room, 283, will become available at the end of Phase
Therefore, Room 481 will be turned over to the contractors when Room
283 becomes available, approximately December 1. At that time our room
reservation web site will be updated to remove 481 and to add 283.
These two rooms are approximately the same size and will have the same
features, i.e., they are interchangeable. Reservations made for 481
on December 1 and later will automatically be transferred to Room 283.
However, Room 379 has no new counterpart during Phase 2. We will continue
occupying 379 through the end of finals, December 20, 2006. Reservations
which have been made subsequent to 12/20/06 will have to be moved to
some other conference room in Kolthoff or Smith Halls. Note that 168
Kolthoff will remain available as a conference room during Phase 2.
17 October 2006 KOLTHOFF HALL
COMPLETE ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
At 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, electrical service to Kolthoff
Hall will be interrupted for renovation-related work. A portion of
the building will be without electrical power for approximately 2 hours
only. The remainder of the building will be without electrical power
until approximately Sunday noon, November 5. University and contract
electricians are currently determining which parts of Kolthoff will
have a 2 hour outage and which will be without power for both days.
As soon as I receive that information, I will let you know.
I have heard from a number of research groups concerning the items
in their labs which must be supplied with emergency power during this
outage. A file with this information is attached. Please review it
and, if your equipment is not on this list, please reply to this email
(reply to everyone on this list) with a request that it be added. Please
limit your requests to only those items which absolutely need power
to avoid damage or lengthy research delays.
The floor plans also attached to this email are for use by UofM and
contract electricians to pinpoint the areas of concern presented to
Other items affected/not affected by this outage:
Building Heat = No heat. Pumps will be out
Phone Service = Will be available
Ethernet Service = Will not be available
Cold Water = Will be available
Hot Water = Will not be available (don't say it!)
Compressed Air = Will not be available
House Vacuum = Will not be available
House Nitrogen = Will be available
Fume Hoods = For sure will be out for 2 hours; may come back on after
that. More info later.
16 October 2006 Kolthoff Air Ductwork
The Kolthoff renovation project includes the cleaning
of supply air ductwork. The company performing this task is Mavo Systems.
They have been working on supply fan SUP014 and will finish that fan
At approximately 6:00 p.m. this evening, supply fan SUP014 will return
to service and cleaning of ductwork supplied by fan SUP002 will commence
with the following Mavo personnel:
Micah Raffety (supervisor - 612.310.4916)
From 6:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. the following morning, beginning tonight,
October 16, through Friday, October 20, they will be cleaning the interior
of supply ductwork served by fan SUP002. Therefore, fan SUP002 will
be shut down during these periods.
Fan SUP002 serves the following labs:
50 - 58, 70G, 72 - 78
150-155, 184 - 192
During this outage, fume hoods in these labs will continue to operate,
although at diminished efficiency because of reduced make-up air. If
hood use is necessary during this outage, keep the lab doors to the
open to provide a source of make-up air. When not working in a hood,
keep its sash down.
NOTE: PART OF THIS CLEANING INVOLVES THE USE
OF CLEANING AGENTS. YOU MAY NOTICE AN "ORANGE" OR "CITRUS" ODOR
AS THIS CLEANING PROGRESSES.
16 October 2006 Kolthoff Progress
Phase 1 of the Kolthoff renovation is on track
and is scheduled to be completed on November 29. In early December
some research groups will begin moving into the renovated Phase 1
space and others will move into swing space in Smith Hall and in
the 2nd & 3rd
floor teaching labs in the bridge of Kolthoff. These teaching labs
will move into 349 Smith and to the BioScience Tower on the St. Paul
Below is a list of the upcoming moves. Please understand that:
1) the dates are still estimates. Even though the project is on track
we are still 6.5 weeks from estimated completion and it is too soon
to say, with absolute certainty, when these moves will take place.
2) some of the moves are taking place earlier than December because
the swing space is available sooner. Moving some groups earlier will
allow asbestos abatement in the vacated labs to begin earlier.
The list of research group moves in alphabetical order:
Arriaga: Lab 490 moves to group's research space, basement of Kolthoff.
12/4 - 12/6.
Barany: moves to 406, 407, 408 Smith. Now through November 17.
Biogroup: moves out of 498 into 460A (tissue culture) and 419 Smith.
12/4 - 12/6.
Forsyth: to 350, 355, 365 Kolthoff. 12/11 - 12/15.
Gladfelter: to newly renovated 184, 185, 187 Kolthoff. 12/4 - 12/6.
Haynes: to 297, 297A, 297B Kolthoff. 11/1 - 11/3.
Kass: to 406, 409, 409A Smith. 12/7 - 12/11. Lab 292 Kolthoff remains
operational during Phase 2.
Lecturers: to newly renovated (sort of) 181 Kolthoff. 12/21.
Que: to newly renovated 161 - 183 Kolthoff. 12/4 - 12/6
Stein: 2nd floor Kolthoff labs to 250, 250A Kolthoff. 1/4 - 1/8/07
266 to storage. 12/15
297, 297A,B to storage. 10/16-10/17
350,355,365 to 349. 12/4 - 12/8
278,283,284 to storage. 12/15 - 12/20
250, 250A to St. Paul. 12/18 - 12/22
398 to 349 Smith. 12/18 - 12/22
Tolman: to newly renovated 263 - 267 Kolthoff. 12/4 - 12/6
Offices of Professors Barany, Gray, Tolman, and Ms. Hagberg will also
move in late November or early December.
Attached is a "Guidelines for Moving" document
which outlines, in general terms, who is responsible for what during
this move. Please read it thoroughly and let me know if you have
12 October 2006 Phases 2, 3, and 4
We have received preliminary construction documents for Phases 2, 3,
and 4 of the Kolthoff renovation. The UofM has two weeks to review
these documents and to suggest changes. After these changes have been
made, the documents will be re-issued and will become the final construction
The set provided to the department is half-sized and somewhat small
to read. Therefore, I have requested and have received selected pages
from this set in full-page format. This full-page set is located in
the Front Office, 139 Smith.
Phase 2: 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors, main portion of building
Phase 3: Basement and 1st floors
Phase 4: 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors, bridge only
The floor numbering in Kolthoff is being changed and the construction
documents, of course, follow the new floor numbering sequence:
Basement Basement (Arriaga, York, Gao, Haynes, Blank, Zhu)
Street Level First Floor
Plaza Level Second Floor
First Floor Third Floor (Mann, McNeill, Stein)
Second Floor Fourth Floor (Teaching, Ellis, Siepmann, Kass)
Third Floor Fifth Floor (Teaching, Forsyth)
Fourth Floor Sixth Floor (Bio-organic, Musier-Forsyth, Hillmyer, Barany)
INDIVIDUAL SHEETS COMPRISING FULL-SIZE SET IN 139 SMITH:
G000 Cover Sheet
A10B Basement Construction Plan
A10BA Basement Laboratory Plan - Area A
A10BB Basement Laboratory Plan - Area B
A101 First Floor Construction Plan
A101E First Floor Construction Plan - Area E
A102 Second Floor Construction Plan
A103 Third Floor Construction Plan
A103A Third Floor Laboratory Plan - Area A
A103B Third Floor Laboratory Plan - Area B
A104 Fourth Floor Construction Plan
A104A Fourth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area A
A104B Fourth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area B
A104C Fourth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area C
A105 Fifth Floor Construction Plan
A105A Fifth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area A
A105B Fifth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area B
A105C Fifth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area C
A106 Sixth Floor Construction Plan
A106A Sixth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area A
A106B Sixth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area B
A106C Sixth Floor Laboratory Plan - Area C
A150 Laboratory Information (fume hood info, sink types)
A151 Laboratory Information (service module drawings)
A155 Service Module Details
A156 Service Module Details
A164-A171 Interior Laboratory Elevations
A180 Laboratory Island Details
A181 Laboratory Peninsula Details
A182 Laboratory Peninsula & Island Details
E10BA Basement Electrical - SW Area A
E10BB Basement Electrical - SE Area B
E10BC Basement Electrical - NW Area C
E103A Third Floor Electrical - SW Area A
E103B Third Floor Electrical - SE Area B
E104A Fourth Floor Electrical - SW Area A
E104B Fourth Floor Electrical - SE Area B
E104C Fourth Floor Electrical - NW Area C
E105A Fifth Floor Electrical - SW Area A
E105B Fifth Floor Electrical - SE Area B
E105C Fifth Floor Electrical - NW Area C
E106A Sixth Floor Electrical - SW Area A
E106B Sixth Floor Electrical - SE Area B
E106C Sixth Floor Electrical - NW Area C
WHAT TO DO:
If you have lab/office space in Phases 2, 3, or 4, please take some
time to review these plans to make sure they include what you requested
in your meetings with architects and engineers. If you have any questions
or comments, please let me know. Thanks
29 September 2006 Plaza Walkway
The Plaza Walkway south of Kolthoff Hall Will be closed
starting on Friday 9/29/06 for 6 weeks. Mortenson put signage up
on both sides of the walkway Wed 9/27/06 notifying the public the walkway
would be closed and directing them to use the sidewalk on the North
side of Kolthoff.
Mortenson will install safety barricades and orange construction fencing
to prevent the public from using the walkway. We plan to keep this
walkway closed for 6 weeks, during the major work up on the roof.
Top-All has confirmed that they will be setting a crane up on Washington
Ave. on Sat 9/30/06 to set roofing materials. Armstrong (Crane Co.)
has coordinated with the City of Mpls for the 1 lane road closure.
The kettle will be delivered either tomorrow or Sat and will be placed
on the plaza walkway.
Photos August 2006