Last week marked the end of the demolition and start of building walls for the new elevator, followed quickly by rebuilding to put the building back in usable order. This next phase will be less noise and less debris, but you will occasionally notice shorter times of drilling and hammering.
This week has been all about continuing to make room for the elevator shaft. This first picture is of the hole cut out between the roof and the 3rd floor ceiling. You can see the ceiling tiles, with the short wall above supporting the wood sheets that are temporarily keeping the elements out. The picture below shows another view of this hole as well as the hole in the floor connecting down to the 2nd floor.
With temporary barriers erected and wall demolition completed, it's time to start building the new elevator shaft. At the basement level, they had to dig down another four feet for the elevator pit. Today they are putting cinder blocks in place to start building what will become the floor supports around the elevator shaft.
Considerable less privacy in the 2nd floor restroom (below) but new walls will be constructed toward the end!
May 19th starts the Gullixson Hall Access Renovation Project. Daily construction hours will start after 7:00 AM and end before 6:00 PM. The scope of the work will be limited to the south side of the building, and separately, the elevator shaft and mechanical area of the stacks. The restrooms on the south side will be inaccessible during most of construction; the result being a new accessible restroom on first floor.
Safety barricades will be erected in several hallways and offices. Exterior areas of the building will also be cordoned-off for staging and storage. The west-most area of the parking lot will be reserved for Construction Parking. The lower entrance at the south side of the building will be heavily used for construction needs and will prove difficult to access during most days.
Although traffic patterns in Gullixson (and life in general) will be disrupted for the next four months (120 days or 94 working days) the end product should make us all proud of completing our long awaited ADA compliance.
The library has a collection of ebooks from Palgrave Macmillan that can now be easily sent to your Kindle.
There’s a wide range of current theological scholarship in this collection; a randomly selected sample of titles includes: Religion, Politics, and the Earth: The New Materialism by Clayton Crockett and Jeffrey W. Robbins, Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation edited by Melanie L. Harris and Kathryn Ott, The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business edited by Luk Bouckaert and Laszlo Zsolnai.
Also included in this collection is Paul Chung’s, Public Theology in an Age of World Christianity: God's Mission as Word-Event.
Before the Kindle button can be clicked, and the item added to your Kindle library, you’ll have to go to the “Manage Your Kindle” page at Amazon and add email@example.com as a trusted email address. This is found under “Personal Document Settings”, “Approved Personal Document E-mail List”.
If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.