Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center – UpDate

Construction of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center continues to progress with project-related utilities, site preparations and deep foundations. The following notifications will be posted as changes occur, and we ask that you mention these updates to your colleagues.

Friday, March 7, 2014  

New Staff Passageway to Bypass Construction Site

In an effort to improve construction site safety and positively impact the project schedule and budget, the pedestrian walkway along 45th Street is now closed. Employees are asked to bypass the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project site by following the passageway from the Durham Outpatient Center (DOC) to Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) as outlined below. Directional signage has been posted to help navigate. Provisions have been made to accommodate MMI patients formerly using Lot 2 with supplemental parking and valet service.

Pedestrian access along 45th Street is anticipated to remain closed through October.

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2-24-14 Passsageway


Info provided by Mallory Car

Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library

Fourth Floor Elevator Lobby and Hallway – Closing

Starting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 and continuing through Tuesday, September 24, 2013, UNMC Facilities will be installing new carpet in the 4th floor corridors of Wittson Hall as shown on the attached plan.  All work will take place between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM each night to minimize the inconvenience to Faculty, Staff and Students.

Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM each night, corridor access will be restricted within the areas identified for the work activities on that date.  It is recommended that pedestrian traffic to the Sorrell Center between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM on these dates use the outside 42nd Street doors.  Only the 4th Floor is involved in this interruption.

If anyone has questions regarding this closure, please contact Nick Combs at 402-559-5292 as soon as possible. Since it is vital that everyone working in the building be aware of the corridor closure, please mention it to your colleagues.

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2013 Sept 18 Wittson Hall Corridor Carpet Schedule


Durham Outpatient Center (All Levels)

Change in Exit and Evacuation Plan

Construction will begin to redefine the exit and evacuation route for the Durham Outpatient Center (DOC) starting Monday, July 15, 2013. The modified plan is intended to create safe paths for exiting DOC around the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project site.

Construction will take place July 15, 2013, through September 2013 and involve relocation of exit signs and changes in door swings. Upon completion, pedestrians will enter and exit to the South and East of the DOC building and traffic will reroute through Lot 2.

Managers of DOC clinics must become familiar with the attached map which details the changes in exit and evacuation paths. The modified routes will initiate in September and remain effective throughout the construction of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center through mid-year 2015.

Construction Schedule:

Start Date:        July 15, 2013

End Date:          September  2013  (day TBD)

Modified Exit and Evacuation Plan:

Start Date:             September 2013,  (day TBD)

End Date:               Mid-year 2015 (month and day TBD)

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Faber at ext. 9-4503 or Chris Johnson at ext. 2-3292. For safety and security, it is vital that all staff members be made aware of these changes. Please mention this exit and evacuation reroute to your colleagues.