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


Air Management Systems

On  Thursday, 27, 2014,  from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  air handling units and exhaust fans 12A, B, & C in the Wittson Hall building will be turned off.  This will affect fume hoods and bio-safety cabinets in the following rooms:

3002                 3004                 3005                 3006                 3009                 3011

3018                 3020                 4001                 4003                 4004                 4005

4006                 4009                 4010                 4011                 4012                 4014

4016                 4016C              4018                 4020                 4022                 4022A

4023                 4024                 4025                 4026                 4027                 4028

4033                 4034                 4037                 4038                 4043                 4046

4053                 4054                 4055                 4056                 4057                 4059


Airflow in all fume hoods will be reduced and individual hoods will go into alarm.

If you have any questions, please contact me (Marvin O.)  at 402-510-7245 or Jerome Kazakevicius at 888-1746.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the above listed rooms located in the Wittson Hall building be aware of the shut down, I ask that you mention it to your colleagues.



Project Updates: Lot 4, College of Pharmacy New Construction and Cancer Center New Construction

LOT  4                                                      

The demolition of Lot 4 is complete.  In the place of the old parking structure there will be surface parking.   The new  lot will have 83 stalls and the cost to park  will be $30 per month.

At present, Lot 4 is not open.  The contractor has  to finish the sidewalk around the parking area and the landscaping.  This work won’t start until spring.

According to Tina Spencer,  Parking Manager, motorists displaced when the garage was closed will be offered assignments in the new lot.  Assignments will be based on parking rank and hire date.


The new lot has two entrances, both on 41st Street.

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College of Pharmacy – New Construction

The Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences &  Education and Center for Drug Discovery building   will be located between the Michael Sorrell Center and the Student Life Center  on 41st and Emile Street.  The building will house education space and research laboratories.



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COP-DD building site - areal view









Construction for the 85,000 square foot building will begin the first part of 2014.  The cost to build will be about $35 million dollars.   According to Mic Tierney, project Architect,  the new building will also have patient care simulation and instructional space for the pharmacy  students.

The current  College of Pharmacy building will continue to function as part of the Pharmacy College.

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Rendering of the new Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences & Education and Center for Drug Discovery building.

Cancer Center – New Construction


Construction work continues on the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.  DSCF0900DSCF0821DSCF0856

Footings going in  – they will transfer the structural loads from the building into the earth.


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Fire main backup going in.






Durham Outpatient Center dock area being demo’d.






Parking Lot 31 was closed the first of the year  for contractor use.