Here is an update on the state of the Library’s construction status:Â
Drywall patching will continue through Friday, painters will work next Monday-Tuesday to finish their tasks.
this project was supposed to deal with and improve a number of ventilation problems. Project engineers and consultants are trying to come up with some solutions for Roxanne’s office and I continue to make restroom ventilation on 8 a major issue.
Accumulated dust coming out of the duct work has made life miserable for everyone on the west side of 8. Right now the ducts are at very high pressure due to the changes that have been made. To reduce the pressure, some airflow will be diverted or dumped into the mechanical rooms on level 5. If that doesn’t work, they’ll try something else. This problem won’t be totally resolved until air handlers 5 and 6 are replaced in the fall. AT UNMC’s request, the contractors are waiting til the weather has a better chance of staying cool.
New track lighting has been installed on level 6 in the currents area. Unfortunately, we couldn’t install track lighting above the CHIRS collection because there are sprinkler system pipes in the soffit there. However, we will run electrical power to CHIRS (Rod’s good idea) and then we’ll work work with Facilities Management to find appropriate fixtures to light the area outside Marie’s office.