Building Access and Unaccompanied Minors

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg College is in the process of implementing new guidelines for access to public spaces on campus. These efforts will prohibit persons under the age of 18 from being in campus buildings. Exceptions will be those who are accompanied by a parent or guardian and those participating in a College sponsored or recognized program. These measures are being taken to reduce incidents of crime affecting members of our campus community as well as create safeguards for the minors themselves. Temporary signage will be placed in regularly visited public spaces. Exterior building notification will be incorporated in to planned signage updates.

If unaccompanied minors are believed to be in campus buildings, please contact DPS at 612-330-1717. If you have any questions related to this implementation, please contact DPS Director Scott Brownell at brownell@augsburg.edu.

Hagfors Center Weekly Update: New Starts and New Finishes

submitted by muellerj@augsburg.edu

With events ranging from commencement to Baccalaureate to moving-out, there was no shortage of busy activity around Augsburg last week. While students were lifting and loading their belongings out of the dorms, the lifting and loading continued at the Hagfors Center.

This week’s construction overview includes updates on the following topics:

Street closure beginning this week
Skyway construction milestones
Window fins
Bathing the building
Skip joist removal
Coffee shop framing
Interior finishes

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of May 1, 2017.

Augsburg Street Closures and Parking Lot Assignment

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

In order to accommodate the next phase of the HCSBR construction project, Augsburg College will be closing South 7th Street and the majority of 21st Avenue South. These closures will begin on Monday, May 1st and will remain in place until Friday, September 1st. We will also be designating Lot A (which currently houses car pool parking spaces) as construction related parking only. Special permits will be assigned and violators will be removed. As a reminder, parking during summer months is allowed with any 2016/2017 parking permit in surface lots B, D, C, K and L. Summer permits are currently being sold for those who did not possess a 2016/2017 permit.

Augsburg Street Closures and Parking Lot Assignment

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

In order to accommodate the next phase of the HCSBR construction project, Augsburg College will be closing South 7th Street and the majority of 21st Avenue South. These closures will begin on Monday, May 1st and will remain in place until Friday, September 1st. We will also be designating Lot A (which currently houses car pool parking spaces) as construction related parking only. Special permits will be assigned and violators will be removed. As a reminder, parking during summer months is allowed with any 2016/2017 parking permit in surface lots B, D, C, K and L. Summer permits are currently being sold for those who did not possess a 2016/2017 permit.

Hagfors Center construction during finals week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Construction on the Hagfors Center continues during finals week for the spring term at Augsburg. This week’s Hagfors Center construction overview includes updates and photos on the following topics:

• Street closure beginning May 1 (next week)
• Green house (including photo)
• Skyway (including photo)
• Front entrance (including photo)
• Electrical yard (including photo)
• Preparations for the interior lobby wall (including photo)
• Exterior glass (including photo)

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 24, 2017.

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Tornado Drill Day

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

For more than 20 years, the state of Minnesota has conducted a Severe Weather Awareness Week in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. A statewide tornado drill is part of that event.

On Thursday April 20, 2017 simulated tornado watches and warnings will be issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems. All counties in Minnesota normally participate in the first drill at 1:45 p.m. unless actual severe weather is expected. Please consider this an opportunity to familiarize yourself with designated tornado shelter areas or safe spaces in areas that you frequent.

In an Apartment, Dorm or Condo:
If you live in an apartment that is on an upper floor, get to the lowest level of the building immediately. This could be an underground parking garage or a neighbor’s first floor apartment. Then, move to the most interior area, away from windows.

If you live in a high-rise apartment building, you may not have enough time to get to a lower level, so picking a place in the hallway in the center of your building (such as a stairwell) is the best idea. If that is not available, a closet, bathroom or interior hall without windows is the safest spot in your apartment during a tornado. Power loss during a tornado storm is common, so avoid elevators and keep a flashlight handy.

In an Office Building, Hospital or Store:
Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building – away from glass and on the lowest floor possible. Then, crouch down and cover your head. Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter and, if not crowded, allow you to get to a lower level quickly. Stay off the elevators so that you aren’t trapped if the power is lost.

Hagfors Center Weekly Update: Framing for the Elm Wall in the Lobby

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

It’s the last week of classes before finals and commencement, which is Saturday, April 29 — the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hagfors Center. This week’s Hagfors Center construction overview includes updates on the following topics:

• Street closure beginning May 1
• Framing of the interior lobby wall (including photo)
• Exterior glass (including photo)
• Green roof
• Window accent colors
• Electrical yard
• Interior work (including photo of installation progress on lab casework)

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 17, 2017.

The Hagfors Center is Nearly Fully Enclosed

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s Hagfors Center construction overview includes updates on the following topics:

• Lobby exterior (including a photo)
• Green roof (including a photo)
• Community garden
• Window accent colors
• Skyway ramps
• Upper level lobby work
• Interior work
• Lab casework (including a photo)
• Elevators (including photos)
• Street closure beginning May 1

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 10, 2017.

Hagfors Center: A year of construction work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Work on the Hagfors Center construction site began one year ago — in April 2016. Today, as Augsburg heads into the final month of the spring 2017 semester, construction continues on both the exterior and interior of the building.

This week’s construction overview includes updates on the following topics:
>>Back entrance
>>Window accent colors
>>Main entrance
>>Green roof
>>Fourth-floor exterior
>>Temporary fencing in the community garden
>>Scaffolding in the lobby area
>>North elevator
>>Tile work
>>Lights and electrical conduit
>>Basement mechanical room

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 3, 2017.

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 3, 2017.

Personal Document Destruction Event Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a FREE Shred Event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Personal Document Destruction Event Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a free shredding event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Personal Document Destruction Event on Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a FREE Shred Event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Hagfors Center: A final view from the tower crane

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Last week, the tower crane — which had been on the construction site since May 2016 — was removed from the Hagfors Center site, as it is not required for the remainder of the construction project. This week’s update includes photos from the apex of tower crane and a photo of it being dismantled. The summary also includes a view of the Hagfors Center from the top of Mortensen Hall as well as updates on the following:

[1] Curtainwall framing (including photo)
[2] Hand-laid brick
[3] Fourth-floor exterior
[4] North elevator
[5] Scaffolding in the lobby area (including photo)
[6] Interior tile and electrical work

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 27, 2017.

Use of Recreational Facilities in Kennedy Center/Si Melby Hall

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Department of Public Safety would like to remind our entire campus community that facility use in Kennedy Center and Si Melby Hall is for students, staff, faculty, alumni and authorized users. Members of these groups are not permitted to host guests in this space. Check-in procedures after regular business hours will be enforced and an appropriate picture ID will be required. Fob access will also be required after 5:00pm daily. Those found not in compliance will be asked to leave and may be legally prohibited from returning to Augsburg’s campus. Any student, staff, faculty, alumni or authorized user who intentionally violates or attempts to circumvent this policy may lose access privileges as well as face appropriate disciplinary actions.

Personal Document Destruction Event – Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a FREE Shred Event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Lobby curtainwall window fritting is first art installation in the Hagfors Center

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The glass fritting currently being installed on the 3-story lobby curtainwall is the first of the more than two dozen sponsored art projects in the Hagfors Center. This week’s construction summary includes two photos of the glass fritting.

The update also includes a photo of the south side of the building — showing progress on the lobby curtainwall and on the hand-laid brick exterior of the flexible classroom — and a rooftop view of the chapel cupola. Also included in the summary are the following:

[1] Info about the glass fritting on the lobby curtainwall
[2] Rooftop greenhouse (including photo)
[3] Skyway painting
[4] Mechanical area
[5] Freight elevator
[6] Hand-laid brick
[7] Demobilization of the tower crane

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 20, 2017.

Emergency Steam Shutdown Thursday, March 16

submitted by massich@augsburg.edu

Facilities is doing an emergency steam repair Thursday, March 16, from 6:30AM – 12:00PM. This repair will affect the heat in Anderson Hall, Christensen Center, Urness Hall, Mortensen Tower, Lindell Library, Foss, Music and Melby. It will feel a little cool by mid morning in these buildings because of the steam being down. The heat will be coming back on by noon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bryan with Facilities at massich@augsburg.edu.

Minneapolis Police Department Investigating Sunday Incident

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg College Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a call on the evening of Sunday, March 12, about potential gunshots outside of Kennedy Center at approximately 9 p.m. DPS called 9-1-1 and Minneapolis Police Department officers were on the scene within three minutes. No students, faculty, staff, or visitors to campus were injured. Suspects had fled the scene by the time the MPD officers arrived. During the initial course of the investigation, officers found that one bullet had entered a fitness center window of Kennedy Center and lodged in a wall.

This is an ongoing investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department. Individuals with any information about the incident and/or individuals involved, are urged to call MPD at 612.348.2345 or Augsburg DPS at 612.330.1717.

For information on personal and campus safety, please visit the DPS area of the College website at augsburg.edu/dps/

Hagfors Center construction continues during spring break

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

It’s spring break at Augsburg, but construction on the Hagfors Center is still underway. This week’s construction summary includes a photo of the south side of the building, showing progress on the lobby curtainwall and on the hand-laid brick exterior of the flexible classroom. Also included are brief updates on the following:

[1] Skyway painting and street closure
[2] Lobby curtainwall
[3] Rooftop mechanical area (including photo)
[4] Greenhouse (including photo)
[5] Brick wall on the flexible classroom

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 13

March is National Ladder Safety Month

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

A Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on ladder safety showed some startling statistics. More than 90,000 people receive emergency room treatment from ladder-related injuries every year.
Don’t be a part of the statistics. Here are some safety tips from the National Safety Institute:

It is unsafe to use a ladder that is too long or too short. When using a Step Ladder, standing on the top cap or the step below the top cap is not permitted due to the increased likelihood of losing your balance. When using an Extension Ladder, the top three rungs are not to be used for climbing. An Extension Ladder is too long if the ladder extends more than three (3) feet beyond the upper support point.
Factors contributing to falls from ladders include haste, sudden movement, lack of attention, the condition of the ladder (worn or damaged), the user’s age or physical condition, or both, and the user’s footwear.

Reduce your chances of falling during the climb by:

  • cleaning the soles of shoes to maximize traction
  • climbing slowly and deliberately while avoiding sudden movements;
  • never attempting to move a ladder while standing on it;
  • Do not overreach or lean while working so that you don’t fall off the ladder sideways or pull the ladder over sideways while standing on it.

When climbing a ladder, it is safest to utilize Three Points-of-Contact because it minimizes the chances of slipping and falling from the ladder. At all times during ascent, descent, and working, the climber must face the ladder and have two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand in contact with the ladder steps, rungs and/or side rails. It is important to note that the climber must not carry any objects in either hand that can interfere with a firm grip on the ladder.

Hagfors Center: Installation of framing for lobby curtainwall is underway

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

It’s the week before spring break at Augsburg, and progress on the Hagfors Center continues to advance, with exterior work on the lobby and suspended chapel providing a vision for how the main entrance to the building will enhance the campus.

This week’s summary includes a photo from the top of the tower crane as well as updates on following:

[1] Framing for lobby curtainwall (including photo)
[2] Stairwell work
[3] Framing and glass on the chapel (including photo of the beam signed during the groundbreaking ceremony)
[4] Brick wall on the flexible classroom
[5] Interior work
[6] Skyway painting and street closure scheduled next week

See the full construction update for the week of March 6, 2017

Commons Open for Food Service on March 6

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Students with meal service plans can begin eating in the Christensen Center Commons on Monday, March 6, beginning with breakfast from 7:30 am – 9:45 am.
Meal service hours resume on March 6.
Breakfast: 7:30am until 9:45am
Continental Brunch: 9:45am until 11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am until 1:30pm
Pizza, Salad & Deli: 1:30pm until 4:30pm
Dinner: 4:30pm until 7:00pm

As of March 6, meal replacement returns to 1 meal/week replacement for students on the meal plan.

Commons Open for Food Service on March 6

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Students with meal service plans can begin eating in the Christensen Center Commons on Monday, March 6, beginning with breakfast from 7:30 am – 9:45 am.
Meal service hours resume on March 6.
Breakfast: 7:30am until 9:45am
Continental Brunch: 9:45am until 11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am until 1:30pm
Pizza, Salad & Deli: 1:30pm until 4:30pm
Dinner: 4:30pm until 7:00pm

As of March 6, meal replacement returns to 1 meal/week replacement for students on the meal plan.

Reaching the Halfway Point in the Hagfors Construction Timeline

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

We have reached the halfway point in terms of the number of days for the Hagfors Center construction project, and progress continues on time, under budget, and with a good safety record.

This week’s summary includes aerial photos of the chapel window framing and glass work as well as the mechanical area on the fourth level of the north wing. It also includes an interior shot of some future chemistry labs and updates on following:

[1] Stairwell work
[2] Framing and glass for the chapel
[3] Brick wall on the flexible classroom
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Planned closure on 21st Avenue South beginning March 13

See the full construction update for the week of February 27, 2017

Christensen Center Dining slated to open March 6

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center Commons is expected to resume food service beginning with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

Crews have been working around-the-clock to clean, repair, and restore the Commons, and that work is nearing completion. The Minnesota Department of Health will inspect the food service areas on Wednesday, March 1. After inspection, A’viands will start moving operations back to Christensen Center Commons with the plan to resume service with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

An update will be provided after Wednesday, March 1.

Christensen Center Fire Alarm Testing–TODAY

submitted by massich@augsburg.edu

Facilities will be sounding the alarms in Christensen Center for 2-3 minutes today, Monday, February 27, between 12-2 p.m. We have to sound the alarm because of the work being done on the upper floor of CC and it has to be sounded before the end of the day because of state code. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan with facilities at massich@augsburg.edu or 612-280-7447. Facilities will be walking around notifying people as a reminder before the alarm is sounded.

Commons dining services slated to open March 6

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center Commons is expected to resume food service beginning with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

Crews have been working around-the-clock to clean, repair, and restore the Commons, and that work is nearing completion. The Minnesota Department of Health will inspect the food service areas on Wednesday, March 1. After inspection, A’viands will start moving operations back to Christensen Center Commons with the plan to resume service with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

An update will be provided after Wednesday, March 1.

Warm weather helps advance Hagfors Center construction work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Unseasonably warm weather helped advance construction work on the Hagfors Center last week. The summary of this week’s construction activity on the Hagfors Center includes photos from the tower crane of the roof work underway on the west wing and the completed roof work on the north wing.

In addition to the roof work, this week’s summary includes updates on construction work in the following areas:

[1] Lobby (including an early morning photo of the main entrance)
[2] Brick wall on the flexible classroom
[3] Stairwell
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Precast exterior
[6] Interior

See the full construction update for the week of February 20, 2017

Hagfors Center stairwell curtainwall installation begins this week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

As the weather helps construction crews make progress on the final layer of the Hagfors Center roof, crews prepare the steel structure on the stairwells and lobby for installation of the glass curtain wall in the coming weeks. This week’s summary of construction activity on the Hagfors Center includes a photo of crews preparing the steel structure on the west staircase to support installation of the glass curtainwall, as well as updates on the following:

[1] Stairwell work
[2] Rooftop greenhouse, including a photo of the greenhouse base, under construction
[3] Lobby exterior
[4] Roof work, including a photo of crews installing the white, reflective roof layer
[5] Window frames and glass
[6] Precast exterior

See the full construction update for the week of February 13, 2017

Women’s Locker Room Lockers

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

If you are currently using a locker in the women’s locker room that was not set up by Ashley Holmes, you need to email holmesa@augsburg.edu the following:
1) Your name
2) What locker # you are using
3) If you are a student, faculty or staff member

If this is not done by February 22, 2017, your lock and contents of your locker will be removed and stored for you to pick up.

Women’s Locker Room Lockers

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

If you are currently using a locker in the women’s locker room that was not set up by Ashley Holmes, you need to email holmesa@augsburg.edu the following:
1) Your name
2) What locker # you are using
3) If you are a student, faculty or staff member

If this is not done by February 22, 2017, your lock and contents of your locker will be removed and stored for you to pick up.

Christensen Center Fire Recovery and Repair

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center is on track to open the week of February 27, barring any complications with the mandatory city inspection needed prior to resuming food service from the Commons.

Staff and work crews are working around the clock to repair damage, clean, and return the kitchen to full operation.

Nabo cafe in Oren Gateway Center will continue to provide meal service to residents with meal plans and Einstein’s continues to operate for grab-and-go items. For a reminder about food service hours, see the A’viands website at http://campus-dining.com/augsburg/

Christensen Center fire recovery and repair

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center is on track to open the week of February 27, barring any complications with the mandatory city inspection needed prior to resuming food service from the Commons.
Staff and work crews are working around the clock to repair damage, clean, and return the kitchen to full operation.
Nabo cafe in Oren Gateway Center will continue to provide meal service to residents with meal plans and Einstein’s continues to operate for grab-and-go items. For a reminder about food service hours, see the A’viands website at http://campus-dining.com/augsburg/

Christensen Center 3rd Floor Fire – Update

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Minneapolis Fire Department issued a report that the fire in Christensen Center on January 28 was an “accidental fire” that started in a clothes dryer and affected an area of 20 x 20 in the kitchen.

To support the repair and subsequent cleaning required, Christensen Center third floor will be closed for repairs through Monday, February 27. The main and lower levels of Christensen Center will remain open during this time.

Environmental Assurance and other companies will monitor air quality on the third floor and elsewhere in the building; no hazardous air quality conditions will result from this recovery work. The recovery work will require heavy use of the elevators in Christensen Center, but any materials transported will not affect air quality.

Evening and Saturday Student Food Service Update

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Nabo will be open its usual hours of Monday-Thursday until 8 pm to ensure service for evening students.

As noted in earlier messages, resident students with meal plans will have dinner at Nabo from 4:30-7 pm, but grab-n-go and beverages are available for evening students during the mealtime and until closing at 8 pm.

A reminder that Einstein’s in Christensen Center has returned to service. Those hours are
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am until 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

South 7th Street Closure

submitted by shropshi@augsburg.edu

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Management have closed South 7th Street in support of the recovery and restoration efforts in Christensen Center. This closure is effective immediately and will conclude on Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59 pm.

Please use alternate routes when driving on campus. We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause the Augsburg College Community.

Update on Christensen Center and campus dining

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Based on the results of a facilities review on Monday, January 30, we have more information about the repair and subsequent cleaning required following the fire this weekend in Christensen Center. To support the required work, Christensen Center third floor will be closed for repairs through Monday, February 27. The main and lower levels of Christensen Center will remain open during this time.

Environmental Assurance and other companies will monitor air quality on third floor and elsewhere in the building; no hazardous air quality conditions will result from this recovery work. The recovery work will require heavy use of the elevators in Christensen Center, but any materials transported will not affect air quality.

As a reminder:
Einstein’s will remain open during its regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will continue to be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the hours posted below. Residence Life staff will communicate additional information about meal plans directly to the students with those plans.
Monday-Friday service
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday service
Brunch: 11:30am until 1:00pm, Dinner: 5:00pm until 7:00pm

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). It will take a couple of days to get accustomed to the temporary dining service operations, which may mean some lines or delays at certain times. Students: please plan ahead based on their class schedules. Faculty: please be flexible if students are delayed in getting to class as a result of longer-than-typical waiting times for meals.

Mechanical and interior work continues on the Hagfors Center

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s Hagfors Center construction update includes photos of the fourth-floor mechanical area and the interior lobby area, as well as updates on the following activities:

[1] Cooling towers
[2] Interior work
[3] Roof work
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Brick exterior on the flexible classroom
[6] Precast exterior brick

The full summary is on the Hagfors Center web site (see link below). You also can subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction on that site.

See the full construction update for the week of January 30, 2017

Lot E (Visitor Lot) Closed

submitted by shropshi@augsburg.edu

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Management will be closing Lot E (Visitor Lot) in support of the recovery and restoration efforts in the Christensen Center. The lot will be closed from Tuesday, January 31 at 5:00 am until Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59 pm.

If you are planning on hosting a visitor and wish to make parking arrangements for them, please email parking@augsburg.edu or make an in person inquiry at the Public Safety Dispatch Center in the Urness/Mortensen Lobby.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause the Augsburg College Community.

Update on Christensen Center and campus dining

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center is open beginning today, Monday, January 30. The third floor (Commons, meeting rooms, and kitchen) will be closed while repairs continue.

Einstein‰’s has resumed regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and ‰”grab and go items.‰” The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Further updates will be posted on A-mail during the week.

Wet weather shifts Hagfors construction crews to interior work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Hagfors Center construction remains on schedule. Wet winter weather this week and last week has slowed some of the exterior work, causing crews to focus on advancing interior work. This week’s summary includes a photo of the third-floor interior on the north wing and updates on the following:

[1] Roof-top mechanical area (including a photo of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning units installed there)
[2] Precast exterior brick (including a photo of the north face of the west wing)
[3] Exterior brick installation on the flexible classroom space
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Roofing
[6] Interior work

The full summary is on the Hagfors Center web site (see link below). You also can subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction on that site.

See the full construction update for the week of January 23, 2017

Continued exterior work on the Hagfors Center

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

With the continued installation of the precast exterior, window frames and glass, the north wing of the Hagfors Center is looking much like the finished building will look. This week’s summary includes photos of the progress on the exterior of the east and north sides of the north wing and updates on the following:

[1] Roof-top mechanical yard (including a photo of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning units before installation)
[2] Fireproofing and roofing
[3] Precast exterior brick
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Main lobby stairwell
[6] Interior work

The full summary is on the Hagfors Center web site (see link below). You also can subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction on that site.

See the full construction update for the week of January 16, 2017

Classes resume and Hagfors Center construction continues

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

As the spring semester of 2017 commences, construction on the Hagfors Center continues. This week, the Hagfors Center construction update includes a photo of the exterior of the building from the main construction gate and updates on the following:

[1] Installation of air handlers
[2] Main lobby stairwell (including a photo)
[3] West staircase
[4] Precast exterior brick – including notification of weekend installation work
[5] Window frames and glass
[6] Interior work

The full summary is on the Hagfors Center web site (see link below). You also can subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction on that site.

See the full construction update for the week of January 9, 2017

Hagfors Construction for the First Week of 2017

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Construction on the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion enters its ninth month, and a new year! This week’s summary includes a photo of the sun rise on the construction site on January 1, 2017. The full update of this week’s construction activities is posted on http://www.augsburg.edu/hagforscenter/construction-project-updates and includes the following:

[1] Main lobby stairwell
[2] West stairwell
[3] Precast exterior brick
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Interior work

To subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction, go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hagforscenter and sign up for email updates.

ICYMI: Last Week’s Hagfors Construction Update

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

As 2016 drew to a close, construction crews continued work on the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion.

Prior to last week, the final concrete pour for the floor of the skyway was completed, and 21st Avenue South was re-opened for through traffic.

A summary of this past week’s construction activities is posted on http://www.augsburg.edu/hagforscenter/2016/12/27/tuesday-december-27-work-continues-in-the-final-week-of-2016 . This post includes the following updates:

[1] Window frames and glass, including exterior photos of the east and west sides of the north wing
[2] Precast exterior brick
[3] Stairwells, including a photo of the structural steel being installed in the west staircase

To subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction, go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hagforscenter and sign up for email updates.