Fire Code Work in Academic and Administrative Buildings, Nov.9- Dec.14
The University is in the process of undertaking fire code improvements in many of the academic and administrative buildings on and off campus. Most of the work is relatively minor, and in many cases simply involves the addition of some new light fixtures or exit signs in corridors and stairwells, or the connection of additional light fixtures in these areas to the emergency generator circuit in the building. There are some other minor fire alarm or sprinkler system corrections that also have to be made in some of the buildings, and in some cases, modifications must be made to the actual office or corridor spaces.
New or additional handrails will be installed on many of the exterior stairs of building where required by the NJ Bureau of Fire Safety. The handrail installations will begin in early November and will be completed over a period of 4 weeks for all buildings. If there is a short time where a stair may be closed, an alternate stair will be available to enter or exit a building. The construction manager will contact each building representative to advise them of the progress of the work, both inside and outside the building.
The project team would like to meet in the buildings with all interested parties to explain the work and determine how it might affect your workplace. The architect for the project, Gittings Associates, will be scheduling the review meetings next week. From the meetings, we would like to establish a tentative schedule for each project that is acceptable to the building occupants and the construction manager. Because there are so many department mangers with whom we need to meet, we are hoping to schedule several meetings on the same day to expedite the reviews. You will be receiving an invitation to meet on Monday, November 2, Tuesday, November 3 or Thursday, November 5.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to meeting with each of you.