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Feb 21 2017 Sir William MacGregor Building Mechanical Switchboard Shutdown Feb 23 2017 Feb 23 2017
Feb 17 2017 RCD and Emergency Light Testing Update Feb 01 2017 Mar 31 2017
Feb 09 2017 Market Day Road Closures Feb 21 2017 Feb 22 2017
Feb 07 2017 UQ Lakes Fountain Shutdown Feb 13 2017 Feb 23 2017
Jan 31 2017 Hartley Teakle Toilet Refurbishments Feb 06 2017 May 19 2017
Jan 30 2017 Hawken Refurbishment Jan 30 2017 May 05 2017
Jan 24 2017 Sir James Foots Bldg Refurbishment Jan 24 2017 May 05 2017
Jan 18 2017 Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre Construction & Keith Street Carpark- update Jan 18 2017 Jul 31 2017
Jan 12 2017 Air Conditioning Operation in Extreme Temperatures Jan 12 2017 Feb 24 2017
Jan 11 2017 Sir William McGregor Drive Works Jan 13 2017 Feb 28 2017
Dec 23 2016 Building 69 Construction Works Jan 09 2017 Mar 16 2017
Dec 09 2016 UQ Centre Lift Restrictions Dec 17 2016 Feb 24 2017
Oct 12 2016 Gatton Campus JK Murray Library Refurbishment Works Oct 19 2016 Oct 01 2017
Aug 03 2016 Car Park Closure - P10 Swimming Pool Aug 04 2016 Mar 31 2017
Jan 15 2016 Forgan Smith Western Wing Refurbishment Project (Law and Law Library) Jan 15 2016 Feb 29 2017

Go to top of pageSir William MacGregor Building Mechanical Switchboard Shutdown

The mechanical switchboard of Sir William MacGregor Building (64) will be shut down between 6:00am until 8:00am on Thursday 23 February 2017, which will impact the air conditioning and Building Management System (BMS) of the entire building.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact KK Sivakumar, Construction Project Manager, on 0421 615 126 or k.sivakumar@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageMarket Day Road Closures

Due to Semester 1 Orientation Market Day activities, the following road closures will be in place from Tuesday 21 February to Wednesday 22 February 2017:

  • University Drive – 1am on Tuesday 21 February to 9pm on Wednesday 22 February
  • Library Laneway – 1am on Tuesday 21 February to 9pm on Wednesday 22 February
  • Great Court ramp via Chancellors Place – 1am to 3pm on Wednesday 22 February
  • Campbell Road from the intersection of Blair Drive – 1am to 9pm on Wednesday 22 February (Access to designated Disability bays will be available upon request)

Disabled/Special Needs parking will be available at the top of Campbell Road upon request at the Campbell Road closure point. Security Officers attending the road closures will be available for advice and assistance. Deliveries to University Drive and Campbell Road on 22 February 2017 will be redirected to alternate Loading Zones.

A map of all affected areas is available here.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. Please feel free to contact the Market Day Coordinator, Jessica Roessler via email orientation@uq.edu.au for any concerns you may have.



Go to top of pageUQ Lakes Fountain Shutdown

The UQ Lakes fountain will not be operating due to maintenance works on Monday 13th February 2017 until Wednesday 15th February 2017 and then again on Monday 20th February until Wednesday 23rd February 2017.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Alan Abbot, Asset Services Project Officer on 334 67905 or 0411 020 470, or email a.abbot@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Hartley Teakle Toilet Refurbishments

Refurbishment works to Hartley Teakle (83) toilets will commence on 6 February 2017 - expected to be completed by mid-May 2017. The work will be carried out in two stages:

  • Stage 1 - Toilet block on all floors at the southern end of the building and toilet blocks on all floors of central / north wing of the building will be refurbished between 6 February 2017 and 5 April 2017.
  • Stage 2 - Toilet blocks on floors of the Central/South wing will be refurbished between 6 April 2017 and mid-May 2017

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact KK Sivakumar, Construction Project Manager, on 0421 615 126 or k.sivakumar@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Hawken Refurbishment

Premis Solutions have commenced refurbishment of Level 2 of the Hawken Engineering Building (50) to house the colocation of the Boeing Corporation Research & Technology group to the St Lucia Campus and the EAIT Faculty Student Services section adjacent to the Boeing occupancy. Works are targeted for completion by Friday 5 May 2017.

The contractor will have safety measures in place including signage and barricading to stop unauthorised personnel accessing the work site. Please obey all directives and signage to ensure personal safety and that of the contractors.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Kim Wishart, Senior Construction Project Manager on 3365 3109 or email k.wishart@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Sir James Foots Bldg Refurbishment

Better Build Constructions will be undertaking a refurbishment on Level 7 of the Sir James Foots Building (47A) to house the relocated EAIT Faculty Office. Works will commence Tuesday 24 January and is targeted for completion by Friday 5th May 2017. A temporary partition will be constructed around the Level 8 eastern void to Level 7 to provide security to the construction site and limit dust and noise intrusion to Level 8.

The contractor will have safety measures in place including signage and barricading to stop unauthorised personnel accessing the work site. Please obey all directives and signage to ensure personal safety and that of the contractors.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Kim Wishart, Senior Construction Project Manager on 3365 3109 or email k.wishart@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageAir Conditioning Operation in Extreme Temperatures

With the current extreme temperatures, all building air conditioning units are working at full capacity in a bid to help us stay cool. Unfortunately in these extreme circumstances, even the best air conditioning system has its limit. Please be patient over the coming weeks and remember that while it might be slightly warmer than normal, it is still a lot more comfortable than outside.

If you have a serious concern about the temperature within a specific location, please contact PF Assist on 3365 2222 or at pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au.


Go to top of pageSir William McGregor Drive Works

To ensure safe access to the Synthetic Fields carpark for both motorists and cyclists, 76 carparks on Sir William MacGregor Drive (SWMD) between the roundabout at the Rowing Club and Blair Rd on the campus side have been removed. Map available here. This allows more space for cars and cyclists sharing the road and is part of a larger strategy to improve access on campus.

From Monday 16 January, no parking is allowed on this part of Sir William McGregor Drive and the carparks have been replaced with a yellow line and signage to indicate No Standing. Alternative car parking options include:

  • P8 and P9 (Opposite Rugby Club) - $5 per day
  • SWMD From Blair Rd to Upland Road - $5 per day
  • P10 - $2.50 per hour (capped at $7 per day)
  • Blair Road - $2.50 per hour

Additional works to be undertaken include:

  • Repainting the intersection of Blair Road and Sir William McGregor Drive
  • Addition of a loading bay on Blair Rd for Café deliveries

For further information about the changes on Sir William McGregor Drive, please contact Manager Transport Systems, Leigh Burgess on 3365 1948 or l.burgess@pf.uq.edu.au.


Go to top of pageRCD and Emergency Light Testing

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, there is a statutory requirement for RCD trip testing and emergency light testing to be undertaken. The testing will be undertaken by Downer Electrical.

  • Test 1 – RCD Testing
    Loss of power supply to power outlets (RCD testing), to minimise disruption this will occur from 6.00am to 8.00am (barring any failures)

    The work will involve loss of power to power points, other equipment (including computer servers) and lighting. The loss of power will be for a short time approx. 10 to 20 minutes. If non-conforming devices are found, the power outage time may increase due to the time required to replace the defective device.

  • Test 2 – Emergency Stop Button Testing
    All emergency stop buttons located in laboratories will also be tested during this time.
    This may isolate both power and gases to lab floors.

    Please be advised to turn off all computers and other electrical devices during this time.
    Failure to do so may result in loss of work or damage to electrical equipment/devices.

  • Test 3 – Emergency Lighting Testing
    Loss of power supply to lighting circuits between 6.00am and 3.00pm

During Exit and Emergency lighting tests disruptions will be kept to a minimum, but in some cases due to the current building design only emergency lighting will be available for the duration of the test (generally 90 minutes).

Please find the test schedule for February here and March here.

For any questions or concerns you may have regarding this schedule, please contact the relevant parties below.
Please note: Downer Electrical require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to your scheduled test date for changes to occur.
Downer - Neil De San Miguel - downer@pf.uq.edu.au - 07 334 67342 or 0417 577 017
Remote Sites - Peter Greenwood - p.greenwood@pf.uq.edu.au - 07 334 65512 or 0429 029 387
Gatton/Toowoomba - Michael Skele - m.skele@pf.uq.edu.au - 07 546 01048 or 0402 990 064
St Lucia Campus - Lex Duncan - l.duncan@pf.uq.edu.au - 07 336 53219 or 0411 024 149
Long Pocket - Nahendran Subramanian - n.subramaniam@pf.uq.edu.au - 07 334 60595 or 0427 706 529
PF Assist - pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au - 07 336 52222



Go to top of pageMargaret Cribb Child Care Centre Building Construction - Keith Street Carpark disruptions & loss of bays

Update 18/01/17

As the current location of the Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre on Coldridge St is earmarked as a site for development for the University’s Student Housing project, a new expanded 154 x place facility is being constructed on Sir Fred Schonell Drive, which the centre will relocate to. This Child Care Centre project was approved by the University Senate in August 2016. Further information is available here.

The appointed head contractor, Buildcorp P/L, will commence site establishment on Wednesday January 18, 2017. The project is targeted for completion in July 2017. A plan of the proposed construction site set out is here. Construction vehicle access to and from the site will be via Sir Fred Schonell Drive only (left turn in and left turn out only). There will be no construction vehicle movements through the Keith St carpark. Pedestrian access along the northern side of Sir Fred Schonell Drive to & from the Keith St carpark will be maintained.

Construction of this facility will result in a net long term loss of 188 x public parking bays in the Keith St carpark.

For more information or any concerns you may have, please contact Kim Wishart, Senior Construction Project Manager, on 0411 040 341 or email k.wishart@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageBuilding 69 Construction Works

Construction works for the refurbishments on level 4 Building 69 start from 9 January 2017 with expected completion on the 16 March 2017. Leaf Building Group will be contractor for the above construction works.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Terence Fredman, Construction Project Manager on 3365 3289, or email t.fredman@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.



Go to top of pageUQ Centre Lift Restrictions

The lift (064) outside of the UQ Centre (Blg 27A) will no longer access Level 3 during the period from Saturday 17th December 2016 until Friday 24th February 2017. All other levels will be accessible from the carpark and into the UQ Centre. Level 3 is being locked off due to construction works immediately outside of this lift on Level 3.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Zak Williams, Construction Project Manager on 3365 7409 or z.williams@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of pageGatton Campus JK Murray Library Refurbishment Works

Please be advised that Tomkins Builders has been appointed to undertake the construction of the JK Murray Library (8102) Refurbishment at the Gatton Campus. Mobilisation is expected to commence approximately Wednesday, 19th October 2016, with construction to start soon after. It is anticipated that works will take approximately 12 months to complete, weather and other conditions permitting.

Works will involve the refurbishment of the existing Library as well as the construction of a new wing to provide enhanced 24/7 spaces for students and library staff. The Library will remain open during construction with shutdowns required at times. Notice will be provided. The contractor will have safety measures in place including signage, traffic control and fencing to stop unauthorised personnel accessing the work site. Please obey all directives and signage to ensure personal safety and that of the contractors.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Darlene Lush, Construction Project Manager on 3365 1660 or email d.lush@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Car Park Closure - P10 Swimming Pool

Approximately 45 car parks in the P10 Carpark, located next to the Swimming Pool, will be closed from 06:30am on Thursday 4 August 2016 to Friday, 31 March 2017. This is to establish a construction site area to support construction works occurring around the pool area to construct a new 25m pool. A map of the cordoned off carparks is available here.

For further information or any concern that you may have, please contact Robert Allan, Construction Project Manager on 07 3365 2534, or email r.allan@pf.uq.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.


Go to top of page Forgan Smith Western Wing Refurbishment Project (Law and Law Library)

UQ Forgan Smith BldgSenate has approved the refurbishment of the western wing of Forgan Smith (1). This project encompasses all spaces on levels 2, 3 and 4, between the Forgan Smith Tower and Michie buildings - refer map below. It includes a major light filled, interactive void over the entry plus the raising of the existing roof with a perforated copper screen similar to Goddard Bldg.UQ Forgan Smith

This refurbishment is aimed to be a major showpiece for both the TC Beirne School of Law, the Law Library and the University of Queensland. The singular goal is to radically transform the interior of this building from a dowdy old fashioned corridor based space to an impressive experience for both staff, students, alumni and visitors. The project will deliver a modern, functional, state of the art academic experience within the shell of a traditional heritage sandstone structure.

Site establishment and an early works demolition package commenced in January 2016. The construction period including early works, main construction works, commissioning and decanting is expected to run into early 2017, with the building ready for Semester 1, 2017.

UQ Forgan Smith BldgThere will be no works to the existing sandstone, but will focus primarily on the interior transformation and the raising of the roof with the introduction of a copper screen. A new central stair will be introduced with better opportunity for light and amenity throughout the existing structure.

Noisy works periods will be upfront in the project whilst the minimum number of students and staff will be onsite. The intention is to communicate with the immediate neighbours on a monthly basis to outline works and interruptions as we go forwards.

More information is available from the Projects approved by Senate (October 2015) page.

More information on the TC Beirne School of Law and the Forgan Smith Re-imagination is available here.

For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Zak Williams, Construction Project Manager on 336 57409 or email z.williams@pf.uq.edu.au.


Go to top of pageBrisbane City Road Closures – William Street (part of) and Queen’s Wharf Road

The world-class integrated resort development, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, will begin Early Works from January 2017.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will feature iconic contemporary architecture alongside beautifully restored heritage buildings, 50 new bars and restaurants and provide locals and tourists with the equivalent of 12 football fields of public space to enjoy.

When complete, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform Brisbane’s CBD from George St to the Brisbane River, from Queen St to Alice St as well as along the Brisbane River’s edge down to the Goodwill Bridge. Importantly, the nine heritage buildings in the precinct play a key role in the design and will be protected and repurposed as part of the finished development.

To revitalise such a large section of the CBD, a number of changes will be necessary around the development area during construction including traffic management.

From 1 January 2017, Queen’s Wharf Rd and William St, between Elizabeth and Margaret Sts, will close to enable work on the integrated resort development to commence. See traffic map here.

Authorised vehicles including emergency service and construction vehicles will have limited access. Pedestrian access around the site will change from 1 January 2017. See pedestrian map here. Prominent signage and notifications will be in place to advise motorists entering the area.

When Queen’s Wharf Brisbane opens, these roads will form key areas within the precinct to enable the safe movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles through and around the integrated resort development. William St will reopen to traffic with the launch of the integrated resort development, expected in 2022.
Destination Brisbane Consortium is working with government, road and transport operators to communicate the road changes and safely minimise any impacts.

The safety of workers, commuters, pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, locals and visitors will be crucial during the project, which will employ more than 2,000 workers during peak construction, and more than 8,000 once operational, expected in 2022.

Some bus routes and bus stop locations have changed as a result of these road closures. To stay informed about bus changes please visit the TransLink website www.translink.com.au, download the MyTransLink App or call 13 12 30.

For further traffic information visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40, alternatively contact Destination Brisbane Consortium on 1800 104 535 or email QWBenquiries@destinationbrisbane.com.au.


OTHER NEWS...

Go to top of page Parking Changes at UQ in 2017

The University of Queensland has a large and diverse group of people driving to campus every day.
We are constantly reviewing parking arrangements to see if we can do things better and to ensure we get the right balance across all areas. We have been undertaking a number of parking reviews and market analysis to bring you some significant improvements in 2017. More infomation here.


Go to top of page Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub - officially opened

Update 23 September 2016

The precinct was opened at an official ceremony on Thursday 22 September. More information is available from the UQ News article here and the Vimeo video clip (watch it here).

The new P10 carpark underneath the Sport Hub is also open - more information here.

UQWorks to start the Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub Project will commence on Monday 7 September 2015 and are expected to be completed by September 2016. The University of Queensland is set to invest in a new car park and artificial playing fields, located on top of Oval 4 and the softball diamond field. Included in the project will be the refurbished building 33 which will house 2 floors of change rooms and a social space overlooking the playing fields. The project, funded by UQ and UQ Sport, will include 500 new car parks, sports and recreational facilities and a bike parking facilities.UQ

Noisy works periods will be set outside of the exams and graduation times and the current parking in the area will not be affected. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience during this time. For further information or any concerns you may have, please contact Stephen Ingham, Construction Project Manager on 334 61280 or email s.ingham@pf.uq.edu.au.

The UQ News article (02/03/15) can be found here.


Go to top of page New P10 carpark facility - located under the Synthetic Ovals

A new 500 space carpark, located under the new Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub, is now open. The entrance to the carpark is from Sir William MacGregor Drive. While the carpark is open, the Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub is still under construction and due for completion in August 2016 - more information on the Synthetic Ovals and Sport Hub project here. carpark now open

The carpark is part of the P10 carpark and is designated as a long-term casual carpark. The cost is $2.50 per hour at the Pay & Display machines that can be found throughout the carpark.

The carpark allows easy access to the campus via the new UQ Lakes Walkway or via the lift at the UQ Centre.

The best access for the Aquatic Centre and the UQ Centre at P10 is via Union Road, although both can also be accessed through the new carpark.

To ensure safe access to the new carpark for both motorists and cyclists, 76 carparks on Sir William MacGregor Drive between the roundabout at the Rowing Club and Blair Rd on the campus side will be removed. This will allow more space for cars and cyclists currently sharing the road.

More information about the new carpark can be found at UQ News.


Go to top of page GoGet Car Sharing Scheme launched at UQ St Lucia Campus

Fleet Services have partnered with Australia’s largest car sharing scheme, GoGet, to make vehicles available to staff and students as an adjunct to the pool of vehicles available for hire. It is hoped that this initiative proves to be an innovative and convenient service which reduces vehicle numbers and eases parking congestion on campus. More information is available here.


Go to top of page Bicycles at UQ - Dormant bicycles to be removed

The number of people cycling to and from UQ campuses is increasing, which is fantastic news. It does mean however, that there is increased pressure placed on our cycling facilities. To ensure as much available space as possible for UQ cyclists to park, P&F will be begin removing bicycles left dormant for a period of more than two weeks. Bike boxes and bike racks are installed to provide a safe and convenient parking space for cyclists whilst on campus only.

Information about cycling at UQ can be found here. Queries in relation to lost or stolen bikes should be directed to P&F Assist at pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au. More information about claiming lost property is available here.


Go to top of page 24/7 Parcel Lockers now at UQ

You may have noticed the large red parcel lockers located outside the Australia Post Office at JD Story Building (#61). For your convenience, you can now have your parcels sent to these 24/7 Parcel Lockers. It’s free to sign up and easy to use - simply:

  1. lockers Sign up for your free account and receive a MyPost card.
  2. Have your deliveries sent to the UQ 24/7 Parcel Locker.
  3. Use SMS, email and mobile notifications to track your parcel.
  4. Once the parcel is ready for collection, you’ll receive an SMS or email with your access code.
  5. Use your MyPost card and the access code to open your Parcel Locker.

For more information, or to sign up for your free account, visit auspost.com.au/mypost


Go to top of pageUQ St Lucia campus Draft Master Plan

St Lucia campus Draft Master Plan presents a clear vision and strong framework for a physical environment that would continue to support UQ’s position as a landmark centre of knowledge leadership. More information, the Draft Master Plan document and Project Update Newsletter is available from the St Lucia Campus Master Plan website.



Go to top of page Archibus ServiceFM

Property & Facilities Division have the following services within the Archibus ServiceFM module.

1. “Call SAM”  (Small Assets Management) – a new free service

UQ’s Property and Facilities Division have launched a new free service, named “Call SAM” (Small Assets Management), for minor work requests across all UQ campuses.

A carpenter has been appointed for small jobs around all UQ campuses, such as installing white boards, pin boards, pictures, hooks and brackets, door stops/closers and small alterations to cupboards and fixed furniture. 
If the job can be completed in under three hours, the labour will be free. Your unit will need only to pay for significant materials (i.e. a whiteboard).

For information on how to access the "Call SAM" service is available here .

2.  ServiceFM A-Z Directory

For those who are unsure how to categorise a problem type within the Archibus ServiceFM module, we have developed an A-Z Directory which contains details on what each problem type includes, what it doesn’t include, and what additional information P&F requires.  The Service A-Z Directory is available here

3. New Archibus Workflow – “No Quote User Funded”

P&F have also introduced a faster workflow within Archibus for those client funded works which may not require a quotation. This is ideal for urgent work that has relatively low cost and complexity.  To use this option, open the Archibus “create service request” form and in the field “Is User Funded?” select “Yes - No Quotation Required”. Your request will be routed directly to a contractor, via P&F, to complete your request. For these requests, there will be no quotation or estimation approval steps.

If you have any problems please refresh your cache in the first instance. If problems persist, please contact archibus@uq.edu.au 


Go to top of page Parking Availability Website

New technology has been installed across The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus car parks to reduce delays and queues for motorists. The new system enables users to see in advance which parking locations are likely to have available spaces when they arrive on campus.

Sensors have been installed at the entry and exit points of each P-series car park, providing a live feed to on-site digital signage, a website and portable devices. The displays and web feed provide staff, students and visitors with up-to-date parking advice. A parking availability app will be developed later this year. Please submit any feedback to pf@pf.uq.edu.au. The full UQ News story is available here.


 

 

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