The last big hole on the UTS City Campus is getting deeper, with lots of activity on site. Digging is now about 4m below the original surface level of the Alumni Green, with significant amounts of topsoil already removed.
The bad news is that when all topsoil is removed (by end May), the noisiest phase will start: rock excavation. This will involve sawing and breaking up the underlying sandstone.
The (relatively) good news is that this phase of high impact works should be over in October, a shorter excavation period than for the Broadway Building and Multi-Purpose Sports Hall.
The contractors have also finished building new stairs from the Building 2 terrace onto Jones Street, restoring direct access for staff and students. The stairs are not only handy, it’s essential to Building 2’s fire evacuation plan!
MANAGING NOISE: WHAT CAN BE DONE?
- A simple (yet surprisingly effective!) way to reduce the impact of construction noise within buildings is to close internal doors wherever possible (this includes doors to offices, open spaces and corridors, even those not facing the site)
- The unfortunate reality of construction work is that you will experience noise and vibration above and beyond “business as usual”
- UTS is installing noise attenuation measures in Building 2 and is investigating options for Building 10
- Sound attenuating hoardings have been installed around the perimeter of the entire site
- UTS is committed to maintaining a safe working and educational environment for its staff and students
- If you believe your work environment is unsafe or unworkable as a result of construction work, please speak to your supervisor who can help assess the situation and get in touch with the project team, if necessary, to find the best solution
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