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Student Success Center

PDC Contacts

Project Manager: Mihai Gavan - 951-827-6959

Planner: Jaime Engbrecht - 951-827-2421

Project Description

  • Approximately 62,000 gross square feet / 42,000 assignable square feet 
  • About 1,000 General Assignment classroom seats in a mix of lecture halls and classrooms 
  • Lecture Hall in the Round (more information here)
  • Informal study/tutoring/mentoring spaces throughout the building
  • Multi-purpose student life spaces: large/ small meeting rooms, student lounge, informal study spaces, multi-purpose rooms
  • Dining venue

Student Success Center

Current Activity

  • Backfill and compaction - be advised that this activity will generate vibrations to the adjacent buildings
  • Excavate remaining foundations
  • Rebar installation
  • Form placing and concrete pours for foundations and columns
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Next Steps

  • Under slab utilities installation
  • Structural frame

Construction Notices

  • See Construction Alerts for current activities
  • Anticipating impact on the pedestrian traffic and routes due to construction fence installation (see fence map)
  • Anticipating impacts on the pedestrian traffic due to construction deliveries to the site
  • Anticipating noise from construction equipment, tools, and project deliveries

Temporary Construction Fence Map

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Student Success Center Updates

  • 950512 SSC Project Notification #1

    950512 SSC Project Notification #1

     

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 7:00AM to 5:00PM on the Student Success Center Site and adjacent areas during the week of September 3rd through September 6th. The activities will occur in the areas identified in the attached exhibits.

     

    Underground utility location

    • Locate underground utilities and make visible with removable paint.
    • Pothole designated locations after survey is complete for specific invert elevation determination.

     

    Site survey

    • Opening manholes to get bottom of tunnel elevations, bottom of vault elevation, tracing elevations.
    • Working with equipment to obtain topographic elevations of existing grades.
    • Survey and identify existing utilities, trees, landscape planter areas, walkways, benches, existing buildings, existing walls, fire lanes, etc..
    • Survey team will be a crew of two.

     

    Boring samples

    • Provide multiple boring samples at the locations specified in the Proposed Boring Locations Exhibit.

     

    The Inspector of Record and PM team will be overseeing these activities with the required support from our Facilities Services partners.

     

    Our team is not anticipating any impact to the adjacent buildings, occupants or any disruptions to the campus activity.

     

    Thank you!

     

     

     

  • 950512 SSC Project Notification #2

    950512 SSC Project Notification #2

     

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 6:00AM to 3:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The activities will occur in the areas identified in the attached exhibit.

     

    Electrical survey

    • Opening manholes.
    • Confirm locations of existing campus infrastructure.

     

    Underground utility location

    • Locate underground utilities and make visible with removable paint.
    • Pothole/trench designated locations for specific invert elevation determination and location confirmation.

     

    The Inspector of Record and PM team will be overseeing these activities with the required support from our Facilities Services partners.

     

    Our team is not anticipating any impact to the adjacent buildings, occupants or any major disruptions to the campus activity.

     

    Thank you!

    UCR SSC Addtl Locating and Potholing
  • 950512 SSC Construction Alert #1

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #1

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 6:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of November 18th through November 22nd.

    • Site fence installation (equipment: flatbed truck and trailer, air compressor);
    • Live feed camera installation (equipment: truck, ladders);
    • Site office trailer delivery and installation (equipment: truck, air compressors, screw guns, hammers, skil-saw, ladders);
    • Site control survey (equipment: truck, total station, hammers);
    • Selective site demo (equipment: concrete saw, jackhammer, skid steer, dump truck, vibra plates, shovels).
    MAP edited - MR Phase

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC Construction Alert #2

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #2

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 6:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of November 25th through November 29th.

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: gas powered saw, large vacuum);
    • Site and utilities excavation (equipment: backhoe);
    • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, tractor);
    • Trailer deck install (equipment: delivery truck, hammers, screw guns);
    • Generator install (equipment: delivery truck, back up alarm, hammers, screw guns);
    • Selective site demo (equipment: concrete saw, jackhammer, skid steer, dump truck, vibra plates, shovels).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    MAP edited - MR Phase

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC Construction Alert #3

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #3

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 6:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of December 2nd through December 6th:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Site and utilities excavation (equipment: backhoe);
    • Trailer deck install and furniture deliveries (equipment: delivery truck, hammers, screw guns);
    • Temporary generator install (equipment: delivery truck, back up alarm, hammers, screw guns);
    • Data wiring and network connection for trailers (equipment: drills).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #4

    950512 SSC - Construction Alert #4

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of December 9th through December 14th:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form fabrication (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Concrete sawcut and removal – scheduled for early mornings up to 7:00AM (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Site and utilities excavation (equipment: backhoe);
    • Selective site demo (equipment: dump truck, dozer, saws, jackhammer, skid steer, vibra plates, shovels);
    • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, tractor);
    • Trailer deck install and furniture deliveries (equipment: delivery truck, hammers, screw guns).

    In addition please be advised and reminded that an Electrical Shutdown/Service Interruption is scheduled for December 15th, as shown in the attached notification.

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #5

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #5

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 8:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday December 14th and Sunday, December 15th:

    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, vacuum);
    • Utilities excavation – electrical (equipment: backhoe);
    • Electrical Shutdown/Service Interruption is scheduled for December 15th, as shown in the attached notification.

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of December 16th through December 21st:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • New temporary fence installation for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below and attached drawing (equipment: flatbed truck and trailer, air compressor). The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Form fabrication (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Concrete sawcut and removal for utilities connection (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Site and utilities (electrical, sewer, water, chilled water) excavation (equipment: backhoe);
    • Selective site demo (equipment: dump truck, dozer, saws, jackhammer, skid steer, vibra plates, shovels);
    • Trailer deck install and furniture deliveries (equipment: delivery truck, hammers, screw guns).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #6

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #6

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday December 21st:

    • Installation of underground chilled water pipe (equipment: forklift, generators, welding machine);
    • Utilities excavation – sewer line along Arts Mall (equipment: backhoe).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of December 23rd through December 28th:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Site and utilities (electrical, sewer, water, chilled water) excavation (equipment: backhoe);
    • Pipe installation (equipment: forklift, gas and electric saws);
    • Selective site demo (equipment: dump truck, dozer, saws, jackhammer, skid steer, vibra plates, shovels);
    • Trailer deck install (equipment: delivery truck, hammers, skill saws, screw guns).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

     

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #7

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #7

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday December 28th and Sunday December 29th:

    • Selective site demo (equipment: dump truck, dozer, saws, jackhammer, skid steer, vibra plates, shovels);
    • Installation of underground pipe for the high voltage (equipment: forklift, backhoe, generators);
    • Utilities excavation – sewer line along Arts Mall (equipment: backhoe);
    • Installation of underground pipe for sewer connection (equipment: backhoe, vibra plates, shovels, generators).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of December 30th through January 4th:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Temporary construction access road mobilization (equipment: trucks, jack hammer);
    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Site and utilities (electrical, sewer, water, chilled water) excavation (equipment: dump truck, backhoe);
    • Utility pipe installation (equipment: forklift, welding machines, generators, gas and electric saws);
    • Selective site demo (equipment: dump truck, dozer, saws, jackhammer, skid steer, vibra plates, shovels);
    • Trailer deck install (equipment: delivery truck, hammers, skill saws, screw guns).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #8

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #8

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday January 4th:

    • Temporary construction access road (equipment: trucks, jack hammer);
    • Excavation and installation of underground pipe for the high voltage (equipment: forklift, backhoe, generators).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of January 6th through January 11th:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Form fabrication (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Site and utilities (electrical, sewer, water, chilled water) excavation and backfill (equipment: dump truck, backhoe);
    • Utility pipe installation (equipment: forklift, welding machines, generators, gas and electric saws);
    • Selective site demo (equipment: dump truck, dozer, saws, jackhammer, skid steer, vibra plates, shovels).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

     

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #9

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #9

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday January 11th:

    • Backfill of utility trenches (equipment: slurry trucks, backhoe, compactor);
    • Excavation for the high voltage (equipment: forklift, backhoe, generators).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of January 13th through January 18th:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Form fabrication (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Site and utilities (electrical, sewer, water, chilled water) excavation and backfill (equipment: dump truck, backhoe);
    • Utility pipe installation (equipment: forklift, welding machines, generators, gas and electric saws).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #10

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #10

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of January 20th through January 25th:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Concrete sawcut and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Form fabrication (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Site and utilities (electrical, sewer, water, chilled water) excavation and backfill (equipment: dump truck, compactor, tractor, backhoe);
    • Utility pipe installation (equipment: concrete trucks, backhoe, forklift, welding machines, generators, gas and electric saws).

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #11

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #11

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday January 25th:

    • Backfill of utility trenches (equipment: slurry trucks, backhoe, compactor);
    • Form work for V-4D 12kV electrical vault (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of January 27th through February 1st:

    • Material and equipment deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Backfill of utility trenches (equipment: backhoe, compactor);
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Concrete demo and removal (equipment: truck, tractor, gas powered saw, jack hammer, large vacuum);
    • Vault construction (equipment: concrete trucks, forklifts, generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Form fabrication and stem walls (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Over excavation (equipment: excavator, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration as we detailed in neighborhood meeting this week.

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #12

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #12

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday February 1st:

    • Excavation and conduit installation at the new high voltage 12kV switches (equipment: excavator, forklift, compactor, screw guns);
    • Spoils removal (equipment: backhoe, dump truck).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of February 3rd through February 8th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Removal of domestic water pipe (equipment: excavator);
    • Strip concrete vault (equipment: forklift, hammers, saws, drills);
    • Backfill of utility trenches (equipment: tractor, backhoe, compactor);
    • Conduit installation and encasement (equipment: concrete truck, backhoe, forklift, saws, hammers);
    • Storm drain installation (equipment: backhoe, saws);
    • Form fabrication and stem walls (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Pad and over excavation (equipment: excavator, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration;
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work.

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #13

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #13

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday February 8th:

    • Electric cable installation and backfill at the new high voltage switches (equipment: excavator, forklift, compactor, delivery truck, cable puller, screw guns);
    • Spoils removal (equipment: backhoe, dump truck).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of February 10th through February 15th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Backfill of utility trenches (equipment: tractor, backhoe, compactor);
    • Electric cable installation and conduit encasement (equipment: delivery truck, cable puller, concrete truck, backhoe, forklift, saws, hammers);
    • Storm drain installation (equipment: backhoe, saws);
    • Form fabrication and stem walls (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Over excavation and compaction (equipment: excavator, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration;
    • Concrete removal (equipment: dump truck, concrete saws, jackhammers);
    • Concrete placement (equipment: concrete truck);
    • Modified temporary fence for sewer connection along Arts Mall – see revised map below. The pathways going East-West will be impacted at times in the new temporary fence areas as required to get the areas ready for the work;
    • Proposed power shutdown / interruption on Saturday, February 15 – see attached Notification.

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #14

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #14

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 7:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday February 15th:

    • Planned power shutdown / interruption on Saturday, February 15 – see attached Reminder Notification;
    • Electrical work related to the high voltage connections.

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of February 17th through February 22nd:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Backfill at utility tunnel (equipment: tractor, backhoe, compactor);
    • Communication conduit installation at tunnel (equipment: backhoe, concrete truck, core drilling machine);
    • Storm drain installation (equipment: backhoe, skid steer loader);
    • Form fabrication and placing (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Excavation and compaction (equipment: excavator, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration to the surrounding buildings;
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe);
    • Modification of temporary fence along Arts Mall.

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #15

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #15

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of February 24th through February 29th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Backfill at utility tunnel (equipment: tractor, backhoe, compactor);
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Form fabrication and placing (equipment: generators, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Excavation and compaction (equipment: excavator, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration to the surrounding buildings;
    • High voltage concrete encasement demolition (equipment: backhoe, jackhammer). This activity can generate noise and vibration;
    • Rebar delivery and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #16

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #16

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of March 2nd through March 7th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Concrete demo (equipment: dump trucks, jackhammers);
    • Backfill (equipment: tractor, backhoe, compactor);
    • Form placing (equipment: forklift, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Excavation and compaction (equipment: excavator, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration to the surrounding buildings;
    • Rebar delivery and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift);
    • Concrete placement (equipment: concrete trucks, concrete vibrators).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #17

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #17

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday March 7th:

    • Excavation and compaction (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration to the surrounding buildings.

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of March 9th through March 14th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Excavation and compaction (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor). This activity will generate vibration to the surrounding buildings;
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Form placing (equipment: forklift, saws, screw guns, hammers);
    • Rebar delivery and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift);
    • Underground utilities (equipment: excavator, backhoe).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #18

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #18

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of March 16th through March 21st:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Rebar installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Form retaining wall and columns (equipment: forklift, drills, hammers, saws);
    • Waterproof tunnel (equipment: delivery truck, forklift);
    • Concrete placement (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Strip forms (equipment: forklift, drills, hammers, saws).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #19

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #19

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of March 23rd through March 28th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Rebar installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Strip forms (equipment: forklift, drills, hammers, saws);
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Backfill and grading (equipment: front loader, skip loader, compactor);
    • Slurry pour at the chilled water line connection (equipment: concrete trucks).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #20

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #20

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of March 30th through April 4th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form placing for footings and columns (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar installation for footings and columns (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Underground conduit installation (equipment: mini excavator, concrete truck, forklift);
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Concrete placement for footings, retaining wall and mockups (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Backfill (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #21

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #21

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday April 4th:

    • Concrete placement for footings and columns (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Backfill (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of April 6th through April 11th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form placing (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar deliveries and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Underground utilities installation (equipment: mini excavator, forklift);
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Concrete placement for footings, retaining wall and mockups (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Backfill (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #22

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #22

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday April 11th:

    • Starter forms installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Reskin form panels (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Pump rain water from building footprint area (equipment: pumps).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of April 13th through April 18th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form placing (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar deliveries and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Underground utilities installation (equipment: mini excavator, forklift);
    • Dewater footings (equipment: backhoe, pumps);
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Concrete placement (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Building pad grading (equipment: skip loader);
    • Backfill footings and building pad (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #23

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #23

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday April 18th:

    • Concrete pour at elevator pit (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Formwork and scaffold brackets (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of April 20th through April 25th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form building and installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar deliveries and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Underground building utilities piping (equipment: excavator, forklift, compactor);
    • Waterproofing (equipment: powder activated shot gun, screw guns, saws);
    • Footings excavation (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Concrete placement (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Site storm drain piping (equipment: excavator, compactor, saws);
    • Backfill footings and building pad (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #24

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #24

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday April 25th:

    • Form panels installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar installation (equipment: forklift, torches).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of April 27th through May 2nd:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form installation and removal (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar deliveries and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Underground building utilities – electrical, plumbing (equipment: excavator, forklift, compactor, saws);
    • Waterproofing (equipment: powder activated shot gun, screw guns, saws);
    • Concrete placement (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Site storm drain piping (equipment: excavator, compactor, saws);
    • Backfill footings and building pad (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor);
    • Proposed power shutdown for CHASS INT North and South on Thursday, May 7 – see attached Notification.

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #25

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #25

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of May 4th through May 9th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Excavate footings (equipment: backhoe, skip loader);
    • Rebar deliveries and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Underground building utilities – electrical, plumbing (equipment: excavator, forklift, compactor, saws);
    • Backfill site storm drain (equipment: excavator, compactor, saws);
    • Backfill footings and building pad (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor);
    • Power shutdown for CHASS INT North and South on Thursday, May 7 – see attached Notification.

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #26

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #26

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday May 9th:

    • Form panels installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar installation (equipment: forklift, torches).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of May 11th through May 16th:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar deliveries and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Concrete placement – walls and columns (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Excavate manhole (equipment: concrete truck, backhoe, skip loader);
    • Underground building utilities – electrical, plumbing (equipment: excavator, forklift, compactor, saws);
    • Backfill underground plumbing (equipment: excavator, compactor, saws);
    • Backfill footings and building pad (equipment: excavator, front loader, skip loader, compactor).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #27

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #27

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday May 16th:

    • Form panels installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Subgrade prep (equipment: skip loader, vibratory plate, compactor).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of May 18th through May 23rd:

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Form installation (equipment: forklift, skill saws, hammers, drills);
    • Rebar installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Strip forms (equipment: crane, hammers, forklift);
    • Concrete placement – walls and columns (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, concrete vibrators);
    • Underground building utilities – electrical, plumbing (equipment: mini-excavator, forklift, compactor, saws);
    • Backfill underground utilities (equipment: excavator, compactor, saws);
    • Subgrade prep (equipment: skip loader, vibratory plate, compactor).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

  • 950512 SSC - Construction Alert #28

    950512 SSC Construction Alert #28

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas on Saturday May 23rd:

    • Underground building utilities – electrical (equipment: mini-excavator, forklift, compactor, saws);
    • Subgrade prep (equipment: skip loader, vibratory plate, compactor).

    Please be advised that the following activities will be occurring from 5:00AM to 4:00PM on the Student Success Center site and adjacent areas during the week of May 25th through May 30th :

    • Material deliveries (equipment: trucks and trailers, forklift);
    • Rebar delivery and installation (equipment: delivery truck, forklift, torches);
    • Strip forms (equipment: crane, hammers, forklift);
    • Concrete placement – slab on grade (equipment: concrete trucks, pump truck, power finishers);
    • Under slab building utilities – electrical (equipment: mini-excavator, forklift, compactor, saws);
    • Grading (equipment: skip loader, skid steer);
    • Backfill underground utilities and building pad (equipment: excavator, compactor).

    Items listed in red: Please note that this activity may potentially disrupt the occupants in adjacent buildings;     

    Continuous noises on site: Construction equipment (back-up alarms), delivery trucks (back-up alarms), forklifts, generators, jackhammers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, saws, screw guns, and hammers.

    The Student Success Center Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. We thank you for your patience during construction of this project.

Lecture Hall in the Round

  • Lecture Hall in the Round

    Some additional information about an important and exciting component of the Student Success Center – the Lecture Hall in the round.

    The question of whether to include a classroom situated in the round received a lot of attention and discussion during the programming and technical criteria development phase for the Student Success Center.

    This started back in April 2017 when we (the campus working group charged with developing the Basis of Design) held a forum to collect campus input on various building elements including faculty preferences for classrooms. More than 130 people attended and provided feedback on different classroom designs including in the round. The responses were as you might expect – some faculty were excited about the opportunities for engaging with students, others were concerned about how lecturing would work in a round space, and some held both points of view.

    The working group then conducted campus surveys of both students and faculty to get additional input. The faculty respondents were about evenly split on the question of whether to include such a room – just about a third said we should, a third were indifferent, and a third didn’t want it. Around two thirds of student respondents wanted such a room while less than one fifth didn’t.

    We then specifically asked our faculty who teach large lectures about their lecture hall preferences. A pretty clear pattern emerged with the “Genomics Auditorium style” room (half-circle with tables) being most preferred and the others (including traditional rectangular, in the round, and group tables) clumped together in the middle of a 1-5 scale.

    The working group recommended three rooms with the Genomics-style layout for the Student Success Center but we also needed a lecture hall with higher seating density. So the group considered a traditional rectangular, a 3-quarter round and a full in the round. We interviewed the master architect who designed a round room for Washington State University and looked at data from Oregon State University that showed a statistically significant decline in the DFW rates for classes taught in their round rooms. Ultimately the workgroup voted 11-1 in favor of such a room in our building.

    As a final check, in early 2019 we brought 20 UCR faculty (who teach large classes and/or are members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers) to Oregon State to experience their round classrooms and talk with faculty and students. Afterwards, there was broad support for including such a room and many faculty were enthusiastic about it. Several openly expressed skepticism going in but then changed their minds after experiencing the space. The feedback we received mainly focused on making the space as effective as possible for our faculty.

    While it’s true that not everyone will want to teach in a round space, the consensus of the working group was that the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. This room also adds to the variety of lecture halls on campus which helps us serve the variety of teaching styles among the faculty. And we think it will be a great venue for outside speakers when not being used for teaching – one can easily imagine town hall style events, political debates and 1:1 interviews in such a space.

     

     

    Frequently asked questions about lecturing “in the round”

    Isn’t the instructor’s back always to some of the students?

    Yes, but neither faculty nor students we met at Oregon State University said this was an issue. Students we spoke with said they found the space to be more energizing and engaging than a traditional rectangular lecture hall. It’s also true that the instructor’s back is to the students in a traditional space every time the instructor turns to face the projection screen or write on the board. The round space has the significant advantage of bringing all students much closer to the instructor. For example, Oregon State has a 600 seat round lecture hall with the podium in the center and a 400 seat traditional lecture hall with the podium set to one side of the screen. The back row of the larger round space is closer to the instructor than the front row seats on the opposite side of the screen from the podium in the smaller traditional space. The faces of the students in the back row of the traditional space are barely visible to the instructor.

    How do all students see the projected images?

    Our lecture hall will have multiple sets of dual projectors – one set aligned with each “wedge” of seating and each set projecting the same images simultaneously – so all students will have a clear view of the projected images.

    How do you use a laser pointer?

    Instructors can use a virtual laser pointer on a tablet, which is then projected simultaneously on all screens for everyone to see.

    How do you use a whiteboard?

    Instructors can use a virtual whiteboard by writing on a tablet, which is then projected simultaneously on all screens. We saw one faculty member do this exclusively for his lectures. But if you need a physical whiteboard, then you would need to use a different room.

    What happens when all of this great technology malfunctions?

     

    The Student Success Center will have modern technology in all of its classrooms. Altogether, that’s a lot of technology and a lot of technology-dependent spaces. The management plan for the building will be developed with this in mind. Also, all technologies will meet campus standards both to ensure instructors feel “at home” no matter which room they teach in, and to facilitate troubleshooting and maintenance.

    How can I incorporate demonstrations into my lecture in this space?

    An instructor might use a secondary camera to project the demonstration up on the screens and give all students a clear, up-close view. But if this isn’t possible or desirable, then a different room with a more traditional seating pattern may be needed.

    Doesn’t this space require a lot of performance to make it work?

    We saw a variety of teaching styles used effectively in the round classrooms at Oregon State. One instructor spent all of her time walking the aisles with a wireless tablet, untethered from the podium, engaging at close range with students in the 600 seat lecture hall. Another instructor stood at the center podium with his back to one section of students, turning occasionally to face them, but spending most of his time writing notes on a tablet. Students we spoke with did not seem to mind the less performative approach, and a few even said they preferred to sit behind the instructor because it helped them focus on his projected notes.

    Can I get training/practice before I teach in the round classroom?

    We are working on this. Riverside has a theater in the round in downtown, and the management has expressed willingness to host groups of faculty who want to experience a similar space before using our round classroom. We will share more details about this and other opportunities as they become available.