May 10, 2004

FM projects ready for
summer activity      

Jimmy Powell is assistant director of plant operations for Facilities Management.

Final exams are over, grades have been submitted, and Emory is ready for yet another Commencement. It’s time for summer, and that means calm and quiet on campus. Or does it? For Facilities Management (FM), summer break presents a window of opportunity to conduct maintenance projects that could significantly disrupt the campus at other times of the year.

Indeed, because FM tries to cater to the study—and sleeping—habits of the typical college student, many of the more involved or disruptive maintenance and construction projects are reserved for breaks—winter, spring and summer.

This summer is no exception. Following are projects are slated for this summer’s break, along with their anticipated work periods:

• Harris Hall parking lot resurfacing, May 17–24.

• Mizell Bridge resurfacing, May 17–24.

• Fraternity Row water main replacement, May 24–June 18 (no road closures).

• Dowman Drive water main replacement, June 21–July 9 (no road closures).

• B. Jones sidewalk replacement, July 9–28.

• Peavine Creek Drive water main replacement, July 9–23.

• Emory Clinic Building B fire lane improvements, May 29–June 20.

• P.E. Center east entrance resurfacing, July 20–24.

• Driveway between N. Decatur Building and Lowergate South resurfacing,
May 17–24.

• Druid Hills High School parking lot improvements, May–August.

Special projects & expected completion dates

• Lullwater Bridge over South Peachtree Creek, fall 2004. A cable suspension pedestrian bridge will be constructed over South Peachtree Creek linking the Lullwater grounds to the creek’s north shore, connecting the VA Medical Center with the University campus via walking trails.

• Peavine Creek Drive gate access, fall 2004. A controlled access gate has been installed on Peavine Creek Drive to improve pedestrian safety and will become operational when fall semester begins in August.

In addition to the above projects, there are many interior renovations and mechanical equipment enhancements scheduled. For more project information, contact FM customer service at 404-727-7463 or visit the FM website at