Underground Utilities Upgrade Gets Underway
By Julia Sommer, Public Affairs
Have you noticed a new encampment of construction trailers and fencing just south of the Valley Life Sciences building? Thought construction in that area of campus was finally over?
It is, and it isn't. This new temporary settlement is headquarters for an extensive construction project to repair and improve a part of campus few of us ever see -- the aging underground infrastructure of communication, steam, water and sewer systems. Scheduled to be completed in the year 2001, the work will include:
Funding for this $10 million construction project comes from bond financing, state and campus funds.
Dennis Town of Planning, Design and Construction is managing the overall project, with Greg Horne directing water and sewer projects and Wayne Jin handling steam projects. The general engineering contractor is Swinerton Industrial, Inc.
For information, phone 642-1308 or see www-pdc.berkeley.edu.