Second phase of construction on Academic Complex to start

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Work to transform the Macy and Barnard Buildings as phase two of the Academic Complex Renovation (ACR) project is scheduled to begin Aug. 22.

The project is a part of the Five-year Capital Construction Plan with the goal to modernize the Denny, Macy, Barnard, Garinger and Winningham buildings – which comprise the Academic Complex in the historic core of campus. Modernizations will include color-coded interiors to enhance navigation throughout the complex.

Phase two work to be completed includes heating and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades; sprinkler and fire alarm improvements; new windows; and upgrades to the facility’s interior, such as new paint, carpeting and ceilings.

“The modernization of the Academic Complex continues as our highest priority in the Five-year Plan, with 2019 as the target for completion,” said Phil Jones, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management.

Occupants in the Macy and Barnard Buildings relocated to swing space in Hickory and Cedar on Aug. 10-11. 

Denny Building occupants remain in Cedar; and when phase one work is complete in December, occupants will return to their newly established work environment. 

“Facilities Management (FM) in collaboration with Academic Affairs personnel, reaffirm our goal to ensure a smooth as possible transitions,” Jones stated. He added that FM is committed to ensuring the University gains a modernized core of campus and a developed infrastructure to support growth in student population and research. 

For project inquiries and assistance with customer service issues, contact the FM Customer Service Line. Calls made to 704-687-0562 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, are answered by the Facilities Operations administrative support group.