Window Replacements at McCombs School of Business
During the summer of 2007, Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) began removing the clay tile masonry screen around the sixth floor exterior of the McCombs School of Business building. Occupants of the sixth floor welcomed the renovations because the changes will improve the atmosphere of the floor's offices by providing more natural light and views of the campus.
PMCS also removed the pigeon netting around the masonry screen, and replaced the sixth floor windows with tinted, double-paned glass designed to match the other windows of the building. The screen removal and window replacement will make the sixth floor windows cleanable from inside, solving a long-standing cleaning problem. This will create a more pleasant, well-lit atmosphere in the offices on the sixth floor, and the double-paned glass and enhanced potential for daylighting will bring energy efficiency to the space.
Scaffolding was put up around the building during July, and, although the renovations will likely be complete by the Fall 2007 semester, protective pedestrian tunnels and construction fencing will remain up until the beginning of September as a safety measure while the scaffolding is disassembled.
Project manager, Tony Guzman, says, "Safety is going to be one of our top concerns in accomplishing this project, and we’ll take precautions to protect pedestrians and minimize the impact on people's regular paths entering and exiting the building."