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October 13

Existing and new large meeting rooms are being constructed. Rooms are taking shape.

September 25

The small stairwell on the west side will be closed beginning today and demolished. The main stairs remain open.

Restrooms on the east 1st floor are now open

September 22

Demolition on the west 2nd floor continues to prepare for new lounge and meeting space.
second floor cleared out except for construction suppliesA worker sweeping the large empty floor.

August 30

Please be advised that the Physical Plant Electrical Department and the contractors renovating the SAC will be testing the Fire Alarms on the West Side of the Student Activity Center, Thursday, August 31st 2017, from 7:00AM until 8:00AM.

On Friday, September 1st from 8:00AM until 8:10AM fire alarm testing will be taking place.. During this testing, the fire alarms will sound and strobe on both the West and East sides of the SAC.

August 28

Chick-fil-a is open

August 24

  • Pardon us as crew are putting the finishing touches in place.
  • East lobby flooring will be going down in the next couple of days
  • Crews are doing framing on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the west side (they will look like the 1st floor in the future)

August 15

Expect traffic congestion along Brook Street on Thursday August 15.  A major concrete pour will be taking place for the SAC Addition that will involve 65 to 70 concrete trucks beginning at 7 am and lasting most of the day.  Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes for that day.

August 14

A lot of finishing work is taking place on the west first floor.  Persons entering the SAC on the west side (campus side) are encourage to come up ramp and enter the SAC at the 2nd level.  Please avoid construction areas and follow directional signs.

  • Starbucks in SAC East will open on August 15 at 7 am
  • The Marketplace featuring Olilo, prime Grill, Southern Traditions, the Exchange and Aqua Sushi by Drake’s along with Wendy’s, Panda,  will open on August 21
  • Chick-fil-a will not open until August 28

August 7

There is a lot construction work taking place on the west first floor. Please use caution and follow directional signs.

August 3

The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will be closed to traffic on Monday August 7 from 7 am to 2 pm. As a part of the SAC construction, equipment needs to be placed on the roof of the SAC Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access.

July 31

Construction crews will be working on the west side of the SAC around the plaza area. Please follow directional signs and use caution in this area.

Work will be taking place on the first floor east lobby. Ceiling work, painting and floor work will be taking place. Please follow directional signs and use caution in this area.

July 26

Starbucks is almost done – the sign is up.

Starbuck sign installed

July 24

New west stairs being installed.

Looking down on the new stairs from the top floor

July 18

Construction crews will be working on the SAC East First Floor to complete finishing work this week.
A new gas light has been installed behind the Red Barn to support the MarketPlace dining options.
New stairs are being installed on the west side.
Crews are working on finishes for Starbucks.

July 12

Construction crews are working behind the Red Barn to install a new gas line. This work should be completed by Friday July 14.

July 10

There will be a high level of construction activity happening in public areas on the SAC West 1st and 2nd floors and SAC East 1st floor over the next 6 weeks. Please use caution and follow directional signs.

July 7

The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will be closed to traffic on Friday July 14. As a part of the SAC construction, equipment needs to be lowered into the west basement Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access). Deliveries will need to use the red lot to come to the back of the University Club and SAC north dock.

June 29

Please be advised that Physical Plant has issued a Power Outage for The Student Activity Center for Saturday, July 1st from 7:00AM until 5:00PM. This outage is to provide power to the new addition and market place areas in the SAC. This outage affects the entire building, there will be no power to the east or west wings of the Student Activity Center during this outage.

June 27

Part of the new air handlers being put in place.

Part of air handler being lifted off the road

June 23

The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will continue to be closed to traffic through July 1. Originally we had planned for the drive to reopen on June 29 but the work is taking a little longer than expected. As a part of the SAC construction, an air handler is going to be replaced which means the basement cap in the service drive will be removed to get the air handler out and install the new one. Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access). Deliveries will need to use the red lot to come to the back of the University Club and SAC north dock.

June 19

The SAC service drive beside the railroad tracks is closed to all traffic this week so crews can install a new air handler.

Road blocked off

June 9

NOTICE: The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will be closed to traffic from June 16-June 28. As a part of the SAC construction, an air handler is going to be replaced which means the basement cap in the service drive will be removed to get the air handler out and install the new one. Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access). Deliveries will need to use the red lot to come to the back of the University Club and SAC north dock.

June 1

West escalators are gone.

open space to the third floor from the first

May 31

You can begin to see the outline for the next second floor ballroom in the addition.

view of the complete first floor and start of the second floor concrete pilings looking southview of the complete first floor and start of the second floor concrete pilings looking south from a slightly different angle.

May 26

The second floor of the addition has been poured. Work is now underway on the 2nd floor columns. The mechanical and electrical work in MarketPlace continues and expected to be completed soon. Finishing work is beginning in the MarketPlace. The MarketPlace is expected to open in August.

Starbuck is taking shape on the east side with mechanical and electrical work expected to be completed in the next 2 weeks. Starbucks will open in August

May 22

Construction activity around the SAC is in high gear. Work on the Marketplace and Starbucks continues with mechanical installations taking place. The west escalators are being removed and landscaping on the east side is underway.

May 18

On Friday morning May 19, expect heavy congestion on Brook Street. The Academic Building project and the SAC Project are both doing large concrete pours that morning.

May 9

Starbucks is shaping up on the east side.

May 4

The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will be closed to traffic from May 9 – May 11. As a part of the SAC construction, work needs to be completed in the service drive. Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the SAC and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access). Your cooperation is appreciated.

April 26

The temporary walls are being installed to allow for the removal of the west escalators. Stairs and elevators are all assessable. ATMs have been relocated to the Houchens Building.

April 21

Beginning the week of April 24, the west side escalators will not be available. The west side escalators will be removed and new stairs installed. The elevators and stairwell will be available during the demolish.

April 18, 2017

Forming for the second floor of the addition is going up and first floor slab is being poured

April 13, 2017

Starbucks Beam Signing

March 29, 2017

SAC addition is coming up out of the ground.

SAC addition is coming up out of the ground

March 15, 2017

Renovation work to make the east loading dock accessible and more effective has begun. The service drive will be widen and a retaining wall installed.

earth clearing for improved loading dock

March 15, 2017

SAC Addition is coming up out of the ground.

Pillar rebar in place

March 8, 2017

Subway will be relocating to Davidson Hall over spring break. The Davidson Hall Subway will open on March 20th. The Subway space in the SAC will be renovated over the summer to enhance Wendy’s.

March 6, 2017

Starbucks plumbing rough in under stab is done – floor slab will be poured later this week.

Finished plumbing rough in

March 3, 2017

  • Caissons for the west addition will be completed by March 8
  • Demolish for the MarketPlace will be completed by March 12
  • Starbucks concrete slab will be poured in the next week
  • Mechanical work is beginning for the MarketPlace and will impact part of the 1st floor atrium by the POD
  • Work to enhance the SAC east loading dock area will begin around March 13

March 2, 2017

Working will be taking place around the POD and first floor atrium beginning today.

February 28, 2017

Construction noise will be loud on the west first floor as demolish and preparation continue for the new MarketPlace.

February 23, 2017

Plumbing rough in for Starbucks is under way.

two men examining the work of a backhoe

February 23, 2017

Pouring piers/columns for addition to the SAC.

fenced bare dirt lot with pile driver machine erected

February 23, 2017

The new MarketPlace demolish is almost completed.

Wide angle shot showing empty space and concrete support pillars

February 20, 2017

The outline for the new Starbucks on the east side is taking shape.

Fenced off empty lot with some concrete footings laid out

February 15, 2017

Demolish continues to make way for new MarketPlace dining concept.

Open space showing bare concrete floor and pillars

February 13, 2017

Activity will be increasing on the west side of the SAC for the new addition. Crew will begin to pour concrete in the next week. Drivers can expect congestion along Brook Street and the service drive behind the SAC. Permit holders parking in the red lot between the Red Barn and the University Club should avoid the service drive behind the SAC because of congestion. Driver can enter the red lot by turning off of Cardinal Boulevard.

February 2, 2017

Panda Express is now open.

January 26, 2016

  • Construction will begin on Monday January 30 to create the Marketplace, a new dining concept for the SAC. Demolish will be taking place from January 30 – February 10, so expect some noise coming from first floor west.
  • Work on the new Starbucks on the east side of the SAC will begin in early February.

December 20, 2016

The new campus store is almost complete. Furniture and displays are being assembled this week.

panoramic photo of bookstore, furniture being put in palce

December 15, 2016

  • The UofL Campus Store is almost completed as carpet goes down and fixture are being put together.
  • Construction crews will be working throughout the weekend.
  • The Campus Bookstore will close after December 23 so they can relocate to the new campus store location on the first floor east side of the SAC.
  • The UofL Campus Store will open for business on January 3 on the first floor east side of the SAC.

December 7, 2016

On Tuesday, December 12 or Wednesday, December 13 the north loading dock area will be blocked as a crane lifts equipment to the west side roof.

December 5, 2016

Progress continues to be made on the UofL Campus Store (formerly the Bookstore). Finishing touches to begin at the end of this week. The Store is expected to open January 5.

November 18, 2016

  • Construction Crews will be working this weekend and the weekend after Thanksgiving on the SAC East 1st floor.
  • The new University of Louisville Campus Store is expected to open in January 2017 on the SAC East 1st floor.


rendering of new campus store inside


rendering of new campus store entry

November 10, 2016

Work continues on the new campus store on the east first floor. The current bookstore is expected to relocate to the new campus store space by the beginning of the spring 2017 semester.

construction on new bookstore

October 27, 2016

Framing, electrical, plumbing and duct work rough in taking place in the new campus store space on the east first floor.

October 19, 2016

  • Site work continues where the Annex was located.
  • On the east side openings have been created for the store front windows of the campus store.

site work at old annex locationwalls boarded up in preparation for new windows

October 17, 2016

  • Site work continues on the area for the addition to the SAC. The last pieces of the Student Services Annex have been removed.
  • Panda Express continues under construction with a targeted opening for December
  • Construction is beginning for the new campus store on the east side first floor.

empty construction area on sac West

October 7, 2016

The remains of Student Services Annex are being sorted for recycling.

annex remains being sorted

October 6, 2016

SAC Traffic Advisory - With construction activity near and around the Student Activities Center (SAC), drivers can expect some congestion at Brook Street and along the service drive behind the SAC. Permit holders parking in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club may want to avoid the service drive behind the SAC because of potential congestion. Driver can enter the red lot by turning off of Cardinal Boulevard.

The Student Services Annex demolition began today.

October 3, 2016

Fencing around the Student Service Annex is completed. Demolition on the Annex has begun. There are walkways around the construction area from the Floyd Street Garage Pedway to the interior of campus.

Cars and trucks can still come through the service drive to get to the Red Barn, Alumni Club, parking lot and loading docks at the SAC. Please use caution.

The south exterior doors on the 1st floor west side, underneath the MPR are for emergency exit only.

September 20, 2016

Health Promotion and PEACC are officially relocated into SAC W309. Health Promotion and PEACC still have the same phone numbers and email addresses as previously.

September 19, 2016

Construction fencing is going up around the Student Service Annex. Demolish will soon begin to make way for the addition to the SAC.

The parking lot to the north of the Houchens Building is closed for construction. The parking meters to the south of the Student Service Annex are no longer available.

The South entrance of the SAC near the Student Services Annex is now closed to the public. This doorway should only be used as an emergency exit.

September 8, 2016

Beginning Septmber 19th a fence will close off the area around the Student Services Annex for construction. Pedestrians coming to or from Floyd Street Garage must walk around fencing.

September 6, 2016

Construction for Panda Express has begun, with openings planned for November.

W309K is the newest meeting room in the SAC.

panda express temp wall for construction

August 30, 2016

Construction fencing will go up on September 19 around the Student Services Annex.

Demolish of the Student Services Annex will begin on September 26.

August 29, 2016

Ground Breaking for the SAC addition on renovation will be held at 1 pm on August 31 on the west side of the SAC near the large evergreen.

August 26, 2016

Temporary wall installed along the south windows on the SAC west side in preparation for construction on the addition.

August 23, 2016

Welcome Health Promotion and PEACC to the SAC!

August 19, 2016

Construction fencing will be erected around the student services annex for demolition.

August 17, 2016

Welcome Health and Sport Sciences to the SAC!

August 16, 2016

Furniture delivery for Health and Sport Sciences’ office.

Health and Sport Sciences are relocating from Crawford Gym.

Check out the food options in the SAC – lots of new looks.

August 11, 2016

Temporary sidewalk being poured today on the west side of the Student Service Annex in preparation for the addition to the SAC.

August 10, 2016

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy received for Health and Sport Sciences are on SAC East 1st floor.

August 1, 2016

The intersection of Cardinal Blvd. and Floyd St. is now re-opened for traffic flow.

July 28, 2016

  • Renovations continue for Chick-fil-a and CBC.
  • Painting is taking place in SAC East 1st floor and SAC West 3rd floor.
  • Construction crews will be in the gym court area through Tuesday, August 2, finishing up duct work.
  • Flooring and ceiling are being installed in first floor SAC East.
  • Constructions crews will be working through the weekend July 30-31st.

July 23, 2018

There will be an electrical shutdown on the west side that may affect W302, W306 and W310.

July 19, 2016

  • Renovation work is under way to enhance Chick-fil-a and add Greens To Go.
  • CBC featuring Marks Feed Store is getting new paint and flooring.

July 18, 2016

  • Door hardware is being installed.
  • Casework is being installed.
  • Ceiling gird is being installed.

July 15, 2016

  • Electrical, plumbing and HVAC in-wall and overhead rough ins continue.
  • Painting of HSS offices has begun.
  • Drywall being hung for Health Promotion and PEACC offices.

July 14, 2016

Work will be taking place on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 in SAC West.

July 11, 2016

SAC East 1st floor drywall finishing taking place.

July 8, 2016

  • Work begins on SAC West W306 to build out offices for Health Promotion and PEACC. Health Promotion and PEACC are relocating from the Student Service Annex. The Student Service Annex will be demolished in fall 2016 to make way for the addition to the SAC.
  • Please use caution along the SAC West 3rd floor hallway as worker move materials along the hallway.

July 5, 2016

  • Work will begin in W306 on July 8 to build out offices for Health Promotion and PEACC.
  • The area between the Student Services Annex and south end of SAC West will be closed for construction staging.
  • Drywall is being hung for SAC East 1st floor offices.

July 1, 2016

  • Demolition of SAC East 1st floor is 95% complete.
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing work continues.
  • Framing of walls continues.
  • Work will be occurring on Saturday July, 2 in SAC East 1st floor.

June 29, 2016

  • Please click here to view the most recent presentation for all the current updates.
  • Wall framing of the classrooms and offices spaces for Health and Sports Sciences is moving forward.
  • Duct work and plumbing rough-in is taking place.
  • Drywall installation is beginning.
  • Removal of concrete bases from former locker rooms is continuing. Loud noise with jack hammering will continue.

June 22, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised that the Physical Plant Plumbing Department has issued a Hot Water Outage for the East Side of the Student Activity Center for Friday, June 24th, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. This outage is for the contractors to put in new valves for the renovation of the east side of the SAC. There will be no hot water supplied to the east side of the SAC during this outage.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation. Please contact Physical Plant Work Control at 852-6241 if you have any questions.

June 20, 2016

Reminder: Floyd Street is closed to traffic at Floyd and Brandeis until August 1. Follow detour signs to navigate around the roadwork. More information can be found at http://louisville.edu/president/special-programs/streetscape . Please use caution as there are trucks making deliveries and picking up materials at SAC East.

June 17, 2016

  • Construction crews will be working on Saturday, June 18 and Saturday, June 25. Concrete will be poured to infill floors at this time.
  • Demolition is expected to be completed by June 24. The noise level will continue to be loud at times.
  • Framing will begin for Health and Sports Science classrooms and offices.

June 13, 2016

    • Demolition is proceeding quickly on the SAC East first floor.
    • Along Floyd Street on the east side of the SAC, site work is underway. A plaza will go in this area.
    • The Floyd Street sidewalk in front of the SAC will be closed Tuesday, June 14. This area will reopen Thursday, June 16.

    June 9, 2016

    • Light demolition and ceiling removal has begun on east side.
    • Demo prep started for the exterior storefront for the campus store.

      • Vegetation removal began for East plaza construction.
      • The streetscape project continues near the SAC.

        June 8, 2016

        • Demolition of walls is underway. Noise levels in the building will be elevated over the next several days.
        • A temporary fence has been installed on the east side of the SAC along Floyd Street. This temporary fencing will surround the majority of the east side allow for the construction of a Starbucks. Access to Cardinal Arena will continue to be available from Floyd Street.
        • Vegetation removal began for east plaza construction.
        • Black plastic will be installed at upper second level windows to block view into construction zone from Athletics.
        • Review of existing utilities and preparations for disconnects of HSS space continues.
        • Light demolition and ceiling removal to begin on east side.
        • Temporary wall partition is being placed at east main entry. See layout below:

            June 3, 2016

            Next week (June 6-10), there will be temporary partitions installed on the interior of the east entrance. There will also be a temporary fence on the exterior of SAC East between the building and Floyd Street. The SAC East entrance will remain open.

            June 1, 2016

            Work on SAC East first floor began this week as demolition started on the SAC gym court. A new wall is being erected between the gym courts.

            May 27, 2016

              • Road changes: On June 1, work will begin on a roundabout at the intersection of Floyd Street and Brandeis Avenue/Cardinal Boulevard. This a continuation of the Floyd Street corridor work that began in spring 2015.The intersection at Floyd Street/Brandeis Avenue will be closed until early August. Detours will be set up to direct motorists around the impacted area. Some work will continue on Floyd as the road is reconfigured permanently as a two-lane road with bike lanes. Traffic coming from south of Floyd Street will have access to the SAC East entrance.Click here for details on streetscape project.

              May 25, 2016

              • Click Here to view the SAC Renovation presentation for the most up to date project details.
              • First bid package is due on June 1 to begin construction work on SAC East first floor.
              • Minor construction in SAC W310 is going on this week (May 23-27).

              May 11, 2016

              • Construction is expected to begin on the first floor of SAC East in early June. The main entrance to the SAC on the east side will remain open during construction.

              Artist image of east side campus store

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