220920 12th street utility projectAn ongoing project to connect all UAB buildings to the District Steam and Chilled Water System will impact the south portion of 12th Street, starting at University Boulevard, beginning Noon Sept. 23.  The closure will extend through November.

The street closure will impact the 12th Street Parking Deck and pedestrian routes. While the street is closed, vehicles should enter and exit the deck on 13th Street. Sidewalks along 12th Street will be closed, so pedestrians will need to use either 11th or 13th streets as a detour.

Genomics Update 220810After more than a year of planning and site preparation, full-scale demolition and construction will begin this month on the Altec | Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. The project’s next step requires Lyons Harrison Research Building (LHRB) to be vacant and closed to pedestrians. The building had been used as a pathway between McCallum Basic Health Science Building (MCLM), Kaul Human Genetics Building, Tinsley Harrison Tower (THT), and Zeigler Research Building (ZRB) to Jefferson Tower and UAB Hospital.  

“There will be intense interior demolition in LHRB, which will restrict all pedestrian traffic in the building,” said Charles McKinstry, project manager for Facilities Planning, Design & Construction. “We understand this will be an inconvenience, but we know the end result will be worth it.”

UAB hardhat, tape measure, and building plansA fence was erected, two buildings were demolished and renderings of the new Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building were released. That was all last year. You may be wondering why it seems like nothing is happening at the construction site the past couple of months.

Previous projects have had the same progress. Our campus has changed dramatically during the past 10 years, with new buildings, demolitions, and renovations changing its function and landscape. It’s exciting to watch the progress of projects, transforming from piles of dirt to beautiful buildings.

11th street repavingThe Planning Design & Construction team will oversee a project to mill and repave 11th Street South between University Boulevard and where it ends in Zone F. The street will be closed to all traffic starting 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 8th, and will be reopened to traffic on Monday, June 13th.

Demetria Scott 1The Facilities Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program was introduced in March 2021 and the first nine program graduates have proven that leadership is achieved through continuous learning.

Collectively, LEAD Program graduates have completed 104 hours of live instruction, 87.5 hours of independent learning and countless hours of on-the-job practice applying the new skills they have gained during their program experience.