sidewalk closure mapConstruction fencing will be placed this week around the Kracke and Pittman buildings in preparation for their demolition. The buildings are being razed to make way for the Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. The fencing will block pedestrian access on the north side of 7th Avenue South between 19th and 20th streets south. All lanes of traffic on 7th Avenue South will remain open.

Pedestrian access to the north side of 7th Avenue South will be restricted for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed in June 2024.

Facilities has committed to a culture of continuous improvement. As part of that culture, a Process Champions program was put in place several years ago to train employees on how to document and improve internal processes. This spring, 11 employees graduated from the program as Process Champions and continuous improvement advocates.

UAB Solar House. Photo credit: Hadley TurnerThe Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) highlighted the University of Alabama at Birmingham in a publication that recognizes top-performing colleges and universities for sustainability impact.

Genomics rendering for websiteThe Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building is a major project in the School of Medicine’s long-range plan to enhance research in genomic medicine and computational biology. The building is central to the overall complex of interconnected research and support facilities located at UAB’s hub of basic and translational research enterprise. Along with McCallum, which is now in Phase II of a three-phase comprehensive renovation, the building will enable UAB to become one of the most collaborative research facilities in the nation.

 MG 9123 smallSince UAB transitioned to a Limited Business Operations model in March, many faculty, staff, and students were unable to retrieve their bicycles from campus. To ensure their safety, UAB Sustainability, in coordination with UAB Transportation and UAB Police and Public Safety, is collecting bicycles that have remained in one place for more than two weeks and storing them. They will be safely stored and can be retrieved at the beginning of the Fall semester.