LRSM Century Bond Project

Recent Updates:

May 6, 2021

Upcoming bus duct shutdown scheduled for next week. Please read the following schedule and take necessary precautions.

May 3, 2021 / April 26, 2021

Saturday 5/22/21, from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM there will be a crane set up on the West side of the LRSM. The following rooms on the 4th floor that will need to be vacant during the crane activity as a safety precaution:  Lab 430, Lab 428, Lab 428A,B,&C, Lab 426, Office 423, Office 424

Work continues from previous weeks.

Welding work will take place on the second floor in the return air shaft of AHU-3 for the HHW and CHW risers on weekdays 6:30 am – 2:30 pm. You may notice an odor from the welding.  If something that does not smell right, please contact Tim Litty or Ruth Macqueen.

April 13, 2021

Starting tonight at 6:00 pm, April 13, 2021, we will be continuing the duct cleaning phase of the Century Bond project for LRSM. This means that we will be shutting down the air handlers to clean the duct work. They will work on a single unit/system at a time. The shutdowns will start at 6:00 pm and will be re-energized by 3:00 am the following morning. This will continue throughout the week until the job is complete.

March 24, 2021

Duct cleaning schedule.

March 16, 2021

Starting on March 29th we will be begin the duct cleaning phase of the Century Bond project for LRSM. This means that we will need to shut down the air handlers to be able to clean the duct work. They will work on a single unit/system at a time. The shutdowns will start at 6:00 pm starting on the 29th and will be re-energized by 3:00 am the following morning. This will continue throughout the week until the job is complete.  An schedule of the order in which the air handlers will be worked on has not yet been determined.

 

Updated Project Timeline

An up-to-date project timeline can be found by clicking the link below.

Project Team

Penn
Ruth Macqueen, Project Manager: 215-316-0615
Chris Kern, Director: 215-416-6357

P. Agnes (construction)
Erik Everly, Project Manager: 215-651-1100
Christian Hochstetler, MEP Project Manager: 215-651-0771
John McKeown, Superintendent: 267-738-9464

HBS (move management)
Dave Stepelevich, Executive Vice President: 215-384-8562
Chris Piechnik, Assistant Project Manager: 215-702-1766

Swing Office Space

For the duration of the building’s renovation, we have arranged a swing office space to be available. If you are a graduate student that works on the floor and need temporary dry office space during your lab’s renovation, please email Dave Stepelevich (David.stepelevich@hbsinc.com) and Joanne Titcomb (jtitcomb@seas.upenn.edu) as soon as possible. Please include your email and what lab you’re associated with and they will be in touch to assign a desk to you.

Current: Basement

April 26, 2021 - August 30, 2021

lrsm basement construction map

Pre-Construction Pack / Move

  • Begin Packing - April 26, 2021
  • Move Day - May 7, 2021

Construction Duration

  • Start - May 10, 2021
  • Finish - August 13, 2021

Post-Construction Move / Unpack

  • Return Move Day - August 16, 2021
  • Complete Unpacking - August 27, 2021

Normal Operations

  • August - 30, 2021

 

 

Current: 4th Floor South

May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021

lrsm 4th floor south construction map

Pre-Construction Pack / Move

  • Begin Packing - May 3, 2021
  • Move Day - May 14, 2021

Construction Duration

  • Start - May 18, 2021
  • Finish - July 20, 2021

Post-Construction Move / Unpack

  • Return Move Day - July 22, 2021
  • Complete Unpacking - July 29, 2021

Normal Operations

  • July 30, 2021

 

 

Floor by Floor Renovation Timeline

Floor by Phase Dates
6.1 - Basement 5/07/21 - 8/30/21
6.2 - 4th Floor (South) 5/14/21 - 7/30/21
6.3 - 4th Floor (North) 7/23/21 - 9/29/21
6.4 - 3rd Floor (South) 10/4/21 - 11/16/21
6.5 - 3rd Floor (North) 11/15/21 - 1/21/22
6.6 - 2nd Floor (South) 1/20/22 - 3/2/22
6.7 - 2nd Floor (North) 3/1/22 - 5/8/22
6.8 - 1st Floor 5/5/22 – 8/26/22

HBS LogoP. Agnes Logo

Floorplans by Phase

Phase 6.1

Phase 6.2 4th Floor S.

Phase 6.3 4th Floor N.

Phase 6.4 3rd Floor S.

Phase 6.5 3rd Floor N.

Phase 6.6 2nd Floor S.

Phase 6.7 2nd Floor N.

Phase 6.8 First Floor

Penn's Century Bond Program

construction of the LRSM building

Construction of the LRSM started in 1962.

Penn's Century Bond program is funded by a $300M bond issued in spring 2012 that has a 100-year term. Of that total, $200M is directed towards financing upgrades in lighting and HVAC systems that support energy efficiency and reduce deferred maintenance. The program will help Penn fulfill its goal of reducing the institution's carbon footprint as outlined in its Climate Action Plan. Of the $200M directed towards energy efficiency upgrades and deferred maintenance, approximately $8.5M has been invested in energy efficient lighting upgrades and $190M is planned for HVAC improvements. The remaining funds will be used for other strategic priority projects.

The utility cost savings realized through lighting upgrades and HVAC upgrades will be used to offset debt service and the principal repayment of the HVAC projects will be used to fund future projects.

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