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Dirt Alert: New roofs for Smith and the library, windows for WAC and more

May 23, 2011

Spouses and friends often wonder aloud if the summer isn’t “quieter” on the Beloit College campus. Though there may be fewer souls on the sidewalks, it’s certainly not quiet. Here, as undeniable proof, is a rundown of the Physical Plant’s summer construction list:

·         The Smith Building – home to the Art Department and Physical Plant – will be getting a new roof this week. While this work is underway there will be scaffolding erected in different areas around the building, but all entrances will remain accessible. However, parking on the west side of Smith will be restricted to keep vehicles away from falling debris.  The Security and Admissions Office vehicles will be relocated to the parking behind Pearsons during construction, which is expected to last five weeks. 

·         Speaking of roofs: The Library will be getting a new and improved roof this summer as well. Work is expected to begin next month (in June).

·         Painting on Campbell Hall has already begun. The wood trim on the building is being repaired and repainted. Physical Plant is advising that you be careful when on the nearby pathways, as workers will be using a lift and scaffolding and will not always have a good view of what is below them.

Also this summer:

·         Construction crews will be doing work on the Science Center’s air handler unit and windows within the month.

·         The World Affairs Center (you know, “WAC”) will be seeing some window repair and replacement. This work is expected to begin in August.

·         And lest you forget, construction is also underway down at Strong Stadium. For the latest – which includes news that the dimensions of the new field are now apparent – visit