10/24/2018 Ongoing road closures, Livingston Avenue

This page will provide status updates to the ongoing HVAC system update in the Civic Square Building as well as campus weather and emergency updates. The most current updates are shown in red.

 

10/24/2018 Ongoing road closures, Livingston Avenue

Construction of the 20-story New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, on Livingston Avenue on the sites of the former George Street Playhouse and Crossroads Theater, will continue through the winter. Visitors to the Civic Square Building should continue to expect road closures on a daily, weekday basis. During the construction, handicapped parking located in front of the State Theatre, adjacent to CSB, will remain open.

Parking for guests is available throughout the city, by either parking curbside, metered, or in a municipal parking garage.

Two municipal parking lots are approximately a one block walk to the Bloustein School’s Civic Square Building:

  • The Morris Street Deck is located at the corner of New and George Streets (GPS address 70 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ)
  • The New Street Deck is located on the corner of New Street and Joyce Kilmer Avenue (GPS address 134 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ).

8/31/2018 Repainting of parking garage spaces in CSB

Beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31 crews will be repainting the parking space lines in the Civic Square Building. It is recommended that all vehicles exit the parking garage before this begins. Work is expected to be completed that same evening and parking should be available by Saturday, September 1. Please follow appropriate notices/signage that may indicated if this work is not completed.


5/22/2018 Summer roof and elevator work

Throughout the summer workers will be removing and replacing sections of the roof of the Civic Square Building. Please be mindful of areas both within, and outside of the building, that may be temporarily closed.

Beginning on or about June 1, the lobby elevators in the Civic Square Building will be undergoing renovations to repair damage from an earlier roof leak and update technology. Elevator 1 (exterior wall, currently not operational) will be worked on first while Elevator 2 (interior, suite side) will remain operational. During this time there *may* be brief periods when both elevators may be shut down to test systems. Please be alert for notices posted on or near the elevators.


4/13/2018 HVAC operational and being tested

The new HVAC system has been turned on and is operational. The building may experience temperature fluctuations in the coming months as adjustments are made to the various settings. In addition, upcoming roof replacement may necessitate turning the air handlers off at certain times.


3/26/2018 There are no CSB building alerts at this time

The Civic Square Building is open and operating.


3/22/2018 CSB Building Update — building CLOSED with NO ACCESS Sunday, March 25

The Civic Square Building will be closed with NO ACCESS beginning 11:59 pm Saturday 3/24/18 through 11:59 pm Sunday 3/25/18 due to delivery of HVAC-related heavy equipment.

NO ACCESS to the building will be granted to any faculty, staff, student or visitor during the time. Please also be aware that during this time the card swipe system will be disabled and security checks will be performed to ensure that the building is empty.


3/22/2018 University Operating Status: Rutgers University open and operating

The Rutgers-New Brunswick campus is open and operating following the March 21 Nor’easter that affected the area. Please allow extra time when driving/walking in the area due to continued snow clearing activities.


3/21/2018 University Operating Status: Rutgers University CLOSED due to adverse weather

In response to adverse weather conditions, President Barchi has declared a Weather Emergency Closure for Rutgers-New Brunswick on Wednesday, March 21 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  and ending on Thursday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. Classes will resume first period at each campus.


 3/15/2018 CSB Building Update — delivery and building closing postponed

The delivery scheduled for Civic Square Building on Sunday, March 18 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A new delivery date is planned for Sunday, March 25, 2018.

The Civic Square Building will be CLOSED to all faculty, staff, students and visitors on Sunday, March 25, 2018. A large crane delivery will be taking place and there will be NO ACCESS granted to any faculty, staff, students or visitors.

The building closure will start at 12:01 am Sunday morning and last until 11:59 pm Sunday night.  Please also be aware that during this time the card swipe system will be disabled and that security checks will be performed to ensure that the building is empty.

A notification will be posted if this date changes.


3/7/2018 University Operating Status: Rutgers University CLOSED due to adverse weather
Rutgers University will close all offices and cancel all classes as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, and reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018. Classes will resume first period at each campus.
The Bloustein School will be CLOSED.

2/15/2018 Rear elevator preventative maintenance, 5-9pm
On Friday, February 16 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., the REAR ELEVATOR in the Civic Square Building will be shut down for required preventative maintenance.

During this approximate four-hour window, there will be NO elevator capability on the Bloustein side of Civic Square. If possible, we ask that faculty, staff, and students plan to work outside the Civic Square Building during these hours if you normally require elevator access.


2/1/2018 Computer lab, 5th floor, reopened

The 5th floor computer lab on the Bloustein School side of CSB is now reopened for student use.


1/8/2018 Civic Square Building closing Saturday, January 13; room and area closures

The Civic Square Building is scheduled to be CLOSED to all faculty, staff, students and visitors on Saturday, January 13 due to delivery of HVAC-related heavy equipment.

The 5th floor computer lab on the Bloustein School side of CSB is CLOSED until further notice due to a burst pipe.  Bloustein School students should use the 3rd floor lab during this time.

Elevators 1 and 2 on the Bloustein School of the Civic Square Building remain out of service until further notice due to a pipe burst, resulting in a leak through the elevator shaft. If you are in the building and you need to use an elevator, please use the loading dock elevator in the rear of the building. This requires card key access. However, Rutgers Facilities strongly suggests that building occupants use the stairs if possible.


1/5/2018 SCHEDULE CHANGE for Civic Square Building closing

Operations that would have closed the Civic Square Building on Saturday, 1/6/18  HAVE BEEN POSTPONED due to weather related issues. The operations will be rescheduled for next weekend, 1/13-1/15. The date will be determined by weather conditions during the upcoming.  We will provide updates as they become available.

The 5th floor computer lab on the Bloustein School side of CSB will be CLOSED on Friday, 1/5/18 for work related to the HVAC project.  The lab will be closed from 7am to 5pm.  Bloustein School students should use the 3rd floor lab during this time.

Elevators 1 and 2 on the Bloustein School of the Civic Square Building remain out of service until further notice due to a pipe burst, resulting in a leak through the elevator shaft. If you are in the building and you need to use an elevator, please use the loading dock elevator in the rear of the building. This requires card key access. However, Rutgers Facilities strongly suggests that building occupants use the stairs if possible.


1/4/2018 Rutgers Campus Operating Status during snowstorm

Rutgers-New Brunswick Campus Operating Status

Please click on the link for the official operating status of Rutgers-New Brunswick.


1/3/2018 Civic Square Building closed Sat. 1/6/2018; 5th floor computer lab closed Friday, 1/5/2018

The Civic Square Building will be CLOSED on Saturday, 1/6/18  from 7am to 5pm for work related to the HVAC project.  If for any reason the work cannot be completed this week due to weather related issues, it will be rescheduled for next Sunday, 1/13/18.  We will provide updates as they become available.

The 5th floor computer lab on the Bloustein School side of CSB will be CLOSED on Friday, 1/5/18 for work related to the HVAC project.  The lab will be closed from 7am to 5pm.  Bloustein School students should use the 3rd floor lab during this time.

Elevators 1 and 2 on the Bloustein School of the Civic Square Building are out of service until further notice due to a pipe burst, resulting in a leak through the elevator shaft. If you are in the building and you need to use an elevator, please use the loading dock elevator in the rear of the building. This requires card key access. However, Rutgers Facilities strongly suggests that building occupants use the stairs if possible.


1/2/2018 Civic Square Building / EJB Elevators Out of Service

Due to the extremely cold temperatures, a pipe burst over Elevators 1 and 2 on the Bloustein School side of the roof, causing a leak through the elevator shaft.  **This is unrelated to the HVAC work being done on the roof. **

The damage has caused Bloustein School Elevators 1 and 2 to be out of service until further notice. There has been minor damage on the 5th floor and the rest of the floors are currently being assessed to make sure that there is no additional damage.

If you are in the building and you need to use an elevator, please use the loading dock elevator. This will require you to have your card key. However, Rutgers Facilities is strongly suggesting that building occupants use the stairs if possible.

Burst pipes have been reported in many buildings across the University as well as throughout New Brunswick due to the extremely cold temperatures.

 


12/20/2017 Civic Square Building CLOSED during Rutgers Winter Break, 12/23-1/1/2018

The 5th floor computer lab will be closed Thursday, 12/21/17, at 12pm and is scheduled to re-open on Friday, 12/22/17, at approximately 9am.  It is important that you refrain from using the room during this time period due to safety concerns.

The Civic Square Building will be CLOSED  to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors from 12/23/17 until 1/1/18 for the holiday break and due to heavy construction that will be taking place.  The building SHOULD NOT be used by anyone during this time period due to safety concerns.

The campus will reopen on Tuesday, 1/2/2018 but the Civic Square Building access will be **EXTREMELY LIMITED** from Tuesday, 1/2/2018 through Sunday, 1/7/2017 as construction and HVAC work continues. Please be aware that the air handling systems in the Civic Square Building will be completely shut off, providing no heating and no air movement or outdoor air replenishment. Faculty and staff who have not made arrangements to work at alternative locations should be prepared to dress appropriately for the temperature.

The building is anticipated to be fully CLOSED on Sunday, January 7, 2017.

 


12/14/2017 Civic Square Building area closures beginning 12/17

On Sunday, 12/17, the 5th floor of the Civic Square Building on the Bloustein School side will be closed from 5am to 5pm.  During this time, please do not use the 5th floor due to safety concerns.

The 5th floor computer lab will be completely closed on 12/22 for a post installation in that space.

Please note that the most intrusive work on our 5th floor will begin Tuesday, 12/19, and will continue through Friday, 12/22.  On 12/19 and 12/20, there will be piping work done in the back corridor of the 5th floor.  Starting on 12/20, foundational posts will start to be installed on the Bloustein School side of the building and this will impact several offices.

The week of 12/17 will be a busy and noisy time for our 5th floor. Noise cancelling headphones are recommended for those working on the 5th floor. Faculty or staff members who have been provided with an alternate work space should plan on using that space during this time. Also, if you are a faculty member who has a class ending the week of 12/17 and may require the use of our labs, please ensure that your students are aware of what will be happening in regards to this project.


12/07/2017 Civic Square Building area closures 12/13 and 12/17

The rear entrance to the Civic Square Building will be CLOSED on Wednesday, 12/13, from approximately 10pm until 6am on 12/14.

Work originally scheduled for the 5th floor of the Civic Square Building on Sunday, 12/10 has been rescheduled to Sunday, 12/17.  The 5th floor will be closed for the entire day on 12/17.

The most disruptive work that we anticipate will impact our fifth floor facilities is scheduled to start on 12/18.  Will receive more detailed information soon so that we can provide a tentative schedule of what will be impacted and on what days.


11/20/2017 Civic Square Building CLOSED to all occupants 11/23-11/25 due to HVAC work

Please note that the Civic Square Building will be CLOSED to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors from 11/23 through 11/25 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) due to HVAC work that is being conducted. It is very important that you do not come to the building on those days.  The building is scheduled to be open on Sunday, 11/26.   Faculty, staff and students should check their email or this page for any updates on schedule changes.  Also, please note that the 5th floor will be closed to all faculty, staff and students on Sunday 12/10.


11/17/2017 Update on Civic Square Building Operating Status 11:00 a.m.

The Civic Square Building on the College Avenue Campus will reopen for normal business operations at 12 p.m. on November 17.  Employees should report to work as normally scheduled. Students should check with their schools and/or departments to learn about any scheduling changes. The mechanical fire that began earlier today has been extinguished.  No injuries were reported.  Air sampling, building code inspections, and safety system testing and checks at the building are complete.


11/17/2017 Update on Civic Square Building Operating Status 10:00 a.m.

Due to the rooftop fire and lingering smell at the Bloustein School, all morning, afternoon and evening classes, student meetings and appointments are cancelled on November 17, 2017. The Bloustein School air quality has been assessed and it is safe; however, due to the lingering smell it has been determined that classes in the building will not be held.


11/17/2017 Update on Civic Square Building Operating Status 8:30 am

Please be advised that due to a mechanical fire on the rooftop of the Civic Square Building on the College Campus in New Brunswick, operations at the Civic Square Building  are curtailed and the building will be closed until at least 12:00 p.m. on November 17, 2017.

Employees who work at the Civic Square Building are directed not to report to work until the Building has been reopened.  Essential Services Personnel must report to the Civic Square Building as directed.  Employees should check the New Brunswick website at newbrunswick.rutgers.edu for further updates on closure status of the Building.

An announcement that the Civic Square Building has reopened and normal operations have resumed will be made.


11/03/2017 HVAC Alert: Update on HVAC replacement

The following notification is a requirement of the NJ Indoor Air Quality Standard (N.J.A.C. 12:100-13) (2007):

Please be aware that renovations to the air handling system will occur in the Civic Square Building from 11/6/17 through 4/30/18.  Occasionally, odors and/or dust may make its way through the system and into the occupied areas.  Some of the materials used may contain ingredients that may be potentially offensive.  In addition, building temperature may not always be optimal.  Efforts have been and will continue to be made to minimize employee exposure to these materials and other construction-related dusts and odors.  The Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Reynes or Peter Skeels (Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety)

Additionally, our Bloustein School’s Center for Green Building has several monitors that will be deployed throughout the building to monitor air quality.