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Notice of Maintenance Activity | Fire Shutter Replacement

By Guest Entry

Posted on May 25, 2023 | Updated May 25, 2023, 11:59am

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

Construction work will be taking place to repair the fire shutter between Levels 2 and 3 from May 29 - Sept 11, 2023. Expect to see scaffolding erected in the main hallway during this time.

ECU will be replacing the west fire shutter between Levels 2 and 3 beginning May 29, 2023 and running through September 11, 2023.

This work involves a scaffolding system that will provide access to the work area above while still allowing access for ECU operations below.

Scaffolding towers will be erected on Level 2 at the west end of the Michael O'Brian Exhibition Commons and on Level 1 in the Reliance Theatre lobby.

Scaffold decking will form an overhead work platform. The scaffolding will be encased in white shrink-wrapped plastic and clad with rigid paneling.

The floor plan below shows the footprint of the scaffolding towers on Levels 2 (green) and Level 1 (yellow).

Access to and from the following areas will be maintained through openings in the scaffolding system.

  • Student Services
  • Information / Reception
  • Security Office
  • A2056
  • Fire exits
  • West staircase between Levels 2 and 1
  • MOEC
  • Read Bookstore
  • Libby Leshgold Gallery

Work to erect the scaffolding system will take place after hours.

Hoisting work to remove and replace the fire shutter roll itself will take place after hours.

For the duration of the work a drywall cap will be installed on Level 3 to cover the fire shutter opening in order to conform to the building code.

There will be times in the schedule when the west main entrance will need be closed after 5:00 pm to facilitate lifting equipment in the area. During these times, advance notice will be provided, and the east main entrance will be unlocked for public access.