Residence Hall Project Updates

5/17/2019 Update:

CONCRETE MAT POUR POSTPONED

The concrete mat pours scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 6 am - 9 pm is postponed. The anticipated reschedule date is Saturday, June 1, 6 am - 9 pm.

EARLY MORNING EQUIPMENT PICKUP

Two large rigs are scheduled for removal next Friday, May 24 at 4 am.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the trucks required for hauling such equipment triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be noise and back-up safety beacons.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

5/13/2019 Update:

Concrete Mat Pour

Construction at the USF Res Hall site is entering a new phase:  Mass excavation for the Lone Mountain residence hall is nearly complete. The next major activity will be the installation of the mat slab foundations and podiums for the east and west structures. 

The mat pour process is lengthy, involving equipment set up, delivery of concrete by trucks throughout the day, pumping, delivery, finishing, curing, and break-down. Separate pour dates are required to allow each slab section to cure before further work is done. We estimate the most impactful part of this phases will occur over 11 days scheduled over the next few months.

Concrete mat pours are an unavoidably disruptive and noisy process. The size of a foundation slab requires continuous delivery of concrete to ensure the integrity of the structure. Once started, the pour for each slab must continue until completion. The time required for each slab will vary between 9 and 15 hours in a given day, depending on the volume of concrete required. 

Devcon and USF have been working together for several months to seek ways to minimize disruption to our neighbors. On Tuesday, April 16, we met with neighbors from University Terrace and Ewing Terrace Associations to look at alternatives:  should we schedule fewer days and longer hours or plan for many more days and shorter hours?  We also asked for input on whether or not the pours should happen on weekdays or on Saturdays. The consensus from the neighborhood representatives was to schedule fewer days for longer hours, on Saturdays when possible. 

Please see the chart below for the proposed pour dates. Devcon has submitted an application to the City for a permit to work beyond the City’s normal construction hours (7 am - 8 pm).

The first pour date is this Saturday, May 18, starting at 6 am.  All dates are subject to change depending on conditions; for example, there is a prediction for rain this Saturday, May 18 which may affect the schedule.

We will make every effort to minimize the impact of this process, however, we realize that it will be challenging.   Devcon will retain professional traffic control crews to manage traffic, pedestrians, and the concrete truck activity. We will do our best to minimize further disruption.  If you have any questions, please contact us at neighbor@usfca.edu.

Pour Date

Start time

Estimated Completion

18-May

Saturday

6 am

9 pm

25-May

Saturday

6 am

9 pm

15-Jun

Saturday

6 am

9 pm

27-Jun

Thursday

7 am

8 pm

17-Jul

Wednesday

7 am

8 pm

20-Jul

Saturday

7 am

8 pm

27-Jul

Saturday

7 am

5 pm

3-Aug

Saturday

7 am

4 pm

13-Aug

Tuesday

7 am

5 pm

19-Aug

Monday

7 am

4 pm

29-Aug

Thursday

7 am

4 pm

5/7/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

A crane broke down on Monday and could not be repaired onsite. A replacement crane will be delivered on Wednesday 5/8/2019 at approximately 4am. As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

4/8/2019 Update:

Dynamic Load Testing of Auger Cast Piles

A series of dynamic tests are scheduled to be applied to the auger cast piles of the west building on Thursday and possibly Friday this week  April 11 and 12. Dynamic load testing is a method to assess a pile's bearing capacity by applying a dynamic load, i.e. a falling weight, to the pile head and testing the effects on the pile.  

Five piles will be tested.  Each pile will be hit 3 times.   It is possible that the impact from a hit might be felt at some distance from the location of the test pile. 

Testing on Thursday is expected to go from 9am-6pm.  If needed, Friday testing will start at 9 am and could go until 6 pm. 

4/2/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

A large piece of equipment is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday, April 2 at approximately 4:00 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travels time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

Work on Water Lines

Work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk will continues. The work on Turk will at times be noisy and will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving.   

Excavation & Off-Hauling

Excavation at site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues periodically. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates and at the middle spur of Lone Mountain. Truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes.  Please use caution at the perimeter of the job site. The mass excavation phase is anticipated to be complete by mid April. 

Storm Water Infiltration Basin

Excavation and installation of a storm water infiltration basin is underway. The infiltration basin is to be located on the east end of the Lone Mountain law within the construction fence.  Work will involve excavation, shoring, and grading and at times may be noisy. 
The infiltration basin is an element of the USF Storm Water Control Plan required by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Once the residence hall project is complete, the lawn area will be returned to its original condition. 

3/14/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

A large piece of equipment is scheduled to be delivered on Saturday, March 16 at approximately 4:00 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travels time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

Work on Water Lines

Work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk will continue into next week. The work on Turk will at times be noisy and will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving.   

Excavation & Off-Hauling

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues periodically. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates and at the middle spur of Lone Mountain. Truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes.  Please use caution at the perimeter of the job site. The mass excavation phase is anticipated to be complete by mid-April. 

Storm Water Infiltration Basin

Excavation and installation of a stormwater infiltration basin will begin the week of March 18. The infiltration basin is to be located on the east end of the Lone Mountain law within the construction fence.  Work will involve excavation, shoring, and grading and at times may be noisy. 

The infiltration basin is an element of the USF Storm Water Control Plan required by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Once the residence hall project is complete, the lawn area will be returned to its original condition. 

3/5/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

A large piece of equipment is scheduled to be picked up on Friday, March 8 at approximately 4:00 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travels time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience. 

2/19/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

The equipment delivery scheduled for early morning on Tuesday, February 19 has been changed to Thursday, February 21 at 4:30 am.

2/14/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

A large piece of equipment is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday, February 19 at approximately 4:00 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travels time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

Work on Water Lines

Work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk is scheduled to begin this week, weather allowing. The work on Turk will at times be noisy and will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving. We will post the work dates when they are finalized. 

Excavation & Off-Hauling

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates and at the middle spur of Lone Mountain. Truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes.  Please use caution at the perimeter of the job site. 

2/14/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

A large piece of equipment is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday, February 19 at approximately 4:00 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travels time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

Work on Water Lines

Work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk is scheduled to begin this week, weather allowing. The work on Turk will at times be noisy and will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving. We will post the work dates when they are finalized. 

Excavation & Off-Hauling

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates and at the middle spur of Lone Mountain. Truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes.  Please use caution at the perimeter of the job site.Early Morning Equipment Pickup a large piece of equipment is scheduled to be picked up Thursday, February 7 at approximately 4:00 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travels time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

Work on Water Lines

The start date for work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk has been pushed to February. The work on Turk will at times be noisy and will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving. We will post the work dates when they are finalized. 

2/6/2019 Update:

Excavation & Off-Hauling
Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates.In particular, Thursday and Friday (2/7&8/19) @ 7:00 am off haul soil out of the construction site’s west gate will begin, the middle spur of Lone Mountain Drive will begin. Additional flaggers will be provided.

1/30/2019 Update:

Early Morning Equipment Pickup

A large piece of equipment is scheduled to be picked up Thursday, January 31 at approximately 4:00 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the truck required for hauling the equipment triggers travels time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

Work on Water Lines

The start date for work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk has been pushed to February. The work on Turk will at times be noisy and will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving. We will post the work dates when they are finalized. 

Excavation & Off-Hauling

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses will manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes. 

1/17/2019 Update:

Work on Water Lines

The work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk will start January 19. The work on Turk will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving. Expected end date is January  31. 

Excavation & Off-Hauling

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses will manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes.

Holiday Schedule

January 18, MLK Holiday - Contractors will be working at the site.

February 18, President’s Day - No work at the site is planned. 

12/19/2018 Update:

Work on Water Lines

The work on campus water lines and connections to City services on Turk, originally scheduled to start this week, has been postponed until January. The work on Turk will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving. We will share the work dates with you when they are finalized. 

Schedule

USF recently made the decision to change the construction start time to 7 am, M-F, and 8 am Saturdays to allow more trucks to work to be performed on a daily basis and to meet the overall schedule. Currently, trucks off haul excavated earth to a site two to three hours away from campus. The expanded timeframe will allow significantly more loads to be removed from the site on a daily basis. For example, a truck will be able to make three trips daily instead of two; multiply that by 30 or more trucks daily and the progress is significant. Ultimately, this should reduce the total number of days required to complete the excavation phase.  While we understand and regret the disruption, our intent is to potentially shorten the overall duration of the project. 

Holiday Schedule

Dec 23, 24, 25 - No work on site

Dec 26-29  - Regular work hours

Dec 30,31/Jan 1 - No work on site

Jan 2 - 5 - Regular work hours

12/07/2018 Update:

Excavation & Off-Hauling

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling continues. Flagmen are positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses will manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes. Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months.

Work on Water Lines

Starting on Monday, December 10, contractors will work on campus water lines and connections to City services. Work on the campus water lines will be on December 10 and 11.   The work will move out to connections on Turk after the campus work is complete, specific start date TBD. The work on Turk will involve trenching, temporary re-routing of the sidewalk, installation of two new manholes, and temporary and final paving. This work will be noisy, including the use of jackhammers. We apologize in advance for any disruption. 

We encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times when walking or driving near the job site.

11/21/18 Update: 

There will be no construction activity over Thanksgiving weekend,  11/22 -25.

11/09/2018 Update:

Excavation & Shoring

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, grading and off hauling. During off-hauling flagmen will be positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes.  Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months. 

There will be some drilling and shoring work on the site on Saturday, November 10, no off hauling is expected. 

We encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times when walking or driving near the job site gates.

Tree placement, Northeast corner

Seven Deodar Cedars (60inch boxes) were put in place on the slope on the northeast corner of the site. The landscape contractor is completing the planting process. 

East Slope grubbing 

The clusters of dead trees in the middle of the slope between the construction site and the Ewing Terrace property line have not yet been removed. The dead trees must be removed in anticipation of future landscaping. The contractor plans to start removing the dead trees as soon as shoring work in that area is complete. We have asked them to leave as much greenery on the slope as possible. Any open ground left after removal will be covered by wattles and other material to prevent erosion. 

10/31/2018 Update:

Excavation & Shoring

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, grading and off hauling. During off-hauling flagmen will be positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes and do not stack in line on Turk. Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months. There will be off hauling on Saturday, November 2. 

East Slope grubbing 

There are a couple of clusters of dead trees in the middle of the slope between the construction site and the Ewing Terrace property line. The dead trees must be removed in anticipation of future landscaping. Because access to that area with large equipment won’t be possible after excavation, the contractor plans to start removing the dead trees starting Thursday, Nov 1. We have asked them to leave as much greenery in place as possible. Any open ground left after removal will be covered by wattles and other material to prevent erosion. 

Tree placement, Northeast corner

For the same reason as above, we plan to plant seven Deodar Cedars (60inch boxes) downhill from the northeast corner of the site. The contractor will start digging the holes for the trees tomorrow, the process will take several days and will involve some noise. Because of the size of the boxes, a crane is scheduled for Wed Nov 7 to put them in place. 

10/25/18 Update:

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling will begin Friday, October 26 which will result in an increase in truck traffic in and out of the site. Flagmen will be positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses will manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes. Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months.

We encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times when walking or driving near the job site gates.

10/22/18 Update:

An excavator is scheduled for delivery Tuesday, October 23 at approximately 4:30 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the job trailer triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

10/18/18 Update:

One trailer is scheduled for pick up Monday, October 22 at approximately 6:30 a.m.  As with some larger equipment, the size of the job trailer triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for any disruption and inconvenience.

10/16/18  Update:

One of the large rigs scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, October 16 was not delivered. Delivery has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct 18 at approximately 4:00 a.m.

As with the other large equipment, the size of the equipment triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco. The contractors will make every effort to minimize the noise associated with this delivery however it is likely to be noisy. We apologize in advance for any disruption and inconvenience. 

10/15/18 Update:

Two large rigs are scheduled to be delivered to the Lone Mountain Residence Hall construction site on Tuesday October 16. The size of the equipment requires hauling by oversize trucks which trigger travel time restrictions imposed by the City of San Francisco.  Accordingly, the trucks will arrive at the construction site entrance on Turk at approximately 4:00 a.m.  The contractors will make every effort to minimize the noise associated with this delivery however it is likely to be noisy and apologize in advance for any disruption and inconvenience. 

10/4/18 Update:

  • Thursday, Oct 5: Paving of temporary road on lawn area through Oct 6. Work will involve the application of asphalt on the temporary roadway. 
  • Monday, Oct 8: Excavation at the site is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct 8.  Early phases of the process involve soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading.  Some of the shoring work will be noisy. Continued delivery of shoring beams to the site. As the work proceeds, truck traffic in and out of the site will increase. A flagman will be in place at the job site gate but we encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times around the site. A ‘truck boss’ is assigned to the site to manage truck traffic and ensure truckers follow prescribed routes. Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months.
  • Wednesday, Oct 11: Deliver & install Devcon construction trailers. 

All dates are schedule estimates and may change without notice. 

9/25/18 Update: 

  • Sept 27 - 28: The temporary access road is scheduled to be completed and paved on. 
  • The construction site is cleared and prepared for excavation and shoring. The next phase at the site will involve preparation for earthwork and shoring.  
  • October 1: Construction activities will pick up significantly beginning the week of.
  • Delivery of two trailers (for construction management) is scheduled for early October. 
  • 10/1 - 10/19: Leveling and rough grading at the site is scheduled for.
  • 10/8 -10/19: Delivery of shoring beams is scheduled between.
  • Mass excavation is scheduled to begin in late October and is expected to take about five months. We will share details about these activities as the schedule develops. 
  • All of this work will involve increased truck activity both for deliveries and for off-hauling. Flagmen will be in place at the job site gate but we encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times around the site.

All dates are schedule estimates and may change without notice. 

9/13/18 Update:

work will begin on building a temporary roadway from Turk to the construction site, roughly near the Roselyn Terrace/Turk intersection. This temporary road will be used primarily by trucks off-hauling soils from the site. As with other construction activities impacting the eastern portion of the Lone Mountain lawn, the changes are temporary. The lawn will be returned to its original condition when the project is completed.  

8/31/18 Update:

Two drill rigs are scheduled to be delivered to the Lone Mtn Residence Hall construction site during the week of September 3. The first drill rig, the smaller of the two, will be delivered around noon on Tuesday, Sept 4. The Contractor will manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic around the immediate area. 

The second delivery is a large drill rig, scheduled for delivery to the site on Wednesday, Sept 5. The size of the drill rig requires hauling by an oversize truck, the dimensions of which trigger travel time restrictions imposed by the City of San Francisco. Specifically, this truck may only travel on City streets before 6 am.  Accordingly, the truck and drill rig will arrive at the construction site entrance on Turk at approximately 4:00 a.m.  The crew will take approximately 1/2 hour to unload the rig and then will drive away.  The contractors will make every effort to minimize the noise associated with this delivery however we acknowledge that it is likely to be noisy and apologize in advance for any disruption and inconvenience. 

8/21/18 Update:

Tree removal will begin on 8/21 at the Res Hall site. The work will involve some heavy equipment and chainsaw noise.

8/4/18 Update:

There will be some work at the Lone Mountain lawn site on Saturday, August 4. A team of carpenters will be building forms for a concrete pour. The work is scheduled to start at 9am

8/3/18 Update:

Site preparation and demolition activities will continue during the week of Aug 6. The schedule includes constructing a perimeter fence around the restricted construction area which borders the sidewalk along Turk, the demolition of Underhill which will involve heavy equipment, and continued site grubbing and tree removal.  

8/1/18 Update:

We are expecting to start tree removal & site “grubbing” at the Residence Hall site late this week or early next. The tree work will be noisy.

7/16/18 Update:

On Wednesday, July 18, the general contractor will fly a drone over the proposed Res Hall construction site during business hours in order to photo document current conditions. The process will take about a half hour.

6/20/18 Update: Construction Site Closure

Beginning Monday, June 25, the following parking lots, rampways, and pedestrian pathways will close in preparation for construction of the new Sobrato Residential Complex:

  • Loyola Parking Lot 
  • Lone Mountain Drive, east of Loyola House driveway entrance 
  • Pedestrian Path from Loyola Village to Turk Blvd 
  • Underhill Tennis Courts 
  • In preparation for construction, the north-west and west Lone Mountain parking lots will be closed beginning May 21, 2018. We anticipate the Lone Mountain east parking lot and driveway to close this summer.
  • Informational signage will be posted within Lone Mountain main to direct individuals to the new locations of displaced staff. 
  • The Outtakes Cafe kitchen facility will be closed beginning May 21, 2018. The dining area will remain open as a gathering space/lounge.
  • Beginning May 21, the Lone Mountain east parking lot and east driveway will be closed.