Residence Hall Project Updates

9/16/2019 Update:

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Framing on the East Building continues, with the second story of the east building visible from Turk. At the same time, installation of wet and dry utilities is also underway.

Concrete mat pours

Mat pours are currently scheduled for Saturday, Sept 21, Tuesday, Sept 24 and Saturday, Sept 28. The September 21 and September 28 mat pours will be large pours and will start at 6am. Truck volume will be high throughout the day.

War Memorial Gym/Sobrato Center

Demolition

Demolition of the west wall is War Memorial gym is complete.

Earthwork & Shoring, Micropiles

Drilling for micropiles is expected to begin on Wednesday of next week followed by excavation and shoring. The noise level is expected to be moderate.

Equipment Delivery

Video boards for the gymnasium interior are expected to be delivered by tractor trailer on Monday morning at 8am. The truck will occupy the loading zone in front of the gym. The process is expected to take less than a day.

Dining Hall Project at Lone Mountain Main

Interior work

Work is underway to reinforce the existing concrete walls and foundations in preparation for the new design. The first step is to prepare the walls for additional reinforcement by using ‘coring’ equipment, which can be noisy for spaces adjacent to the work site. The process is expected to continue for several weeks.

Carpentry

Part of the process for reinforcing the walls will be to fabricate wooden forms for the concrete reinforcement. The forms are being built in the LMM back lot and involves general carpentry; hammer guns, power saws, etc.

Micropiles

Drilling micro piles in the Pavilion/Lawn area is continuing. The schedule for micro pile drilling for this week is: Monday through Saturday 8am - 7pm. Noise from the drilling may periodically affect nearby classrooms and offices. Offices and classrooms adjacent to the lawn may also be affected by dust and exhaust from the equipment.

Lower Campus

Crane Delivery: a crane is scheduled to be delivered to the lower campus during the morning of Saturday September 21.

All dates are best estimates and may change without notice.

9/11/2019 Update:

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Interior work

Coring is underway in the former Wolf & Kettle area. This is the first step preparing the walls for additional rebar & reinforcement. The equipment used can be heard in some areas adjacent to the project but is significantly quieter than the prior jackhammering. This process will continue for several weeks.

9/6/2019 Update:

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Early Morning Equipment Pick Up

A large piece of equipment is scheduled to be picked up Monday, September 9 at approximately 4:30 a.m.  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 . We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.


9/5/2019 Update:

Please find our construction update below. 

Given the volume of activity on campus, this and future updates will include information for the Res Hall project along with War Memorial Gym and the Lone Mountain Dining Hall. 

Lone Mountain Residence Hall


Framing is underway, with the second story of the east building visible from Turk. At the same time, installation of wet and dry utilities is also underway.  

 

Mat pours

Concrete map pours are currently scheduled for Saturday, Sept 21, Tuesday, Sept 24 and Saturday, Sept 28. 

The September 21 mat pour is a major pour and will start at 6am. Truck volume will be high throughout the day. 

Laydown Area 

The area at the southwest corner of the site, near the current temporary trash facility, is being converted to a construction lay down area and temp parking for workers and subcontractors. 

War Memorial Gym/Sobrato Center 

Demolition 

 

Demolition of the west wall is War Memorial gym is complete except for a small section at the building’s southwest corner.

Earthwork & Shoring

Excavation and shoring on the west side of the building is ongoing.  

Micropiles

Drilling for micropiles is expected to begin next week. The noise level is expected to be moderate. 

Equipment Delivery 

Video boards for the gymnasium interior are expected to be delivered by tractor trailer next week. The truck will occupy the loading zone in front of the gym. The process is expected to take less than a day. 

Work hours

In general, work hours for this project are 8am - 4pm Monday- Friday.  Workers may be onsite before 8am but no noisy work is allowed.  

We will send advance notice for extended hours or work on Saturdays on the occasions when it is required. 

Dining Hall Project at Lone Mountain Main

Interior work 

The next phase in the interior portion of the project is to reinforce the existing concrete walls and foundations in preparation for the new design. 

The first step will be preparing the walls for additional reinforcement by using ‘coring’ equipment.  The process is expected to start the week of 9/919, pending delivery of equipment, and will continue for several weeks.

Carpentry

Part of the process for reinforcing the walls will be to fabricate wooden forms for the concrete reinforcement. The forms will be built in the LMM back lot and will involve general carpentry; hammer guns, power saws, etc.   

Micropiles

Drilling micro piles in the Pavilion/Lawn area will begin Tuesday 9/4. 

Noise from the drilling may periodically affect nearby classrooms and offices. Offices and classrooms adjacent to the lawn may also be affected by dust and exhaust from the equipment.  

The process will take about 4 weeks. 

Roof curbs

Workers will curb and seal off the roof openings above LMM265 and should be complete by Wednesday. The noise level is relatively minor.  .

Work hours

In general, work hours for this project are 8am - 4pm Monday- Friday.  Workers may be onsite before 8am but no noisy work is allowed.  

We will send advance notice for extended hours or work on Saturdays on the occasions when it is required. 


All dates are best estimates and may change without notice. 


8/9/2019 Update:

This update includes information for two projects on campus: Upper Campus Res Hall and War Memorial Gym/Sobrato Center

RES HALL, UPPER CAMPUS

CONCRETE MAT POUR DATES

A concrete pour is scheduled for Tuesday August 20. Work is expected to begin at 7am and should be completed by the afternoon.

FRAMING

As a general note, the project has progressed to the framing stage, starting with the east building. Wood framing sections are fabricated in northern California, delivered to campus, and erected on site.

WAR MEMORIAL GYM/SOBRATO CENTER

This is the first update on this project through this email/web distribution. A project description is outlined further below.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Alterations to War Memorial Gym/Sobrato include improvements to the lobbies and reconfiguration of the west side/upper lobby at the southwest corner of the building. The building’s main

The alterations will reduce seating capacity by about 650 seats. The existing entrance on Golden Gate will be converted to emergency egress only.

DEMOLITION

The project has been underway since May 2020. The perimeter fence has been installed and recent activity has included interior demolition and exterior drilling for shoring beams.

Demolition of the exterior west wall will be on Monday, August 20 and continue through the week, during regular working hours.

This work will be loud.  We apologize for any disruption and inconvenience.


7/17/2019 Update:

CONCRETE MAT POUR DATES

Concrete mat pours are scheduled for Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. Work is expected to occur between 6am & 9pm.

TOWER CRANE DELIVERY

The tower crane delivery date has been changed from Wednesday, July 17 to Tuesday, July 23. The size of the equipment and the extent of the installation process require an early delivery time, approximately 6am. The work to assemble the crane will continue throughout the day.

TURK TRENCHING

Trenching work on Turk to connect utilities to the residence hall site is expected to be substantially complete by 7/29.

Please note: Dates in the schedule are contingent on a variety of variables and are subject to change.


6/30/2019 Update:

CONCRETE MAT POUR DATES: UPDATES & CHANGES

The next concrete mat pours are scheduled for Tuesday, July 9; Friday, July 19; and Saturday, July 20. All are expected to occur between 6am &  9pm. ,
The mat pour scheduled on Saturday July 13 is cancelled.

TOWER CRANE DELIVERY

A tower crane is scheduled to be delivered to the site on Wednesday, July 17.

TURK TRENCHING

Work on connecting utilities to the residence hall site will require trenching on Turk, near the east construction gate. The work is currently scheduled 7/8 - 7/18

Please note: Dates in the schedule are contingent on a variety of variables and are subject to change.  


6/14/2019 Update:

CONCRETE MAT POUR DATES CHANGED

The concrete mat pours scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 6 am - 9 pm and Thursday, June 27 6 am - 8 pm has been changed. The anticipated reschedule dates are Tuesday, July 9, 7 am - 8 pm and Saturday, July 13, 6 am - 9 pm.


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.