Facilities Planning and Management

Construction Updates

Capital Improvement Projects augment the academic opportunities for student while shaping the landscape of the campus. The Construction Alert webpage aims to inform the campus about the impact of construction work and aid navigation around construction sites. 

Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade

The $27-million project will replace the aging electrical wiring and conduits with state-of-art components that will meet the university's electrical and technological needs for the coming decades. The initial phase of the project will involve digging trenches to install electrical duct banks and conduits and high-voltage wiring.  

 

The upgrade project will require 18 months to finish. Construction is tentatively scheduled to be completed in early 2022. Newsbreak alerts will be sent to the campus before construction work begins at a site on campus. Construction updates will be posted on The Compass website and social media alerts. 

 

Construction crews will dig trenches several feet deep in roadways, pedestrian corridors, in landscape adjacent to buildings and other sites across the sprawling campus. Work areas will be cordoned off. Pedestrians are urged to use detours and avoid the construction sites. 

 

Elevator Modernization

Twelve elevators in six buildings will be refurbished in a modernization project that began in January. Four elevators at the College of Science (Building 8) and one elevator at the College of Education and Integrative Studies (Building 6) are being overhauled in the first phase of the overhaul program. In the coming months, one elevator in Building One, one elevator at the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture (Building 2), four elevators at the Biotechnology Building (Building 4) and one elevator in the University Office Building (Building 94) will undergo overhauls. 

 

The overall modernization project is scheduled to be completed by September, which falls in line with the anticipated resumption of in-person fall semester classes at Cal Poly Pomona and other CSU campuses.

The elevators undergoing overhauls are 30 to 40 years old and have surpassed their service life. The overhauls will range from the replacement of elevator cabs to installation of new cables and motors to the completion of a new elevator shaft. The refurbishment of the elevators will provide improved reliability and require less maintenance from the elevator contractor. Building occupants should use stairways or other elevators during refurbishment work.

Modular Data Center

The IT Department is embarking on a project to expand the university’s data storage capability and meet the anticipated high-tech challenges in protecting the information of future generations of students and university records.

The existing campus data center, which is the hub for the voice, data network and digital storage capabilities of the university, contains outdated equipment and is nearing its storage capacity. Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is overseeing construction of the $3.6-million facility, which is  expected to be completed in the summer.

The site of the new 7,000-square-foot data center near the Bronco Student Center was chosen because it offers access to nearby manholes containing electrical connections and sits close to existing utility lines. In addition, construction of the data center at this site would reduce disruption to pedestrian traffic and campus life.

Rocket Lab Addition

The construction of an addition to the south side of the Art Department and Engineering Annex (Building 13) for the Rocket Lab has started. The 2,100-square-foot addition that will serve as a classroom and lab space for aerospace engineering students.

Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is overseeing construction of the addition, which is scheduled to be completed by June 9. 

The work site between Building 13 and the Army ROTC and Pre-College TRIO Programs will be fenced off. Access to the south entrance of Building 13 will be obstructed. The work area will be fenced off and closed to pedestrians and campus vehicles.

Rose Float Lab

The $3.7-million Rose Float Lab and Design Center project will provide nearly 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor work space, including an enclosed construction bay, design workshop, storage facilities and a courtyard to host large numbers of volunteers 

 

The northern portion of Parking Lot E1 adjacent to Building 45 will be closed to allow for the start of the Rose Float Lab project. Fencing around parking stalls will remain in place until the project is completed.

 

A section of Parking Lot E1 will be closed until the completion of the project. The new lab requires installation of underground infrastructure that will run through the parking lot. Drivers should use caution when approaching the construction area. Pedestrians should use detours as needed to get around the work site.