As part of our campus transformation programme, a number of exceptionally large concrete pours will occur on the Ilam campus between now and the end of 2015. The first of these takes place next on Monday 31 August on the RSIC site.
In all – 1250m3 of concrete will be poured into the foundations which contractors have been preparing for over the past few months. From start to finish, the pour will take up to 14 hours beginning at 12.00am on Monday morning.
Special traffic management plans are in place, with up to 400 truck movements involved. There could be six moving onto site and six moving off site at any one time, with areas allocated on campus to hold up to another six if necessary.
A major exercise in logistics and a real milestone for the project.
On Friday 28 August UC will host an emergency exercise involving Police and other emergency services. Their presence on campus on the day should be no cause for alarm.
The exercise will not be particularly visible, but will involve specialist police teams and other emergency services, and a number of UC staff including the Senior Management Team. It will focus on two areas of campus – the Emergency Operations Centre and the Central Lecture Theatre block. Please avoid these areas on the day of the exercise.
UC Security are contributing substantially to the exercise which will mean a reduced level of service at the UC security office on the day of the exercise and issue of Canterbury cards and parking permits will be suspended for the day.
Should a serious incident occur on campus on the day of the exercise, there are measures in place to halt the exercise and attend to that incident, so should security be required, please don’t hesitate to call 6111.