University of Gothenburg

Information about construction work week

Should there be changes in the planning, we will publish information about this.

Please respect the demarcation of the work area!

General working hours are weekdays 07.00 - 22.30. The project have a permit to perform weekend work but will only use this if necessary.

An explanation of the different work steps and what type of noise they cause can be found futher down. There you also find estimated disturbances in different parts of the School.

Week 20 (16 – 20 May):

  • Mounting of beams, level 4 (low level of noise)
  • Drilling of rock anchors (high level of noise)

Week 21 (23 – 27 May):

  • Mounting of anchors, including injection, drilling and testing (high level of noise)
  • Drilling of rock anchors (high level of noise)

Week 22 (30 May – 6 June):

  • Mounting of anchors, including injection, drilling and testing (high level of noise)

Week 23 (6 June – 10 June):

  • Mounting of anchors, including injection, drilling and testing (high level of noise)

 

Project information for the period September March to July  2022.

These are the planned activities. There may be changes, mainly due to uncertain ground conditions and other unforeseen events.

 

March:

  • Excavation work, level 3 (medium level of noise)
  • Uncovering of rock (low level of noise)
  • Perforation of piles (low level of noise)
  • Drilling, installation and test of rock anchors (high level of noise)
  • Mounting and welding of beams, level 4 (low level of noise)
  • Installation of anchors (high level of noise)

April:

  • Mounting and welding of beams, level 4 (low level of noise)
  • Installation of anchors (high level of noise)

May:

  • Installation of anchors (high level of noise)
  • Mounting and welding of beams, level 5 (low level of noise)

June:

  • Mounting and welding of beams, level 5 (low level of noise)
  • Welding of piles (low level of noise)

July:

  • Installation of anchors (high level of noise)
  • Mounting and welding of beams, level 5 (low level of noise)

Estimated degree of disturbance in different parts of the school during 2022.

Green = low
Yellow = medium
Red = high

Image
illustration over the block and the expected disturbances weeks 8 to 10 2021
Photo: Akademiska Hus

 

Explanation of technical terms and level of disturbance:

Excavation work

Involves excavation and removal of soil and clay (normal machine noise, beating sound when clay is shaken from the scoop).
Medium level of noise

Mounting of beams and jack post

Welded beams are mounted on the inside of the sheet piles to strengthen the piles (welding does not sound, but grinder can be used and form a cutting sound)
Low level of noise

Mounting of insulation on jack posts and beams

Isolation is installed to counteract rapid temperature changes in the steel structure (does not sound significant).
Low level of noise

Concrete casting in the shallow shaft

We cast a 40 cm thick plate that replaces a beam at level 3. Can then use as storage space for materials etc (does not sound significant).
Low level of noise

Piling in the shallow shaft

Steel piles are drilled into the shallow shaft, which includes the part of the foundation for the lower auditorium that cannot be founded against rock (drilling work generally generates a grinding sound).
High level of noise

Drilling of rock anchors

Anchors are drilled into rock from the beam. These act as a basic reinforcement and replace the jack post (drilling work generally generates a grinding sound).
High level of noise.

Mounting of anchors (injection, drilling and testing)

Holes with a diameter of about 140 mm are drilled into rock , then steel rods with a diameter of 76 mm are inserted into the holes and casted. Testing takes place to ensure that the anchors is firmly attached to the rock (drilling work generally generates a grinding sound.)
High level of noise.

If you have questions

Questions about ongoing construction work that are affecting your work:

Jonas Lundström, Campus service, jonas.lundstrom@gu.se , 031 786 1448

Questions about upcoming disruptions:

Jonas Lundström, Campus service, jonas.lundstrom@gu.se , 031 786 1448

Questions about the project at large:

Ingemar Moen, Project manager, Strategic Project Management, University of Gothenburg, ingemar.moen@gu.se , 0706 489068

Questions and wishes regarding the communication about the project:

Maria Norrström, Director of Communications, School of Business, Economics and Law, maria.norrstrom@handels.gu.se , 031-783 1247, 0709-226689