Franz Hall Tower is an eight-story building (plus penthouse) with three stories below grade. The Project shall provide seismic corrections on floors 1 through 6 and program improvements on floors 1 through 8, to the 123,723 gsf Franz Hall Tower, which has a Level V seismic performance rating. Upon completion of the work, the seismic rating shall be upgraded to Level III. Mandatory code upgrades triggered by the structural work shall involve disabled access upgrades and fire/life safety improvements. Program improvements to select areas on floors 1 through 8 - not directly impacted by the seismic scope - shall include reconfiguration of walls to improve space utilization and functionality; modifications to building systems; replacement of ceilings, lighting and finishes; and construction of accessible occupancy restrooms and accessibility upgrades along the path of travel as required by Applicable Code Requirements. Space types located on the above-grade levels include dry research laboratories, faculty and staff offices, graduate student offices, classrooms, meeting rooms and scholarly activity space. University currently anticipates that the construction work will be sequenced in (2) phases to allow ranges of floors to be occupied during construction. Impacted occupants shall be temporarily relocated by University. The basement levels of the tower and the other buildings in the complex shall remain operational during construction. Disruptive work shall be performed off-hours to minimize impacts to occupants remaining in the building during construction.
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