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Coil Cleaning on Charlestown Campus – March 6, 2019

Regular heating coil maintenance has been scheduled for the B- and C-Buildings on Wednesday, March 6, between the hours of 6-8 a.m. The work area (between the B-Lobby and C-Building) will be closed off during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source: All College email

Construction Updates - February 7, 2019

B-Lobby and Student Central is now open. B-lobby renovations have been finalized. We hope you’re enjoying the recent updates to the B-Lobby and Student Central.

Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source: BHCC Updates

Temporary H-Building Class Relocations for February 2, 2019

Due to an emergency maintenance request from Eversource, the H-Building will be closed Saturday morning, 2/2/19. Classes are NOT canceled, morning classes at H-building have been relocated to the main campus. Classes starting at 12 p.m. or later will be held in their regularly scheduled locations. Please see  facilities updates page on website for list of the relocations.

BHCC courses that have been relocated:

Course SectionH-Building LocationMoved To
BSL-003-S1 8:15-11:55 a.m. H149 B109
BSL-001-S1 8:15-11:55 a.m. H152 B112
BLL-001-S1 8:15-11:55 a.m. H120 B113
BSL-003-S2 8:15-11:55 a.m. H149 B114
BSL-002-S2 8:15-11:55 a.m. H125 B110

 

Lesley University events that have been relocated:

Course SectionH-Building LocationMoved To
CPSYC 2421 BH01 Intro to Counseling 9 a.m-1 p.m. H176 G138
CLITR 3315 Contmp. Latin A Wom Writing 9 a.m-1 p.m. H167 G227
Business Analytics 9 a.m-1 p.m. H175 G139

 

The following H-Building classes on Saturday, February 2 have not been relocated, they will meet as scheduled in their regular rooms:

BLL-001-S2 12-3:40 p.m.
BSL-002-S1 12-3:40 p.m.
BSL-003-S3 12-3:40 p.m.
BSL-004-S1 12-3:40 p.m.

 

Construction Updates - January 31, 2019

B-Lobby and Student Central is now open. B-lobby renovations have been finalized. We hope you’re enjoying the recent updates to the B-Lobby and Student Central.

Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web pageand in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source: BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - January 24, 2019

B-Lobby and Student Central now open. B-lobby renovations were finalized last week. We hope you’re enjoying the recent updates to the B-Lobby and Student Central.

Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source:BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - January 17, 2019

Please be cautious and follow the temporary aisle ways that have been created for your safety. We are on target to complete the construction January 15, 2019, with a few items to finish the following week.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source:BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - January 10, 2019

Please be cautious and follow the temporary aisle ways that have been created for your safety. We are on target to complete the construction January 15, 2019, with a few items to finish the following week.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source:BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - January 3, 2019

Water Temporarily Shut off in B-Building

Water will be temporarily shut off on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6 -9 a.m. in the B-building.  During this time, restrooms in the-B Building will be closed.  Restrooms in Buildings C, D, E and G will be open.

Fire Alarm Installation

The B-building lobby construction is in its final stage. Overhead work being completed this week includes ceilings, lighting, exit signage and fire alarm testing.

Testing of the new fire alarm installation will take place on Thursday (1/3/19) and Friday (1/4/19). Each device on the second floor of the B-building will be tested and will include sounds from horns and flashing strobe lights.

This is only a test. In the event of an emergency you will be notified to evacuate the building.

Please be cautious and follow the temporary aisle ways that have been created for your safety. We are on target to complete the construction January 15, 2019, with a few items to finish the following week.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source: BHCC Updates

Construction Update - No water from 6 - 9 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 in B-building

Water Temporarily Shut off in B-Building

Water will be temporarily shut off on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6 -9 a.m. in the B-Building.  During this time, restrooms in the-B Building will be closed.  Restrooms in Buildings C, D, E and G will be open.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source: All College email

Construction Update - January 2, 2019

The B-building lobby construction is in its final stage. Overhead work being completed this week includes ceilings, lighting, exit signage and fire alarm testing.

Testing of the new fire alarm installation will take place on Thursday (1/3/19) and Friday (1/4/19).  Each device on the second floor of the B-building will be tested and will include sounds from horns and flashing strobe lights.

This is only a test. In the event of an emergency you will be notified to evacuate the building.

Please be cautious and follow the temporary aisle ways that have been created for your safety. We are on target to complete the construction January 15, 2019, with a few items to finish the following week.

Source: All College email

Construction Update: Reminder, BHCC Closed December 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. - January 1, 2019

A reminder that the College will be closed December 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. – January 1, 2019

During this time, installation of the floor tile, ceiling, walls and lighting will take place in the Student Central area of the B-lobby. There may also be times when the water is shut off.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on the facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source: All College email

 

Construction Updates - December 11, 2018

Upcoming Construction on the Main Plaza

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the general contractor will be coring holes in the plaza concrete slab in front of the exterior door leading to the construction area from the main entry plaza. There will be no change in access to B – building lobby. Please exercise caution as you enter and exit the main entrance.

Source: All-College email

Construction Updates - December 9, 2018

B-Building Student Central Lobby Hallway Temporary Changes

On Monday, December 3, 2018, a temporary hallway will be built in the B-Building Lobby. This hallway will be on the left side of the lobby, near Central Café, to allow for installation of the floor tile, ceiling, walls and lighting while the College is closed from December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019. For your safety, please be aware of your surroundings as the B-Building construction lobby project enters its final stages.

Source:BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - November 30, 2018

B-Building Student Central Lobby Hallway Temporary Changes

On Monday, December 3, 2018, a temporary hallway will be built in the B-Building Lobby. This hallway will be on the left side of the lobby, near Central Café, to allow for installation of the floor tile, ceiling, walls and lighting while the College is closed from December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019. For your safety, please be aware of your surroundings as the B-Building construction lobby project enters its final stages. 

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates here, via email, and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Construction Updates - November 18 and November 25, 2018

Parking Lot 6 on the Charlestown Campus 

The line stripping of the new parking spaces in Lot 6 is completed.

Source:BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - November 11, 2018

MathSpace Relocation

As of Monday, November 5, 2018, the MathSpace has been relocated to room E234.

B-Building Fire Alarm Update

Last Thursday and this past Saturday, the fire alarm in the B-Building was activated due to faulty smoke detectors that may have been the result of excess construction dust.  When there is an alarm, Boston Fire responds immediately to determine if there is a threat which they did in all cases. 

H-Building: Water Update

The sediment in the tap water in the H-Building has been resolved. H-Building management has switched the water supply to a new main. There should be improved results over the next few days. Please continue to utilize the water coolers located in the student lounge and staff lounge for drinking.

Parking Lots 5 & 6 on the Charlestown Campus

There was removal of an underground storage tank which is now complete. BHCC requested the contractor to remove the grass island and partial sidewalk to create additional parking spaces which has been paved. The line stripping of the new parking spaces will be complete by November 16, 2018.

Source:BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - November 6, 2018

MathSpace Relocation

As of Monday, November 5, 2018, the MathSpace has been relocated to room E234.

B-Building Fire Alarm Update

Last Thursday and this past Saturday, the fire alarm in the B-Building was activated due to faulty smoke detectors that may have been the result  of excess construction dust.  When there is an alarm, Boston Fire responds immediately to determine if there is a threat which they did in all cases.  

H-Building: Water Update

The sediment in the tap water in the H-Building is being addressed. Facilities is working with Hood management to determine the cause and a solution. Hood management believes they have isolated the pipe that may have been causing the issue.  There should be improved results over the next few days. In the meantime, please continue to utilize the water coolers located in the student lounge and staff lounge for drinking.

Parking Lots 5 & 6 on the Charlestown Campus

There was  removal of an underground storage tank which is now complete. BHCC requested the contractor to remove the grass island and partial sidewalk to create additional parking spaces which has been paved. The line stripping of the  new parking spaces will be complete by November 16, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates on this page, in email, and in the BHCC Updates as our progress continues.

Source: All-College email

Construction Updates - November 4, 2018

MathSpace Relocation

Following the closure of the M-Building on the main campus, MathSpace has been relocated to room E234. The new location will re-open on Monday, November 5, 2018

H-Building: Water Update

It has come to our attention that there is some sediment in the tap water in the H-Building. This is likely caused by the construction work at Hood Business Park. Facilities is working with Hood management to determine the cause and a solution. In the meantime, please continue to utilize the water coolers located in the student lounge and staff lounge for drinking. There is also a filtered water station located outside of the conference room, room H130.

B-Building Elevators – November 9-13, 2018

The B-Building elevator will be out of service beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 9 and will return to service at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13. Please use the elevators in C-Building or D-Building during this time.

B-Building Second Floor Corridor – November 21-25, 2018

The contractors will perform demolition and floor prep during the Thanksgiving break beginning Wednesday evening, November 21, through Sunday, November 25. The B-Building second floor lobby hallway access to C-Building will be closed during this time. The area will re-open Monday morning, November 26. As a reminder, the College will be closed November 22-25 for Thanksgiving Recess.

Administrative Offices – B-Building, Third Floor – December 26, 2018-January 2, 2019

The ceilings in the administrative offices in the B-Building will be replaced beginning December 26, 2018, and will be completed on or before January 2, 2019.

Source:BHCC Updates

Construction Updates – November 1, 2018

MathSpace Relocation

Following the closure of the M-Building on the main campus, MathSpace has been relocated to room E234. The new location will re-open on Monday, November 5, 2018

H-Building: Water Update

It has come to our attention that there is some sediment in the tap water in the H-Building. This is likely caused by the construction work at Hood Business Park. Facilities is working with Hood management to determine the cause and a solution. In the meantime, please continue to utilize the water coolers located in the student lounge and staff lounge for drinking. There is also a filtered water station located outside of the conference room, room H130.

B-Building Elevators – November 9-13, 2018

The B-Building elevator will be out of service beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 9 and will return to service at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13. Please use the elevators in C-Building or D-Building during this time.

B-Building Second Floor Corridor – November 21-25, 2018

The contractors will perform demolition and floor prep during the Thanksgiving break beginning Wednesday evening, November 21, through Sunday, November 25. The B-Building second floor lobby hallway access to C-Building will be closed during this time. The area will re-open Monday morning, November 26. As a reminder, the College will be closed November 22-25 for Thanksgiving Recess.

Administrative Offices – B-Building, Third Floor – December 26, 2018-January 2, 2019

The ceilings in the administrative offices in the B-Building will be replaced beginning December 26, 2018, and will be completed on or before January 2, 2019.

Source: BHCC Updates

Charlestown Campus Construction Updates - October 25, 2018

MathSpace Relocation

Following the closure of the M-Building on the main campus, MathSpace has been relocated to room E234. The new location will re-open on Monday, November 5, 2018

B-Building Elevators – November 9-13, 2018

The B-Building elevator will be out of service beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 9 and will return to service at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13. Please use the elevators in C-Building or D-Building during this time.

B-Building Second Floor Corridor – November 21-25, 2018

The contractors will perform demolition and floor prep during the Thanksgiving break beginning Wednesday evening, November 21, through Sunday, November 25. The B-Building second floor lobby hallway access to C-Building will be closed during this time. The area will re-open Monday morning, November 26. As a reminder, the College will be closed November 22-25 for Thanksgiving Recess.

Administrative Offices – B-Building, Third Floor – December 26, 2018-January 2, 2019

The ceilings in the administrative offices in the B-Building will be replaced beginning December 26, 2018, and will be completed on or before January 2, 2019.

Source: All-College email

Charlestown Campus Construction Updates - October 22, 2018

M-Building Closed

M-Building on the main campus has been permanently closed and any classes have been relocated. Please visit our Facilities Updates web page at bhcc.edu/facilitiesupdates for a list of classroom and faculty office relocations. For additional information or questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Science, Engineering, and Math at 617-228-3340.

H-Building Shuttle Stop

Following parking lot updates at the Hood Office Park, the H-Building Shuttle Stop has now been moved back to its original location at the front of the H-Building. The H-Building shuttle operates between the G-Building and the H-Building, running continuously Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-10:05 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 7:45 a.m.-4:05 p.m. Find more details at bhcc.edu/shuttleschedule.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we continue to make improvements to our campus. Please stay tuned for regular construction updates—via email, on our new facilities updates web page and in the BHCCUpdates—as our progress continues.

Source: All-College email

Fire Alarm Testing Buildings A - E

Per order of the Boston Fire Department, quarterly testing of the BHCC Fire Alarm system will take place October 23, 2018. You may hear intermittent alarms, horns and see flashing strobes. Please remember this is only a test.

In the event of an actual emergency during this time, you will receive instructions from Campus Police and/or Boston Fire Department.

Source: All-College email

Construction Updates - October 18, 2018

B-Building Plaza Entrance

Leak testing at the B-Building plaza entrance continues, with two entry doors closed off during the investigation. Please observe the caution tape, orange cones and construction personnel, and exercise caution as you enter and exit the building.

B-Lobby Renovation Continues

New furniture has been installed as well as self-service kiosks for the Student Central area.

The Veterans Center and B206A Conference Room have been removed and the floor is being prepared for tile. The target date for completion is January 15, 2019.

Source: BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - October 11, 2018

B-Building Plaza Entrance

The architect and engineering consultant of record and the general contractor will be performing leak testing at the B-Building plaza entrance next week. Two entry doors will be closed off during the investigation. Please observe the caution tape, orange cones and construction personnel, and exercise caution as you enter and exit the building.

B-Lobby Renovation Continues

The moves last week of Student Central, Admissions and Student Financial Services (B325) were successful. The contractor has taken full advantage and has completed the demolition of the Bursars and Financial Aid offices. The Veterans Center and B206A conference room have been removed and the floor is being prepared for tile. The target date for completion is January 15, 2019.

Faculty/Staff Parking

The paving of lot 6 (adjacent to the loading dock) is on hold until dry weather returns.
Lot 3 (underneath the footbridge to the MBTA) will be closed for the next two weeks due to construction by NEL Corporation to the support structure of the Gilmore Bridge. The work should not affect the walking area between Lot 2 and the plaza.  This work is scheduled to be completed by October 19.

Source: BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - October 4, 2018

B-Building Plaza Entrance: Week of October 15, 2018

The architect and engineering consultant of record and the general contractor will be performing leak testing at the B-Building plaza entrance during the week of October 15. Two entry doors will be closed off during the investigation. Please observe the caution tape, orange cones and construction personnel, and exercise caution as you enter and exit the building.

B-Lobby Renovation Continues

The moves last week of Student Central, Admissions and Student Financial Services (B325) were successful. The contractor has taken full advantage and has completed the demolition of the Bursars and Financial Aid offices. The Veterans Center and B206A conference room have been removed and the floor is being prepared for tile. The target date for completion is January 15, 2019.

Faculty/Staff Parking Lot 6

The paving of lot 6 is on hold until dry weather returns.

Source: BHCC Updates

Construction Updates - September 21, 2018

Charlestown Campus Construction Update

Beginning September 21 and over the next week, the Student Central and Admissions Offices will move into their new locations in our newly renovated B-Lobby (second floor of the B-Building, just inside the main entrance off the plaza). Student Central staff will be manning the Welcome Desk to help answer your questions. Our next phase of construction will focus on completing the renovations on the second floor of the B-Building, in the area of the former Financial Aid and Student Payment windows. As part of this work, the Veterans Center has now been relocated to room E234. We appreciate your patience as we continue to make improvements to our campus.

Source: BHCC Updates