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Office of Executive Vice President

Facilities Design & Operations


Duncan Student Center abounds with ‘Purposeful Design’

April 24, 2018

Furniture ministry employs once-homeless men

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If you’ve spent any time in Duncan Student Center, you can’t help but notice the attention to detail in the interior architecture and furnishings.

A 37 1/2-foot climbing wall spans three stories; a staircase doubles as bleachers with power outlets at every seat; a grand two-story, two-sided gas fireplace boasts warms nearby café table seating; and comfy, overstuffed couches and chairs feature happy, bright patterns. Read More

Notre Dame earns LEED Gold certification for McCourtney Hall

April 09, 2018

McCourtney Hall was constructed with sustainable building practices from concept to completion, sourcing 33 percent of the building materials from the local region and using more than 32 percent of materials with recycled content. Read More

NIPSCO announces lane restrictions at Cleveland and Juniper

April 06, 2018

NIPSCO reports there will be lane restrictions at the intersection of Cleveland and Juniper roads from April 7 to the middle of June as utility crews install a new natural gas main to serve the Notre Dame campus.

The northbound lane of Juniper Road, north of Cleveland Road, will be closed. Detour signs will be posted to direct traffic. The southbound lane of Juniper will remain open during construction but motorists should observe construction speed limits and traffic controls. There will also be lane restrictions and traffic control along Cleveland Road between Juniper and Twyckenham.    Read More

Notre Dame to construct new indoor facility

April 06, 2018

The new 111,400-square-foot Irish Indoor Athletics Center will serve as an indoor practice facility for the football and men’s and women’s soccer programs. Read More

Installation of natural gas pipeline near Mason Services impacts road access

April 04, 2018

Natural Gas Service Improvements, Phase II

The construction of the natural gas service pipeline to the Power Plant is progressing well and is approaching its final phase. NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Company) is installing a new natural gas pipeline to campus and a metering & regulating station located north of Mason Services Center.  Read More

Installation of underground utilities impacts Wilson Drive March 21 to summer

March 16, 2018

East Plant—Phase II

As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP), the Utilities department will be installing various underground utilities infrastructure to the new East Plant.  The work will be completed in phases to accommodate access to campus facilities. Phase I Read More

Flaherty and Dunne halls earn LEED Gold certification

March 13, 2018

When the University designed and constructed Flaherty and Dunne halls, it carefully planned and implemented green methods for saving energy, water and other resources and generating less waste in both the construction and operation of the two buildings. Read More

Installation of underground utilities impacts Wilson Drive near Wellness Center March 7-21

March 02, 2018

Phase IPhase I: East Campus Plant utilities installation. View map (PDF, 352k)

East Plant

As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP Read More

North-south sidewalks between Haggar Hall & Holy Cross Dr. to be closed

February 21, 2018

Secondary Pumping Station

As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP), the Utilities department will be constructing a new facility north of Haggar Hall that will house equipment to improve the chilled water distribution to campus. The construction will begin on March 5 and is scheduled for completion in January of 2019.  Read More

Power Plant expansion impacts road accessibility

February 21, 2018

Power Plant Expansion

As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP), the Utilities department will be installing Heat Recovery Steam Generators and Combustion Turbines in the new Power Plant Expansion facility now under construction. 

These system components are of significant size and weight and will require the temporary closure of St. Joseph Drive from Moreau Drive to the Power Plant entrance as well as parts of Moreau Drive west of St. Joseph Drive during the moving of these items from White Field to the Power Plant compound. Read More