By Jacquie Vargas
In December, work began on a renovation project of the restrooms located in the Roy Cullen Building, which is home to numerous classrooms, the English department, and the Language and Culture Center.
The primary purpose of the project is to upgrade the restrooms to comply with regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition to the ADA upgrades, the restrooms will be completely renovated with new wall and floor coverings, light fixtures, and plumbing.
UH Facilities Planning and Construction Project Manager for the renovation, Barry Simmons, says that every effort is being made to minimize the impact of the project to the students, staff, and building. Since school resumed for the spring semester, construction has been limited to after school hours and weekends.
Simmons also stated that precautions are being taken to ensure campus safety during the renovation project. There is a security guard presence during contractor work to help minimize impact to the building and campus. There is daily custodial service after construction to ensure a clean building for students and staff, and a daily site walk to confirm that there are no safety hazards to students or staff.
To ensure that the building is not double-booked for events during construction, the building and rooms can be reserved through the Registrar's Office. The project is anticipated to be completed by April.
If you have questions about the construction project, please contact Simmons at besimmon@Central.UH.EDU or 713-743-9073.