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Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by MAD Doctor » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 pm

Changes coming to the main campus entrance in the next month. Looks like the National Championships will be removed completely.

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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by 8993 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:52 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing the final product later this summer. While it's unfortunate that the National Championships plaque is being removed, I'm okay with it with us having taken a step up in the competitive landscape now. Excited to see this new Founders Plaza!



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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by asu66 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:00 am

My wife and I were on campus Saturday for the App Summer--Kool & The Gang concert at HCC. It's clear that a major construction project is in progress at the main entrance. It's all good *except* I gotta admit I don't quite get the use of "concrete pavers" given what literally everyone knows about five-month plus High Country winters and the heavy use of ice melt minerals and chemicals on campus. Doh! Expensive, never-ending maintenance ahead!


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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by NewApp » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:13 am

asu66 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:00 am
My wife and I were on campus Saturday for the App Summer--Kool & The Gang concert at HCC. It's clear that a major construction project is in progress at the main entrance. It's all good *except* I gotta admit I don't quite get the use of "concrete pavers" given what literally everyone knows about five-month plus High Country winters and the heavy use of ice melt minerals and chemicals on campus. Doh! Expensive, never-ending maintenance ahead!
What would you suggest in place of concrete? Brick or asphalt? Which is better?


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Unread post by bigCasu » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:11 am

I was able to catch a few glimpses of the deconstruction. They carefully removed the boulders, hopefully to repurpose and recycle at the same location.



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Unread post by NO.2 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 am

I've always missed the really tall trees that used to stand in the area behind the sign until about 4-5 years ago.



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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by NewApp » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 am

MAD Doctor wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Changes coming to the main campus entrance in the next month. Looks like the National Championships will be removed completely.

https://www.wataugademocrat.com/news/as ... ium=social
I would like to know whose idea it was to remove the National Championships sign. Just because we moved to FBS doesn't negate the value of recognizing our accomplishments in FCS.


Gonzo said: "His high school-aged kids will forgive him for making them move when they park their brand new porches at Chapel Hill High School."

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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by asu66 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:16 am

NewApp wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:13 am
asu66 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:00 am
My wife and I were on campus Saturday for the App Summer--Kool & The Gang concert at HCC. It's clear that a major construction project is in progress at the main entrance. It's all good *except* I gotta admit I don't quite get the use of "concrete pavers" given what literally everyone knows about five-month plus High Country winters and the h, (4)slateeavy use of ice melt minerals and chemicals on campus. Doh! Expensive, never-ending maintenance ahead!
What would you suggest in place of concrete? Brick or asphalt? Which is better?
I'd write specs requiring bids for (1) high-temp-fired and textured porcelain brick, (2) high-temp-fired, interlocking paver-brick, (3) slate and (4) high-temp-fired and textured terracotta. I'd include in the bid specs that any material(s) that are subject to spalling damage caused by the daily freeze-thaw cycle be excluded from consideration.


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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:45 am

I thought I posted about the Academy St changes but I don't think it made it to the board. With Academy St being a pedestrian walkway will there be any lose of Yosef Club parking. If I have the App campus in my mind correct it seems there were a few parking spots here.


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Unread post by bigCasu » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:17 pm

McLeansvilleAppFan wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:45 am
I thought I posted about the Academy St changes but I don't think it made it to the board. With Academy St being a pedestrian walkway will there be any lose of Yosef Club parking. If I have the App campus in my mind correct it seems there were a few parking spots here.
I've heard that around 30 parking spaces were lost.



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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by DaphneUrquhart » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:08 pm

McLeansvilleAppFan wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:45 am
I thought I posted about the Academy St changes but I don't think it made it to the board. With Academy St being a pedestrian walkway will there be any lose of Yosef Club parking. If I have the App campus in my mind correct it seems there were a few parking spots here.
Yes, we're losing some of the University Drive parking. That area was supposed to be young alum parking. I believe the Yosef office is reviewing those spots to be sure we have only young alums parking there.


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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by asu66 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:25 pm

NewApp wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:13 am
asu66 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:00 am
My wife and I were on campus Saturday for the App Summer--Kool & The Gang concert at HCC. It's clear that a major construction project is in progress at the main entrance. It's all good *except* I gotta admit I don't quite get the use of "concrete pavers" given what literally everyone knows about five-month plus High Country winters and the heavy use of ice melt minerals and chemicals on campus. Doh! Expensive, never-ending maintenance ahead!
What would you suggest in place of concrete? Brick or asphalt? Which is better?


I'd write language into the bid specs eliminating from consideration any and all materials subject to spalling during the freeze-thaw cycle. I'd require bids on highly-specialized commercial pavers to include (1) high-temp-fired and textured porcelain brick, (2) high-temp-fired, interlocking paver-brick, (3) slate and (4) high-temp-fired and textured terracotta.


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Re: Changes to Campus Entrance

Unread post by MAD Doctor » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 pm

Nice!



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