UNT Facilities Planning, Design and Construction is leading a life safety project in Wooten Hall. A code upgrade to install sprinklers and isolate a monumental staircase is underway to create safe egress. A wall will be built in the staircase to enclose it, therefore preventing smoke from traveling from floor to floor in the case of a fire emergency. An interior refresh updated look will accompany this project by renovating existing ceilings in corridors. This is a one-time project that will last the lifetime of the building.
How This Will Impact Students: Although some classrooms are already closed due to summer, this project will carry on through the semester until December 2018. During the fall semester, construction will take place in the evenings and after hours. The biggest change for students is how they use that space in Wooten Hall, as well as a new wall being present.
How this will impact UNT: This project will provide a higher quality of life safety for occupants, as well as protecting the building.
Academic Departments Impacted: Political Science, History and Economics