Health Sciences Administration

March 14, 2014

Update: Animal Research and Care Facility (ARCF) site testing continues

ARCF development continues with 5 days of drilling activity scheduled for soil testing designed to provide data and monitoring of the project site.

Duration of drilling activity:

  • Update: Monday, March 10 through Monday, March 17
  • 7:30 am – 6:00 pm with drilling to occur primarily between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


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What to expect:

  • Public safety plans and measures are in place to protect and direct pedestrian traffic
  • The Foege building entrance will remain open as usual during this testing
  • Vehicle and equipment parking areas are assigned and marked

Experience from previous ARCF site testing indicates:

  • Noise level is expected to be similar to the ambient noise typically occurring on surrounding streets; Pacific NE, NE Boat and 15th Ave NE
  • Vibration from the soil drilling is not expected to affect the nearby Foege or Hitchcock buildings
  • Additional measures will be taken to protect the surrounding Portage Bay Vista landscape and minimize impact from the equipment

Click here for more information on the ARCF initiative