Construction in Mathews, Daniels stairwells – III

Construction in the Mathews and Daniels stairwells will resume next week.
A construction crew will core holes in stairwell landings and install electrical components of the fire sprinkler system.


Sept 29 – Oct 12

  • north Daniels stair
  • west Mathews stair
  • east Mathews stair (floor SB-7) and south Daniels stair (floor 6-9)

(east Daniels stair, connecting floors B,1,2, is not affected)

(Shain stairs are not affected)


The construction crew will work inside the stairwell, although it may be necessary for them to be in the corridor immediately outside the stairwell from time to time.

Noise and vibration will accompany coring through the floor.

Please do not use a stairwell if the crew has posted notices/cones/hazard tape.

Construction will disrupt the pattern of ‘up’ and ‘down’ stairwells imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  You may need to use an alternate route or use the elevators.  If you must use a stairwell in the direction opposite the preferred direction, try to ensure that someone isn’t coming in the opposite direction during the time that you are in the stairwell, or step out of the stairwell, into the corridor, to allow someone to pass.


In the event of an emergency, avoid the stairwell under construction and use any other available stairwell, regardless of direction.