Telecom department to move

Communications Resources, the telecommunications department of Information and Educational Technology, will move to a new home by the end of this fall. The site is west of Highway 113, across from the University Airport and just north of the Hopkins Road Services Complex.

IET-Communications Resources (CR) now works out of temporary modular office buildings on the south part of the core campus next to the Tercero dormitories. The modular buildings will be moved to the new site; their current location will become green space, part of plans to expand the Tercero student housing area.

The two-stage move is estimated to begin in late summer, said Diane Bahr, who manages the Engineering and Construction Management unit for CR. In part one, a new set of modular offices will be built at the west campus site, and employees will move in. In part two, the current structures will be dismantled and moved. CR will occupy about 10,000 square feet in the new structures and about 1,500 square feet of the relocated structures. The rest will be occupied by other UC Davis staff.

It's unknown if the state budget deficit could affect any part of the project, but so far it has not.

Bahr said CR is planning the move with various departments. The unit is working on the design with the Office of Resource Management and Planning, Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and an architect engaged by O&M. Transportation and Parking Services will construct a parking lot near the new location.