Frigid temperatures through the winter months in Iowa typically hinder construction productivity on an average of six days.

But this season, which has been particularly harsh, crews working on the University of Iowa’s numerous construction projects lost productivity on 32 days, said UI director of planning and construction Rod Lehnertz. The threshold for work loss relates to days on which temperatures dip below zero degrees, Lehnertz said.

Remarkably, he said, crews have managed to keep the UI’s flood recovery projects on track — including construction of a new Hancher Auditorium at 141 East Park Road, just north of the original facility that was devastated in the 2008 flood.

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Cedar Rapids Gazette