Spring 2016 Construction Project Updates

Welcome to the Capital Facilities Planning construction project update page. This page is intended to let you what projects are under construction around the college campus and let you know how that may impact our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The page is typically updated every two weeks and will follow the current college semester. Projects are listed alphabetically and give a short synopsis of what construction work is scheduled and what the campus can expect as far as disruptions and/or inconveniences. There are also links under each project to the projects site page for those looking for additional information. ............................................................................................................................................................

Week of March 14th through Week of March 21st


  • The Contractor has removed a large section of the existing Plaza deck where our new building will be going.  The majority of concourse abatement work has also been completed.
  • The formwork for the building's new concrete footings are being made and new structural steel has been delivered and is currently being stored at the end of the W-2 parking lot.
  • CFP will continue to work with the various building managers to minimize the impact and help coordinate any loud and disruptive work with scheduled events.
  • The contractor has also submitted their plans to the project team for a new construction crane that is expected to arrive at the end of March. This crane will help in erecting the new steel frame of our new building. This crane will be inside the construction area between the Bookstore and the Visual Arts building.

Cooling Towers Rehab

  • The contractor has installed the new cooling towers just east of the Physical Education building.  They are making their final connections to the new piping that was installed under the Great Lawn and on the south side the Physical Education building. They have back-filled the areas and have re-seed the lawns.
  • A small part remains open at the west end of the lawn.  This is required for making final connections into the Mechanical Services space below our Student Services Building which should occur over the next two weeks.
  • Commissioning of the new towers and systems has already begun.
  • The project is still on schedule to be completed this Spring.


  • The contractor has completed the remaining interior renovation work to Farside over Winter Break.
  • We will begin similar work in Big Haus this summer, followed by Crossroads. These upgrades will give the rooms better heating during the winter months as well as better control and monitoring, helping us reduce our energy usage, and provide better comfort to the occupants.  The upgrades also include new finishes in the buildings.
  • The lounge areas in Farside now have both heating and cooling.

Dorms - Olde Renovations

  • We are beginning the design work to address the aging exterior of the Olde complex.  This renovation project will focus on ongoing leaks and causes of envelope deterioration of the complex.
  • Expect to see some work over the Summer which will continue into the Fall.
  • Another project is also beginning that will address repairs and upgrades to the main mechanical systems and equipment that feed the complex.

Exterior Rehab. - Various Buildings Phase 2

  • The construction team is getting ready to begin work over Spring Break by removing two windows on the lower level of the Natural Science building.  This will help determine how the rest of the windows in that building will be replaced, allowing us to plan on how to limit disturbances to the occupants.
  • Over the next couple of weeks, the contractor will begin Phase 2 of exterior repairs to a number of our buildings.  This follows the recently completed work done on the Library, Natural Science Building, Music and Dance, while addressing items that weren't completed as part of the previous project.
  • Expect to see scaffolding and protection over the building's entrances being installed.

Humanities Renovation

  • The building is now open for use.
  • The contractor is finishing up their work on the interior of the building and completing work on their punch list.
  • The new Theatre was opened for performances, with just a few items left to complete.  Those items will be finalized over Spring Break.
  • The offices and classrooms have been upgraded with new furniture and audio visual equipment. New card readers are being installed over Spring Break on the remaining classroom doors.  This will eliminate an issue with access that surfaced this Fall.
  • The temporary modular trailers along Lincoln Avenue have been removed and the area restored to its original state.

Physical Ed Rehab

  • The contractor has mobilized and begun work on the south section of the building.  New protective fencing has gone up as we begin making long overdue repairs to our Physical Education building.
  • This new project will address the ongoing leaks and exterior deterioration the building suffers from, as well as, replace all exterior windows and doors, the main lobby skylight, and reworking the front entrance to provide full accessibility to the building.  A new interior pathway to the elevator from the front entrance will also be created.

Plaza Rehab

  • Work is complete. The contractor is completing the remainder of their punch list work.

Plaza Pathways

  • The majority of the pathway project is complete, with final punch list items remaining.
  • The remaining work in front of both the Music and Natural Science buildings will be completed shortly. These areas have been delayed due to the contractor going out of business. The owner has committed to finishing the project, which includes the additional landscaping in front of the Natural Science building and new planters in front of the Music building.

Utilidors - HTHW Repairs

  • The contractor has finished replacing a large section of underground piping that runs from our Central Heating Plant building (at the Facilities complex) to our Mechanical Services space (located beneath the Student Services building).