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 September 10 through Week of September 17
The Contractor continues their work on finishing the exterior of the building, adding new colored concrete panels, glass entry doors to the plaza, and preparing the exterior to receive its new metal scrim finish. Work on the plaza is also progressing with new curbs and waterproofing being installed.
The interior is also moving forward with finish work begin completed and a number of the specialized spaces receiving new acoustical treatments, audio-visual equipment, and furniture.
The contractor is completing their punch list work in Big Haus A/B-Wing. This summer, we completed (7) additional suite bathroom renovations and added two new ADA accessible bathrooms, along with heating upgrades to this section of the building. Design has also started on the corridor bathrooms in Crossroads C-Wing section for next summer.
The Quad also received new accessible pathways this summer between Outback and Fort Awesome to the Main Dining Hall and Main Plaza level. We will be installing new pathway lighting starting September 18th. This should take a few days and not be noisy work. We may at times (during the actual installation of the light fixture) need to temporarily close parts of the pathways.
Outback had another (22) bathrooms renovated along with new floor finishes in it’s corridors.
We have also completed the exterior masonry and window repairs at Fort Awesome that started last summer. This summer the contractor finished work on the east and south facades of the building, as well as replacing damaged roof leaders.
Our newest residence hall, “Wayback”, started construction this summer and is making great progress. New foundations have been poured and the structural walls and framing for the first floor is nearing completion. Work will continue over the semester as the contractor works on enclosing the exterior of the building.
Dorms Design: Olde Exterior
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 along with some interior renovations to the existing bathrooms and kitchens.
Starting September 17th, we will begin installing new bike racks, picnic tables, benches. and two large umbrellas near the service buildings.
Another project is also beginning that will address repairs and upgrades to the main mechanical systems and equipment that feed the complex.
Classroom and Technology Upgrades
This summer we started the first phase of renovations and upgrades to a number of classrooms, including classroom #1006 in Social Science. We are in the design phase for modifications to the Perception Lab in Visual Arts and the Lecture Hall in Natural Science.
Emergency Generator Rehab
The contractor has finished their work installing our new emergency generators and are in the process of final commissioning and closing out the project. Both generators are up and running.
Exterior Rehab Various Bldgs: Phase 2
The contractor has finished their installation of the new windows on the Natural Science building and landscaping around the building.
Music Humidification Project
The contractor did a large amount of work over the summer, finishing their contract work. Some additional work is needed which they’ll perform this semester, that will be closely coordinated as to not impact our academic programs.
PAC Exterior Elevator Rehab.
We are in the process of awarding the construction contract, with anticipated construction beginning this September. Expect to see the contractor begin to mobilize and install new protected fencing around the existing elevator at the Main Plaza level in the next few weeks.
Rehabilitate Utilidors: HTHW Phase 2
Work continued this summer on our High Temperature Hot Water systems, with work occurring in the Heating Plant, Mechanical Services, Tunnels, and Central 4 parking lot.
A portion of Central 4 will remain closed through October as we replace old piping underground in this area and metal planks will remain over portions of the ramps on the east side of Campus Center North until that piping is replaced and sidewalks repaired. They remain open for use.