The Capital Facilities Planning construction project update page is intended to let you know what projects are under construction around campus and how they 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 9 through Week of September 16
Welcome back, it’s been a busy summer!
The Contractor has finished the majority of their work on the interior of the building, and is focusing on completing the work on their punch lists. They are also finishing work on the exterior of the building, with the new railings being installed around the entry pavilion courtyard, along with new landscaping work at the lower level entry plaza across from the West 1 parking lot. This work should be completed by the end of September.
Some furniture delays have unfortunately resulted in a few rooms in the building having a delayed opening.
The building is currently open for use.
This past summer, we completed (7) additional suite bathroom renovations and added two new ADA accessible bathrooms, along with heating and finish upgrades in Big Haus to the A/B -Wing section of the building, as well as interior finish upgrades to C-Wing. Next summer we’ll finish all the interior work in C-Wing, including new heating upgrades and renovating the bathrooms. We’ll also begin work in both B-Wing and D-Wing. Additionally, we are finishing the designs to install new card readers on the exterior entrances into Big Haus, Crossroads, and Farside. This construction is also scheduled to begin next summer.
The Quad had the second phase of work commence this summer including; new landscaping, an entertainment area with seating and a pergola, rain gardens, meditation area, patio for formal functions, and open area for recreation. There are a few punch list items that the contractor will be completing over the next few weeks including; installing some additional lights and a new blue-light phone. We have re-seeded the open lawn areas, so we appreciate your patience as the new grass establishes. Once it has, we’ll remove the low orange fencing.
Outback had another (22) bathrooms renovated this past summer, which completes our bathroom renovation work in the building. Some additional upgrades that were not part of the original project will occur next summer.
Our newest residence hall, “Wayback”, has opened. The contractor is working on finishing a number of punch list items and should be done over the next few weeks.
Following up on the installation of new bike racks, picnic tables, benches, and two large umbrellas near the service buildings, last summer, this summer, we’ve redone the existing main pathways that run along G-Street and J-Street. This also includes the extensions from those pathways to the apartment entrances. Additionally, new asphalt paving was installed around the courtyards with the umbrellas, a new accessible entrance to the Office of Community Engagement office, as well as connecting pathways to both the Central 4 and 5 parking lots, and the pathway that leads towards Alumni Village. We also finished replacing a number of old electrical panels in the apartments in addition to painting and installing new flooring. Next summer we plan on repaving H-Street and replacing the existing stairs and ramp that lead to the East 4 parking lot.
In the P-Street buildings, we installed new sprinklers this summer, including a new exterior building to house the pump room, updated old electrical panels and completed interior finish work in a number of apartments. We have begun the design work to also install sprinklers in both M-Street and S-Street, with anticipated construction next summer, 2020.
We had to delay the start of renovation work on the Perception Lab in Visual Arts due to some procurement issues, however, we are on schedule to begin this work over Winter Break. Additionally, we have started the design for renovating the the Lecture Hall in Natural Science.
Repairs and renovations continue. The contractor has installed the new steel framing and roof on our new entry vestibule and is awaiting new materials for the renovation of the inside of the elevator cab. The project is on schedule for completion this November.
The contractor has completed their work in the Central 4 and 5 parking lot areas and has scaled back their staging area to the north end of Central 5. They are continuing to finish their work along the side of J-Street and in the northeast corner of the Great Lawn. Over the next few weeks, they will have installed new piping and then begin to enclose the box tunnels that the piping sits in, as well as re-grade and re-seed the impacted areas. There may be some temporary closures of Pine Walk North, and the section of pathway behind the Student Services Building will remain closed until late October.
This summer, we completed installation of new roofing over the HUB and the lower roof section of Campus Center North. The existing scaffolding that is currently around the building will remain in place as we now begin re-roofing of the top floor of the building. Work is expected to be complete before the end of the year.
The first of two phases of mechanical room upgrades to the Dance Building started this summer. The contractor cleaned the existing ductwork and began the preparations needed to replace the large air handlers in the building’s mechanical room. We also replaced the old and tired ceilings on the lower level and renovated the main office suite. Next summer we’ll finish the work of installing new air handlers as well as a number of other upgrades.
Installation of New Gas Pipeline to Gym
As part of an effort to make our mechanical systems more energy efficient, we installed a new gas pipeline across the south end of the Great Lawn to the Physical Education building. We are awaiting some additional parts and commissioning so the existing fencing in this area will need to remain in-place for a few more weeks.
We are in the process of awarding the construction contract for a new accessible pedestrian pathway between Pine Walk South and the Crossroads residence hall. This new pathway will run from the Main Plaza down to the Physical Education building. Construction is scheduled to begin in early September.
We have begun the repaving of our campus roadways. The work will focus on both the East and West Loop roads as well as a large section of Lincoln Avenue from Fort Awesome toward the north entrance to the campus. For updates on road closures and or detours, please refer to our Construction Advisories page.