Construction Update is published periodically and provides information about the progress of major University building and renovation projects on the Hilltop, Medical and West campuses. Information is provided to the Record by facilities management.
Earth and Planetary Sciences Building
The masonry work continues with the granite and limestone facade. The roofing is quickly progressing to provide dry conditions for interior work. Par-tition framing continues on all levels, and drywall and painting are progressing well. Mechan-ical, electrical and plumbing contractors continue to work from the lower level up to the attic-level floor. Work will continue to focus on completing the mechanical and electrical work in the building. Flooring work will start soon, allowing for placement of the lab casework.
Levels A, B and 2 are complete and occupied.
Exterior site work on Level 1 (ground level) is nearly complete. The Level 1 demolition is complete at the north and south sides. The sprinklers are complete on the south side and continue on the north. The wall framing continues on the north side, while the painting has started on the south-side ceilings. The bathroom rough-ins are nearly complete and the floor patching and leveling has started.
The Level 3 demolition is complete and the sprinkler piping is nearly complete. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins continue, and the prep work for the painting of the concrete deck is under way. The drywall framing is nearly complete, and the hanging and finishing is under way at the south side. The glass curtain wall is complete at the north and south sides.
At the penthouse, the sprinkler lines are complete, and the HVAC and insulation work are nearly complete.
Shepley Drive extension
The roadway connecting the South 40 and Forsyth Boulevard via Wallace Drive is complete. The traffic signal is installed and working, and the roadway is open. Most of the landscaping is complete.
Phase II B Housing
At the site where Eliot Residence Hall used to stand, new foundation walls are complete. Erection of structural steel has begun. The installation of structural walls in the basement as well as placement of first-floor decking will soon take place.
Phase II Garage
Adjacent to Phase II B Housing, the retaining wall on the north side of the site is complete. The footings for the columns have begun. The columns will soon be formed and placed.