Construction update

Construction Update is published periodically and provides information about the progress of major building and renovation projects. Information is provided to the Record by Facilities Management.

Harry and Susan Seigle Hall

Painting has begun on the lower levels. Taping is in progress on the upper levels. Terrazzo is complete on the lower level, and crews are installing it on Levels 1 and 2. The installation of the exterior stone veneer continues, as does the testing of the window and flashing system. Sheet metal flashing of the roof is about 50 percent complete. Construction should be finished in June 2008.

Danforth University Center

The mason is setting granite at the east elevation south of the northeast courtyard. The granite at the west, north and northeast courtyard is essentially complete. Window installation is 95 percent complete. Window flashing and caulking is under way. The slate is complete on the north and west elevations and continues at the southeast courtyard. Framing on the first floor and kitchen/food areas is 90 percent complete. Tiling began in the kitchen during the week of January 28. Stair installation is ongoing.

Stair 3 is almost complete. Second-floor framing and drywall are complete. Painting and millwork are under way on the second floor, as is framing for the coffered ceiling in the commons. Third-floor spray fireproofing is complete. The third-floor framing is 50 percent complete. Installation of mechanical, electric, plumbing and fire protection systems distribution continues on all three levels. Two air-handling units have been turned on and are providing temporary heat. The project is on schedule to be completed by July 2008.

Village East

Construction of the Village East Residence Hall at the corner of Forest Park Parkway and Throop Drive is progressing. Floor slabs at all levels are complete. Mechanical/electrical rough-ins are ongoing. All windows are complete except the bay windows on the north side. Drywall installation has begun. Masonry work has started on the east side of the building. This project is scheduled for completion in August 2008.

BJC Institute of Health at Washington University

Work is under way to finish drilling piers and to start foundation walls. Steel erection is scheduled to start at the end of March, with completion of the building expected in December 2009. The design work on the core and shell is in progress, and lab centers are in final stages of design.

Genome Sequencing Data Center

The center is now under roof with expected occupancy in June. The 2,000 processors in the center will allow the sequencing of the human genome to take place in seven days, compared with the seven years it took to sequence the first human genome.