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.

Danforth Campus

Danforth University Center
This project is on target to be ready for occupants to move in this month.

Village East
This project is scheduled for completion this month.

South 40 utilities relocation
New chilled water, electric, telecommunications, domestic water, fire protection water, fuel oil and sewer lines are being installed. Electric power was shut down on the South 40 in late May for the high-voltage work. The chiller has been demolished at Danforth and Mudd houses; new chilled water lines have been routed to same.

Medical Campus

Biotech Building
Facilities Engineering is in the process of restoring the Biotech Building on Scott Avenue. The front facade on Scott Avenue will be given a full restoration of tuck-pointing and caulking and a thorough cleaning of the decorative limestone. Work on Scott Avenue is expected to be completed in late August, with the remainder of the building to be completed by Nov. 1. Overhead protection at the entrances to the building has been installed so that they can remain open while the work is being done. During this work, the sidewalk in front of the Biotech Building will be closed.

Biomedical Research Building
The major earthwork is complete. The drilled pier foundations are in place with 95 percent of the foundation work in place. Structural steel is erected to the fifth floor on the south end of the building over the MetroLink tracks and on the North-South Wing. Core and shell completion is scheduled for December 2009 with the WUSTL build-outs to follow.

Environmental Health & Safety Building
Programming is under way for a new building to house the Environmental Health & Safety functions, Radiation Safety, the machine shop and Building Services shops. The building will be located in the 4500 block of McKinley Avenue. It will be three stories tall, structured for one future floor. Construction should start in early 2009.

Genome Sequencing Data Center
The building on the corner of Newstead and Duncan avenues is substantially complete. The department has moved in and is in the process of setting up equipment.