This week marks the halfway point between construction starting in July and classes beginning in the new academic building on September 21!
In the academic building, workers continue installing electrical, plumbing, and ventilation systems on all three floors of the building. Interior walls have been framed on the first floor, defining the classrooms and office space. Crews are working their way around the exterior to apply layers that will insulate the interior and provide protection against the weather. The roof, windows and doors will be installed soon, which will allow the contractor to begin work on the interior finishes of the building.
The most noticeable change in the last two weeks is the steel frame and wood walls rising along Century Drive at the residence hall. The space that has been framed will comprise a fitness room and utility rooms for the building. The building is composed of three “wings”; the other two wings that extend to the west will begin to go up in the coming weeks.
At the center of the site, foundations were poured this week for the dining building. Underground plumbing and electrical will be installed in the coming weeks, followed by the concrete floor and the steel and wood frame of the building.