Construction Update

Sept. 22, 2014

Environmental Center Complex
We are very excited about completing the new Environmental Center complex. There are a few important last items to complete in order to receive the temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) for the barn buildings. There needs to be a stable path to the buildings. . The work on these gravel paths are underway and are expected to be complete by the end of next week. Work continues on the hawk display cages. These buildings are also expected to be complete by the end of next week. With this work complete we hope to receive the TCO for the animal buildings. The steel framing on the new farm house building has begun and will continue through the beginning of this week. The contractors will need to use the road leading up to the Administration building as their main entrance to the site. The building is still expected to be complete by November.

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Alumni Hall
The foundation work for the building has begun and will continue through the week. The foundation work is scheduled for the next four weeks. On Saturday 9/13, you should expect to see an increase of concrete trucks on campus as they continue to pour the foundations for Alumni Hall. Production on the modular units is underway. You can expect to see the modular boxes on campus in November.

Kessel Student Center
The expansion of the Kessel Student Center is underway and is on schedule to be completed in January. Framing of the walls in the new dishwashing room will continue this week, along with the in-wall and above ceiling utilities. The steel for the expansion will begin to be set into place starting this week and will continue through next week. The loading dock roof is framed out and the concrete pour is scheduled for this week.

Site Work
The expansion of the Choate lot is underway. The fill and shape of the parking area will continue this week. The installation of the curbs in front of Paton Hall will continue this week. On September 25th and 26th, the new lighting for Shirley Beth’s Way is being installed. Also as a reminder, the small parking lot between Lienhard Hall and the Football field will be closed for the pre-construction phase for the future home of the new Athletic Field House

Choate Pond
The reshaping of the pond has been completed and the stabilization of the pond shelves has begun. There will be a partial road closure at Miller circle starting September 25th through the 27th. This work is needed to complete the final steps in the pond restoration. The contractors will maintain one active lane of traffic in this area at all times and a flag persons will be positioned to ensure safe passage. There will be a temporary shift in the pedestrian pathway in this area while this work is being completed. For your safety, please follow the signage and stay on the designated pedestrian pathways. As a reminder, the pond is fed by mostly subsurface streams and will refill naturally after several rain events.

The filed permits were filed with the Town of Mount Pleasant. Work on the fields and the foundation for the Field House will begin in October. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for October 9 at 10:30 am. A formal invitation will follow. All of the new athletic facilities are on schedule for completion for the fall 2015 semester.

All work is weather dependent, we will promptly notify the community of any changes.

Construction Logistics Plan (pdf - updated 8/28/14)