Construction Update

Week of Oct. 20, 2014

Environmental Center Complex
Due to the weather this past week and delivery delays, the installation of the culvert structure to help with storm water management in this area was not completed as scheduled. This work will now begin early this week. Work on the new farm house will continue for the next few weeks. As a reminder, the contractors working on the new farmhouse will need to use the road leading up to the Administration building as their main entrance to the site. The building is expected to be complete by years end.

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Alumni Hall
The foundation work for the building will continue through the next few weeks. Underground mechanical, electric, and plumbing work in the North Wing of the building is scheduled to begin early this week and continue through the week. Backfill around the North Wing will also begin early next week followed by the West Wing late in the week. Production on the modular units is underway. You can expect to see the modular boxes on campus in late November.

Kessel Student Center
The expansion of the Kessel Student Center is underway and is on schedule to be completed in January. The steel for the expansion will continue to be set into place this week. The concrete pour for the remaining loading dock roof is complete. The remaining concrete pour for the upper level slab is expected to be complete early this week. The framing of the exterior walls is scheduled to begin early this week and continue through the next few weeks. The rough mechanical, electric and plumbing (MEP) work has begun and the in-wall MEP work will begin early this week. All MEP work will continue through the next few weeks. The installation of storefronts and soffits has begun and will continue through this week.

Site Work
The expansion of the Choate lot is underway. During the course of the expansion we have encountered many unexpected situations, which has caused a delay in the opening of the parking lot. The final grading of the parking area will continue through the next few weeks. The installation of curbs, binder, guard rails, lighting and sidewalks will begin following the completion of the grading. The installation of the sidewalks in front of Paton Hall on the on the east side of the building will continue this week.

Choate Pond
The work on the athletic fields is expected to begin on October 27th. Work on the baseball field is scheduled first followed by the multi-purpose field. The baseball field work is expected to have around 400 truck trips of fill between the new location of the softball field and the baseball field. We are working closely on logistic plans for this work and we will share with you once it is complete. The foundation for the Field House will begin once the permits are received. All of the new athletic facilities are on schedule for completion for the fall 2015 semester.

Athletics
Last week’s groundbreaking ceremony had an amazing turn out and was a great success. Thank you to all that attended. Work on the fields and the foundation for the Field House will begin once the permits are received. 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 Oct. 2014)