Week of Nov. 23, 2014
Environmental Center Complex
Construction of the new farm house is still underway. The framing of the interior walls is underway, along with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing work. 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.
The foundation work for the East Wing of the building will continue through the next few weeks. The steel work in the North Wing has begun and will continue for the next few weeks. Production on the modular units is making good progress. The modular boxes are expected to begin arriving on campus at the end of next week. There will be about 6 to 10 modular units delivered a day on campus throughout a 14 week period. Approximately 4‐ 6 units will be assembled a day. The units will all be stored behind the construction fence to minimize the impact to the campus. A large crane that will be approximately 120 feet tall is expected to arrive on campus around December 1 and will be on campus through the middle of February. The crane will be used to erect the modular units.
Kessel Student Center
The expansion of the Kessel Student Center is underway and is on schedule to be completed in January. The building is really starting to take shape. The roof work for the building is substantially complete. The framing of the exterior walls will continue through the end of the week. The drywall installation on the first floor along with the installation of the ceiling grid will begin this week and continue through next week. The rough MEP work on the second level will continue through the end of the week. The installation of the frame for the large glass wall that will overlook and face the pond has begun and will continue through the next couple of weeks. Also, the installation of the glass for that wall will begin this week and will continue through the next few weeks.
The Choate Parking lot work has made significant progress during the last week. The Parking Lot is expected to open next week!! Once the parking lot is open, the fencing that was around the parking lot will be moved to the northern part of the Choate Circle and will encompass the grass island in front of the Goldstein Fitness Center. The pedestrian pathway along the western side of the circle and in front of Choate leading to the Goldstein Fitness Center will remain in place. Access to the front of Choate House will be maintained at all times. There will also be a fence located between the new Choate parking lot and Choate House while they work on creating a new staircase that will connect Choate House to a new pedestrian pathway. Please see the logistics plans on pages 3 and 4 that highlights the upcoming changes.
The new sidewalk along the pond and Miller circle has been installed. Asphalt topping will be placed on Tuesday, November 24 at Miller Circle. The contractors will maintain one active lane of traffic in this area at all times and 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. Security guards will also be posted at the site for the duration of this work.
The installation of the new culvert structure on the northern end of the pond has begun and will continue through the next few weeks. The culvert installation is the first step in creating the walking bridge over the pond. Over this past weekend, the temporary slight shift in the pedestrian pathway between the Mortola Library and the Kessel Student Center was created.
Erosion control for the multi‐purpose field is complete. The baseball field work has begun and will continue through December 31, 2014. This work is expected to have around 50 truck trips a day of fill between the new location of the softball field and the baseball field. In order to prevent student, faculty, and staff traffic to interact with the truck traffic, a dedicated route on campus will be established for the trucks. This will require for a section of Parking Lot F (the lot behind Miller and Lienhard Halls) to be taken offline, along with the roadway on the west side of campus which is used to exit the campus. This is the roadway that circulates through parking lots D and C and follows behind Costello and Dyson Hall to entrance 1. This will require changes to entrance 1 and 2. The road leading to entrance 2 from entrance 1 will become a two‐way street, so vehicles leaving the west side of campus from Miller and Lienhard can make a left hand turn onto Route 117. Please see the logistics plan on page 6 that highlights the upcoming changes.
The foundation for the Field House will begin once the permit is received. All of the new athletic facilities are on schedule for completion for the fall 2015 semester with the baseball and multi‐purpose field coming online in February.
All work is weather dependent, we will promptly notify the community of any changes.
Construction Logistics Plan (pdf - updated 11/24/14)
Hauling Plan (pdf - updated 11/24/14)