Construction Update

Week of Jan. 26, 2014

Environmental Center Complex
Furniture has been delivered to the Farm House. The main item remaining is the gas connectivity. Once this occurs the building will receive a temporary certificate of occupancy and the Environmental Center staff will move in the new space. Con Edison is expected to activate the gas line this week.

Alumni Hall
The modular units continue to arrive on campus. There are over 65 units installed. We expect deliveries every day this week pending good weather.

Kessel Student Center
We are so excited to announce that Kessel Student Center is now open! A formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am.

We will be able to finish the final landscaping around the building, and replace the temporary asphalt pedestrian walkways with the permanent concrete walkways around the building, once the weather warms up.

Site Work
The installation of light poles and fixtures will begin, starting with the new North Hall parking lot followed by the Goldstein Fitness Center, Choate parking lot, and Shirley Beth’s way.

Choate Pond
The culvert installation is complete and has created the pathway bridge over the incoming stream that fills the pond; the new bridge will be located between Mortola Library and Kessel Student Center. Even though the culvert installation has been completed, masonry stone work for the bridge still needs to be completed. This work cannot be completed in the cold weather. Once the weather warms up and the work is scheduled, we will update you.

Athletics
The work on the baseball and multi-purpose field continues. The baseball field is leveled and awaiting good weather to install the synthetic turf. The new retaining wall on the multi-purpose field is in the process of being installed.

We have received the permit for the foundation for the Field House. We have begun working on the foundation this week, starting with erosion control.

The new Athletics Field House is still on schedule for completion for the fall 2015 semester. Due to the cold weather, there has been a delay in the schedule for the baseball and multi-purpose field. They are now projected to come online in March.

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

Construction Logistics Plan - Winter/Spring 2015 (pdf)