Friday, February 19, 2016

This Week in Construction: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On*

Updates from Chad Sweatman, Manager, Building Support Services:

  • Temporary partitions are in place on the second and third floors, in preparation for further demolition
  • Landscaping beds have been demolished at the front and plaza areas
  • Most of the limestone panels have been removed (plastic is in place for temporary weatherproofing)
  • Gas line has been relocated
  • Work has begun on the new electrical manhole and duct bank (these are the viaducts for electricity into the building)
  • Foundation test drilling is almost complete (stone will need to be hammered out for footings and elevator pit)
  • Red fabric will be installed on the construction fence by the end of the week
  • Excavation for footings will begin next week
  • Footings will be poured and formed toward the end of next week through March 11
  • Structural steel will begin arriving mid-March and installation will start soon after

Landscaping beds in the process of removal.
Foundation testing.

Anticipate that entry to the building from Tenth Street is likely to change in the weeks to come as the stairwell that leads from SPEA into Kelley’s Career Services area will eventually be blocked as construction progresses. From Tenth, you'll continue to be able to enter SPEA via Hodge Hall then the ramp with this bit of good construction humor:

Keep your peace during construction. 
*About the title: While the song "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" was popularized by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1957, it was first recorded by Big Maybelle in 1955. Who wrote it? Now, that is a matter of contention

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Temporary road closing: Law Lane

There will be  an emergency partial road closing at Law Lane starting Thursday,  February 18, 2016 from  7 :45 a.m. until  5 p.m. Friday,  February 19, 2016.

West bound lanes will be closed from Fee Lane (east 100 yards) to the  Foster Quad parking lot entrance. This will affect west bound traffic flow.

The purpose of outage is to repair a chilled water line.

Update: The road seems to be clear as of 1:30 p.m., February 19.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Watch our progress as it happens

It can take a few minutes to load—and sometimes its focus shifts—but we do have a live web cam on our building project. It's the next best thing to being here!

Watch the web cam »

Snowy work on February 9. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

This week in deconstruction

The serpentine planter makes way for improvements as of February 4. 
The noise and shaking this week? Look to this guy, jackhammering away the side of the building.
Hard at work.
The energy company works on the light pole, making way for progress.