Friday, September 30, 2016

Progress in pictures

Plaza paving nears completion. 

Western facing glass walls. 

Progress on steps to the plaza.

Limestone facing on the front of the building. 

Interior stair well.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Utility project to move

From Chad Sweatman, Manager, Building Support Services

The utility project work area is moving this weekend to the other half of the lot. Construction fences will be moved closer to the Kelley building on Saturday. The construction trailer will be moved to the east near the trash dumpsters. The entrance to the lot will be closer to the railroad tracks as it was during the recent Kelly projects. Please plan accordingly.  


Just one stack of many crates of windows waiting to be installed.
Some of the windows now in place on the west side of the building, overlooking the plaza.
An elevator is delivered. How much does an elevator weigh? According to another sticker on the crate: 2,100 pounds. 
If you prefer taking the stairs, those to the plaza are in progress. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Building finishes, but is not finished

Limestone veneer being applied to eastern wall of addition.
Western wall with limestone and framing taking shape for windows to the front.
Brick pavers being installed over gravel and waterproofing membrane on the plaza.
Thanks to Weddle Construction and their crews for all of their hard work!
A sneak peek inside.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lights out late on September 9-10

From Chad Sweatman, Manager, Building Support Services: 

Power outages for SPEA are scheduled this Friday, September 9,  and Saturday, September 10, starting at 10 p.m. and lasting until 2 a.m. each night. The purpose of the outage is to connect power to the new addition. Building Support Services staff will be here Saturday night to monitor labs and building systems. Please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Plaza gravel work begins on September 8

From Chad Sweatman, Manager, Building Support Services:

Starting tomorrow morning (September 8), workers will begin pumping gravel to the plaza (pictured above). Weather permitting, this should take four days and the work will be completed Sunday, September 11. The equipment will be located on the Tenth Street side of the building and pipes will run up the new stairs to the courtyard. The gravel is needed to establish the final grade and is the base for the pavers. The bulk of the noise will be noticed outside the building near the work site. It’s unclear how much will transfer into the south wing of the SPEA building. There is a possibility that the equipment will need to be moved to the north side of the building Saturday and Sunday if they have trouble reaching everything from the south.    

This task has been scheduled at the end of the week and the weekend to help minimize in any impacts. Thank you for your continued understanding throughout our construction project.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A small preview

Just to the east of the SPEA construction project, a sample wall has been erected. This small wall gives a preview to the masonry, grout, and window style that will be applied to the final Paul H. O'Neill Graduate Center. Go take a peek!