Williams Science Hall was built in 1975 as the College of Pharmacy and was renamed in 2016 when the Lozier Center for Drug Discovery opened.
The current project is a 3-Phase renovation that includes HVAC, electrical, IT, and fire system upgrades. The main entrance, front landscaping, and exterior EIFS finish will all be improved as well.
- 62,500 total square feet is impacted
- Total cost is $12.7 million
- Meco-Henne is the General Contractor (GC)
- Mobilized June 24, 2019.
- Projected completion is Fall 2020
Current Activities – Week of 8/19 – Phase 1 (West wing)
- Fire suppression system isolated in construction area on 3 floors, the 4th is scheduled for Monday, 8/26
- Abatement of tile flooring and “black glue” (asbestos) will start 8/28
- A trench was dug to connect building electrical services from the transformer to what will be the new electrical room on the 1st floor.
- Furniture in the auditorium was removed for temp storage to allow complete demo of above the ceiling
- There has been some extra “building sweat” which is condensation on the ductwork above the ceilings which has dripped on to ceiling tiles
- UNMC and M-H met on Wednesday, 8/21, and are implementing 2 ideas to minimize
- We will continue to monitor the situation to make sure efforts are effective
Fume Hood Removal and Re-balancing
- 10 fume hoods in the construction area will be disconnected
- A meeting is scheduled for 8/28 to formulate the execution of the this work. (I will provide more details following the discussion).
Exterior Work on South Façade: Progress continues
- Scaffolding and cones with tape delineate safe pathways
- Area 1 expected completion on/by Tuesday, 8/27
Schedule & Budget
- Phase 1 anticipated completion is 8-10 months from start, so roughly February to April of 2020
- No concerns at this time for either