Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update 11/8/19

WSH activities from this week and looking forward:

Phase 1 update:


  • Noise levels are constant and vary day-to-day
  • Metal stud framing and drywall underway on all floors
    • 3rd floor modifications are complete on South side
  • Ductwork installation underway on all floors
  • Greenhouse demo complete, replacement roofing underway
    • There were odors reported this week. These were identified as the roofing material
  • Construction Phase 1 perimeter is in-process – no change this week.
    • 2nd floor is partially complete – working on the plan for minimal south entrance closure and critical HVAC work
      • EVS closet relocation to 3rd floor
      • Alexey office – relocation to 3017,
    • 1st floor in process


  • Only authorized personnel in the construction areas and only with PPE
  • Please continue to report any issues (e.g. unexplained odors) as they arise
    • On that note – I will try to notify everyone in the building of potential odors ahead of time.

Exterior Work:

  • North and West facades still need painted

Other issues/items: Not at this time.

Schedule & Budget: No change at this time.

  • Phase 1 anticipated completion was April 2020, at this time, incorporating Phase Final items is expected to push out ~60 days (June 2020)
    • Exhaust fan and AHUs – Spring 2020
  • Budget items: no change
    • Increased number of WAPs and impact – budget submitted
    • Firewatch
    • Minor floor plan changes reviewed, final, and moving forward
    • Fume hood ductwork for teaching lab

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