Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update 1/10/20

WSH activities from this week and looking forward:

Phase 1 update:


  • Noise levels are constant and vary day-to-day
  • All floors:
    • Demolition in atrium is ongoing
    • Metal stud framing, walls and ceiling soffits, and drywall is being hung
    • Steel for feature wall in atrium and for roof support of new AHUs – delivery tomorrow, Jan 11.
    • Ductwork installation (supply/exhaust) has extended in to the atrium space to connect to the main vertical shaft by the existing restrooms
    • Electrical and plumbing rough-ins – copper water line installation has begun
    • Fire sprinkler system design is in-progress


  • Only authorized personnel in the construction areas and only with PPE
  • Please continue to report any issues (e.g. unexplained odors) as they arise

Other issues/items:

  • Gas line tap complete.

Schedule & Budget:

  • Phase 1 anticipated completion June 2020
    • Exhaust fan and AHUs – Spring 2020
    • Phase 1 / Phase 2 initial transition schedule and planning has begun
      • Phase 1 completion is anticipated for April/May 2020, while the atrium space will extend to June.
    • Phase 2 & Substantial Completion is August 2020
    • Final completion: Fall 2020
    • Budget items:
      • Firewatch – currently absorbing in contingency
      • Fume hood infrastructure for teaching and 4th floor vacant labs in SW corner

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