Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall 4-3-2020 Update

Erin Peters, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Facility Project Management – Sr. Analyst
Facilities Management & Planning

Scheduled Building shut-downs: No change – we are still on schedule for this timeline.

  • Electrical shut-down: Thursday, April 16 (8 hours – max)
    • Strategic is planning to install generator(s) to power certain panels for the freezers. 
    • I have completed a spreadsheet of quantities and locations
  • HVAC (Exhaust only) shut-down: Friday, April 17-21 (max)
    • The exhaust impacts fume hoods and restroom exhausts
    • Regular supply and return air is not affected nor are building temperatures

Phase 1 update:

Construction:  All trades continue to progress.

  • Noise levels are constant and vary day-to-day
  • Steel work complete
    • Atrium ceiling still under construction (1 more week expected, at least).
  • The new exhaust unit has arrived as well as fans. All is being staged near the dock

*The crane will be onsite April 6 and 7, to lift the exhaust equipment to the roof.

  • The crane will be located on the East side of the building and will block the dock area for the duration
  • If you have scheduled deliveries – please re-schedule 4/8-10 or for the week of 4/13
  • All floors:
    • Drywall is going up on all floors – inspection pending
    • Electrical and plumbing work is ongoing
    • Ductwork insulation is in-progress.
    • Fire sprinkler system design is complete and installation is in-progress
  • Other:
    • Signage for Phase 1 ordered (room numbers and stair tower / egress signs only)
    • AV has begun ordering equipment
    • I will be scheduling Key meetings for all departments so door hardware can be ordered
  • Exterior:
    • No definitive date on exterior start-up with current temperatures
    • Southwest corner on 2nd floor is demoed out for new break room area


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

Schedule & Budget:

  • Phase 1 anticipated completion – shifting to May; Atrium the end of June
  • Relocation schedule draft in-progress for Phase 2
  • 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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