Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update

Crane onsite on 42nd St. scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 7:00am to 5:00pm – Street closure required between Dewey & Emile Streets.

The crane will pick and lift the new Air Handler Unit 1 for installation

Elevators and Elevator lobbies:

  • Both passenger elevators are were shut down Monday, 4/27 until approx.. the end of Phase 1 (June).
    • Elevator lobby above ceiling work to begin, starting on 1st floor. (more updates to come re: other floors)
  • Card Access work is moving forward on the elevators
  • The Service Elevator was temp shut down on Thursday, 5/7, for card access installation activities
    • O’Keefe also fixed a gate that was causing an issue.

Construction Activities:

  • All floors:
    • 5th floor concrete demo above former Alumni Relations area complete
    • New Air Handler Unit 1 – arriving 5/9 and will be installed
    • Drywall is going up on all floors; 3rd and 4th complete – moving down to 1st and 2nd
    • Ceiling has started in auditorium
    • Electrical and plumbing work is ongoing – new electrical room on 1st floor is live; new panels on 3rd and 5th.
    • IT closets are being outfitted – 4th floor first; 2nd will follow
  • Other:
    • Phase 1 Key meetings scheduled for week of 5/11 with Todd Bies
  • Exterior:
    • EPHIS and other exterior work expected to start-up soon
    • Framing for new glass has begun at front entrance and 2nd floor break room area


  • See COVID-19 note above for any related updates. Hand sanitizer stations located at entrances
  • 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: No changes at this time.

  • Phase 1 anticipated completion – shifting to May; Atrium the end of June
    • Relocation schedule draft in-progress for Phase 2
    • Planning for Phase 2 lab work in occupied labs in-progress
  • Phase 2 & Substantial Completion is August 2020
  • Final completion: Fall 2020
  • Budget items: no new issues; change order #4 pricing in process

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