Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update 5/29/20

COVID19 Note: All workers have been advised by UNMC and by Meco-Henne that masks will be required and to continue following the guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization: handwashing, social distancing, self-monitoring and quarantine, etc..  No new cases have been identified/reported.

WSH activities from this week and looking forward:

Elevators and Elevator lobbies:

  • Both public elevators are temporarily shut down for construction activities in the lobby ceiling areas

Construction Activities:

  • All floors:
    • Hydronic piping for new Air handler underway
    • Painters have started priming on the upper floors
    • Tiling in the new restrooms is underway – looks great!
    • Electrical and plumbing work is ongoing
    • IT closets are being outfitted – 4th floor first; 2nd will follow
    • Atrium ceiling framing is complete and dry-walled
    • Framing of feature wall – North side is in-process
  • Other:
    • Phase 1 & 2 final Key meetings to be scheduled week of 6/1
  • Exterior:
    • EPHIS and other exterior work expected to start-up soon (weather permitting)
    • Framing for new glass at front entrance and 2nd floor break room area continues


  • 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 – TBD. A meeting was held with Meco-Henne on 5/18 re: construction delays. More to come.
    • 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, pending updates.
  • Final completion: Fall 2020, pending updates.
  • Budget items: no new issues; change order #4 pricing in process – this pricing will merge with CO #3 due to timing.
    • Looking at bringing the 3rd party commissioning contractor onboard

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