Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall June 12 Update

WSH activities from this week and looking forward:

Construction Activities: not much change this week as all activities continue to progress.

  • All floors:
    • Hydronic piping for new Air handler underway; inspection pending and start-up planned for 6/22
    • Painters have started priming on the upper floors
    • Tiling in the new restrooms on 1st and 2nd
    • Electrical and plumbing work is ongoing
    • IT closets are being outfitted from top down
    • Atrium ceiling framing is complete and drywalled
    • Framing of feature wall – North side is in-process
  • Elevators and Elevator lobbies:
    • Both passenger elevators are temporarily shut down for construction activities in the lobby ceiling areas
    • 1st, 3rd, and 4th floor lobbies under construction
    • 2nd floor lobby phasing/timeframe is being discussed
  • Other:
    • Phase 1 & 2 final Key meetings are scheduled  
  • Exterior:
    • EPHIS and other exterior work expected to start
    • Framing for new glass at front entrance and 2nd floor break room areas  
      • Glass installation has started on the atrium (replacement glass)


  • 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 separate communication was sent referencing delayed construction schedule
    • 6/5 walk-through planned to review progress of last two weeks with increased manpower
      • New construction dates will be issued following a review of current status
    • Relocation schedule draft in-progress for Phase 2
    • Planning for Phase 2 lab work in occupied labs in-progress
  • Budget items: no new issues; change order #3 final pricing in process
    • 3rd party commissioning contractor is committed
    • Additional funding for card access on elevators secured
    • Tracking under budget currently, the shift to Phase 2, relocations, and final move-in pricing to be considered
      • Asbestos on Phase 2 – ??
      • No need for exhaust fan for 4th floor BSC

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