Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update 7/2/20

Construction Activities:

  • All floors:
    • Air Handler One is operational
      • Need IT cabling for Siemens Controls
    • Priming and 1st coat – all floors
    • Ceiling grid installation – all floors
    • Restroom tiling finishing on 1st and 2nd floors
    • Electrical and plumbing work is ongoing
    • IT closets are being outfitted from top down; Switches to be installed once space is cooled
    • Framing of North end feature wall has started
    • Glass walls on 3rd and 4th floors in atrium/elevator lobbies has started
  • Elevators and Elevator lobbies:
    • Both passenger elevators are temporarily shut down for construction activities in the lobby ceiling areas
  • All elevator lobbies are behind the construction barrier
    • North side of 2nd floor only
    • South entrance TBD – likely at the end of the project for minimal impact
  • Exterior:
    • EIFS and other exterior work – North side demo and new caulking complete – still to paint
    • New glass / framing is ongoing
      • Glass installation continues 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 and Atrium anticipated completion – An updated schedule was provided on July 1, by Meco-Henne. Facilities is evaluating.
    • Phase 2 sub-phasing plan was submitted and I will schedule meetings with those affected by the work
  • Budget items: no new issues; change order #3 final pricing received and Change order issued.
    • Tracking under budget currently, the shift to Phase 2, relocations, and final move-in pricing to be considered
    • Additional bike rack area presented on Southwest corner

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