Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update

Construction Activities:

  • All floors:
    • Air Handler One is operational (Phase 1)
      • Need IT cabling for Siemens Controls
    • Planning for Air Handler Two is underway – tentatively scheduled for 8/8 deliver/install
    • Priming and 1st coat – all floors
    • Ceiling grid installation – all floors
    • Restroom tiling finishing on 1st and 2nd floors; fixture installation
    • Electrical and plumbing work is ongoing
    • IT closets are being outfitted from top down
    • IT cabling is being installed
    • 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:
    • The power to both passenger elevators was restored for contractor use. This will help reduce traffic in the occupied area and increase efficiency in the construction area.
    • 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
  • Other:
    • Meco-Henne has hired an additional cleaning crew for the occupied areas, including restrooms and stair towers
      • There are still portable toilets on the East side of the building
  • Exterior:
    • EIFS and other exterior work – North side demo and new caulking complete – still to paint
      • The underside of the soffit on the Northwest corner may need to be fully replaced due to existing condition
    • 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, firewatch, etc., and final move-in pricing to be considered
    • Additional bike rack area presented on Southwest corner

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