Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update

Progress Update: Not a lot of change from last week as we wrap up Phase 1 levels 3 and 4 for partial occupancy

  • Air Handler 2 – delivery schedule for September 1-2
    • Crane onsite on the East side of the building – 2 days
    • 1 day shutdown for tie-in – this will be October timeframe
  • Flooring installation complete on 3rd and 4th floors
  • Ceiling is installed on 3rd & 4th
  • Restroom tiling finishing on 1st floor; final fixture installation
  • New RO piping installed in Phase 1
    • RO System shutdown planned for Tuesday, 9/8 – water will be supplied during this time
    • Estimated duration is 4 weeks
  • Electrical and plumbing work is finalizing on 3rd and 4th; ongoing on 1st and 2nd  
  • HVAC ductwork for AHU2 almost complete in preparation for the unit’s arrival
  • IT closets are all set – new switch installation starting today!
  • IT cabling is complete – awaiting termination
  • Glass railing system for 2nd floor catwalk and atrium stairs is onsite – installation has started
  • New door installation in progress on 2nd and 1st
  • Card reader rough-ins – need IT
  • Elevators and Elevator lobbies:
    • Interior finishes ordered
    • Floor leveler installation 8/31
  • Exterior:
  • EIFS work started on North and West facades 
    • The underside of the soffit on the Southwest corner was demoed
    • New glass installed with fritted pattern – almost complete

Schedule

  • 9/3 – 3rd & 4th floors complete on Phase 1 (temp Cert. of Occupancy)
  • 9/8 – relocations of Phase 2 occupants to start
  • 9/10 – Phase 2, 4th floor, South ½ work to begin
  • 9/14 – Phase 2, 3rd floor work to begin
  • 9/22 – Atrium and Phase 1 floors 1 and 2 (temp Cert. of Occupancy)
  • Contractor Substantial Completion: 03/15/20
  • First Use of Space: Varies by temp Certificate of Occupancy; I will keep everyone informed as we near each groups move date
    • 1st series of moves are Phase 2 occupants over to Phase 1 space

Budget Status:

  • Approved Budget = $12,673,300
  • Planned Spend = $12,587,799

Key Risks or Issues:

  • Occupied Building and impact during building system shut-downs and construction activities in Phases
  • New IT closets activated / jack activation for Phase 1 occupants and transition in Phase 2
  • Occupied labs (Murry/Lyubchenko) and scope of work coordination
  • Budget: “less than” mindset
    • Abatement
    • Phase 2 conditions
    • Freight Elevator

Decisions or Resources Needed:

  • None at this time but will continue to coordinate with occupants and UNMC partners to keep progressing.

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