Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update 9/18/20

Progress Update:

  • RO System Replacement in-progresswater will be supplied during this time
    • Estimated duration is 4 weeks – 9/8 to 10/6
  • Air Handler 2 – 1 day shutdown for tie-in – this will be October timeframe

3rd & 4th Floors

  • SFM walked 3rd and 4th for the Official Temporary Certificate of Occupancy – fire panel / system was verified; a few penetrations in the 2 janitor’s closet and 1 in 1st floor electrical room need to be addressed before final is issued.
  • Punch list items underway
  • Fume hood modifications are underway by Waldinger – 1 hour per fume hood (max) and light noise expected (drill). They are installing a “pan” that will allow the existing hood to operate in the new variable air flow system and, ultimately, complies with building code
  • Phase 2 occupant move – complete!
    • 4th floor copier moved from 4010 to 4.0.002 – any issues with printing at this new location, please reach out to IT
    • Break room on 4th off elevator lobby room 4.0.030A – Please do not use the sink at this time!
    • Conference room moved from 4010 to the new area to room 4.0.003

1st & 2nd Floors

  • Electrical and plumbing work is finalizing
  • IT cabling is complete and terminated in new IT closets
  • Glass railing system for 2nd floor catwalk and atrium stairs is onsite – installation is progressing
  • New door installation in progress on 2nd and 1st
  • Ceiling grid installed
  • Light fixtures installed
  • Flooring installation is finalizing

Phase 2: 4th  (South half) and 3rd floor temp walls are in place

  • Waldinger will decontaminate and remove Bio Safety Cabinets and fume hoods


  • EIFS work ongoing
    • The underside of the soffit on the Southwest corner is repaired and finish work is starting
  • Landscaping to start at main entrance 9/8 – delayed due to rain & mud   


  • Pending  – 3rd & 4th floors complete on Phase 1 (temp Cert. of Occupancy)
  • 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

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
    • Central stair and corridor work coordination
  • Occupied labs (Murry/Lyubchenko) and scope of work coordination
  • Budget: “less than” mindset
    • Abatement
    • Phase 2 conditions
    • Freight Elevator

Decisions or Resources Needed:

  • Tissue Culture equipment status presently in the rooms
Williams Science Hall – 2nd Floor Elevator Lobby
Williams Science Hall – 1st Floor Auditorium

Questions? Contact Erin Peters.

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