Central Campus Construction

Williams Science Hall Update 9/25/20

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

Phase 1:

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 have been addressed and photos submitted to SFM for approval and final C of O.
  • Punch list items underway – due 10/5
  • 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

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 doors and hardware installed
  • AV completed a site walk today  
  • Ceiling grid installed
  • Light fixtures installed
  • Flooring installation is finalizing
  • Above Ceiling and Electrical inspections to be complete week of 9/28

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

  • Waldinger will decontaminate and remove Bio Safety Cabinets and fume hoods starting 9/28
  • TC Room emptied of equipment and Matheson/Helgett removed CO2 & nitrogen tanks
  • Electrical demo and temp lighting is ongoing
  • Corridor work and impact under review
  • Casework and full demo to start 9/28


  • EIFS work ongoing
  • Landscaping to start at main entrance 9/25   


  • 9/10 – Phase 2, 4th floor, South ½ work to begin
  • 9/14 – Phase 2, 3rd floor work to begin
  • 10/1 – 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
Williams Science Hall – Ground Floor Atrium Ceiling
Williams Science Hall – 3rd Floor Hallway

Questions? Contact Erin Peters

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