Central Campus Construction

Wittson/Heritage Center January 8 update

Progress Update:

  • Level 8 – working on framing and drywall, Mechanical HVAC installations
  • L8 Rare book room HVAC. Budget addenda has been approved today. Equipment will be ordered.
  • L7, L6 – Punchlist, Furniture, McGoogan staircase work ongoing, few small items left to do.
  • Level 5 – Drywall tape and finish. Painting inside Wittson. Framing and installing drywall inside Heritage including Multitaction Wall, Restroom work including partitions and countertops.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 4 – Closed for construction on main east west hall. Working on 42nd street vestibule (exterior wall is removed). Relocations in progress for MEP on areas where floor is to be removed. Structural work at vestibule
  • Lab 4004. Finishing last steps, data, AV, floor wax, key cores
  • L4 working on west side construction of new connection point to heritage. MEP work,  . Restroom work including partitions and countertops. 
  • L3 currently a construction zone in the center of the east-west hallway. Stair access is closed to L3 at center stair. Flooring in progress
  • L3 working on data/punchlist in Hospitalist PH2 part 1. Phase 2 part 2 code fixes are in progress.
  • L2 mobilizing to do trim between lockers in locker rooms.
  • L2 Sterilizer. Installation of sterilizer in progress. The unit is complete pending the delivery of the sheetmetal enclosure. The enclosure is custom built by the sterilizer vendor/installer. ETA of enclosure is sometime week of Jan 11. Project completion expected Jan 15
  • Dimensional Innovations – Working through exact needs and coordination with construction – ongoing.
  • AVISPL – coordination in progress. Discussions are taking place on L5 MT wall functionality
  • University Tower L3– working on terra cotta façade and windows, mechanical, electrical, framing, demo, flooring, cleanup. Some windows were mis-measured by contractors and are being re-ordered, ETA Jan 23. Wallpaper removal and tape/finish/paint in progress.
  • University Tower L3 hallway – Will be renovated by Core Construction, coordination in progress.
  • University Tower –South side restoration will start once south sitework is complete.
  • Heritage, currently working on punchlist high ceiling area. Working our way down as we finish.
  • Exterior – South Courtyard – working on retaining walls. In progress with sitework
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – finishing with UT cleaning, hardscape


  • Wittson Hall – level 8 south (library collections) –tentatively furniture moves Late February, go live in March.
  • Wittson Hall – level 8 NM Pulmonary space – Aug 21’ – pending multiple phases.  
  • Wittson Hall – level 5 offices/catering/reception – Furniture starts in Feb 2021, move in March 2021.
  • Wittson Hall – level 5 – work in elevator lobby, complete
  • Wittson Hall – level 4 – construction in east-west corridor including elevator lobby (elevators will be offline level 4) until March.
  • Wittson Hall – level 4 – Coffee Cart – vendor “Dunkin Donuts” has been selected. Current completion date of Dunkin work is June 7 but discussions are going to be had to accelerate this date.
  • Wittson Hall – level 4 – Lab 4004. Completion in Feb.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 4 – Construction in skywalk between Wittson and Bennett (closed for construction) – date will coincide with closure of L4 restrooms once new RR are able to be used. – Sorrell skywalk will not be out of service at any time.(discussing with HCI)
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 – 42nd street entrance/vestibule construction – coincide with opening of Heritage Center. Connection between hallway and vestibule will be under construction to April.
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 – Hospitalist project phase 2 part 1, furniture install Dec 30, opening January. Part 2 – Furniture in late Feb.  Move in March
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 elevator lobby construction –December to Feb   
  • Wittson Hall – Level 3 corridor tie in with vestibule – North/South Hallway closed in middle section to tie in the 42nd street vestibule to east west hallway. – Dec to Feb
  • Wittson Hall – Level 2 – Family RR and CM breakroom complete in Jan. Will move computer to breakroom shortly after.
  • Wittson Hall – main center staircase closed for construction – Now until Feb
  • Heritage Center furniture install starts late-February
  • Heritage Center first use of space – late March
  • Heritage Center punchlist completion – April
  • Heritage Center Completion of exhibits and audio visual – April
  • Heritage Center Grand Opening – Late May
  • Exterior – South Courtyard – Completion date coincides with Heritage.
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – completion late May
  • Exterior – installation of plantings – likely April/May depending on weather for North and South Courtyard.  

Budget Status:

  • Approved Budget = 31.4M
  • Planned Spend = 31.4M

Key Risks or Issues:

  • Insert any project risks or issues being tracked, and any updates or action on issues since last update
    • Safety –
    • Quality – punchlist timeliness has been an issue   
    • Schedule – Covid has been an issue more and more it seems as the year goes on(material deliveries mostly impacted, manpower becoming more scarce)
    • Budget – no contingency left.

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