Central Campus Construction

Wittson/Wigton February 5 Update

Progress Update:

  • Level 4 – Concrete Floor saw cutting, jack hammering starting Feb 15 at 7am and continuing for 2-3 weeks. Noise and vibration will be high. Hours will be 7am to 5pm. This is for the creation of the new vestibule on 42nd street.
  • Level 4 – Work taking place in ceiling near service elevator. Elevator still in service for deliveries.
  • L8 – working on framing, door frames, top out drywall.
  • L8 – Rare book room HVAC. Equipment submittals have been approved. Equipment is on order.
  • L7, L6 – Punchlist, Furniture, McGoogan staircase work ongoing, wallpaper touch ups starting soon.
  • L5 – Drywall tape and finish. Painting inside Wittson.  Flooring.
  • L4 – 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 continues. Work in ceilings, electrical, sprinklers, mechanical.
  • Lab 4004 – working on data and cabling left to do.
  • L3 currently a construction zone in the center of the east-west hallway. Stair access is closed to L3 at center stair. Flooring, Fire valve cabinets, Laminating drywall over old zolotone paint, then wall guard.
  • L3 working on data activations in Hospitalist PH2 part 1. Phase 2 part 2 Electrical/Mechanical/ceiling installation.
  • L2 laminate on order to do trim between lockers.
  • L2 Sterilizer. Installation of sterilizer in progress. Sheetmetal enclosure complete on 1 side. Added cooler and light are complete. Side 2 sheetmetal can be installed.
  • Dimensional Innovations – Coordinating needs for upcoming installations.
  • AVISPL – Starting screen installations March 1
  • University Tower L3– carpet cleaning, furniture moving, hallway construction, then moving.
  • UT L5, 6 – Missing windows will replaced by Feb 23.
  • University Tower L3 hallway – Will be renovated by Core Construction, starts soon
  • University Tower Exterior Restoration –South side will start once south sitework is complete.
  • Heritage – Working on removing shoring posts, lighting, fire alarm, fire sprinklers, paint, final HVAC then ceilings, grilles, final paint, flooring and punchlist.
  • Exterior – South Courtyard – Cleanup from snow events.
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – Re-engineering drainage design from conflict with existing underground electrical.


  • Wittson Hall – level 8 south (library collections) – Tentative schedule. Punchlist start March 15. Floor grinding/polish starts March 22. Furniture moves start March 28.
  • Wittson Hall – level 8 NM Pulmonary space – Aug 21’ – pending multiple phases.  
  • Wittson Hall – level 5 offices/catering/reception – Furniture starts March 8.
  • Wittson Hall – level 4 – construction in east-west corridor including elevator lobby (elevators will be offline level 4) until Mid 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. Currently waiting on plans/agreement/scope of work from Dunkin Headquarters
  • Wittson Hall – level 4 – Lab 4004. Completion in Feb.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 4 – Construction in skywalk between Wittson and – date will coincide with closure of L4 restrooms once new RR are able to be used.(Late Feb) – Sorrell skywalk will not be out of service at any time.
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 – 42nd street entrance/vestibule construction – coincide with opening of Heritage Center. Connection between hallway and vestibule will be under construction until May.
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 – Hospitalist project phase 2 part 1, installation of technology/data port activation progressing, moving mid-Feb. Part 2 – Furniture in March, move in late March.
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 elevator lobby construction –December to end of 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 Mid Feb
  • Wittson Hall – Level 2 – Family RR and CM breakroom complete in Feb. Will move computer to breakroom shortly after.
  • Wittson Hall – main center staircase closed for construction. Opening March 1
  • Heritage Center furniture install starts March  8
  • Heritage Center first use of space – Mid-March
  • Heritage Center punchlist completion – April
  • Heritage Center Completion of exhibits and audio visual – April – Screen installation start March 1, Dimensional innovations start Feb 11.
  • Heritage Center Grand Opening – Late May
  • Exterior – South Courtyard – Completion date coincides with Heritage.
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – completion late May
  • Exterior – installation of plantings – May depending on weather.

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.

Decisions or Resources Needed: None.

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