Central Campus Construction

Wittson/Wigton February 12 Update

Progress Update:

  • Level 4 – restrooms will close Feb 28th. Level 3 restrooms will still be in service for use by L4 occupants.
  • Level 4 – Concrete Floor saw cutting, jack hammering starting Feb 15 and continuing for 2-3 weeks. Noise and vibration will be high. Hours will be 630pm to 630am. This is for the creation of the new vestibule on 42nd street. Info attached.
  • 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. ETA end of March
  • L7, L6 – Punchlist, Furniture, McGoogan staircase work ongoing, wallpaper touch ups starting soon. Will take place over spring break. Exact times are March 6-13 for Level 7 and March 14-21 for Level 6.
  • L5 – Drywall tape and finish. Painting inside Wittson.  Flooring.
  • L4 – Closed for construction on main east west hall.
  • Lab 4004 – HCI working on card access.
  • L4/L3 – 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. (see note above in yellow)
  • L3 currently a construction zone in the center of the east-west hallway. Stair access is closed to L3 at center stair. Wall guard installation, Waiting on delayed doors and hardware. Once DI is complete on Feb 19, poly will be installed to close the area off.
  • L3 – Hospitalist PH2 part 1 –  door key cores, furniture in 3069, (requested addition of another wall mounted TV)
  • L3 Hospitalist PH 2 part 2 – Electrical/Mechanical/ceiling installation.
  • L2 laminate on order to do trim between lockers. Delivers Feb 23.
  • L2 Sterilizer. Installation of sterilizer in progress. Sheet metal enclosure complete on 1 side. Added cooler and light are complete. Side 2 sheet metal can be installed. Should be complete by 2-20(Installer is out with Covid)
  • Dimensional Innovations – Installing wall Graphic on L3
  • AVISPL – Starting screen installations March 1
  • University Tower L3– carpet cleaning, furniture moving, hallway construction, then moving.
  • UT L5, 6 – Missing windows are under construction.
  • 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 – No work due to cold
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – No work due to cold


  • Wittson Hall – level 8 south (library collections) – Tentative schedule. Punchlist start March 15. Floor grinding/polish starts March 22. Furniture moves start March 29.
  • Wittson Hall – level 8 NM Pulmonary space – Aug 21’ – pending multiple phases.  
  • Wittson Hall – level 5 offices/catering/reception – Furniture TBD based on decisions/ordering.
  • 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 – Construction in skywalk between Wittson and – date will coincide with closure of L4 restrooms.– 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 phase 2 Part 2 – Furniture in March, move in late March.
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 elevator lobby construction –December to Mid March   
  • 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 end of Feb.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 2 – Family RR and CM breakroom complete in Feb. Will move computer to breakroom shortly after. Sterilizer should be complete by 2-20(Installer is out with Covid)
  • 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 30 – Screen installation start March 1
  • 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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