Central Campus Construction

Wigton/Wittson Update March 5

Progress Update:

  • Level 4 – restrooms will close Mar 8 and the new L4 restrooms will open March 26. Level 3 restrooms will still be in service for use by L4 occupants during the outage.
  • 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 630pm to 630am. 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 ceilings, lighting etc.
  • 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 6-21 for Level 7 and May 8-18 for Level 6.
  • L5 –Flooring, doors and hardware, signage, inspections, punchlist.
  • L4 – Closed for construction on main east west hall. Installing flooring, doors and hardware, signage, inspections, punchlist.
  • Lab 4004 – HCI working on card access. Door hardware, changing east door to exit only.
  • L4/L3 – Working on 42nd street vestibule (exterior wall is removed). Demolition. Structural work at vestibule continues.
  • 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, Doors and hardware.
  • L3 – Hospitalist PH2 part 1 – Pricing addition of another wall mounted TV.
  • L3 Hospitalist PH 2 part 2 – Data, punchlist.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 2 – Family RR working on punchlist.
  • Dimensional Innovations – Will be on L5 starting April 5. UNMC installing cable from L6 rack to L5 telecom room on 3-6-21 to accommodate needed work
  • AVISPL – Complete with Screen on L4. L5 MT wall in progress. Needs Jacks activation 539-546. (in progress)
  • University Tower L3– Working on completion of ceiling on L3 – should be complete by 3-10. Once complete the move for Dr. Jones can occur.
  • UT L5, 6 – punchlist work
  • University Tower Exterior Restoration –South side will start once south sitework is complete.
  • Heritage – Working on lighting, fire alarm, fire sprinklers, paint, final HVAC then ceilings, grilles, final paint, flooring and punchlist.
  • Exterior – South Courtyard – work progressing on pavers
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – Still working on sub grade drainage. It will be a push to be completed in May.
  • Exterior – Emile Ramp – working on funding for traffic control device.


  • Wittson Hall – level 8 south (library collections) – Tentative schedule. Punchlist start March 15. Floor grinding/polish starts March 22. Shelving reassembly start March 29, Furniture starts March 29. Chieftain starts April 6.
  • 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 – Preliminary layout for Dunkin is under review. Coordination meetings have been scheduled. No ETA yet on completion.
  • 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 Mid-May.
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 – Hospitalist phase 2 Part 2 – Furniture in late March, move in April.
  • Wittson Hall – level 3 elevator lobby construction – Complete
  • Wittson Hall – Level 3 North/South Hallway open.
  • Wittson Hall – L2 – Lockers – Installing locker trims the week of April 19
  • Wittson Hall – main center staircase closed for construction. Opening March 15
  • Heritage Center furniture install starts March 8
  • Heritage Center first use of space – March
  • Heritage Center punchlist completion – April 15
  • Heritage Center Completion of audio visual – April 30
  • 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 1-15 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 – No issues
    • Quality – punchlist timeliness has been an issue   
    • Schedule –Finishing areas on time without lingering items is an issue. The entire month of February was lost due to cold. It will be very difficult to finish the Northwall Plaza by May but that is our goal.
    • Budget – no contingency left.

Decisions or Resources Needed: Funding for traffic control. Funding for L5 glass wall and misc items.

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