Central Campus Construction

Wittson/Wigton Update March 12

Progress Update:

  • Level 4 – Additional noise/vibration from demolition at old restrooms will continue. This work will happen Wednesday March 24. L4 teams may wish to work off site.
  • Level 4 – Work taking place in ceiling near service elevator. Elevator still in service for deliveries.
  • L8 South (Library) – Work to be completed the week of March 15 – (painting, LVT flooring, ceiling pads)
  • 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). New glass framing and some glass has been installed. Continuing installation.
  • L3 Center Stair. Flooring work continues, then floor waxing
  • L3 – Hospitalist PH2 part 1 – Moving forward with adding a wall mounted screen
  • L3 Hospitalist PH 2 part 2 – Data, punchlist.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 2 – Family RR punchlist.
  • Dimensional Innovations – Will be on L5 starting April 5.
  • AVISPL – Complete with Screen on L4 & L5. Working on items to finish up.
  • University Tower L3– Working on inspections. Once complete the move for Dr. Jones can occur.
  • University Tower Exterior Restoration –South side will start once south sitework is complete.
  • Heritage – Working on lighting, fire alarm, fire sprinklers, paint, HVAC balancing.
  • Exterior – South Courtyard – moving job trailer to continue site concrete.
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – Still working on sub grade drainage. It will be a push to be completed in May.
  • Exterior – Emile Ramp – discussions starting for engineering to design the system.


  • Wittson Hall – level 8 South (Library collections) – Work to be completed the week of March 15 – (painting, LVT flooring, ceiling pads)
    • Schedule dates. Punchlist start March 15. Floor grinding/polish starts March 22. Shelving reassembly start March 29. New furniture April 4-17. Moving items North to South April 20-21. Surplusing items in 8N starts April 22.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 8 Hallway between elevator and Library. – Work to continue beyond next week. (Ductwork, demo, power lights, will continue past next week) Goal is to have this area walkable and dust free by April 5.
  • Wittson Hall – level 8 NM Pulmonary space – Aug 21’ – pending previous phase.  
  • Wittson Hall – level 5 – working on quote for new or moving existing furniture.
  • 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 – Dunkin is working on final construction plans. Tentative ETA on completion May 24.
  • Wittson Hall – Level 4 – Construction in skywalk between Wittson and – date will coincide with rebuilding of the old restrooms that are currently under way.– 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 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 Mid-March
  • Heritage Center furniture install will continue
  • Heritage Center first use of space – March
  • Heritage Center punchlist completion – April 30
  • Heritage Center Completion of audio visual – April 30
  • Heritage Center Grand Opening – May 25
  • Exterior – South Courtyard – May 25
  • Exterior – Northwall Plaza – completion May 25
  • 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.

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