Central Campus Construction

Wittson/Wigton weekly update

Progress Update:

  • Demolition on Level 8 – still in progress.
  • L8 Rare book room HVAC. Material submittals in process.
  • L8 discussions in progress about end user. Layout optimization.
  • Punchlist, Furniture, Move-in on Level 7 and 6 – still HCI working on punchlist items, a few extras are being planned/quoted, Frosted Film, donor TV screen(PO approved).
  • Level 5 – More 1hr wall rating work continues next week. Some demolition starting electrical removals. WCOI will be moving a desk up to L8 storage.
  • Lab 4004 working on Demo.
  • L4 working on west side construction of new connection point to heritage. MEP work.
  • L4 discussions taking place on cordoning off center section of L4 for construction – Elevator will be taken offline during work.
  • L2 working on locker rooms, framing, drywall, electrical.
  • L2 and L4 – finishing lockers in temp spaces while construction continues on L2 new locker room. (in session Aug 24)
  • L2 – sterilizer moving over from Eppley Science around Aug 31.
  • University tower L3-L6 – working in progress on vertical HVAC risers which serve Heritage atrium.
  • Eppley Science – signage install in progress to direct traffic to alternate door. South door will be closed. Primary entrance will be via door off the west side of the loading dock (has card access installed) – Communication on this change will be sent out this morning.

Schedule

  • North sidewalk covered walkway removal/closure – Aug 21, 2020
  • Wittson L2-L6 center stairway closure for handrail work – Aug 24, 2020
  • Sterilizer moving from ESH – Aug 31, 2020
  • Closure/Construction of Wittson L3 East Entrance – Aug 31, 2020
  • L4 – construction starts in center area east-west hallway – Oct 1, 2020
  • University Tower L3-6 – move in – Nov 15, 2020
  • L3 Hospitalists – move in – Dec 1, 2020
  • L4 – room 4004 go live – Dec 1, 2020
  • Contractor Substantial Completion – Jan 12, 2021
  • First Use of Space – March 1, 2021
  • Exhibit installation completion – March 28, 2021

Budget Status:

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

Decisions or Resources Needed:

  • L8 redesign – pending costs from Contractors

Wittson and Heritage Center Weekly Update

Progress Update:

  • Demolition on Level 8 – still in progress, about a week left.
  • L8 Rare book room HVAC. Material submittals in process.
  • Punchlist, Furniture, Move-in on Level 7 and 6 – still HCI working on punchlist items, a few extras are being discussed, Frosted Film, donor TV screen.
  • Level 5 – More 1hr wall rating work continues next week. Some demolition starts
  • Lab 4004 working on Demo.
  • L4 Move out is complete. Area will become a construction area Aug 21
  • L4 working on west side construction of new connection point to heritage. MEP work
  • L4 discussions taking place on cordoning off center section of L4 for construction – Elevator will be taken offline during work.
  • L3 discussions taking place regarding Plumbing work to accommodate L4 family restroom. May need to work in office 3048
  • L2 working on locker rooms, floor concrete, framing, drywall, plumbing
  • L2 and L4 – starting to install lockers in temp spaces while construction continues on L2 new locker room. (in session Aug 24)
  • L2 – sterilizer moving over from Eppley Science around Aug 24

Schedule

  • Sterilizer moving from ESH – Aug 24
  • Contractor Substantial Completion: Jan 1, 2021
  • First Use of Space: March 1, 2021
  • Exhibit installation completion: March 28, 2021

Budget Status:

  • Approved Budget = 30.66M
  • Planned Spend = 30.66M

Decisions or Resources Needed:

  • L8 redesign – pending costs from Contractors

Wittson/Heritage Center Project Update

Progress Update:

  • Demolition on Level 8
  • L8 Rare book room HVAC. Material submittals in process.
  • Punchlist, Furniture, Move-in on Level 7 and 6
  • Move out in progress on Level 5
  • Lab 4004 working on Demo
  • L4 hallway plastic taken down
  • L4 working on west side construction of new connection point to heritage. MEP work.
  • L3 working on plumbing above Rheum to service 4004
  • L2 working on locker rooms, floor concrete, framing, drywall, plumbing
  • L2 moving to L4, Setting up lockers for temp use (in session Aug 24)
  • L2 – sterilizer moving over from Eppley Science around Aug 17
  • pictures (see bottom)

Schedule

  • North sidewalk closure – Aug 11
  • Wittson East entrance closure – Aug 11
  • Sterilizer moving from ESH – Aug 18
  • Contractor Substantial Completion: Jan 1, 2021
  • First Use of Space: March 1, 2021

Budget Status:

  • Approved Budget = 30.66M
  • Planned Spend = 30.66M

Decisions or Resources Needed:

  • Need budget approval on Restoration and column work
  • Need decisions made on L8 redesign

McGoogan Library Renovation Update

The McGoogan Library renovation is nearing the end of its timeline. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the library will be open to the campus community for the Fall semester. Below are some recent photos of the exciting changes!

Wittson Hall, Heritage Center Update


Upcoming shutdown: (HVAC, lighting, power outlets) effecting Wittson levels 5-8 only. April 25 6:30am to 4pm

Work continues to progress on level 6 and 7 of the library renovation. Paint and finishes are happening on level 6. Level 7 is still working on framing and drywall. Bookcases have started to be installed as well.

Level 5 work continues for the new storage space. Framing and sheeting.

Level 4 office punchlist work, hallway widening framing and electrical inspections.

Level 3. Classroom 3020 countertops.

Level 2. Changes to design for Anatomy lab ductwork. Small restroom renovations continue.

Heritage Center. Currently working on fireproofing of structural steel and connections for exterior glass enclosure system.

Wittson Hall/Heritage Center – construction updates

Heritage Center

  • Installation of concrete floors is now complete
  • Installation of rooftop air handling unit is now complete
  • Contractors are working on fireproofing steel and installation of roofing materials
  • In the next 2 weeks, glass will start to be installed on the exterior of the structure.

Wittson Hall

  • Level 7 – continues with installation and finishing of drywall
  • Level 6 – continues with painting and some finishes (light fixtures, tile, ceilings etc.) Glass installation on the new windows has started and will be finished this month.
  • Level 5 – contractors are working on creating of storage room off of the exterior south corridor
  • Level 4 – offices on the south west side are close to complete, final inspections and furniture pending. Furniture install April 6.
  • Level 3 – offices pending final inspections and completion of construction punchlist. Class Lab 3020 finishes are in progress

Upcoming milestones:

  • Connection of new Heritage structure through to Wittson Hall on Level 4.
  • Connection and moves of individuals in University Tower

Students: Try Out Library Furnishings February 26

Please join us Wednesday, February 26th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Linder Reading Room at Michael Sorrell Center, Level 2. We will be showcasing furniture options for the following student areas for the fully renovated McGoogan Library:

  • Study Room Mock-Up
  • Open Study work spaces
  • Lounge Seating
  • Task seating

Any questions, please contact Mandy Wetterberg at 402-552-3944 or mwetterberg@nebraskamed.com

 

42nd Street closure, February 8 and 9

In order to install windows as part of the renovation of Wittson Hall, 42nd street will be closed again on February 8 and 9  (Saturday and Sunday). This will allow setup and working space for contractors to remove sections of exterior concrete walls from Wittson Hall levels 6 through 8. Once removed, the installation of windows can start.

Check out pictures and video of this work!

Bye bye concrete panels! Hello, natural light!

Posted by McGoogan Library of Medicine on Saturday, February 1, 2020

 

42nd Street closure, February 1 & 2

In order to install windows as part of the renovation of Wittson Hall, 42nd street will be closed February 1st and 2nd (Saturday and Sunday). This will allow setup and working space for contractors to remove sections of exterior concrete walls from Wittson Hall levels 6 through 8. Once removed, the installation of windows can start. Thank you for your patience and please mention this to your colleagues.