Phase 1 work (two-story classroom addition and South Entrance):
Final inspection: Scheduled for late Tuesday afternoon (11/25).
Elevator: Final inspection was scheduled for Monday. Inspection was completed and passed. EMU gets access to it upon acquiring Certificate of Occupancy with final inspection.
Concrete floors: Floors in the foyer areas (elevator/stairways) and the 2nd floor hallway next to classroom 104 will be finished with a concrete stain and sealer. However, this will be done during the EMU Christmas/New Years holiday break.
Cleaning: The first round of thorough cleaning of the two classrooms, foyers and restrooms begins on Monday. This week’s 360 Panorama photo is of newly cleaned classroom 104.
Backup generator: Although it is technically part of the Phase 2 work, the backup generator being online is required for the emergency lights and exit signs in the Phase 1 work area. The generator was scheduled to come “online” on Monday, which it did, and is now fully functional for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 work areas. Other work areas will be added as they are renovated. The “old areas” of Suter do not have any backup generator protection.
PHASE 1 EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: Tuesday November 25
Phase 2 work (south corridor classrooms):
Lab cabinetry: New England Labs continues to have a substantial crew of installation workers on site each day. Progress this week is expected to include counter tops, fume hoods and lab tables.
Network cabling: TTM, our local network cable installation contractor, completed most of the network cabling terminations over the past weekend and should be finishing up in the classrooms this week and next. They follow the New England Labs installation crew for the cabinets that have network connections attached to them.
Interior doors glass: Glass for the interior doors is expected to arrive this week. This will mean removing the wooden coverings for doors located in the north corridor that enter into Phase 2 construction areas. These doors will remain locked and should not be used until Phase 2 is released to EMU on December 12.
Construction “tunnel”: As we approach the anticipated December 12 Phase 2 turnover date, Harman Construction will be changing the configuration of the construction barriers in the concourse area and the east hallway. Students and employees should be aware of new access patterns this will create.
PHASE 2 EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: FRIDAY December 12