Phase 1 work (two-story classroom addition and South Entrance):
Elevator: Installation of initial elevator setup is complete. Door frames are in place, waiting for masonry walls to be constructed around them. Elevator contractor will return next week to complete the installation.
Tile: Contractor will begin installation of ceramic tile on restroom walls and floors.
Drywall: Sheetrock finishing is being pushed so that painting can begin as soon as possible. Many of the final processes for Phase 1 are dependent upon the painting being completed (carpet installation, network connection terminations, electrical switch and receptacle installation, hanging room doors).
PHASE 1 EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: NOVEMBER 7
Phase 2 work (south corridor classrooms):
Painting: Final touch-ups should be completed by Friday. Network connection terminations in counter-top raceways and wall receptacles will begin on Monday.
Replacement floor: Part 2 of the cadaver room floor repairs will be done this week when “self-leveling” concrete aggregate is poured to correct a sloping floor.
Waterline: Trench is now closed. Next up – sprinkler contractor will install the “riser” to connect the six inch waterline to the building sprinkler infrastructure and call for fire marshall inspection by Friday. A number of things in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 (like installation of ceiling tile and final drywall enclosures) are dependent upon the sprinkler system inspection.
Climate Control: Progress is slower than expected towards startup of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the non-lab spaces. This needs to be done ahead of the vinyl floor installation in order for the vinyl floor material to become acclimated to the environment where it will be installed. The “make-up-air” units are en route for the complex lab classroom HVAC systems. They are now expected to arrive on Wednesday. Installation will proceed rapidly so that climate control can begin in the lab classrooms.
Carpet: Carpet tile will be installed in the faculty offices and hallway.
30 Hour Power Outage: The entire Suter Science Center will be without power beginning 8:00am Saturday (11/01) while a 40 year old major electrical power component called “switch gear” is replaced. There will be no public access to the building during this outage which may last until 2:00pm Sunday, 11/02.
Next-Big-Things: Delivery of lab classroom “case goods” (cabinetry) and emergency generator– November 3 and 6 respectively. Installation of “case goods” will require two to three weeks of intense work. Installation of the emergency generator is separate from and not dependent upon the “switch gear” replacement this weekend.