Weekly Construction Update (54)

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Following is a summary of the planned construction activity for the week of November 7, 2011

New Student Housing Project: – (Project Manager – Tom Bartek tbartek@esu.edu Tel: 3038)
Work on both buildings is progressing well and the building envelope system, to be completely sealed by mid-November, is 99% complete for Building ‘A’ and 98% complete for Building ‘B’.  The exterior building envelope includes all building material that provides a seal from exterior elements. Installation of curtain-wall (windows) installation for Building ‘A’ and ‘B’ breezeways and exterior site work including concrete work for sidewalks and patios, finish grading and landscaping continues. Installation continues with  Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Suppression Systems devices, and installation of interior finishes including painting, casework, countertops, flooring material and dropped ceiling system  is advancing well to meet the project completion date. Pressure testing of the underground steam line and the outer metal protection shield around connecting joints is complete and steam introduced into the line for heat to affected buildings. Back fill of the steam line is complete as well as geothermal well piping to the HVAC unit ventilators providing heat in Buildings ‘A’ and ‘B’. General room clean-up has begun on the first floor, north side of the breezeway, including window cleaning and will continue throughout this week. Construction of the new 600 S.F. storage building adjacent to Whitenight Field has begun, and underground utility relocation for the Verizon cell tower between the east side of Building ’B’ and Smith Street, without any impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic from University Apartments continues.

Expected Impact: Minor traffic flow interruption will occur along Brown Street to Smith Street to Normal Street and entering into Isabelle Street due to truck deliveries of the amended soils and stone to in-fill the Basin 1A, Infiltration System/parking lot. Deliveries are expected throughout this week for this work and pedestrian are cautioned to remain alert. To meet the project deadline, extended construction work hours, 7 AM to 10:30 PM and weekends,  have been granted for the month of November, The asphalt walkway north of Dansbury Common, from Green Street to Isabelle Street will remain closed during this work.

Monroe Hall Renovation Project: – (Project Manager – John Bloshinski II jbloshinski@esu.edu Tel: 3631).
Masonry wash of the existing building continues this coming week.  At the south side of the building; the elevator addition concrete walls are scheduled to be waterproofed and backfilled. Slate roof removal is expected to continue; 4 parking spaces may be lost to accommodate slate roof removal in Parking Lot #5.  Abatement within the building is complete. Select demolition throughout  the building continues including ground floor excavation/demolition within the building to create stepped auditorium. First floor structural support work and third floor reinforcement continues this coming week.

Expected Impact: Noise from backhoes and demolition activity.

Marguerite St. Parking Lot: – (Project Manager – John Bloshinski II jbloshinski@esu.edu Tel: 3631)
Work continues on the site across from the existing parking lot on Gwendolyn Street to create an additional parking lot for 102 cars. Curb work is complete.  Binder coat and sidewalks expected to begin this coming week.

Expected Impact: Noise, movement of construction vehicles around the site and possible dust.

Caution: You are requested to remain outside all construction fenced–in areas (especially around the New Student Housing and Monroe Hall Projects) and be alert to slow moving construction vehicles exiting and entering the sites. Please observe all construction rerouting signs and for you safety, we urge you not to walk behind parked vehicles along the north side of Normal Street and to use the south side walk along Normal Street adjacent to the Koehler Field House.