Chemistry Learning Center. The new facility for the Chemistry Learning Center is essentially complete. Construction work is finished in the Medical Sciences Center, diagonally across the corner of Charter Street and University Avenue, and much of the furniture has been installed. New classroom/learning spaces, offices, welcome area, and break room now await the CLC staff. Contents of the old CLC area in the basement of Daniels and Mathews have been packed and are ready to be moved. We hope that everyone will be back on campus for the fall semester so that staff and students can use and enjoy this great new learning support area.
New Tower. Approximately 150 workers are on site every day. They are installing ventilation ducts, electrical conduits, piping for labs, and studs that outline where walls eventually will be constructed on all floors. On most floors one can now see the arrangement of walls for laboratories, write-up rooms, offices, and other spaces.
Next week workers will begin to install steel structure on the ninth-floor mechanical area atop the new tower. This will support air handlers and other mechanical equipment and in effect will make a tenth floor. This panoramic view of the mechanical penthouse, looking north from the Daniels rooftop, shows much of the new equipment that has been delivered to the top of the tower.
Daniels. Work on the Daniels rooftop continues with expansion of the new ductwork along the edges of the building. There was also work in Johnson Street itself last week—an excavation of the street to cap an unused water main. This latter work will continue for the next several weeks.
Fire Protection. Installation of fire sprinklers on the sixth floor of Mathews continues this week. Fire-protection work on the fifth floor begins next week.
This information is up to date as of Friday afternoon. Email bulletins will be provided as needed.
We are indebted to Gerald David of Miron Construction for photographs in this report.
John Moore and Bob McMahon