Construction on the H-STEM project began on Monday, May 2, 2022. During the summer of 2022, the majority of work was done on the outside such as the basement/foundations and steel structure are built. 

Phase 2 interior demolition work will commence on Tuesday, September 6 on the eastern side of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building 2nd and 3rd floors. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Phase 2 interior demolition work is scheduled to be completed in mid-November. During this time frame, there will be some noise and vibration conditions, specifically in the general vicinity of the demolition area. 

The table below details some of the construction tasks taking place at the H-Stem building site in August and September.

Bulldozer and frame walls of Hstem Building Project
Temp Road 8/22/22 8/22/22
Deep Foundation Concrete 6/28/22 8/24/22
Deep Foundation Back 3/4/22 8/26/22
Basement Floor Concrete 8/25/22 8/25/22
Exterior Masonry 08/04/22 08/31/22
Interior Masonry 08/26/22


1st Floor Bindrs 8/31/22 9/20/22
Frade Beam Concrete 8/24/22 9/3/22

Construction Site Impacts

As with any substantial construction project, there will be impacts to campus. Please see the graphic below which shows some of these important details. As always, drivers and pedestrians are reminded to keep alert while in and around construction zones and to follow all appropriate directions as well as to stay on designated pedestrian paths.

The northeast door will be usable only for emergency exit during construction. Access into and out of the ChemSci Building will be maintained on the south and west doors. Construction traffic will be primarily along Cliff Drive. For some construction deliveries, vehicles will need to be routed through onto campus. Flag staff will coordinate pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Route goes from construction zone in between the MUB and Library buildings. Grainger's construction office will be located in the Chem Sci Building in Classrooms 104A and B.

construction site impacts