The H-STEM Complex construction continues to move forward, and things are looking more finished every day. The project is on track for substantial completion of construction in later December, with furniture installation and building HVAC commissioning occurring in January.
- The exterior the building envelope is nearly complete with window/glass installation nearly complete, and only minor work left in other areas.
- The exterior grounds will start shaping up over the next few months with site grading and sidewalks starting soon.
- The interior drywall and painting is about 75% complete, and ceilings are being installed.
- Fixed cabinets are being installed in the second-floor labs, and the toilet finishes are being installed on that floor as well.
- The mechanical and electrical work in the walls is complete, as are many of the systems in the ceiling space.
- Data cabling is underway, and wiring is getting tied off in the main panels and distribution rooms.
The project is still on track to be completed and occupied in February/March 2024. The project webcam is a great place to check out all the progress.
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.