Monthly Archives: April 2014

Watt Way reopened

With several large events arriving on campus in the next few weeks, Watt Way alongside the western side of the building is now open to pedestrian traffic. The full road will reopen sometime this summer when construction is finally complete. … Continue reading

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Man lift removed

After continuous use as the primary method of moving men and materials up and down for over a year, the man lift was finally removed. The removal involved using a crane to remove sections of the lift track, mechanical setup … Continue reading

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Main elevator passes inspection

Late this week the main elevator passed inspection and began general operation. This process included testing of the elevator system with weights simulating various loads, emergency stopping capability and a thorough inspection by both the elevator installers as well as … Continue reading

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Drilling holes for basement railings

Although many of the upper staircases are made of iron, the main staircase to the basement is constructed of poured cement. Unlike the other floors, in order to put in railings, crews must first drill holes in the cement. This … Continue reading

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Final delivery of brick

Late yesterday, the final delivery of brick pulled up to the site and was unloaded. This is the seventeenth truckload of brick delivered to the site. Each previous delivery contained 28 pallets with 376 bricks per pallet. This means there … Continue reading

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Smoothing out the rough edges

As portions of the building are nearing completion, iron workers are putting the finishing touches on railings using files, grinders, and other welding equipment to remove rough sections in the ironwork.

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