Category Archives: Exterior Construction

Exterior shot (video)

With the exterior of the building complete and landscape/hardscape installed, here is what the building looks like from Lazarro Plaza (corner of Childs and Watt Way next to Cromwell Field).

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Shrubbery planted along Child’s Way

Last week trees were planted along Child’s Way. Today other plants were set in place.

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Construction paused for Commencement

Today and tomorrow construction is on pause as campus is buzzing with commencement activities. To show off the new building, most of the exterior fences were removed yesterday.

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More trees planted around the exterior of the building

Planter areas around the exterior of the building are starting to be populated. The first plants to be delivered are trees. These trees have been and loaded into place and now are awaiting planting along Watt and Childs Way.

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Vapor barrier almost completed on last exposed section

Today crews should complete the installation of the vapor barrier (bright blue sheeting) on the section of building that the man lift once covered. This is the last major step before the crane arrives on Monday to begin placing the … Continue reading

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Scaffolding on Hazel and Stanley Hall (HSH)

To the eastern side of the courtyard is Hazel and Stanley Hall. As part of the update to the area, the exterior of the building will be bricked to match the new building. This process involves prep, sandblasting, and then … Continue reading

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Final shotcrete application

The opening on all the floors where the man lift was located until two weeks ago is already starting to be filled in with rebar and shotcrete. Like previous installs of shotcrete (2/13/2013, 8/6/2013) this involved installing rebar and then … Continue reading

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Patio area development

To the south of the building is a flat area that will contain a park-like area with a patio and lots of greenery. During the course of construction, this area has been a staging area for construction trailers, machinery, sewer … Continue reading

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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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