Big thinking. Big Progress.
Demolition of one of the Washington Apartments buildings and the launching of a construction progress website top this week's update.
The new website will include weekly updates on construction, project descriptions, special announcements, traffic detours, and periodic videos and photos. Featured this week is a time-lapse video of the first apartment building being demolished.
- Reminder - Ottawa and Ojibway drives will become two-way streets Thursday.
Biosciences Building — the $95 million building is the largest capital project ever in CMU's 120-plus year history. The four-story, 158,000-square-foot building will address escalating student demand and dramatically improve the quality and quantity of instructional learning and scientific research space.
- As mentioned, demolition of Washington Apartments began Monday. One building will be demolished each week with the site cleared by July 9.
- Fencing around the construction site is being installed.
Grawn Hall Bloomberg Terminal Room — a state-of-the-art financial trading floor, complete with Bloomberg terminals:
- Refinishing of the plaster in the corridor is near completion and wall painting will follow.
- Mechanical preparation for installation of a new ventilator continues.
Dow Active-Learning Classrooms — improved teaching and learning facilities where faculty serve as coaches while students spend class time problem solving:
- New walls are being installed to create two prep rooms, one for a chemistry stockroom and another for the active-learning classroom in Dow 135.
- Holes for windows have been cut from the corridor to Dow 135, which will allow for activity in the classroom to be more visible.
- Work on plumbing, electrical and conduits for technology continues.
Moore Hall Room improvements — a project upgrading two classrooms and two auditoriums:
- Lecture halls 101 and 105 have been painted and rooms 203 and 206 are being prepared for painting.
- Chalkboards in the lecture halls will be laminated creating updated marker boards that will reduce the chalk dust.
East utility loop — A new utility loop is being added to the university's steam and condensate system to improve the reliability of the system, provide redundancy, and meet current and future capacity demands.
- Jacking and boring of 30-inch and 24-inch-diameter casings 12 feet underneath Woldt Hall has been completed.