Construction Update - June 4
Big thinking. Big Progress.
Projects on tap range from sophisticated active-learning classrooms and road paving to construction of a $95 million Biosciences Building.
- Ottawa and Ojibway drives will become two-way streets by June 12.
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.
- Fencing around the construction site will be installed over the next several weeks.
- Washington Apartments are being prepared for demolition, which will begin later this month and be complete by early July. The northern building will be torn down first to allow crews to begin pouring the support structures for the Biosciences Buildings.
Grawn Hall Bloomberg Terminal — a state-of-the-art financial trading floor, complete with Bloomberg terminals:
- Once the doors to the room are installed, walls will be painted.
- The steel for the new glass opening to the room has been installed.
Dow Active-Learning Classrooms — improved teaching and learning facilities where faculty serve as coaches while students spend class time problem solving:
- The new concrete floor has been poured in Dow 135 and the ceiling has been removed.
- Demolition is complete and work on new plumbing, electrical and walls continues.
Moore Hall Room Improvements — a project upgrading two classrooms and two auditoriums:
- The ceiling grid and panels have been removed and will be replaced.
- 252 lecture hall seats and classroom seating is being ordered.