Summer Construction Update - May 21

Big thinking. Big Progress.

Projects on tap range from sophisticated active-learning classrooms and road paving to construction of a $95 million Biosciences Building and a private hotel funded by Lodgco.

Fun Facts:​

  • There will be an estimated 52 miles of wire and 21 miles of pipe installed in the Biosciences Building.
  • More than 26,000 square feet of carpet will be installed on campus this summer, enough to cover almost half a football field.

Here is this week's update on improvements that are underway:

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 the escalating student demand and dramatically improve the quality and quantity of instructional learning and scientific research space.

Trees are being relocated from the project site and will be replanted in a number of different locations across campus. Demolition of Washington Apartments will begin in June and should be complete by early July.

Grawn Hall Bloomberg Terminal — a state-of-the-art financial trading floor, complete with Bloomberg terminals:

Major demolition is complete, and masonry work is ahead of schedule. Temporary partitions have been installed and new door to the room will be hung this week.

Dow Active Learning Classrooms — improved teaching and learning facilities where faculty serve as coaches while students spend class time problem solving:

The major concrete demolition is complete, and all temporary partitions separating the construction zones are in place. New concrete flooring will be poured this week and rough-in for new plumbing and electrical service will begin.

Moore Hall Living Learning — a project upgrading two classrooms and two auditoriums:

Carpet and tile removal is complete, and electrical work is underway.

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