Construction Update Feb 13 2017

Feb. 13, 2017

Construction Update Feb 13 2017
A rendering of the exterior of the ISB

This is a regular update of the construction work for the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) and the Parking Garage expansion on the home campus of Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri:

Due to inclement weather at the end of last week, the deconstruction of the Tower Crane was delayed until this week. As a result, the closure of Lot K was postponed until Feb. 16, 17, 18 and 19 so that crews can take down the tower crane. On Feb. 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday), the Priest Building also will need to be closed for safety purposes.

Most of the work at the ISB has moved indoors, though some projects are still focused on the exterior:

  • Glass continues to be installed in the curtain wall on the exterior of the building. That work is expected to be finished by the end of the month.
  • The first of the interior glass walls are scheduled to be installed starting the first week of March. That work is expected to last throughout the entire month.
  • Workers are completing the framing on the final interior walls. That work is expected to be completed by mid March.
  • Drywall installation is continuing throughout the end of the month on all four floors. Painting of interior walls has begun.
  • In early March, acoustical tiles will start to be installed in ceilings.
  • Brick veneer will start to be installed this week. That work is expected to last through March.
  • Starting Feb. 13, and lasting through the first week of March, the freight elevator will be installed. That will be followed in March with the installation of a passenger elevator.

The Parking Garage continues to be built at an impressive rate:

  • The precast erection crews have set the second to last bay of the garage and have walked the crane out of the building.  They will return to finish the rest of the structure once the concrete foundations are complete.
  • Crews are digging out the last of the concrete foundations around the new stair tower at the northeast corner of the building.  The structural concrete crews will be back on site this week to work on forming, reinforcing and placing the last of the foundations and foundation walls.  A flagman will be assigned to Garden Avenue to direct material and concrete delivery trucks and to monitor other traffic. This work should be completed in about two weeks.
  • Starting today, concrete will be poured for the south half of the slab on grade.  As a result, there will be significant traffic from concrete trucks arriving on site for the day.
  • The plumbers continue to install above ground plumbing on the south half of the garage.  They also are beginning their work in the north half of the building and are core drilling for the above-ground plumbing that will drain rainwater from each floor.
  • The electricians continue to run new conduit and wire to feed the lights in the new garage. Lights have already been hung on several floors on the south half of the building but will not be lit until an electrical shut down can be scheduled.

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