Closure of Jefferson St. for electrical service to the MU:
December 16th to 31st, 2013.
Closure of the Jefferson St. entryway to the MU:
December 16th, 2013 to January 3rd, 2014.
Alternate pathways to the MU during closure:
Deliveries: 26th and Jefferson corner, with smaller deliveries still being allowed to back in to the dock.
ADA entryway: SW entrance to the Commons is the closest path of travel for ADA, other entries from South of the MU. All North ADA entries to the MU accessible via the North MU Sidewalk, connecting from the East via the South Strand Ag sidewalk, which will begin receiving its temporary protective crane work cover sometime around 12/23/13.
Jefferson St. will be closed to Waldo Place for crane erection from December 16th to 27th, 2013.
Waldo Place will be closed from December 17th and 18th, 2013.
Above is the schedule of events that will be taking place outside the Jefferson St. entry to the MU over Winter Break.
Coordination for these events is taking place now. Some other items of interest from the construction OAC meetings:
Student Experience Center:
3 wall pours down, one to go
Schedule issues with accomplishing all the tasks on time so the crane arrival is not thrown off
Form builders working Fri-Sat this weekend to keep to schedule
Crane still scheduled to be built before Christmas (12/21-23)
OSHA recordable accident on site this week, back strain injury, not serious
Possible delay on covered walkway as well, scheduled for 12/23 at this time
Memorial Union East Wing:
Last of MU prep to happen by 12/16 for electrical service installation
Light Room move
Temporary bike rack – remove
Relocate newspaper boxes (again)
Fencing and electrical install tasks begin 12/16
Entrance closed entire winter break (12/16 – 1/6)
MURFS and food vendor’s delivery coordination in place (thanks, Robyn!)
Architectural demo behind stage begins latter part of January
Deb, if you provide the EMS schedule for the Ballroom for January I will forward
Contract in place soon
Student Experience Center:
- Strand Hall construction starts the first of the year at the North end. Coordination of work with Strand is planned.
- Salvaged wood priorities still need clarification. Red oak quantity is limited with use on stairs. Memorial Union has continually requested this wood be used for furniture.
- 1st and 2nd wall pours are done.
- This building will use traction elevators instead of piston driven. Clarifications id package close to completion.
- Building permit is close to approval.
- Value engineering still underway, many items deferred until information requests fulfilled. Two items of note:
- West Canopy benches still in review, with the generation of additional design iterations. Architect wants to hold onto bulb-out as a design element, Memorial Union continues to advise to keep length and lose bulb-outs. Impasse? Not yet. How about asking the Architect to draw in in the additional canopy furniture so we are not looking at these designs in isolation? Then we might be able to see the true picture of the area and make a decision rather than waste more design time.
- Stainless screen material substitution has not yielded a significant dollar amount, Memorial Union requests the stainless material not be substituted.
- Craft Center equipment identification process is underway for ACCO MEP to know which specific equipment goes where, its electrical connections, special needs like hoods or exhaust.
- SEC Furniture meeting set for 12/4.
- Opsis to clarify with artist what the plan is for attaching the art work to the building structure. Credits and add alternates to follow.
- Opsis working with Eric Utter to get design completed on schedule.
- RFI list is still less than one page, which shows the excellent coordination going on between Owner, Architect and Contractor.
Memorial Union East Wing (MUE):
- Contract in review by Oregon State University (OSU)
- Building permit partially complete.
- Many product submittals due in next two weeks.
- 12/10 Historic Review Commission meeting to review relocated emergency generator.
- Jefferson St. to close for 2 – 3 days for electrical service to be bored under street, sidewalk and landscaping to new service transformer locations in south MU planting area.
- Jefferson St. entrance to be closed throughout Winter Break, from 12/16 – 1/5, estimated. Formal notification to come once, dates are worked out with subcontractors.
- Work in the building to clear area for electrical service equipment almost complete. Light Room is last to move. Setting dates now.
- MURFS, food vendors and OSU Catering have provided schedules for this effort.
- Awaiting word from ACCO whether any demo and prep of walls, etc. of electrical service area is to be expected over Winter Break. Will affect project scheduling for MU Building Services, Event Services. Credits,
- MUE Furniture follow-up meeting scheduled.
- MU supplied doors meeting resistance as design elements for Room 49. Handing issues, general condition, significant glazing change and acoustical properties causing concern. ACCO will provide pricing for new vs. reconditioning the MU doors to new service so MU can decide if they really want these doors to be used in this location.
- Art glass from Germany for Room 49 wall a very long lead item and risky as an element in a wall designed for a high level of acoustic deadening. Review of wall acoustic criteria requested.
- Laser level reveals significant grad issues in MUE floor slabs. In one location in the multi-purpose room, the grade changes 1 ¾” in 11 feet. Opsis and ACCO looking into several ways to remedy the problem, as well as cost of remedies vs. installing a wooden floor on uneven sleepers.
- OSU is looking into changing keyways throughout the MU. OSU will order keyway cores for MUE.
- ACCO leading meeting to review Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler conditions ties to the MU building and coordinate shutdowns before work takes place.
- Several early work assignment (EWA) outstanding issues resolved:
- 109 door
- 109 strobe
- Stairwell paint finish
- Many Hands door bumpers
Last spring term, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the start of the Student Experience Center. Student leaders began working on creating a home for student programs and services in 2006. Many of the past leaders were at attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony. Here area some of their thought about this new building on the OSU campus. VIDEO LINK
- SEC Construction continues to be on Schedule and on Budget
- SEC foundation walls will start being poured tomorrow
- Removal of the shoring metal around the elevator foundation will be removed next week. This process will cause some noise since they are vibrated when removed.
- Asbestos abatement in the MU East Wing will finish today.
- Demolition will begin in the MU East Wing on Monday
A tin of student’s pennies placed in the SEC foundation to represent student support for the building. Read all about it in the Daily Barometer.