Here is a list of completion dates for projects in the Memorial Union East Wing (former home of the OSU Bookstore).
- January 1: Loading Dock Modifications
- February 10: Generator Pit
- April 15: Mezzanine Fire Doors
- May 8: Generator Set and Connected
- May 22: Mechanical and Electrical Rooms
- May 25: Cultural & Community Kitchen ready to install equipment
- June 2: Memorial Union Maintenance offices and shop
- June 2: Ground Level Multipurpose Room and Lobby
- June 30: East Wing Event Space and Lobby
- June 30: Masonry Repairs
- June 30: North Porch Cafe
- July 8: Cultural & Community Kitchen
- July 10: Exterior Railing
- August 11: Ground Level ramp to East Wing
- August 11: Jefferson Street Entry Ceiling
- August 20: Common Ramp
- August 29: Ballroom Restrooms
- August 29: Memorial Union Signage
Student Experience Center (SEC):
- Crane departure: first half of March
- Coordinating steel deliveries w/MU deliveries, activities – schedule reviews underway
- SEC wood matrix review next week
- Art meeting Friday 11am – answers to concerns expected
- BIM meetings underway – creating utility “highways” from basement to rest of floors
- Electrician Don Davison to be part of upcoming photo-voltaic review
- IT Coordinator Guy to be part of upcoming submittable review for door access control
- Value engineering on benches ongoing in Plaza
- Street project – City Council review ongoing – possibility exists improvements will be deferred until 2015
- Team is starting to look for schedule of items MU will self-perform (moves, equipment disposition, etc.) – Stephen
- Owner furnished equipment verification – Stephen, Susan
- Existing equipment verification – list sent to ACCO for review. Site walk to be scheduled – Stephen
- Craft center move plan and timing of closures – Stephen, Susan
- Power shutdown to cut over campus buildings not expected to affect SEC job site – schedule, affected buildings – Don Davison
- Media integration design package to be issued 100% in February
- SOO and start up meetings in February – Jay, Bob, Don
- Coordinate schedule with Graduation walk – Deb
Memorial Union East (MUE) notes:
- Tail end of demolition – respect danger tape lines
- Open holes in multiple levels – some being saw cut now
- Robyn coordinating North Porch Cafe grill/griddle/burner dimensions to stay within fan service specs
- Best cores to be ordered soon for MUE
- Lost one small custodial closet we thought we could sneak in front of a utility chase, but access requirements negated the effort
Student Experience Center (SEC):
- Day two after crane arrival and steel is standing!
- Steel schedule shows 4th Floor going up before Spring Break (March 14th).
- Concrete slab crew worked over 22 hours on New Year’s Eve to finish that slab.
- Dry stack for review of brick and mortar is done.
- Value Engineering (VE) efforts to save money in the Plaza bench are not bearing fruit – shortening the bench an option?
- Craft Center list needs vetting as to who owns moving, hook-up. Memorial Union will partner with Andersen to make that list.
- Media integration design package 90% complete and will be coming end of January.
- Meeting next week with the artist for building art.
- SEC job site is fed off the new electrical service so any Memorial Union repair shutdown requests in the near future should not affect the job site.
Memorial Union East:
- Roof level work begins this week.
- Slab pours towards the end of January.
- Soft demolition complete by end of the week
- Electrical room conduit runs beginning this week.
- Generator trenching began today.
- Ballroom emergency access via NW door shut until trenching finishes on January 27th.
- If you review prints, be aware that there are ASI’s (Architectural Supplemental Instructions) that may update those plans. Current ASI’s include: (ADA guidelines, Site salvaged furniture, Closets in restrooms, Broadcast clarifications, Glass art wall at event space, Kitchen equipment in North Porch Café).
- To reiterate, design modification time frame for our re-thinking of current design is closed. Product submittable list is being reviewed, is very long, and will lock in the product variables to give the last layer of design detail to the architect to deliver to the contractor for installation according to schedule.
- We should be able to review the phased plan for Shop, Office, Ramp, Hallway, Mechanical Room and Restrooms when the last of the submittable are reviewed. I will ask for a meeting towards the end of January.
Student Experience Center project:
The weather has caused a work stoppage. ACCO will issue a Work Stoppage Letter to Larrie.
The building site is frozen down 4-5 inches. The concrete cure process has slowed to a halt.
Contractors have had no work doe to safety concerns for slips/falls and heavy equipment movement has been halted.
They have put heat to the forms, bringing the tented areas to 80 degrees, but the propane burners bring in so much moisture that has been a detriment.
There is 3’ of snow that has slid down the hole and accumulated at the bottom that must be melted, and then the site de-watered. This means that slab work is halted; waterproofing is halted and concrete tests on Pour 3 at 3800 and 3900 psi, Pour 4 at 1700 psi.
Hydro-Thaw equipment is not available in the Pacific Northwest so they are trying to build their own.
Crane build and install delayed – looking at weekend of 1/4/13. The crane site is frozen and they cannot dig and place steel for outriggers. Any deliveries or activities affected please let me know.
Contractors back Friday. They will heat walls to 50 degrees, strip forms, thaw the site and are willing to work shifts to make up time.
Additional submittal for our review – plumbing.
John reviewed your request for info on the large Kiln and is having PAE respond.
Stair 4, absent wood steps and replaced by concrete, must now be reengineered.
Commissioning meeting with Systems West is set for Thursday.
Memorial Union East project:
MUE Furniture Meeting: Review and selections made. Sounds like Opsis is going to have a package that will not exceed $25K, so no bid process required.
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.