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  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, October 3, 2017

There are several large chunks of concrete left over from previous demolition work that must be broken into pieces to be hauled away. Since the work will be noisy, it is scheduled for Monday, October 8 to avoid scheduled classes. Work will take place on Burton Lawn, begin around 8 a.m. and complete mid-day.

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, September 20, 2018

The chilled water shutdown delayed due to unfavorable weather is now scheduled for this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 22 through 24. 

The chilled water mains passing through Neilson Library must be relocated at this time to continue work on the foundations for the new Library. The shutdown will cut off chilled water to buildings on the  distribution system above Neilson Library. It will not impact buildings on the distribution system below Neilson Library. 

The temperatures predicted  for the weekend look to be cool enough for HVAC systems to utilize natural outside temperatures to keep buildings comfortable. Read more...

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, September 18, 2018

UPDATE: The weather system and related moisture is moving through the area slower than initially reported, therefore the chilled water shutdown this Wednesday thru Friday is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

The chilled water mains passing through Neilson Library must be relocated at this time to continue work on the foundations for the new Library. The shutdown will cut off chilled water to buildings on the  distribution system above Neilson Library. It will not impact buildings on the distribution system below Neilson Library. 

The temperatures predicted  for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week look to be cool enough for HVAC systems to utilize natural outside temperatures to keep buildings comfortable. Read more...

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, September 10, 2018

For the most part, the sustained disruptive demolition work that we have been experiencing so far this year is a thing of the past. Going forward, there will be some activity in close proximity Hatfield, Wright and Bass from time to time, and Facilities will continue to provide advanced notice as those events are scheduled. 

Next up: on Thursday, September 13 there will be a concrete pumper and cement deliveries to the construction site behind Hatfield Hall in the afternoon. The cement truck deliveries will be through the John M. Green gate and the construction access gate near Hatfield, with a concrete pumping truck parked out behind the building. Work will be completed around 3 p.m.

Facilities is working on a review of work completed at the Neilson site over the past summer, and an outline of activities planned through the fall semester. Stay tuned!

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, August 15, 2018

The contractor is in the process of forming and placing concrete walls for the north addition. The current schedule calls for another delivery of concrete to the back of Hatfield Hall Wednesday, August 15. The pour will occur between 10 a.m. and noon. A second pour at the same location is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21. The attached image shows the sections of wall being poured. The remainder of the walls on the north end will be poured from the Burton Lawn area where the concrete pumper is shown on the attached image.

There will be no vehicle activity at the north gates on Friday of this week due to School for Social Work graduation ceremonies at Johm M. Greene Hall.

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, August 7, 2018

There will be another, but smaller concrete pour this Friday. It will require a concrete pumper and deliveries by 16 concrete trucks to the construction site at the back side of Hatfield Hall. Work will start at 7 a.m. and complete before noon.

Also, next week the electrical contractor will be pulling and terminating new medium voltage electrical feeders for Neilson Library at two vaults outside of the construction area between Wright Hall and Sabin Reed near the Lanning Fountain, and at the east side of Bass Hall. Work will begin on Tuesday, August 14 and complete on Wednesday. There will NOT be power interruptions related to this work and the work will create little noise or disruption.

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, July 13, 2018

Due to forecasted thunderstorms and lightning risk during the use of pump trucks on Tuesday July 17, we will be postponing this concrete pour to the following day (backup date): Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

On Wednesday, July 18 the first major concrete pour will take place at the new Neilson Library. This will be one of the largest pours for the project and involve two large concrete pumpers and the delivery of approximately 120 loads of concrete via cement mixers to the two pumpers. One pumper will be set up on the site at 5:30 a.m. between Hatfield and Wright Hall. A second pumper will be positioned on the site between Wright Hall and the 1909 Neilson shell. The first concrete delivery will arrive at 6 a.m. and the final delivery is expected 15 hours later at 9 p.m. Read more...

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, June 14, 2018

Hammering will commence on the south end of the construction site Monday, June 18, 2018, and continue throughout the week. The concrete structure being removed is robust so several days of hammering will be required to remove it. Read more...

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, June 7, 2018

This week, building demolition on the north end of the site will be completed. Concrete slabs on this end are being removed to make way for structural concrete mats for the new building. The removal will require loud hammering through Thursday afternoon, June 7th. On Friday, the floor of the north excavation will be prepared for the placement of insulation and waterproofing. Read more...

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Project Update, May 24, 2018

As we move towards summer you will see an increasing amount of activity at the Neilson construction site. The focus of attention for the past 6 months has been preparation of the site for new construction, including hazardous materials removals, demolition, shoring and earth removal. We are now preparing to change gears and start constructing core. Read more...

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