Project Update

Project Update - November 2021

  • The work site will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observation of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Construction fencing is being removed and crowd control barriers are being installed at pathways, landscaped areas, and at the main driveway while work inside the building is finalized.
  • The building will remain closed during final construction work and systems testing. Final building occupancy and move in dates are being finalized.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems installation and check out is ongoing throughout the month.
  • Installation of finishes and punch list work continues throughout the building.
  • Work continues to prepare for and conduct required inspections.
  • Final landscaping work is ongoing.

 

 

The renovation of Lewis Hall is nearing completion with final paving and site work planned for Thursday, October 14, through Monday, October 18.

Please be advised of the following activity and impacts to the HLS community:

Thursday, October 14

  • Signage will be placed around Lewis Hall noting some upcoming walkway closures.

Friday, October 15

  • Beginning at 12:00 p.m., the walkway between Lewis and Langdell Hall will be closed to facilitate the paving work until Monday morning.
  • Barriers will be in place and signage posted to direct pedestrians. The fencing along the back of Lewis Hall adjacent to the walkway will be removed.
  • Inside Langdell, detour signage will be posted and the doors locked to prevent access outside to the work area.

Saturday, October 16

  • The contractor will install an asphalt top coat on the walkway between Lewis and Langdell Hall.
  • The walkway will remain closed.

Sunday, October 17

  • There will be no work on site, however, the walkway will remain closed.

Monday, October 18

  • The walkway between Lewis and Langdell Hall will re-open to pedestrians and the doors inside Langdell leading out to the walkway will be unlocked.
  • With the asphalt complete, all existing construction fencing will be removed and the area will be filled in with sod and mulch.
  • With the fencing down, landscaping steaks and ropes will line the site to protect the new groundcover.
  • At walkway paths around Lewis Hall, metal barriers will be in place with signage to prevent pedestrian access to the building. Barriers will also be placed at the driveway off of Mass Ave to prevent vehicle access.

 

Project Update – October 2021

  • The work site will be closed on Monday, October 11, in observation of the Indigenous People’s Day holiday.
  • Paving and landscaping work will continue this month. Site fencing may be slightly adjusted as needed to facilitate final landscaping and site work.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems installation and check out is ongoing throughout the month.
  • Installation of finishes and punch list work continues throughout the building.
  • Mechanical equipment testing is ongoing this month.
  • Work continues to prepare for and conduct required inspections.
  • Main access to the site continues to be off Mass Ave.
  • Please note that activities outlined here are subject to change based on weather or other circumstances.

 

Project Update – September 2021

  • The work site will be closed on Monday, September 6, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.
  • Work on 5th floor terrace is ongoing this month with installation of pavers and the green roof.
  • Installation of new pavers at the main entries will continue this month.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems installation and check out is ongoing through the month.
  • Interior finish work continues throughout the building on multiple levels.
  • Audio visual equipment installation will continue this month.
  • Site work and grading for landscaping continues this month. This work is dependent on weather conditions.
  • Work continues for ongoing inspections.
  • Main access to the site continues to be off Mass Ave.

 

Project Update: August 2021

  • The walkway between Lewis Hall and Langdell Hall will remain closed through Sunday, August 8, to allow for paving and planting bed restoration work. Signage will be posted to re-direct pedestrians as needed. The walkway will be reopened on Monday, August 9.
  • Work on 5th floor terrace is ongoing this month with installation of pavers.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems installation and check out is ongoing through the month.
  • Interior finish work continues throughout the building on multiple levels this month.
  • Site work and rough grading for landscaping continues this month. This work is dependent on weather conditions.
  • Work continues to prepare for upcoming inspections.
  • Main access to the site continues to be off Mass Ave.

 

Project Update: July 2021

  • Please note: The walkway between Lewis Hall and Langdell Hall will be closed from Thursday, July 22, through Friday, August 6, to allow for paving and planting bed restoration work. Signage will be posted to re-direct pedestrians as needed. 
  • Work on the roof continues throughout the month.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems installation is ongoing.
  • Interior finish work continues throughout the building, including the installation of ceiling finishes, wall panels, painting, carpeting, furnishings, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Installation of restroom finishes continues on several levels.
  • Work on Areeda Hall bridge doors will begin this month.
  • Stair finishes and painting continue along with the elevator installation.
  • Work continues to prepare for electrical and fire alarm inspections.
  • Site work, grading, and plantings are scheduled to continue this month and will impact the walkway between Lewis and Langdell Hall. This work is dependent on weather conditions.

Project Update: June 2021

  • Exterior envelope work continues on level five.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems install is ongoing.
  • Interior finish work continues throughout the building, including the installation of ceilings, doors, paint, flooring and plumbing fixtures.
  • The elevator installation work continues this month.
  • Site work and grading is scheduled to continue this month. This work is dependent on weather conditions

Project Update: May 2021

  • Interior rough work will be complete on all levels of the building in this month.
  • The contractor will be completing the terrace roofing install this month.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems install is ongoing.
  • Interior finish work continues throughout the building, including the installation of ceilings and flooring materials.
  • Work continues on the bathrooms on multiple levels, including the installation of finishes and fixtures.
  • The elevator installation is substantially complete.
  • Work continues to complete drywall installation and paint at interior staircases.
  • Site work and grading is scheduled to continue this month, including the installation of lighting pole bases and start of new planting installation. This work is dependent on weather conditions.

Project Update: April 2021

  • The new roof on the west envelope and level five additions are substantially installed and will be complete this month.
  • Façade work, including exterior glass, skylights, and limestone replacement are also substantially installed and will be complete this month.
  • The project will be converting from temporary to permanent power this month.
  • Interior finish work continues including drywall, painting, installing millwork, and bathroom tile finishes.
  • Work to complete mechanical and electrical systems is ongoing.
  • Work continues on the elevator install this month.
  • Work continues on the building’s new fifth floor interior stair cases.
  • Site work is scheduled to begin this month, including installing conduits and light pole bases. This work is dependent on weather conditions.
  • During the week of April 12, the contractror will need to bump out the fence line on the north side of Lewis Hall for approximately four days to perform drain connection work . The work area will be protected with a six foot fence.

Project Update: March 2021

  • The shell and roof on the west envelope and level five additions are scheduled to be complete this month.
  • All façade work, including exterior glass, skylights, and limestone replacement is also scheduled for completion this month.
  • Interior finish work continues including framing, taping, painting, and bathroom tile finishes.
  • The contractor continues to install permanent power, plumbing, and HVAC systems throughout the building.
  • Work continues on the elevator install this month.
  • Work continues on the building’s new fifth floor stair cases.
  • Some site work around the building may take place this month depending on weather conditions.

Project Update: February 2021

  • The skylight assemblies on the roof are expected to be finished early this month.
  • Interior rough work continues on several levels throughout the building this month, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, wall and ceiling framing.
  • The contractor continues to make mechanical, electrical, and plumbing connections throughout the building.
  • The contractor will also be framing and pouring concrete for the building’s upper staircases.
  • Work will begin on the walls and ceilings in several rest rooms throughout the building.
  • Work will continue on the elevator shaft and machine room with the elevator install beginning this month.
  • There is no major site work on the building’s grounds planned for this month.

Project Update – January 2021:

  • Interior concrete placement on all levels was substantially complete in December.
  • Exterior metal panels are being installed on the west and level five roof additions this month.
  • The contractor is scheduled to meet another key milestone mid-January when the shell and roof on the building’s west and level five additions will be finished.
  • Interior rough work continues on several levels throughout the building this month, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, wall and ceiling framing.
  • The contractor continues to make mechanical, electrical, and plumbing connections throughout the building.
  • Work continues to frame and rough the elevator shaft and machine room in preparation for the elevator installation to begin.
  • Construction of interior wall and ceiling framing and boarding continues on levels three and four with completion scheduled for the end of January.
  • There will be some site work taking place in the driveway area this month, which should be complete by the third week of January.