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2008 summer construction update

In addition to the University Union project, summer construction projects across campus are progressing, remaining on schedule due to favorable weather:
Excavation was completed in the spring for the East Campus Housing project and work is now underway on the footers and concrete foundation walls, as well as on some power and duct work. As with construction of the University Downtown Center, contracts for various components of the construction will be awarded in stages. Steel deliveries will begin this fall, with completion of the first building expected in August 2009.

The first three phases of the high-temperature hot-water line replacement project have been completed around the Administration Building. Some lawn areas disrupted by the work will be re-seeded in the fall. The fourth phase is now underway near the Science Library with a scheduled end date of July 27. The final two phases, also in the general area of the Science Library, will continue into the fall.

A few more weeks of work remain installing new walks and landscaping in the Memorial Courtyard.

A new water softening facility for the campus is being constructed near the berm, with work continuing into the fall.

Replacement of the Newman Bridge started in June and will be finished by the end of August. 

Upgrades are being made to corridors and classrooms in the Engineering Building, along with removal of asbestos-containing floor tiles and ceiling, lighting, flooring and door replacements. Upgrades are also being made to floors six through nine in the Library Tower.

Residential community projects include replacement of kitchens and baths in Susquehanna Community and installation of a gas line to save energy; fire alarm upgrades in Hillside and Mountainview, asbestos removal and installation of ceilings, flooring, carpeting and energy-efficient lighting in College-in-the-Woods.

A number of paving, drainage and landscaping projects are on the grounds department schedule this summer. Further improvements to the Peace Quad have been made and later this summer, the Science 2 courtyard will be improved with new walkways, shrubs, roses and grasses. Once work on the high-temperature hot-water project wraps up along Bartle Drive, some asphalt will be removed and trees will be planted. Walkway and pedestrian path paving is also scheduled in various areas throughout campus over the summer.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08