Carver construction: What to expect July 4 to 17

Western Today staff

Construction continues on the Carver Academic Facility construction project on Western Washington University's Bellingham campus.

The project includes replacement of the building center section with a three-story addition and wrapping the east and south sides with new structure and glass windows and other exterior openings. The project will address urgently needed seismic reinforcement throughout the facility, replace numerous aging building systems, provide improved disabled access to classrooms, labs and offices, and allow for much better use of academic spaces.

Live video feeds of the construction project are available on the project website from the WWU Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget.

Ongoing Impacts:

  • Pedestrian/vehicular detours remain in place.
  • Contractor continues to mitigate noise, dust and other construction impacts as much as possible.
  • Welding activities are shielded where possible.

What to expect the week of July 4:

  • Central Corridor:
    • Roofing
    • Fireproofing
    • Rough-in mechanical/electrical/plumbing/fire systems
    • Install wall framing, wallboard and door frames
  • 1959 Building/Gym A/B/C:
    • Roofing
    • Block wall installation
    • Patch existing walls and slabs
    • Shotcrete concrete wall reinforcement
    • Wall framing and door frames
  • Gym C South Addition/East Side Addition:
    • Structural framing and decking
    • Wall framing and door frames
  • Gym D/1970 Addition:
    • Patch existing masonry walls
    • Wall framing and door frames
    • Rough-in mechanical/electrical/fire systems
    • Set air handling unit
    • Wallboard installation
    • Roofing
    • Sandblast exterior paint

What to expect the week of July 11:

  • Central Corridor:
    • Roofing
    • Fireproofing
    • Rough-in mechanical/electrical/plumbing/fire systems
    • Wall framing and door frames
    • Wallboard installation
  • 1959 Building/Gym A/B/C:
    • Install roof anchors
    • Block wall installation
    • Wallboard installation
    • Shotcrete wall reinforcement
    • Patch existing walls and slabs
  • Gym C South Addition/East Side Addition:
    • Structural framing and decking
  • Gym D/1970 Addition:
    • Rough-in mechanical/electrical/fire systems
    • Wall framing and door frames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions/concerns, please contact Dale Krause, construction coordinator, 360-650-4646 or dale.krause@wwu.edu.

 

 

Gail Kuromiya, University Planner

Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget

360-650-6199, gail.kuromiya@wwu.edu

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:27pm
More progress is made every day on the Carver Academic Facility steel framing. And in other parts of the building, interior work is heavily underway. Photo by Matthew Anderson / WWU

More progress is made every day on the Carver Academic Facility steel framing. And in other parts of the building, interior work is heavily underway. Photo by Matthew Anderson / WWU