Pacific Hall Update | Week of Nov. 13

Finish work continues throughout the building as we look forward to wrapping up the bulk of the remaining construction activities, cleaning, and punching spaces in the next six to seven weeks. Drywall, taping, and painting is mostly complete at this point with a couple minor exceptions on Level 2, and painting is ongoing on Level 1. Ceiling grid and tiles, MEPF trim, whiteboards and accessories are going up throughout the building.

The team is preparing to reactivate the building’s mechanical system at the end of this week or into early next as the main entry storefront and glazing goes in and the building is fully enclosed. At the building’s exterior, you may have already noticed that exterior painting is well underway, and that most of the brick has been washed in preparation for final sealing. The team is continuing to monitor conditions as we move into the colder and wetter weather, and making progress as quickly as possible without compromising quality on good weather days.

The team is currently having discussions and coordinating move transition activities in preparation to open the building at the end of January, including determining when spaces will become available for faculty and staff to move back and settle into their offices. Exact dates are still TBD, but we are currently targeting mid-January to allow users to begin moving in, unpacking stored items, and preparing for the spring term. We will begin including regular updates on furniture and AV installation and move-related activities with these weekly updates as we move into December.

The project remains on schedule for substantial completion and TCO by Jan. 10, 2024, and for reopening on Jan. 29, 2024. While there is still a lot work to be completed throughout the building to make the spaces user-ready, is striving to beat the current schedule wherever possible to allow as much time for move-in as possible in January.

Please see the full update for upcoming and ongoing activities below.

Site & Exterior Work

  • Brick washing is wrapping up with the south elevation scheduled for completion by Nov. 20.
  • Exterior painting is underway. The east elevation and first coat on the north elevation was completed Nov. 15. Second coat on the north elevation and painting the west and south elevations will continue over the next two weeks with completion scheduled by Nov. 30, weather permitting.
  • Brick seal has begun along the east elevation. This work is scheduled to continue for the couple of weeks with completion by Dec. 4.
  • New handrails at the exterior of the east stair have been installed. The stainless steel handrail for the main entry will be installed between Nov. 22 and 27.

Interior Finishes, Level 2

  • Final framing for cloud ceilings on Level 2 is complete.
  • Whiteboard installation will be completed by Nov. 17, with a couple minor exceptions.
  • MEPF trim at cloud ceilings took place from Nov. 15 to 17.
  • Rough clean throughout Level 2 was completed by Nov. 17.
  • Doors and hardware are being installed throughout Level 2 with completion scheduled by Nov. 21.
  • Flooring install is underway on Level 2 beginning with carpet patch-back in Zone 2. Zone 2 will be complete by end of the week with carpet install in Zone 1 and rubber base throughout continuing through Nov. 27.
  • Remaining wall protection will be installed Nov. 17 and 22.
  • Storefront for the new conference room and pods began Nov. 16 and will continue through Nov. 22.
  • Above ceiling AV infrastructure and equipment will be installed the week of Nov. 27.
  • Concrete floor polishing on Level 2 is tentatively scheduled for the week of Nov. 27, pending completion of work and coordination with other trades.
  • Acoustic ceiling tile (ACT) will be installed Dec. 4 –7.
  • Signage will be installed Dec. 4-5 in Zone 2, and Dec. 11 -12 in Zone 1.
  • Window coverings will be installed Dec. 11.
  • Final cleaning on Level 2 is scheduled for the week of Dec. 11.
  • Interior punch for Level 2 is scheduled for Dec. 18.
  • Level 2 back punch is scheduled between Dec. 19 - 28.
  • Level 2 spaces will be fully turned over for move transition tasks by the end of 2023.

Interior Finishes, Level 1

  • Merit Electric is wrapping up re-installing all Level 1 light fixtures removed for fire sprinkler piping access by Nov. 17.
  • Interior stair handrails are being installed this week. Prepping and painting handrails will take place Nov. 20 - 21.
  • The scaffolding at the main stair was removed Nov. 14.
  • Ceiling framing in Level 1 offices and corridors is scheduled for completion by Nov. 16.
  • MEPF trim is wrapping up this week in Zone 1 with completion scheduled by Nov. 17. Fire protection trim in Zone 2 will be completed Nov. 27 - 28.
  • Painting on Level 1 is ongoing over the next two weeks, with completion scheduled by Nov. 28.
  • Prepping & painting door frames will take place Nov. 17 - 20. Doors and hardware will be installed Nov. 21.
  • Floor polishing in Cawein Gallery will take place Nov. 20 – 22 pending coordination with other trades.
  • Rough cleaning will take place throughout Level 1 from Nov. 22 – 30.
  • Flooring install will take place from Nov. 27 – Dec. 6.
  • ACT install will take place from Nov. 1 – Dec. 5.
  • Signage will be installed Dec. 4 – 8.
  • Window coverings will be installed Dec. 12.
  • Final cleaning on Level 1 is scheduled for Dec. 5 – 12.
  • Interior punch for Level 1 is scheduled for Dec. 13 - 14.
  • Level 1 back punch is scheduled for Dec. 14 - Dec. 21.
  • Level 1 spaces will be fully turned over for move transition tasks by Dec. 26.

Entry & Lobby

  • The remaining storefront parts have arrived, and the main entry storefront is being installed this week and next. Completion is scheduled for Nov. 21.
  • Access control wiring at the main entry was installed Nov. 15.
  • Drywall & taping is scheduled for Nov. 17 – 28.
  • Acoustic panels at the lobby will be installed Nov. 27 - 28.
  • MEPF trim will be installed Nov. 27 – 29.
  • Entry drywall will be painted Nov. 29 - 30.
  • The existing concrete ramp at the main entry will be refinished Dec. 4.
  • Lobby concrete polishing is scheduled for Dec. 7 – 13 pending coordination with other trades.
  • Walk off mats, carpet tile, and rubber base will be installed at the lobby and entry Dec. 13 – 18.

New Restrooms

  • Tiling is complete in the new restrooms.
  • Bathroom accessories are being installed this week.
  • Concrete floor polishing was scheduled for Nov. 20 - 21.
  • MEPF trim will be installed Nov. 27 - 28.
  • Final cleaning in the new restrooms is scheduled for Dec. 4 – 6.
  • Interior punch, back punch, and turnover will take place concurrently with the remainder of spaces on each level.

Existing L1 Restrooms

  • New partitions have been ordered, and will be installed Dec. 14 – 18.
  • Plaster repairs and coating is ongoing, targeting Nov. 17 for completion. This work is likely to push out into the first few days of next week but will not impact the overall schedule for completing the bathrooms.
  • Tiling begins next week to match the new restrooms and restrooms on Level 2. This work is scheduled for completion by Nov. 28.
  • Epoxy floor painting is scheduled Nov. 29 – Dec. 6.
  • MEPF trim will be installed Dec. 7 – 11.
  • Bathroom accessories will be installed from Dec. 11 – 13.

Upcoming Events, Holidays, and Campus Coordination

  • Nov. 22 – 24 | Thanksgiving Holiday. Campus closed starting at noon on Nov. 22. No construction activities scheduled for Nov. 23 or Nov. 24.

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Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023