Central Campus Construction Nears End

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Following months of detours and construction noise, the Tech community will soon reap the rewards of a new and improved central campus.

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Following months of detours and construction noise, the Tech community will soon reap the rewards of a new and improved central campus.

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Following months of detours and construction noise, the Tech community will soon reap the rewards of a new and improved central campus.

The projects that will be winding down in July and August include the construction of the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons and a transit hub near the Student Center Commons, and renovations to Tech (formerly known as “Skiles”) Walkway and the Campanile.

The latest details about each project follow:

Clough Commons
ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: All furniture, security systems and audio/visual systems will be completed in time for building occupants to begin moving in on Aug. 1. Starbucks will be completed and open for business by Aug. 8. An open house for faculty and staff is scheduled for Aug. 30.
PERCENTAGE COMPLETE: 95 percent
WHAT IS COMPLETE: All aspects of the building are nearly complete.  
WHAT STILL NEEDS WORK: Furniture, security systems and audio/visual systems are being installed.
UPCOMING CLOSURES/DETOURS: None
CONTACT: John DuConge

Transit Hub
ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: July 1
PERCENTAGE COMPLETE: 92 percent
WHAT IS COMPLETE: Most of the hardscaping — that is, paving and sidewalks, landscaping and lighting improvements.
WHAT STILL NEEDS WORK: The final paving of the visitor parking area and trolley turnaround need to be completed, along with some other aspects of the hardscaping and a few electrical connections.
UPCOMING CLOSURES/DETOURS: There will be a temporary detour while paving along Ferst Drive at the new visitor lot entrance and trolley turnaround is completed. The new sidewalk area will be used to minimize the detour route.
CONTACT: Jerry Young

Tech Walkway and Tech Green
ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: Beginning of August
PERCENTAGE COMPLETE: 75 percent
WHAT IS COMPLETE: Most of the hardscaping — steps, paving and sidewalks, landscaping and the Tech Walkway stairs.
WHAT STILL NEEDS WORK: Hardscaping and landscaping needs to be completed, including the sidewalk/paving at Tech Green and on the north side of the Clough Commons.
UPCOMING CLOSURES/DETOURS: Only what is already in place. Some work remains on Fourth Street, which will briefly impact vehicular access to Research Drive. The steam line project is still under way in that area and will continue beyond the completion of Clough Commons.
CONTACT: John DuConge

Campanile
ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: Mid-July
PERCENTAGE COMPLETE: 90 percent
WHAT IS COMPLETE: New pump equipment has been installed, along with new fountain lighting and plumbing. New concrete slabs have been installed in the fountain.
WHAT STILL NEEDS WORK: Waterproofing, landscaping and water jet assembly needs to be completed. The pavement will be repaired.  
UPCOMING CLOSURES/DETOURS: None
CONTACT: Jerry Young

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Campanile, central campus, Construction, G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Tech Green, Tech Walkway, transit hub
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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
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  • Created On: Jun 27, 2011 - 8:37am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:09pm