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Core Campus Project: Two-Week Planner, September 9–20

September 9, 2019

A reminder that areas of the Core Campus Project within the fencing are active work areas. For your safety, please stay outside the fenced areas.

Robinson Hall Replacement

Week of September 9:

  • Complete backfill of foundation walls around south and southwest side of the new building.
  • Continue steel erection moving south and then up to floor five and repeat starting at north end of building and moving south for six floors.
  • Offsite work is progressing on coordination and inspections of pre-fabricated electrical rooms that are being fabricated offsite in a warehouse facility in southern Virginia.   
  • Continue installation of elevated underfloor mechanical and electrical and telecom utilities.

Week of September 16:

  • Continue steel erection moving south and then up to floor five and repeat starting at north end of building and moving south for six floors.
  • Offsite work is progressing on coordination and inspections of pre-fabricated electrical rooms that are being fabricated offsite in a warehouse facility in southern Virginia.   
  • Continue installation of elevated underfloor mechanical and electrical and telecom utilities.

Utility Infrastructure Project

Week of September 9:

  • Continue hardscape and landscape punch list in Phase 1 (Aquia Creek Lane, Johnson Center South Plaza, EagleBank Arena) and 2 (West Building, Music/Theater) areas.
  • Continue work to improve high-temperature hot water tunnel in Phase 3 areas (Wilkins Plaza extension from clock to Southside Plaza). This work includes a high-temperature hot water shutdown that will start sometime this week and be completed before start of heating season in early November.
  • Continue to excavate for new underground electrical and telecom for future Wilkins Plaza event power, light poles and Wi-Fi.
  • Pipe delivery continues for Phase 4 (Southside east to Central Heating and Cooling Plant), 5 (between Johnson Center and Exploratory and David King Halls) and 6 (Commons housing) areas.
  • Continue trenching and pipe installation in Phase 4 areas.
  • Closure of Rivanna River Road as pipe is delivered and installed in phase 4 areas. This closure will continue through mid-October.
  • Finalize test pitting to determine location of underground utilities in Phase 5 areas.
  • Final week for mockup of Enslaved People of George Mason Memorial installed on Wilkins Plaza to help determine final installation details.

Week of September 16:

  • Continue hardscape and landscape punch list in Phase 1 (Aquia Creek Lane, Johnson Center South Plaza, EagleBank Arena) and 2 (Music/Theater, West Building) areas, including planting sod in areas of Phase 2 near College Hall.
  • Continue work to improve high-temperature hot water tunnel in Phase 3 areas (Wilkins Plaza extension from clock to Southside Plaza). This work includes a high-temperature hot water shutdown that will start sometime this week and be completed before start of heating season in early November.
  • Continue to excavate for new underground electrical and telecom for future Wilkins Plaza event power, light poles and Wi-Fi.
  • Pipe delivery continues for phase 4 (Southside east to Central Heating and Cooling Plant), 5 (between Johnson Center and Exploratory and David King Halls) and 6 (Commons housing) areas.
  • Continue trenching and pipe installation in Phase 4 areas.
  • Closure of Rivanna River Road as pipe is delivered and installed in Phase 4 areas. This closure will continue through mid-October. 
  • Finalize test pitting to determine location of underground utilities in Phase 5 areas.