Construction Updates Archive

Alumni Way (formerly High Rise Rd.):

Construction is 95% completed.   KBR, Construction Manager at Risk, is completing traffic light installation (at the intersection of Alumni Way and Cameron Blvd). Landscaping, divided road way, standard street lighting, sidewalks, etc. are approaching completion.  Estimated completion - August, 2013.

 

 

 


Photos courtesy of Wade Bruton



Belk Gym Renovations:

Starting May 2014, after Commencement, Belk Gym will undergo significant renovations. Estimated completion date – Fall 2015.

 


Project work includes:

·         Modernized HVAC systems including gymnasiums

·         Over 8,000 square feet of dedicated fitness space

·         Redesigned exterior main entrance façade and plaza

·         Redesigned lobby and visitor amenities

·         Refinished basketball courts

·         Increased lighting and way-finding amenities

·         New stairs for improved circulation and security

·         High seating capacity auditorium-style lecture hall

·         Additional and properly equipped classroom and lab space

·         Day lockers and individualized shower stalls

·         Improved accessibility from locker rooms to swimming pool

·         Mechanical, structural and landscape improvements

 
Image courtesy of C- Design Inc.
 


Belk Gym Renovations:


Starting May 2014, after Commencement, Belk Gym will undergo significant renovations. Estimated completion date: Fall 2015.

Project work includes:

      ·         Modernized HVAC systems including gymnasiums

      ·         Over 8,000 square feet of dedicated fitness space

      ·         Redesigned exterior main entrance façade and plaza

      ·         Redesigned lobby and visitor amenities

      ·         Refinished basketball courts

      ·         Increased lighting and way-finding amenities

      ·         New stairs for improved circulation and security

      ·         High seating capacity auditorium-style lecture hall

      ·         Additional and properly equipped classroom and lab space

      ·         Day lockers and individualized shower stalls

      ·         Improved accessibility from locker rooms to swimming pool

      ·         Mechanical, structural and landscape improvements

Image courtesy of C- Design Inc.
 


Football Stadium:

Scoreboard video screen installation is scheduled for early April. Punchlist is being completed. Landscaping was recently installed; just waiting for blooms!

 

Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton, UNC Charlotte



Hechenbleikner Lake:

Water has reached an elevation of 712.7 feet; a full pond is 715 feet (invert of the water quality overflow). Aquatic flora plantings that couldn’t be planted during winter months will be installed mid-March. During this time, water will be lowered 3 feet. There will be over 30 different plants placed on the pond bottom such as swamp sunflower, swordgrass, New England Aster, great coneflower, American Water Lilly, and pickerel weed.  



High Rise Rd. (to be Alumni Way) Realignment:

Construction continues as planned and is more than 85% completed. Work includes utilities installation, road base, light poles and landscaping. Note the new pedestrian sidewalk being built on Cameron, close to intersection of new Alumni Way (High Rise Rd./Toby Creek) and Cameron.

This will greatly improve traffic flow and connectivity around the South Village residential area and  from Toby Creek (new Alumni Way).  Estimated completion - August 1, 2013.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Wade Bruton



High Rise Road Realignment & South Village:

Construction proceeds on schedule with more than 50% of work completed. Estimated completion date - August 1, 2013. 



High Rise Road/Alumni Way:

The renaming of "High Rise Road" to "Alumni Way" has been approved. Appropriate signage will occur once intersection with Cameron Rd. is complete. Tree planting will begin in the next two weeks; brick paver installation continues. Installation of the 12" waterline tie in at Cameron Blvd. is complete.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management

 

 

 

 



High Rise Road/Alumni Way:

Construction continues as planned and is more than 75% completed. Current work includes utilities installation, road base, light poles and landscaping. Estimated completion - August 1, 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



New Blue Line Extension:

Construction for the new Blue Line Extension (BLE) is being managed by CATS and the Federal Government.

Facilities Management will communicate construction status as significant milestones are reached. The BLE will consist of approximately 9.3 miles of a double track light rail roadbed, beginning from 7th St. in Uptown Charlotte and ending at UNC Charlotte. The Project includes eleven (11) proposed stations; four (4) with parking and seven (7) without parking.  Approximately, 3,000 parking spots will be provided at the four (4) park & ride lots, including parking decks at the University City Boulevard Station and the JW Clay Boulevard Station.

As it approaches the University area, the construction zone is planned to be on North Tryon, not UNC Charlotte roads. Estimated completion – 2017.

Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



New Blue Line Extension:

Construction for the new Blue Line Extension (BLE) is being managed by CATS and the Federal Government. Facilities Management will communicate construction status as significant milestones are reached. 

Beginning in March 2014, as it approaches the University area, beginning at Old Concord Rd., North Tryon St. will be widened to accommodate light rail tracks in a center median. Expect lane closures between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

The BLE will consist of approximately 9.3 miles of a double track light rail roadbed, beginning from 7th St. in Uptown Charlotte and ending at UNC Charlotte. The Project includes eleven (11) proposed stations; four (4) with parking and seven (7) without parking.  Approximately, 3,000 parking spots will be provided at the four (4) park & ride lots, including parking decks at the University City Boulevard Station and the JW Clay Boulevard Station.

Estimated completion – 2017

Image courtesy of Charlotte Mecklenburg



New Blue Line Extension:


Most recent update: J W Clay roadway closure at Panera side of intersection is now estimated for April 1, 2014 or later for final tie-in. This is due to a change order for the water meter.

Beginning in March 2014, as it approaches the University area, beginning at Old Concord Rd., North Tryon St. will be widened to accommodate light rail tracks in a center median. Expect lane closures between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Background: Construction for the new Blue Line Extension (BLE) is being managed by CATS and the Federal Government. Facilities Management will communicate construction status as significant milestones are reached. The BLE will consist of approximately 9.3 miles of a double track light rail roadbed, beginning from 7th St. in Uptown Charlotte and ending at UNC Charlotte. The Project includes eleven (11) proposed stations; four (4) with parking and seven (7) without parking.  Approximately, 3,000 parking spots will be provided at the four (4) park & ride lots, including parking decks at the University City Boulevard Station and the JW Clay Boulevard Station.

Estimated completion: 2017

Image courtesy of Charlotte Mecklenburg



New Construction: Charlotte Engineering Early College:

Classes in the building will begin Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The building is located beside the CRI parking deck near the JW Clay entrance. Be advised traffic around this area is projected to be heavier during morning drop-off times (8:45 AM to 9:15 AM) and afternoon pick-up (4:00 PM to 4:30 PM)


Photo courtesy of Jared Moon



New Construction: Residential Hall Phase XII (Martin Hall):

The building has been authorized for occupancy by the State Construction Office. Final punchlist items will continue after students move in. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption. Landscaping will be completed soon.

 

Photo courtesy of Holder Construction



NEW: Residential Hall Phase XII:

Introducing the rendering for the new Phase XII Residential Hall, to be located across Hawthorne Residential Hall. Bids for early site work open this month.

 

Photo courtesy of Jenkins Peer Architects



Other upcoming projects, more information soon:


Oak Residence Hall Renovation: Planned to begin Summer 2014. Renovations include: HVAC replacement, ADA accessabile elevators, roof and window replacements, new interior finishes.

Holshouser Residential Hall Renovation: Planned to begin late Spring/Early Summer 2014.

Phillips Road Realignment: Relocating existing road to create a four-way intersection at the current Cameron/Craver intersection. The new alignment will curve between Hayes Baseball Field and the Halton Wagner Tennis Complex, bridging Toby Creek.



Parking Deck J:

Construction progressing as planned.  Concrete pours will continue through the end of January, 2013; currently concrete is being poured on the 4th level.  Estimated completion date—July 2013.



Parking Deck J:

Construction progressing as planned.  Concrete pours continue through the end of January; it's currently being poured on the top level. Precast panels to be delivered in February. Estimate completion date—July 2013



Parking Deck J:

Construction progresses as planned and is currently 55% completed.  All major concrete pours are done. Precast brick-clad panels installation will begin within days.  Estimated completion date—July 2013.



PORTAL:

The building is 70% completed. Everything is under roof and exterior cladding is essentially done. Interiors, utilities, drywall and site work progressing. Estimate completion date—January 2014.

 

Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



PORTAL:

Construction nears completion with a scheduled final inspection mid-January 2014.  Interior finishes and system commissioning is ongoing, along with designer inspections.

 


Photos courtesy of Edifice Construction



PORTAL:


The PORTAL building was accepted by the State Construction Office January 2014.  It was formally dedicated on Feb. 28, 2014 and is now open!

 

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Evans



PORTAL:

The building is now mostly under roof.  Interior rough-in plumbing and other utilities are being constructed.  Exterior cladding continues.  Estimated completion date—January 2014.



PORTAL:

The building is now under roof, interior rough-in plumbing and other utilities are being constructed. Exterior cladding continues. Estimate completion date—January 2014.



PORTAL:

The building is now under roof and is 15% completed. Interior rough-in plumbing and other utilities are being constructed.  Exterior cladding continues. Estimate completion date—January 2014.



PORTAL:

All masonry is in place. Underground utility work is in progress; inside rough-ins (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) in progress. Skylights are being installed. Estimated completion date remains for January, 2014.

 

Photo courtesy of Edifice Contractors



PORTAL:

Building is over 60% completed. Window installation and interior trim nearing completion. Mechanical and electrical rough-ins being installed. Site work progressing.  Estimated completion - January 2014.

 

Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



PORTAL:

Building is currently 55% completed. It's now under roof and exterior cladding is basically done. Interior rough-in plumbing and other utilities are being installed and drywall is underway. Estimated completion - January 2014.

 

Rendering courtesy of Edifice



Regional Utility Plant (RUP) 4:

Construction progressing as planned. Interior and exterior rough-in utilities continue. Electrical and mechanical equipment being delivered and installed. Estimate completion date—July 2013.

 



Regional Utility Plant 4:

Construction progressing as planned.  Interior rough-in utilities continue.  Electrical and mechanical equipment being manufactured.  Estimated completion date—July 2013.



Regional Utility Plant 4:

Construction progresses as planned and is currently 73% completed. The cooling towers have been delivered and installed. The boilers have been received and will be installed soon.  Estimated completion date—June 2013.



Renovation: Belk Gym:

Project work includes:

      ·         Modernized HVAC systems including gymnasiums
     ·         Over 8,000 square feet of dedicated fitness space
     ·         Redesigned exterior main entrance façade and plaza
     ·         Redesigned lobby and visitor amenities
     ·         Refinished basketball courts
     ·         Increased lighting and way-finding amenities
     ·         New stairs for improved circulation and security
     ·         High seating capacity auditorium-style lecture hall
     ·         Additional and properly equipped classroom and lab space
     ·         Day lockers and individualized shower stalls
     ·         Improved accessibility from locker rooms to swimming pool
     ·         Mechanical, structural and landscape improvements

Estimated completion: Fall, 2015

Image rendering courtesy of C- Design Inc.



Renovation: Brick Pavers for Colvard, Reese & King Building Areas:

Existing concrete walk areas will be replaced with campus standard brick pavers in two segments: (1) Area to south side of Reese up to intersection of University Rd., and Broadrick Blvd. estimated to be completed over winter break. (2) Area between Reese and King, wrapping around King and meeting waterproofing project estimated to begin and complete early 2015.



Renovation: Colvard 2000 Building:

Building is undergoing a modernization which includes: updated offices, new reception area, updated bathrooms and exterior wall windows. 

Estimated completion: December, 2014


Image rendering courtesy of Little and Associates



Renovation: Cone Plaza:

Repairs and painting of all structural elements have been completed. Installation of cast-in-place, brick veneered planter walls and waterproofing continues. 

Estimated completion: September, 2014


Image rendering courtesy of LandDesign/SKA Consulting



Renovation: Holshouser Residence Hall:

Asbestos abatement and interior demolition are complete. All existing mechanical systems have been removed, with exception of domestic water heaters. Openings in partition walls that remain are being enlarged for wider doors. Layout work for new piping penetrations is in progress.

Estimated completion: June, 2015

Image rendering courtesy of Clark-Nexen



Renovation: Oak Residence Hall:

Ninety-nine percent of room demolition is complete. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical rough-ins have begun. Courtyard demolition is complete and foundations to the elevator towers are under construction. 

Estimated completion: June, 2015

Image rendering courtesy of KSQ/Peterson Associates



Renovation: Re-Roofing of Several Campus Buildings:

The following buildings have or are being re-roofed: Barnard, the Couseling Center, Fretwell, Garinger, Greenhouse, King, Steam Plant and Winningham. Installation wrapping up for all.

Estimated completion: August, 2014



Renovation: Reese Building:

Building is undergoing a waterproofing project. Excavation of the north side foundation begins the week of Aug. 18.

Estimated completion: November, 2014



Residence Hall Phase X:

The building is now mostly under roof.  Interior rough-in utilities are being installed and exterior brick cladding is about 50% completed.  Estimated completion date—July 2013.



Residence Hall Phase X:

The building is now completely under roof. Interior rough-in utilities are being installed and exterior brick cladding is about 90% completed. Estimate completion date—July 2013.



Residence Hall Phase X:

The building is now under roof and is 67% completed. Interior rough-in utilities (fire protection, water, electrical, etc.) are being installed and exterior brick cladding is about 95% completed. Dry-wall and ceilings are being installed throughout the building. Estimated completion date—July 2013.



Residence Hall Phase X:

Inspections going well. Finishing room mock-up with appliances, cabinets, etc.  Estimated completion remains for July, 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



Residence Hall Phase X:

The 412-bed building is well over 90% completed and connected to permanent power. Exterior cladding and roofing are done. Final finishes are in process and site cleanup is underway. Estimated completion - July 2013.

 

Photos courtesy of Edifice and Wade Bruton



Residence Hall Phase X:

Building is 77% completed and connected to permanent power. Exterior cladding and roofing are essentially done. Casework and above ceiling inspections are ongoing. Drywall and ceilings are being installed. Estimated completion - July 2013.

 

Rendering courtesy of Edifice



Residence Hall Phase X (Belk Hall):

Final finishes are in process and site cleanup is underway for the 412-bed residential hall. It was accepted by the State Construction Office on July 17th.  Contractor working on punchlist (which should be completed within 45 days) while Housing is moving furniture into the building.


Photos courtesy of Wade Bruton



Residence Hall Phase XI:

Structural walls and floors continue, currently working on 4th floor.  Contractor estimates to top out steel by early January.  Estimated completion date—July 2013.



Residence Hall Phase XI:

Structural walls and flooring construction continues, currently working on all floors. Contractor topped out steel and has completed roof trusses installation. Estimate completion date—July 2013.



Residence Hall Phase XI:

Construction operating tempo has increased considerably. Interior utility rough-ins (fire protection, water, electrical, etc.) are ramping up as well.  Brick cladding and roofing is making large strides as weather has been assisting the process.  Estimated completion date—July 2013.



Residence Hall Phase XI:

Masonry is waterproofing. Dry wall placement is complete.  Estimated completion remains for July, 2013.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



Residence Hall Phase XI:

Brick cladding and roofing are essentially complete. Installation work continues on windows, rough-ins and brick veneer. About to begin: millwork, interior painting, wall coverings and HVAC controls. Work tempo continues to rise as interior utility rough-ins (fire protection, water, electrical, etc.) ramp up. Estimated completion - July 2013.

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



Resident Dining Hall:

Construction has started near Scott & Moore Halls.  Early site work, grading, utilities, etc. continue, with work tempo increasing soon as remaining bid packages are finalized. Pathways between those buildings and connecting to University Road have been redirected to keep pedestrians safe while allowing foot traffic connectivity to University Road from High Rise area.   The project is on schedule, estimated completion date—May 2014.



Residential Hall Phase XI:

The 400-bed facility is approaching completion. Multiple crews are working on interior finishes, painting, and utilities. Temporary cooling is being provided to help stabilize temperature and humidity conditions required for interior finishes. Estimated completion -  late July 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



Residential Hall Phase XI (Hunt Hall):

The 400-bed residential hall was accepted by the State Inspection Office on July 29th. KBR, the construction manager at risk, continues to increase construction efforts considerably as interior finishes, painting, and utilities are being completed by multiple crews. Punchlist is in motion and Housing is moving in furniture.


Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



Residential Hall Phase XII:

Metal decking for level 5 is progressing for east building.  Concrete decking for level 4 was poured for west building.  Rough pipe installation is continuing throughout.  Estimated completion – July 2014.

 

Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



Residential Hall Phase XII:

The 408-bed, 175,000 sq. ft. residential building is 19% completed and will have an apartment style design. Located at the southwest intersection of Cameron Blvd and Martin Village Road, site work is nearing completion and foundation work has just begun. Estimated completion - June, 2014.

 

 

 


Rendering courtesy of Jenkins Peer Architects; photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



Residential Hall Phase XII:

The site is located at the intersection of Cameron Blvd. and Martin Vilage Rd. Early site work continues; safety fencing is up. Once completed, the $31.5 million, 175,000 sq. ft. residence hall will provide 408 beds in an apartment style facility. Estimated completion - June, 2014.

 

Rendering courtesy of Jenkins Peer Architects; photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



Residential Hall Phase XII:

The site is located at the intersection of Cameron Blvd. and Martin Vilage Rd. Early site work has just begun; safety fencing is up. Once completed, the $31.5 million, 175,000 sq. ft. residence hall will provide 408 beds in an apartment style facility. Estimated completion - July 2014.

 

Rendering courtesy of Jenkins Peer Architects; Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



Residential Hall Phase XII (Martin Hall):


The following work continues: exterior sheathing, roofing material, interior studs, mechanical, electrical, plumbing rough-ins. Estimated completion: July, 2014.

NOTE: A section of Cameron Blvd. by the area is closed for the next nine to twelve weeks. Please click here for details and detour information. 

Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



Residential Hall Phase XIII:


Located by Holshouser Hall in South Village, site work has begun for the 408-bed suite style freshman residential hall. Work expected to finish next summer for Fall 2015 occupancy.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village Deck J:

Tower crane has been removed from site. Approximately 20% of brick panel installation complete. Rough-in (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) in process. Estimated completion remains for July, 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village Deck J:

Construction is progressing as planned; currently over 76% completed. All major concrete pours are finished. Precast brick-clad panels, roof trusses and ceiling staining are nearing completion; elevator installation just beginning. Estimated completion - July 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village Dining Hall:

Construction continues with exterior masonry, interior & exterior light gauge metal framing and MEP rough-ins.  The building is tracking to be rated as Two Green Globes, with the potential of reaching Three Green Globes.  Work is on schedule.  Estimated completion —May 2014. 

 

Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



South Village Dining Hall:

Construction is 35% complete; work continues with structural steel, decking, site improvements, connector bridge, etc.  Currently, the project is tracking to be rated as Two Green Globes, with the potential of reaching Three Green Globes. The project is on schedule, estimated completion date—May 2014. 

 

 

 


Photos courtesy of Wade Bruton



South Village Dining Hall:


The building is temporarily dried in. Exterior masonry continues; interior mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in continues. Interior metal wall framing is wrapping up. Interior drywall and kitchen flooring has begun. Estimated completion: July, 2014.


Photo courtesy of Wade Bruton



South Village Dining Hall:

Construction continues with site work, grading, utilities, etc. Work tempo increasing soon as remaining bid packages are about to be advertised  Pathways between buildings in the area connecting to University Road have been altered, allowing foot traffic connectivity while keeping pedestrians safe. The project is on schedule, estimate completion date—May 2014.



South Village Dining Hall:

Underground piping, foundation work, gutters, fittings in progress. Structural steel slated to go up next week. Estimated completion is Summer, 2014.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village Dining Hall:

Construction on the over 66,000 gross square ft. facility continues with structural steel, decking, foundations, etc.  Work tempo will increase soon as remaining bed packages were make late June. Project is tracking to have the Two Green Globe sustainability rating, with the goal of reaching Three Green Globes. Estimated completion - May 2014.

 

Photos courtesy of Wade Bruton



South Village Dining Hall:

Site work, utilities, foundations, etc. continue; construction work tempo will increase as soon as remaining bid packages are completed. Project is tracking to have the Two Green Globe sustainability rating, with the potential of reaching Three Green Globes.

 

Later this spring, pathways near site will be temporarily closed for construction of bridge connecting new dining hall and Scott Hall. Estimated completion - May 2014.

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village High Rise Rd. Realignment:

Construction is proceeding as planned.  Contractor is installing underground utilities, street lights, island landscaping and pavers. High Rise Road connection continues to Toby Creek and Cameron Blvd (near Harris Alumni  Center).



South Village Parking Deck J:

Construction of the 1,200-car deck is over 90% completed.  Precast brick-clad panels, roof trusses and ceiling staining are completed while site roads are bing installed.  Estimated completion - July 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village Regional Utility Plant (RUP) 4:

All major mechanical equipment (boiler, chiller, etc.) is in. Piping and electrical finishing is in progress. Estimated completion remains for June, 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village Regional Utility Plant (RUP) 4:

Construction progressing as planned; currently 90% completed. Cooling towers have been delivered and installed. Boilers were received. Architectural amenities, floor coatings, fire protection systems and all mechanical controls are being finished. Estimated completion - June 2013.

 

Photo courtesy of Facilities Management



South Village Resident Dining Hall:

The project is tracking to be rated as Two Green Globes certification with the potential of reaching Three Green Globes. Construction continues with site work, grading, utilities, etc.; work tempo will increase soon as remaining bid packages are completed. Later this spring, pathways near the site will close temporarily as work begins to construct the connecting bridge between the new dining hall and Scott Hall. The project is on schedule, estimated completion date—Summer, 2014.



TRAFFIC NOTICE on Cameron Rd. at Harris Alumni Center:

During Spring Break, specifically March 2 -6, Cameron Road will have only one lane of traffic open to allow the installation of additional underground utilities. Signs and flag-persons will be present to keep the traffic area safe.



TRAFFIC NOTICE: Cameron Rd. at Harris Alumni Center:

During spring break (March 2-6) the contractor will work on the road installing additional underground utilities. Two-way traffic will be affected; however, flagmen will be present during work-hours to allow traffic to proceed. Utility details map shown.



Traffic Notice: High Rise Rd. Realignment:

Construction is proceeding as planned.  Contractor is installing underground utilities, street lights, island landscaping, and pavers. They have begun grading the lower section of High Rise Road through parking lot #9 to connect to Cameron Blvd over the Holiday Break.  The intersection of Cameron Blvd and Toby Creek Road will be impacted when underground utilities are installed.  The contractor will close one lane on Cameron Blvd near the Alumni House during the Holiday Break — signs, traffic barricades and flagmen                                                  will be in place during the construction.



Traffic Notice: Tennis/Woodward Hall Cross Walk:

Construction will begin Mon., December 17 and will be completed by January 4, 2013 on Cameron Blvd. Two-way traffic will be affected; however, flagmen will be present during work-hours to allow traffic to proceed.



Transportation & Road Improvements: Light Rail LYNX Blue Line Extension:

Beginning at Old Concord Rd., N. Tryon St. will be widened to accomodate light rail tracks in a center median. Expect daily lane closures between 9:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Earth work is in progress on campus between N. Tryon St. and Toby Creek where a temporary bridge is being installed so clearing and grading work can begin on the east side of Toby Creek. 


Ultimately, the stop on campus will be located across the Wallis Hall portal that connects to the Student Union Bridge.

Estimated completion: 2017

Image courtesy of Charlotte Mecklenburg



Transportation & Road Improvements: Phillips Road Realignment:

Relocating existing road to create a four-way intersection at the current Cameron/Craver intersection AND adding a new bridge over Toby Creek. The new alignment will curve between Hayes Baseball Field and the Halton Wagner Tennis Complex.

Estimated start: Fall, 2014

Image rendering courtesy of Facilities Management



Light rail construction area
TRANSPORTATION - Light Rail LYNX Blue Line Extension:
Overview

The new light rail Blue Line Extension construction continues up North Tryon toward campus, while earthwork, track bed, and station work continues on campus.

Challenging traffic conditions along North Tryon between Old Concord Road and Institute Circle will continue.  Temporary lane closures should be expected daily between 9am and 4pm.  Drivers and pedestrians are continually encouraged to be alert and safe while driving/walking through this area.

For more project information and updates, please see Charlotte Mecklenburg's webpage. Visit the Light Rail at UNC Charlotte webpage for all other information.

Update
Installation of the Campus Station sculpture is complete, and the station plaza installation continues.  Landscaping and lighting along the North Tryon corridor will soon begin.
 
Estimated Completion  2017

 



Rendering of Elm, Maple, Pine Halls
RENOVATION - Elm/Maple/Pine Halls:
Scope

The student residence building, which was built in 1987, will receive an update to its mechanical, electrical, information technology, and plumbing systems as well as interior modernizations.

The project will also include window and roof replacements and ADA modifications to meet existing code requirements. There will be substantial site work to include new underground HW/CW lines from the   recently construction Oak Hall Utility plant and other site amenities
to include retaining walls, walkways, and paving.

Update Continued installation of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing in the rooms.  Continued work on the elevator towers.  Began the foundation for the new Maple addition.
Estimated Completion  July 2017

 



Rendering of new brick facade on Denny
RENOVATION - Academic Complex:
Scope

The Academic Complex, which includes Denny, Macy, Winningham, Barnard, and Garinger and was built in 1967, will receive an update to its mechanical, electrical, information technology, and plumping systems.  The project will also include window replacements and ADA modifications to meet existing code requirements.  Denny will also receive new brick façade to match the other buildings.

Update Demolished all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing in Denny and began putting back new utilities.  Began installation of foundations for new brick cladding on Denny.
Estimated Completion  December 2018


Rendering of Student Counseling Center
NEW CONSTRUCTION - Student Counseling Center:
Scope

The Student Counseling Center will provide new space for the counselors who are currently located in Atkins Library. The new building will include individual meeting rooms as well as rooms for group therapy.

Update

Installed the underground utilities, foundation, slab, steel frame, and roof.  Began interior framing, exterior framing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations.

View the work in progress, photos are updated hourly.

Estimated Completion   August 2017

 



Rendering of Burson Building
RENOVATION - Burson:
Scope The Burson Building, which was completed in 1985, will receive repairs and updates to its mechanical and electrical systems, new network cabling, and a new boiler building. Additionally a new elevator will be installed as well as interior modernizations to lecture halls and common areas.
Update The boiler building brick veneer is completed.  Minor infrastructure work is underway.
Estimated Completion September 2017