With the start of classes right around the corner, I thought I would provide an update on campus renovation projects. I would like to thank you for your patience with having to wind your way around barricades, machinery and tradesmen the last few months.
The masonry project is behind schedule, mainly due to the month of rain we endured. Cass Gym and Sangamon Hall are complete; however, with Menard Hall we are concentrating on getting as much of the grinding out of the way as we can prior to classes. We will begin grinding the area outside of the second floor classroom at the northeast corner of Menard so as to not disrupt anyone occupying it. We are also concentrating on the grinding on the east side of Menard, in order to have all the doors available the first days of classes. Tuck-pointing is a quiet operation, so we’re trying to get as much of the noise-producing work out of the way. The southeast entrance to Menard is now open.
The sidewalk lighting project on the sidewalk west of Millennium Center and east of Trutter Center is virtually complete. We have a closeout meeting this Thursday and expect that the lights will be operable that day/evening.
The Sangamon Hall stair project (west side) is slightly behind schedule. The structure has been erected, but we are awaiting the delivery of the stair treads, which we expect on Aug. 26. The stairs should be in use by the end of the month, if all goes smoothly.
The concrete work in the breezeway between Sangamon Hall and Sangamon South should be completed by the end of the week, with only caulking remaining to do. It will be ready for the start of classes.
We are on schedule with the Truck Driver Training lot. The removal of the old concrete is complete, and the grading and gravel installation will be complete on Friday. We will begin placing concrete on Thursday.
We have completed the roof at Montgomery Hall, the parking lot at the Capital City Training Center and the removal and replacement of the entry slabs at the Workforce Careers Center.
Again, I’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding. As always, if you should need to get in touch with me, please call extension 6-9605.