Campus Construction Update: Feb. 5, 2021

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NSU Facilities Manager Monte Mehlhoff has shared a regional sports complex construction update.


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Barnett Center Addition

  • Painting is nearing completion at the second level Barnett Center Spaces.
  • Accent wall colors are being painted. 
  • HVAC / plumbing / electrical equipment is being installed in various mechanical rooms. 
  • Electrical and HVAC rough-in work in the locker room ceiling continues.
  • HVAC exhaust ducts are being installed at each locker location.
  • Locker fabrication will begin in April and be installed in June.
  • KONE Elevators is on site and has begun BC Addition elevator installation.  
  • Metal ceiling panel installation will begin in the next few weeks. 


Football Stadium

  • Fourth and fifth levels have been bubbled, framed, and winter heated.
  • Spray foam insulation on the interior side of all exterior walls is ongoing.
  • Fifth-level drywall all mudded and sanding has begun.  Painters will begin on fifth level in the next week or so. 
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough-ins are wrapping up on fourth level and drywall installation has begun on fourth level suites. 
  • Fourth level bar/lounge glazing is installed at exterior curtain walls and is watertight and temporarily heated for interior work.
  • Third level loge – All interior restrooms, concessions, and back of house areas are framed in and M.E.P. rough-in work nears completion.    
  • Third level loge – Loge concourse ceiling framing is complete. Metal panel ceilings will be installed upon arrival. 
  • M.E.P. rough-ins continue on second-level bathrooms and concessions. 
  • Mason continues to lay block interior CMU walls at second-level concourse restrooms and concessions and has begun installation of CMU block walls in first-level service areas, mechanical rooms, etc.


Football Field

  • All drainage, subgrade construction, and field curb has been installed.  Now we wait until spring for top layer fine grade and turf roll-out/install.
  • Work continues on metal panel installation.  East, north and south elevations are complete, and install crew is about 50 percent finished with metal panels on the grandstand west façade.
  • Upper EPDM roof system is installed and all completed and bonded. Metal parapet cap remains. 
  • Second-level concourse EPDM roof system is complete. Metal parapet cap remains.
  • Daktronics Scoreboard (50’ tall x 80’ wide) was delayed one week with the cold weather and shipping delays, and installation is set for Feb. 9. 
  • Temporary construction elevator will be disassembled and shipped off site Feb. 24 so construction of the ticket booth and Wolves Club VIP entrance can begin. 


Softball Stadium

  • Concrete contractors have finished the lower bowl seating pours and have poured both dugouts and dugout roofs. 
  • Concrete field walls and bullpen areas have been poured and are complete.
  • Steel structure for the softball press box and suite is erected and moment connection testing was passed.  
  • All underground M.E.P rough-ins are installed at softball concessions/restroom and the concrete floor slab has been poured. 
  • ​Softball field subgrade drainage and field curb construction will take place in the spring.