Campus Construction Update: Jan. 22, 2021

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


Barnett Center Addition

  • Sanding and finishing the drywall at the second level event center space is completed.
  • Priming/painting has started at the second level event center space.
  • Rough-ins work for HVAC, plumbing and electrical is nearing completion in back of house areas, and drywall top-out is starting in various locations.
  • HVAC, plumbing and electrical equipment is being installed in the various mechanical rooms. 
  • Framing of the locker room media wall / trophy case / locker islands / and ceiling soffits and components is complete.
  • Electrical and HVAC rough-in work in the locker room ceiling and locker islands has begun and is ongoing. 
  • Locker Fabrication will begin in April and be installed in June.
  • Roof is completed, exterior metal panels are installed, and glazing is all in with the exception of temporary doors/windows for pass throughs. Building is watertight.
  • Demo of the new entrance at the S.E. Barnett Center vestibule into the new B.C. addition is completed, Opening is framed and new door is installed.
  • Elevator install (X2) at the Barnett Center addition will commence next week.


Football Stadium

  • Fourth and fifth levels have been temporarily bubbled, framed, and are winter heated.
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough-ins are wrapping up on fifth level and wall drywalling has begun.
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough-ins are continue on fourth level and drywall installers will move to fourth level once they have completed fifth level. 
  • Fourth level bar/lounge has all glazing installed at exterior curtain walls and is watertight and temporarily heated for interior work.
  • Fourth level premium suites are framed, M.E.P. rough-ins continue.  Aluminum door and window frames are installed and awaiting glazing. 
  • Third level loge: all interior restrooms, concessions, and back of house areas are framed in and M.E.P. rough-in work is ongoing.  
  • Work continues on second level for all M.E.P. rough-ins at bathrooms and concessions. 
  • Mason is continuing to lay block interior CMU walls at restrooms and concessions on second level concourse. 

Football Field

  • All drainage, subgrade construction, and field curb has all been installed.  Now we wait until spring for top layer fine grade and turf roll-out/install.
  • Work will continue on installing the exterior metal panels as the wind/weather allows. 
  • 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.


Softball Stadium

  • Concrete contractors have finished the lower bowl seating pours, and have poured both dugouts and dugouts roofs. 
  • All 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 just passed.  
  • All underground M.E.P rough-ins are installed at softball concessions/restroom and the concrete floor slab has been poured. 
  • SB field subgrade drainage and field curb construction will all take place in the spring.