Campus Construction Update: Jan. 29, 2021

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NSU Facilities Manager Monte Mehlhoff's regional sports complex update reflects significant progress.


Regional Sports Complex​    

Barnett Center Addition

  • Painting is nearing completion at the second level Barnett Center spaces.
  • HVAC/plumbing/electrical equipment is being installed in 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 continues.
  • HVAC exhaust ducts are being installed at each locker location.
  • 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.
  • First of two elevators arrived on site, and installation of the east passenger elevator has begun. West service elevator installation will follow.


Football Stadium

  • Fourth and fifth levels have been temporarily bubbled and framed and are winter heated.
  • Fifth level drywall is complete and will be taped/mudded/sanded and prepped for primer/paint.
  • 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 has all glazing 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 is ongoing.  
  • Framing for ceilings at loge concourse is complete.  Metal panel ceilings will be installed upon arrival. 
  • Work continues on second Level for all M.E.P. rough-in work at bathrooms and concessions. 
  • Mason continues to lay block interior CMU walls at restrooms and concessions on second level concourse. 


Football Field

  • 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 completed, and install crew is hanging metal panels on the grandstand west façade.
  • Upper EPDM roof system is installed, completed and bonded. Metal parapet cap remains. 
  • Second level concourse EPDM roof system is installed, complete and bonded.  Metal parapet cap remains.
  • Daktronics scoreboard (50’ tall x 80’ wide) will begin erecting the steel structure for the scoreboard on Feb. 4.  Cabinet components will be installed the week of Feb. 8, with the full scoreboard installed by the end of February. 


Softball Stadium

  • Concrete contractors have finished the lower bowl seating pours, and have poured 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. 
  • ​Softball field subgrade drainage and field curb construction will take place in the spring.