Campus Construction Update: March 15, 2021

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


Image 1 - Northeast exterior perspective of home grandstand with Dacotah Bank Stadium and “N” signage installed

Image 2 - Panoramic shot of field surface with newly installed lighting


Barnett Center Addition

  • Painting is completed at the 2nd level Barnett Center Spaces
  • Wall and Floor Tile has been installed in the Restrooms and all fixtures have been installed. Bathroom Partitions are on site to be installed.
  • HVAC / Plumbing / Electrical equipment are all currently being installed in the various mechanical rooms. 
  • Electrical and HVAC rough-in work is nearing completion on 1st floor.
  • Drywall contactor has hung all sheetrock on 1st level FB Locker Rooms and has started mudding and taping. Priming and painting to follow.
  • Locker Fabrication will begin in April and be installed June 12.
  • KONE is on site, and both of the Barnett Center Elevators will be completed by the end of March.  East (Passenger) Elevator is installed and they have started installation of the West (service) elevator.
  • Metal Lux Wall panels have been installed at both the East and West Decks at the Barnett Center Addition. 
  • Bridge connecting the BC Addition and FB Stadium arrives on site and will be installed on March 23, 2021 


FB Stadium

  • Spray foam insulation on the interior side of all exterior walls is completed.
  • 5th Level walls have all been primed and painted  
  • Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler rough-ins are completed on 4th Level.
  • 4th Level suites and all commons spaces are all sheet rocked/taped/mudded and are currently being primed and painted.
  • 4th Level Bar/Lounge has all Glazing installed at exterior curtain walls and is water tight / and temporarily heated for interior work.
  • All interior casework for the 4th level suites has arrived and is sitting in each suite.  Will be installed after painting or wall tile is completed.
  • 3rd Level Loge – All interior restrooms, concessions, and back of house areas are all framed in and M.E.P. rough-in work is nearing completion.   Sheetrock to follow.   
  • 3rd Level Loge – Framing for ceilings at Loge Concourse are all completed.  Metal panel ceilings will be installed upon arrival in April. 
  • Work continues down on 2nd Level for all M.E.P. rough-in work at Bathrooms and Concessions. 
  • Mason is continuing to lay block interior CMU walls at Restrooms and Concessions on 2nd level concourse. 
  • Mason continued installation of CMU block walls down on the 1st level service areas, mechanical rooms, etc.


FB 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. Tentatively shooting for April 1 to begin site work pending weather/frost.
  • Work continued on the Metal Panel Installation. East, North and South elevations are completed, and install crew is about 90 percent completed with the metal panels on the West façade of the Grandstand.
  • Upper EPDM Roof system is installed and all completed and bonded. Metal Parapet Cap remains. 
  • 2nd Level Concourse EPDM Roof System is installed and all completed and bonded. Metal parapet cap remains.
  • Daktronics Scoreboard (50’ tall x 80’ wide) has been erected and installed. Metal Cladding will be wrapped around back side and columns starting on April 14-22.
  • Construction on the ticket booth structural steel and roof decking is completed and interior wall framing has begun.   
  • Southern Bleacher has installed the North additional seating alternate, and the south additional seating alternate will be installed at the end of March when materials arrive.   
  • The upper chairback seats (300 level) arrive and will begin installation at the end of March.
  • The “Dacotah Bank Stadium” and the Northern “N” signs were both installed on the East Grandstand façade. 
  • Football Stadium Musco Light Poles and Light Fixtures were all erected, and stadium lighting is installed.


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 has 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 all take place in the spring. 
  • CMU Block at the Softball Restroom and Concessions structure will begin by the end of the month / April 1 pending weather