Campus Construction Update: March 19, 2021

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NSU Facilities Manager Monte Mehlhoff's Regional Sports Complex construction update again includes photos.


Image1 - North stair tower curtain wall mullions is installed, with glazing to follow.


Image 2​ - Newly installed Dacotah Bank Stadium signage and "N" logo signage is shown on west (home) grandstand.


Barnett Center Addition

•           Painting is completed at second-level Barnett Center spaces.

•           Tile and fixtures have been installed in the restrooms; bathroom partitions are on site.

•           HVAC/plumbing/electrical equipment is being installed in mechanical rooms. 

•           Ceiling and A/V install has begun at second-level event space.

•           Electrical and HVAC rough-in work is nearing completion on first floor.

•           Drywall is hung on first level football locker rooms; mudding and taping is complete and priming and painting have begun.

•           Locker fabrication will begin in April and be installed June 12.

•           KONE is on site, and plans to complete both Barnett Center elevators by the end of March. East (passenger) elevator is installed. West (service) elevator installation has begun.

•           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.


FB Stadium

•           Spray foam insulation on the interior side of all exterior walls is complete.

•           Fifth level walls have been primed and painted. 

•           Electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire sprinkler rough-ins are complete on fourth level.

•           Fourth level suites and all commons spaces are all dry-walled/taped/mudded and priming/painting is wrapping up.

•           Fourth level bar/lounge has all glazing installed at exterior curtain walls.

•           Interior casework for fourth level suites is being installed. 

•           Third level loge – Interior restrooms, concessions, and back of house areas are framed in and M.E.P. rough-in work is nearing completion. Drywall will follow.   

•           Third level loge – Ceiling framing at loge concourse is complete.  Metal panel ceilings will be installed upon arrival in April. 

•           M.E.P. rough-in work continues on second-level bathrooms and concessions. 

•           Mason continues to lay block interior CMU walls at restrooms and concessions on second level concourse. 

•           Mason continues installation of CMU block walls on first 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 complete, and install crew is about 90 percent finished with metal panels on the west grandstand façade.

•           Upper EPDM roof system is complete. Metal parapet cap remains. 

•           Second level concourse EPDM roof system is complete. Metal parapet cap remains.

•           Daktronics Scoreboard (50’ tall x 80’ wide) has been erected. Metal cladding will be wrapped around back side and columns between April 14 and 22.

•           Construction on the ticket booth structural steel and roof decking is complete and interior wall framing has begun.   

•           Southern Bleacher has installed 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 next week

•           The Dacotah Bank Stadium and Northern “N” signs were installed on the east grandstand façade. 

•           Football stadium Musco light poles and fixtures were erected, and stadium is installed. Final aiming of fixtures will be completed at a later date.


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 has been 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 take place in the spring. 

•           CMU block at the softball restroom and concessions structure will begin by the end of the month / April 1 depending on weather.

•           Framing of softball press/suite has begun.