Campus Construction Update: May 17, 2021

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


Image 1 - Civil work takes place at site northwest corner. Final grading was completed this week, and concrete will be poured next week for sidewalks, drive lanes and parking lots.


Image 2​ - View looking west towards Dakota Bank Stadium: field turf installation takes place - cutting in yard numbers, hashmarks and logos.


Image 3 - Grand staircase gate steel beams and columns have been installed, and dirt preparation is under way for sidewalk concrete pours.


Barnett Center Addition​

  • Wood accent walls are nearing completion.
  • Specialty wood panel ceiling installation at second level is about 95 percent complete. 
  • Restrooms on second level are almost complete - waiting on countertops.
  • HVAC / plumbing / electrical equipment is being installed in mechanical rooms. 
  • Electrical and HVAC rough-in work is nearing completion on first floor.
  • ​Final trim-out of towel bars, toilet paper holders, etc. is complete in locker room restroom, shower and sink ​areas
  • Locker room painting is 95 percent complete. The ceiling N logo will be applied next week.
  • Locker fabrication has begun and should be complete by June 21.​
  • Bridge connecting the Barnett Center Addition and football stadium awaits traffic coating. Color has been selected and materials ordered.


Dacotah Bank Stadium (football)

  • 4th Level restroom wall and floor tile is installed and completed; bathroom partitions and fixtures remain
  • 4th Level premium suites have all floor and wall tile installed, floor carpet and base to remain. 
  • Solid surface countertops at premium suites, bar/lounge, and restrooms have been installed.   ​
  • 3rd Level Loge – Interior restrooms and concessions have all been sheetrocked, mudded, sanded and painted.  
  • 3rd Level Loge – Metal panel ceilings will be installed upon arrival.
  • 3rd Level Loge – Spray foam above the ceiling framing at the loge concourse areas has been painted.
  • 3rd Level “Wolves Club” chair back seat installation is 90% complete.


FB Field 

  • Turf installation continues - cutting in and installing logos, hashmarks and lettering.
  • Exterior metal panel installation is complete; only metal panel ceiling clouds remain.  
  • Sub framing is being installed at the South Stair Tower.  Perforated metal panels will arrive and be installed over the next couple weeks.
  • Scoreboard: metal cladding will be wrapped around back side and columns when it arrives. Speaker cabinet has been installed.
  • Ticket booth drywall hanging continues.   
  • Final aiming of light fixtures to be completed at a later date.
  • North stair tower doors have yet to be installed.
  • Goalposts, netting and columns have been installed.
  • Site work continues on the visitors' side berm, retaining walls, and drain pipe.


Softball Stadium

  • Steel structure for the softball press box and suite is erected, sheeted, and exterior metal panel installation is about 75 percent complete.
  • Windows and doors have been installed at the softball press box and suite.
  • EPDM roof at softball press/suite structure is installed, parapet cap and downspout is only item to remain for roofing.
  • Field subgrade drainage and field curb construction has begun.  Subgrade is being excavated down to organic soils and engineered fill will be brought back onsite in lifts to construct the softball field subgrade.   
  • Exterior walls' CMU block installation is complete. Roof joists, roof decking, and EPDM membrane will be installed next, then interior CMU walls will be set. 


Regional Sports Complex 

Site work, sidewalks, curb and gutter, parking lots, and all other concrete flatwork has started, and carry through the end of the project.  Contractors have started at the NW corner of the site, and will work their way south from the Main Entrance/Ticket Booth area towards 17th Ave.  This site work will all take place over the course of the next 4 months.​