Construction Updates

Rendering of the front of the proposed College of Pharmacy building

*Please note this is a rendering.

3-Week Lookaheads

These documents provide an overview of the work and possible disruptions projected for the next 3 weeks. 

Timeline Update (5/27/2022)

Connectivity in the BSB 02 classrooms is all that remains until the spaces are fully functional. The BSB Auditorium continues to track on its own timeline, and we're currently projecting completion in October.

Due to a delay receiving the exterior glass for Colbert, we are facing an additional month delay, and it may be September before the building is ready for occupancy. Whiting-Turner is working diligently to mitigate the impact of this shipping delay.

The College of Pharmacy is projected to be complete in August.

Timeline Update (2/11/2022)

The BSB 02 classrooms will be completed and ready the beginning of May. The outlier at this time is the BSB Auditorium. We are unsure of the completion timeframe for that space. Colbert will be ready end of July/into August. The College of Pharmacy will be ready in August. 

Timeline Update (10/14/2021)

The College of Pharmacy is still on track to be completed in August 2022, the Colbert Library renovation will be completed and ready for occupation in May 2022, and the BSB classrooms will become available throughout the spring 2022 semester. For more details, view the projected timeline (PDF) that was revised in October 2021.

Temporary Office Locations

The library must be vacated during construction. Below is a summary of where you will be able to find support services during construction:

  • Innovation Station - 135 Cannon Street, 1st floor, room 101
  • Library computer lab - University Hospital Extension, 6th floor, room 687
  • Library offices - University Hospital Extension, 6th floor, rooms 625-638
  • Center for Academic Excellence & Writing Center - University Hospital Extension, 6th floor, suite 602
  • CCET - University Hospital Extension, 7th floor, rooms 777-796
  • Open study space for all students - University Hospital Extension
    • 7th floor, atrium (printers available)
    • 8th floor, rooms 806-834 (printers and computers available)
  • Study space for College of Medicine students - University Hospital Extension, 8th floor, rooms 806-834

Also, the recording studio previously on the 1st floor of BSB will be housed in 135 Cannon Street, 4th floor, suite 402 near the marketing and communications team during construction.

Environmental Management Plan

If you are interested in the environmental impacts of this project and steps we are taking, feel free to read through the environmental management plan.  

Fencing and Exit Paths (1/13/2021)

The fencing contractor is on campus this week and the fence outside the Basic Science Building will go up. The south entrance (facing the horseshoe) will be closed to pedestrian traffic within the next week or two. The east entrance off Ashley Avenue will be accessible. An exit door will be temporarily added to the west side of the building. You may refer to the diagram below for specific pathways. The bridge between the library and BSB will close the week of January 25.

BSB Exit Paths during Construction (PDF)

Timeline (11/5/2020)

***Please note that these dates are estimates and are subject to change.

We are currently projecting that fencing will go up around the project site in December. Additionally, the bridge from the library to the Basic Science Building, the BSB south entrance (main entrance off the horseshoe), and the sidewalk long the south side of BSB will be closed in December. The east entrance of BSB near Ashley Avenue will remain open and the horseshoe will remain accessible. Between December 2020 and April 2021, the site will be prepped. During that time, you can expect to hear trucks and excavating equipment, diesel motors, generators, and pumps, but most work should not cause a lot of noise or vibration within BSB. Pile driving, demolition, and major construction will begin in May 2021. The contractor has designed the schedule for the noisiest work to occur between May and August 2021. At this time, we anticipate the Colbert Library and BSB classrooms/auditorium being completed by March 2022, and the College of Pharmacy being completed in July 2022.

Below are illustrations of the site fencing, BSB exit paths, and sidewalk access between December and the end of the project.

Project Description

The project has 3 components:

  1. A two-story addition will be constructed along the south side of the Basic Science Building (facing the horseshoe) to create a new College of Pharmacy.
  2. Interior renovations to the Basic Science Building
    BSB 100, 202, 302, 402, 502 - auditorium and classrooms
    BSB 103 - archives space
  3. Interior renovations to the Colbert Education Center and Library
    Relocation of sim center from College of Nursing to Library
    Revamp of student lounge and study spaces


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