Construction Update: July 17, 2017

Burke Hall and the Denison Museum will remain open during normal hours throughout construction. Signage is in place to direct visitors to the College Street entrances. College Street will be open for Pelotonia and the sidewalk along the north side of West Broadway will remain closed. Please use the walk on the south side of West Broadway. To enable the public to view the construction progress, a section of the fence screening along the east end of the southern construction fence has been removed.

The renovation of Burke Hall continues. Claypool Electric is installing conduit for the new fire alarm system and the enhanced lighting controls. Installation of the new fire suppression system is in process and the wood ceilings in the rehearsal and recital halls have received a fresh coat of stain and sealer. The renovations within the recital hall and instrument rehearsal space will be complete by the end of summer 2017.

The elevator pit and all but two basement walls have been poured. We will commence the installation of the sub-slab plumbing and sanitary systems along with the underground electrical infrastructure. Heavy truck traffic will continue as the earthwork operations move toward the northern part of the site and we excavate for the audience chamber and large dance hall.

Robertson will utilize a 130’ tower crane with a 165’ boom arm to install the majority of the building structure. It will on the project for the next five months. When the crane is not active, the boom arm is designed to behave like a weather vane and free spin in the wind.

After the removal of 250 loads of soil and the placement of 900 tons of drainage gravel, the Stormtech underground storm water retainage system is approaching completion. The underground storage chambers have been installed in the Fine Arts Quadrangle and have the capacity to retain 76,340 gallons of storm water. The Stormtech system enables the storm water runoff to leech into the groundwater as opposed to utilizing the storm water system and allows Denison University to preserve the green space in the Fine Arts Quadrangle upon completion of the project.