Construction Update: June 26, 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 and the north sidewalk on Broadway and Cherry will be open by Friday, June 30, 2017, at 3:00 PM and remain open until 7:00 AM, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. 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 will continue. Claypool Electric is installing conduit for the new fire alarm system and the enhanced lighting controls.

Eighty percent of the basement walls have been poured and the northeast section will be complete next week. Waterproofing of the basement walls is underway and will follow the progress of the basement wall construction. We have commenced excavation for the interior foundations and elevator pit. Upon completion of the foundations, the sub-slab sanitary systems will be installed. Heavy truck traffic will continue for several weeks to come.

Robertson will utilize a 130’ tower crane with a 165’ boom arm to install the majority of the building structure. The crane will arrive on-site Friday, June 23, 2017, and will be situated just south of Burke Hall. 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.