What's Up with all this Construction?
On the Wilson Side:
PW 608: A project to renew exterior brickwork on the original Wilson building (1928) and on the Arts Annex building is underway. The general contractor is Sterling Construction Co., based in Bothell. Work will be happening until the last half of August for this project. The exterior work generally consists of rebuilding some areas, and cleaning, repairing, re-pointing, and sealing all brick and cast stone masonry walls of the original Wilson building. Scafolding will be assembled on the upper levels of Wilson Library. Most of the work on the north side of the building will be accomplished from lifts. At times, windows near their work areas will need to remain closed due to the cleaning methods. There may also be periods of time when the north entrance to the library will need to be closed when work is being done around the entry portico.
PW 620: Additional compact shelving has been added to WL 190. The collaborative study area and café in WL 279 will be completed toward the end of the total project – late July/early August. Also available then will be the new audio/video editing booths and practice presentation room in HH 219. The general contractor for this project is Regency NW Construction, headquartered in Bellevue. Their prime subcontractors are from Whatcom County – Diamond B Constructors of Bellingham for mechanical work and Pinnacle Electric from Blaine for electrical work.
On the Haggard Side:
PW 620: Another part of PW 620 which has been under way for the past few months includes the work that is nearing completion on the HH 233 general university computer lab. This new computer lab, which will be 24 hours in the Fall, will be up and running for the beginning of Summer Quarter.
PW 614: This project includes upgrades to many general university classrooms and computer labs around campus. One of those is HH 245. The project will install a curtain that will allow the room to be divided in two when desired. While the room will still be available as a 32-seat lab, it will also be possible to have two 16-seat labs there simultaneously. In other words, when teaching a smaller class, half of the space can still be made available for general student use or for another small class or workshop. The work stations themselves will be reoriented to a north-south arrangement rather than an east-west arrangement. There will be two teaching podia in the room, two projectors and screens. Printers will be located at each end of the room. The room will be closed for the summer while this work takes place. The general contractor for this project is Colacurcio Brothers Construction from Blaine.